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I was maybe... 8 or 9 years old when the original Half-Life game was released. I didn't know it existed until years later, but I doubt my parents would have let me play it anyways. They were very iffy about exposing me to things that were very violent or disturbing, when I was a kid.

I guess where I'm going with this is, I've just started playing Half-Life for the first time the other day, and I really dig it so far. It's a creepy, sci-fi first-person shooter about a scientist who shows up to work late and has to escape an alien invasion.
And BOY, the main character is cute. Yay for masculine nerd protagonists!

Anyway check out this picture. I put Gordon and the headcrab at eye-level, in sort of the same "about to pounce" position, and honestly I think Gordon is going to get the first strike. The shading is very sketchy in this, I know, I was trying something different. Can't blame me for that!

I would love to draw more Half-Life fan art when I'm taking a break from doing comics, and when I get farther in the game to stimulate some more ideas (I'm about 6 hours in at the time of uploading this).
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:iconkagehiisa:
Kagehiisa Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017
"Hello, my little friend. We meet again..."
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Rawflesh0615A Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016
Gordon, these crabs are nothing more like parasites creatures.
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:iconchloeeuphemissoledad:
chloeeuphemissoledad Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
"You first."

I can fully relate to this one.

Half-Life was the first game I played that has you crawling through vents. I still actually play it up to this day.
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DarkMario2 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Crab Battle!
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:iconweinershnitzel:
weinershnitzel Featured By Owner May 13, 2016
*a tiny tumbleweed appears out of nowhere*
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:iconsupersuperhero:
SuperSuperHero Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2016  Student General Artist
"If you leave me alone, I won't bash your alien guts out on my HEV suit, deal?" 
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SlaughterSin Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
God, I love Gordon. He's so beautiful <3 <3 *___*
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DetectiveAnonymous Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
True that. It's sort of a shame that we don't get to play the game in third-person perspective!
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SlaughterSin Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
I know! And yet, not being able to is what gives Gordon his mystique, don't you think? The only thing I wish is that we could play Half-Life in an entirely new, even more immerse experience. Like this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtIp8j… it'd feel SO real!

And I also wish Valve made a lot more concept art about Gordon ;(
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DarylChin Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
YOOOOU SHAAALL NOT PAAAAAASS!!!
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:icondetectiveanonymous:
DetectiveAnonymous Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha, perfect. XD
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:icondarylchin:
DarylChin Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
"Ah, Headcrab in the Vent. My old nemesis. We meet again."
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Warrior-Silverbolt Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
I always wondered where he carried that torch...
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SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
I thought it was suit-mounted.
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Warrior-Silverbolt Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
could be, but you'd think they'd point it out on the world model.
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RawrNinjaArtist Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It would make sense that his flashlight was built into his suit, but where does the HUD come from hmmmm..?
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:icondetectiveanonymous:
DetectiveAnonymous Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, I once had a theory about that too.
What if it's a display generated into his huge nerdy glasses?
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RawrNinjaArtist Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I thought that too but... man at the time I thought of it it didn't make sense because there were no wires and there's no way they could fit the hud in the glasses, but now it makes alot of sense
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Just-a-drawing-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
hypertech glasses :P
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:iconrawrninjaartist:
RawrNinjaArtist Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Google glass before it was cool
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Just-a-drawing-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
it somehow still isnt cool.
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:iconrawrninjaartist:
RawrNinjaArtist Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Mmhm
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TimmCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Haha, it totally reminds me of this: [link]
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DetectiveAnonymous Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my god I remember Crab Battle. That was years ago.
Haha, it must have been in the back of my subconscious when I decided to draw this.
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TimmCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Yup, it's pretty old.
There should totally be a Gordon Freeman parody video of it. :p
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DetectiveAnonymous Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
FREEMAN, JUST HIT IT WITH YOUR CROWBAR!

(I CAN'T. MY CROWBAR BROKE.)

WHAT THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE.

And what would be perfect is if they could get Gordon to be voiced by the guy who does Freeman's Mind.
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TimmCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Oooh yes, he should totally do that. It would be amazing.
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Just-a-drawing-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ross scott wins.
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jak-woman Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh so that is why he doesn't speak
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