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OSS: Chi-Town Bears: Vice City

I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord!

Time to pull out your white blazer, and crank up the Phil Collins! The Bears are headed to Vice City!

With this OSS, I wanted to do something with a Miami theme, in honor of this week’s game. A few things ran through my mind. But, I eventually landed on one of my favorite video games of all time, GTA Vice City. Then I tossed in a little Miami Vice flare (complete with Trubisky as Crockett, and Robinson as Tubbs, and Nagy on a jet ski for some reason), because, obviously... and there ya have it. Chi-Town Bears: Vice City! (OK, the name could use some work):

Just a bit of silly fun that gave me an excuse to listen to a bit of synthwave and some vintage 80’s jams while I worked. I usually share a quick process gif for those that are interested, but I decided to replace it with a 7 minute speed paint video instead:

Sketch was done in Photoshop, line work and color (mostly) hand drawn with a wacom tablet in Illustrator. Also, since I’m sure some of you missed last week’s OSS due to the bye week, here’s a little link to that:

OSS: Kylenan: The Barbearian

I had a lot of fun creating it (even if it did take a while), so I wanted to make sure everyone got a chance to see it! Besides, it’s... kinda awesome!

As always, if you have any suggestions for Bears related photoshops or illustrations, share them in the comments section. If your idea is chosen, you will receive credit in the post! I know I haven’t done any of the suggestions yet, but I am making a list of the ones I like, so stay tuned!

Also, feel free to share any bears related photoshops or illustrations of your own! I’d really like these articles to be a space for people to get creative and share. Also, go ahead and share what music you’re listening to currently! I’m always looking for new stuff since I’ve generally got something playing while I work. Just something to keep the deafening silence from driving me insane.

Currently listening to: In The Air Tonight - Phil Collins

On a side note, if you like the art that I create, and are looking for some fantasy football related shirts, have a look at Waiver Wear! I sell some simple graphic tees there that might be up your alley. Just shamelessly throwing that out there.


What was your favorite GTA game?

This poll is closed

  • 9%
    GTA 1 & 2: Top down for the win!
    (3 votes)
  • 6%
    GTA 3: The blueprint for every GTA game to follow! Plus, tanks.
    (2 votes)
  • 37%
    GTA Vice City: Miami Vice mixed with Scarface, what’s not to love?
    (12 votes)
  • 21%
    GTA San Andreas: It was like Boyz in the Hood and Friday had a video game baby!
    (7 votes)
  • 9%
    GTA 4: Just kidding. This is no one’s favorite.
    (3 votes)
  • 15%
    GTA 5: Trevor is my spirit animal!
    (5 votes)
32 votes total Vote Now