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Gears of War 2 box art cover
By avatar Mad Spike 43 on January 2nd, 2009
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Mad Spike 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Gears Of War 2 Sleeve Box.
This boxart was created special for BYTD Winter Party, but I was unable to upload it 31th, cos website was down all the time. So, here it is now :) It's out of date but it still was made for Party. Well, now it's for After Party :)
On the Left is the sleeve cover and on the right is the box itself.
I decide to continue the tradition and create some awsome showcase background for the party's box :) So I integrate mine tubes in the Gears environment. It was made combining few screenshots - it took me few days, cos combination was very complex.
As for the sleeve cover box I redesign Marcus artwork, so he is holding the Lancer above the head. It wasn't easy to create a hand and recreate the lancer with all the details, but I am happy with the result :) As for the back cover I decide to recreate the art that inspires me to create this box is the Gears official limited edition boxart.
For the inside box I used one of the variations of Marcus artwork with all of the COG army in it. Also, for the back cover I went to Bad Boys 2 cover for inspiration :)
Also you can check out 3 Gears Of War 2 posters in my Posters Album:
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Hope you like that :) Enjoy! And Happy New Year!
Also, special thanks to LadyKiller for critic advice ;)
Comments and Favs are welcome!

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hsoldier 44 [ 1 decade ago ]

I love it :)

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envor 42 [ 1 decade ago ]

I like it :)

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Apollo 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

I admire it :)

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ELCrazy 49 [ 1 decade ago ]

Extremely epic.

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YoshiStar 46 [ 1 decade ago ]

I hate it. :)

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Indexenos 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Wow.

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XCore 42 [ 1 decade ago ]

Epic. I don't like the fact you've used the same pic of Fenix on both boxes, but then again, one's a sleeve.

I always wonder how you do facsinating presentations like that... 3D program?

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Vengeance 40 [ 1 decade ago ]

The lancer doesn't look like that, if i recall correctly. Yours looks like a flamethrower...

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Mad Spike 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#8, Just want to show the pic of Marcus on two different backgrounds, such as red and black. The presentation is made in Photoshop - always :)
#9, link Compare with the official render. Tell me if you find some difference ;)

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Karma 33 [ 1 decade ago ]

Damn, I think even more impressive than the box is that gorgeous background o.0

I don't know how the hell you do what you do, but I'm still loving it, regardless. Epic work my friend, simply epic.

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hsoldier 44 [ 1 decade ago ]

Make a tutorial of how you did that background :D all in favour say I!

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a-beast-of-art 39 [ 1 decade ago ]

i actually like the presentation better than the actual box. I just can't stand the floating lancer.

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Shadow the Hedgehog 29 [ 1 decade ago ]

What? There's a box in there?

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afifan000 44 [ 1 decade ago ]

Looks nice.

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sven.2007 13 [ 1 decade ago ]

oh my god, this is amazing. Awesome work, man.

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Lenny819 38 [ 1 decade ago ]

real epic.

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master_general 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

Oh my god, that is amazing

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Cerium 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Average

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randomestfilms 3 [ 1 decade ago ]

Isn't that the same cover they used for the Gears 2 colectors.
But i realy like it. +fav

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TrevOwnz 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

You should have just left the boxes off and put them in a different post. You would have gotten 2 favs lol. Seriously epic.

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Dynamic 34 [ 1 decade ago ]

TBH, I think the poster are better, if you stuck with that red theme for the real cover aswell and went with a black simple theme for the sleeve, this would've been kickass, still worth a fav, but I really like the red theme you have on the posters and sleeve and you could have progressed that so much more Also, the size fo the render with both Dom and Marcus should be the same as the poster, that is a great size and really gives me a feeling of epicness.

Great work though :)

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xIAMHUNTERx 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Appreciate this talented fucker.

