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Grand Theft Auto III Era Protagonists - GTA V Style

Commissioned art of the three protagonists of the GTA III era games; Claude (III), Tommy (Vice City) and CJ (San Andreas), in the style of Grand Theft Auto V's promotional artwork. This project was a big challenge for me in aping Ian McQue's now legendary art direction, but the client was happy and it was a privilege to work on it. The three images are separate an at A3 size to the client's specifications, allowing them to be displayed in whichever order they wish (release, chronological, colour, etc.), as well as a couple of different background styles to suit their tastes.

References included the in-game locations, assets, etc. GTA V promo art work, myself as a pose model and even the GTA III 10th anniversary figure of Claude.

Daniel scholes triptych 01

Triptych of the three protagonists with 'true colour' background.

Daniel scholes final liberty city 01

Claude, GTA III's protagonist. 'True colour' background.

Daniel scholes animated libertycity

Claude process

Daniel scholes final vice city bg01

Tommy Vercetti, GTA Vice City's protagonist. 'True colour' background.

Daniel scholes animated vicecity

Tommy process

Daniel scholes final san andreas bg01

Carl 'CJ' Johnson, GTA San Andreas's protagonist. 'True colour' background.

Daniel scholes animated sanandreas

CJ process

Daniel scholes triptych 02

Triptych of the three protagonists with 'saturated' background.

Daniel scholes final liberty city 02

Claude. 'Saturated' background.

Daniel scholes final vice city bg02

Tommy. 'Saturated' background.

Daniel scholes final san andreas bg02

CJ. 'Saturated' background.

Daniel scholes triptych 03

Triptych of the three protagonists with 'flat' background.

Daniel scholes final liberty city 03

Claude. 'Flat' background.

Daniel scholes final vice city bg03

Tommy. 'Flat' background.

Daniel scholes final san andreas bg03

CJ. 'Flat' background.

Daniel scholes triptych 04

Triptych of the three protagonists with 'poster' background.

Daniel scholes final liberty city 04

Claude. 'Poster' background.

Daniel scholes final vice city bg04

Tommy. 'Poster' background.

Daniel scholes final san andreas bg04

CJ. 'Poster' background.