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Wet packaging concept by Benef Wet packaging concept by Benef
This was my concept for the box art. It was meant to echo the look of the drive-in posters from the 70's, and also a bit inspired by the art of the great Drew Struzan. In the end Bethesda went with something else for the final box art. I never got to finish this one.
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Toku-Nakadachi Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Bethesda tried to sell Rubi on her sexuality with the box art they chose. Odd choice considering she's not really sexualized at all in-game, but there's always those marketing big wigs at gaming publisher companies who think female protagonists can only sell as eye candy. Meh.

Rubi Malone is a memorable character. A little more genuine wit to her dialogue would have helped her set herself apart but it's interesting to see a lady action protag who's just an action protag and not either A) a fanservice doll or B) some kind of big social statement. Female characters have a way of falling into one or the other of the two categories and Rubi is refreshingly matter-of-fact about what she does as a character.
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vampire-moon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Gorgeous poster I can't believe they didn't use it! 
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Benef Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist
I love it. Fantastic work :)
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Benef Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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Hedlum Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
This is actually really good. I wonder what there reasoning was changing the cover?
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Benef Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Well they didn't really change the cover, they just never considered this one in the first place.
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Hedlum Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Well it was they're loss. The game probably would have sold better. :XD:
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GLADIATOR57 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
C-O-O-L game
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NuclearJackal Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That would have been perfect!
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sentinelah7 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm using a similar image as wallpaper =}
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Benef Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
;)
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terraxxx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like Famke Janssen
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Benef Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
She actually was one of the inspirations for the character among with many other female celebrities.
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terraxxx Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa! Really? Didn't know that...nice...
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Benef Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Yup! Your eyes were not lying to you :P
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terraxxx Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed...
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dracotheferret Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the artwork. It's a pity, however, that Ze Collector didn't play as big of a role in the actual game as I wished he would have. Nice to see something featuring him though :)
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Benef Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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dracotheferret Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem :)
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nicstr96 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Omg. I swear to god. Ruby Malone is the definition for badass! :matrixfight:
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Benef Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Haha!
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nicstr96 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Well, am I lying?
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Benef Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Of course not! ;)
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nicstr96 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
:matrixfight: X3
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Ultamisia Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Despite what critiques say, i REALLY love the art style and the type of spaghetti western feel to it. hope you guys make a second one
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Benef Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thanks alot! :D
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aman-552 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
awesome dude
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Benef Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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aman-552 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
no problem
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culdesackidz Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love this... this is such an awesome work of art... i wish it was a poster to buy... sweet stuff
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Benef Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks pal! :D
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CoNfUsE-D Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
ta vraiment fait une nice job!
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pnokia Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
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hey ...realy good!
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Benef Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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Nefelynx Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is simply beyond epic! :omg:
I'd SO love to have it as a XXL poster on my door! <3

I have to agree, this would have made a far better box art for the game, since it captures the whole concept much better - and I just hate the fact that they mirror-inverted Rubi on the actual game cover. :confused: I also like that she has kind of more realistic proportions than "your average video game girl" in this pic.

Anyways, I really hope to see a few more WET stuff from you! I got instantly hooked on the game and I'm also working on a Rubi costume ATM - so a few more detailed reference pics always come in handy.. ;p

So, keep up the awesome work and good luck for your future projects!
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Benef Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hey, thanks! :D You're right, they did flip Rubi horizontaly. Would love to see your costume when it's done!
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Nefelynx Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It was like the first thing I noticed when I picked up the game! :D I'll let you know as soon as I get it done. :3
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Benef Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Great!
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HajinOfPersia Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
I agree on the sword of Ze Collector. Other than that, this a stunning piece of art !!!
Definitely a perfect box art for the game, a shame Bethesda made that stupid choice ...

Even if you have ignored my last message month ago I still think you ROCK ! :D
By the way thanks a LOT for the link, I was looking for the loading screens !
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Benef Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh sorry pal! What was it that you wanted again?! And thanks for the nice comments!
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HajinOfPersia Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
No worries ! I survived :D !

Here is the message !

" This is embarrassing, but I really love those two images (The " Play " cover & My avatar) and was wandering if you got some psd's at work?

Of course, if you can't or don't want I'll understand. I'm not use to ask people things like that but those pictures give me a awesomeness overload everytime I'm looking at them hahahaha.
I don't even try to (" détourer " in French ... dunno the english word for that), 'cause I'm not very good with the hair.

Oh, and if you have any time for some questions about WET ... ? I'd love to know more about it ! I'm working for a gaming website (as I said in a previous message) and I really want to spread the hype !

Juste par hasard ... vous parlez français à A2M non? "

And of course if you have anything that is WET relevent, I'm looking forward to see more awesome uploads !!
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Benef Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Eh bien ça c'est bizarre! Je me rappelle pourtant bien d'avoir ré;pondu à ce message... Bref, oui je peux ré;pondre à toutes tes questions, et en Français effectivement! A2M est une compagnie québécoise. Quant aux 2 images, laisse-moi ton courriel et je t'enverrai ce que tu souhaites.

À plus!
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Maxi-knows-2-much Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
Wow, I was hoping you would upload this.
It is the background in the main menue of the game ;)
they should have taken this one for the cover, really ;)
Is there more wet stuff to upload from you?
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Benef Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, so you've played the game! Indeed, I did make a horizontal version of this poster for the loading screen ingame. My art director wanted it at least somewhere. Glad you like it! :D
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Maxi-knows-2-much Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
Sure I did ;)
Although I expected more of it, it was quite a fun time :D
Yeah I love all the textures you used ;) Great effect :D
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Benef Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
In fact there aren't any textures, only customed brushes.
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Maxi-knows-2-much Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
Ah okay :D Even better^^
Is there more stuff you can upload?
I think you said once, that there are many things you are not allowed to upload, right?
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Benef Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Indeed! ;)
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Maxi-knows-2-much Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2009
Too bad :D
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