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Mad Spike 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Thanks everyone :)
Yeah, I was ready that showcase background is extreemly epic and it could be center of attention for many ppl :) But, I am sure that in time many of you will pay more attention to boxes too, cos they are realy kick ass, IMO :)
As for the box art, I made a lot of versions with black and red background. Me and LadyKiller look at all of them and choose the best versions. And they was realy the best.

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shadysaiyan 41 [ 1 decade ago ]

The boxarts arn't as awesome as your previous boxes and marcus holding that gun looks unrealistic, but the whole environment presentation here is fantastic.

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Mad Spike 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

Updated!
Nothing special - tradition :)

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qwerty334 44 [ 1 decade ago ]

suh-weet!

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Azleigh 1 [ 1 decade ago ]

i dont know how people can produce such great work! i don't use photoshop i only got paint. the closest thing i got to a photoshop is GIMP - and its pretty hard to use. anyway i love this so much +fav. +author.

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venomscurse 15 [ 1 decade ago ]

amazing, but the only thing i could consider bad is how the back says mild language, but its really strong language, not a big deal, but still, amazing

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Drakxxx 46 [ 1 decade ago ]

Incredible designs, and the presentation is out of this world.

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MARKER 49 [ 1 decade ago ]

Great box(es).... not as flashy as your PC boxes (which you are King of :D) but still excellent... and cool presentation too :)

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AManWithAPlan 1 [ 1 decade ago ]

#31, thank god your back

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Rocky82 1 [ 1 decade ago ]

great work mad !!!

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Hawt Es 39 [ 1 decade ago ]

Surprisingly the scenery is funner to look at compared to the cover. Don't get me wrong, the cover looks good. It's just I have seen a lot of your work and this one doesn't stand out as much as you other covers. I would give most of your covers a perfect 10/10, but I would say this one is a 8/10. Still, a very good job. I don't even want to know how long it took you to put together this preview.

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HellKnight 27 [ 1 decade ago ]

I think this is brilliant as always but i do have a few things to say.

#1. While both the box and the sleeve are brilliant, i think you over did the display, taking the attention away from the box and after all this is Vgboxart.
#2. I cant help but notice that you have placed to lancer over Marcus' hand and not into it because i cant see his hand holding it, the place for thier hands is blacked out and it does just look like its floating in front of this hand.

Im by no means nit picking, i think this box is beautiful but im just saying what i feel is wrong with this box.

other than that, this is beautiful... as always Mad.

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Mad Spike 43 [ 1 decade ago ]

#35, Wow, glad that old vet joined to take a look at my box :P Are you back to make some boxes?
1. Well, I know about display. It takes all of the attention. But custom displays are very rare from me, so what the hell? And you must admit, that it works well for box ;)
2. Well, he is holding gun very natural, actualy. You can see his thumb in front of the Lancer. He is balancing the Lancer with it and holds it with the rest of the hand (and fingers). I guess, the key is that it's impossible to hold Lancer other way in this position :P

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HellKnight 27 [ 1 decade ago ]

#36 ahh i apologise, i see the thumb now that ive looked closer =]
and yeah the background is fantastic.
like it said its a beautiful box regardless.

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redstar1993 10 [ 1 decade ago ]

I really like your boxes and the backgrounds you put them on but the resolution of the actual boxart just seems too damn small.

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coolguy753 26 [ 1 decade ago ]

wow! This is incredible, brilliant backgrounds. But finally a different gow 2 box! Thankyou :D

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reytime 40 [ 1 decade ago ]

Good to see that after this long time you still bring the magic, man! =)

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MF29 34 [ 1 decade ago ]

This is the best presentation I've ever seen.

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Crotale 30 [ 9 years ago ]

Congrats of MW! This is one fine piece of work.

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sd1833 47 [ 9 years ago ]

Congrats on MasterWorks. I always felt the presentation was a little much though, distracting from the actual case designs.

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TOCA 1 [ 9 years ago ]

nossa que linda capa.parabens...

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joaofuel 3 [ 8 years ago ]

Nice !

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