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Gunslinger Adept by django-red Gunslinger Adept by django-red
"Gunslinger Adept" Character Archetype for Shadowrun 5th Edition Core Rulebook.

For those curious, I based this on Ghost Crow, a character I'd been running for about 4/5 years now. One of the perks of being a dedicated gamer AND a freelance illustrator are the times when you're given an assignment and you already happen to have a great starting reference from all the in-game sketches you've already done!

It's hard to express just how intrigued and excited I am pondering all the new directions people will take their own personal "Ghost Crows", and all the fantastic new identities his image may assume or inspire.

After all; The moment you crack open that book, and flip open to the Gunslinger Adept? That's all you. A badass blank slate. So rack those slides, spin those pistols, and spout off a one-liner or two, because you're about to be an all new kind of gunfighter.
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REDMAN50222 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Dude. I played this character last week and it is dope as shit! I was dodging bullets, calling shots, and taken names man! Completely accurate representation of the adept man!
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House-Lyrander Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I love 5e's art so fucking much. It's really a shame that the editing and formatting in it are so bad. Good thing for deviantart.
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Shikamaru-no-kage Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016
Ouh that's awesomely great ! Love it !
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django-red Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, Thank you!
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Shikamaru-no-kage Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
You are awesomely welcome ! ^_-
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AzraelJericho Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
Would love to see more of this character.. Amazing.
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django-red Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Me too! XD I'm hoping Catalyst lets me throw him into more illustrations, as he ended up rather baller. ^_^
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BWS2K Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2015
Awesome!
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django-red Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Belblind Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2015
Oh, that one's from you?! Great work!
I love this piece since I first saw it.
Really dig the tattoos on his arm, I actually thought about copying those for my "cybersleeve"!
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django-red Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I've thought about getting that ink myself! This one remains one of my favorite pieces. 
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SlayerJ815 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
This is probably the coolest SR piece I've ever seen.
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JTM93 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Excuse me while I still drool over this magnificent artwork...
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Sabreur Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
Just picked up the latest rulebook a few weeks ago, and this is hands-down one of my favorite illustrations from it!  Excellent job of creating a character with tons of personality in a single image, he really looks like he's right at home with all the falling rain and flying lead.
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TheQuitter Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
This one is genuinly hard for me to comment on, because I love this particular piece of yours so fucking much. Sorry for the language, but I had to vent that. It struck me the first time I ever touched the SR5 rulebook, stood out immediatly, instantly turned the Adept into my favorite. Such a dynamic, cool, finely executed, stylish artwork, such a brlliant character design. That sense of calm magical superiority over a lethal gunfight situation. Those gangsta gunslingin' hands! All the detail of his tats, equipment, clothes, warpaint, pose, gear... that smile! He's an elf! He's hooded! He looks like he could wipe the floor with Neo in a bullet-timed gunfight. It's everything an RPG character artwork should be: It makes you want to play that character (class) sooo hard.

Let me close this off with an anecdote: During game prep, my GF was late to the class picking party and immediatly bummed because the Decker slot was already filled. All I had to do was show her this very picture, and she immeditaly lit up with YES, I'LL HAVE THIS INSTEAD. THIS IS THE COOLEST THING.

Says it all, I think. Clap 
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django-red Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
That is quite possibly one of the best comments and compliments I have ever gotten. XD Thank you so much! I put a lot of hard work into the Shadowrun artwork, and sometime the combination of life, deadlines, and the difficulty of the work itself can really break down an artists spirit to paint. When that happens, it comments like these, and fans like all of you that keep us going. 
With that, I think i can get back to fighting through these newest pieces. ^_^

Thank you again so much! You guys are amazing. 
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TheQuitter Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome, and again, thank you so much. I know what you mean- Godspeed with your latest work! Can't wait to get my hands on it. I am a dummy! 
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kiddeadpool Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Ooooh that boy badass
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Dragonhelm Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Actually, this works well for an old Shadowrun 1st edition character of mine. An elf street samurai simply named Katana.
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Druds Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
This is all kinds of awsome
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pzbt Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Is that a LoneStar badge i spy? A trophy I hope, because you're not working with the rent-a-cops are ya?
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Mifune013 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably a trophy. He has another badge on his belt with the initials "SK." Not exactly sure what SK stands for (Saeder-Krupp?).
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Anathamani Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
When I browsed through the SR 5th Ed. book and saw that picture I thought: "I want to play that guy!!!" - and completely forgot about all the other archetypes. ^^'
Well, I've played his "friend" yesterday for the first time and boy did our 2-runner-"team" have fun! We sent bullets whizzing and walls crumbling. And our enemies running (though they didn't get far).  :D

I never thought I would miss SR so much (I haven't played it in years)... Can't wait for next weekend! :D
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StarWolfEmperial Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
amazing!!!
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PiplupSTARSCommander Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
AWESOMERRIFIC!!!
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DarckChild Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
Simply AWESOME!!!
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Cinderkin Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
I'm curious about the pistols he's Wielding.
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meta-stasis Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I assume both are Ares Predator IV. For the one in his left hand, I'm pretty sure, since it's more or less readable. The second one is a guess.
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ShadowAOW Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I take my hat off to you Sir! Epic!
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cinemajack Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
So freaking cool! (AND my favorite archetype!)
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DrBender Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
My favourite bit of art from the 5e book. Kudos.
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Enduni Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Beautiful artwork, and yes, an inspiring one, too! It's my favourite in the whole book and I actually opened the pages several times just to have a look at it. Stunning. :)
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goldenhide Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I dressed as an AmerIndian Street Sam for DragonCon. Bought my 5th Edition, ran into Echo Chernik and hung out and got some posters and autographs. And later I was chilling and cracked the book open, saw this and yeah. I'm totally doing this as a costume next year, my Runner costume is about to get a massive upgrade.
Thanks for the inspiration!
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django-red Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! That's Excellent! I'd love to see pics of it when you get that costume together!
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goldenhide Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Totally. It won't be 100% accurate and I'm having problems figuring out how to do the vest/plates but I've got everything else actually earmarked and found things close enough or will be with a little work. Holsters I'm doing myself from leather so a bit of leather work. Was gonna use a pair of Predator V's and a Smartgun X from the new edition and I have lots of casting friends that do resin weapons and they've offered some good input on bases and have offered to do parts and shrouds and such to add to it. Hopefully, I'll have it ready when I hit Dragon Con 2014.
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goldenhide Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Still a work in progress lol. Planning on '17. Pending fundage. But 3d printing has really changed some things up for the armor and the like. However, the textiles and leatherwork should be easy.
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Minidarkcalibur89 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
Nice !
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Seattle2064 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist
Very beautiful, full of love for details. I realy like it! :) 
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chuckroc73 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What an excellent profession & hobby you have. Art for the new book looks great
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KARGAIN Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
good work!
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nezkha Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Gorgeous! So dynamic and yet so sombre - adorable!!!
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Chrispy92 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Writer
My god.. level of detail... design... so beautiful.
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NightElohim Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Gods, I love Shadowrun.
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QuickSilverArtist Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
love the pose.
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django-red Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Nickkat1985 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
Long story short, I jizzed in my pants.
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django-red Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Word. 
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CanRay Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Professional Writer
Very sweet!

It is a great job we have, isn't it?  :D
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django-red Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed!
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MechaTrav Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never played an adept. I always liked the idea of them just never got around to it. I might go and pick up SR5, as I'm still in SR2. :P Get a few buds together and make up some new characters, and I'll probably ape this archetype :D
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