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We're Gon Run This Town Yo by inklou We're Gon Run This Town Yo by inklou
So a week ago my HK friend Raaawrbin who plays TF2 informed us on Tumblr about the Traid Update! You have no idea how giddy with excitement I was back there! This is awesome! Not to mention they'll be releasing a map based on Hong Kong! Judging by all the neon lighting, the map will look freaking beautiful. Jfc they named the map "Kong King". I honestly don't. I'm still laughing so hard every time I try to pronounce it in my head.

So to celebrate I just had to create a piece based on the update yo. I could've had finished this last weekend but life and con prep got in the way ): Speaking of con prep, cus I suck at time management so this pic was a little rushed compared to my usual vexel shit. I still have 2 more pieces to finish in a week sob |||||OTL

All of the Chinese characters in the picture make sense and are directly referable to the game, don't worry. If you so happen to be literate in this language and are thinking of how often western media love to screw up the neon signs whenever HK/China is portrayed on camera, I feel you man. I feel you. I won't translate them here seeing as I'm lazy lol//shot but if enough people asks I may end up doing it anyway.

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Copyright 2012-4 Inklou. This item is not authorized for posting on Steam, except under the Steam account named Inklou
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This. Is. Amazing. I will probably look at this everyday and send it to everyone i know and annoy the crap out of them, this is so awesome. THIS IS THE BEST TF2 PICTURE EVER!!! I can't even... The detail in everything is just so beautiful, and the chinatown details on all of them enhance the picture even more. Best part: heavy in hawaiian plaid-ish shirt xD I wish I could draw HALF as well as you do. I will definitely be putting you on my deviantwatch, so I can find your newest masterpieces as soon as I can. This is by far my favorite picture ever.
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CalliopeCloudCat Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Y'all came into th' wrong neighborhood, son.
This is awe-bringing
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Chemko Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
pyro is staring into my soul
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inklou Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Actually, he seems to have that affect on everyone haha
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redmoongirl Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
is this a crossover of sleeping dogs
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inklou Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Not exactly, rather it's inspired by the TF2 Kong King map/item collections, which is in turn inspired by Sleeping Dogs ;)
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redmoongirl Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
but a little bit re6?
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:iconinklou:
inklou Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Maybe from your perspective haha, cus I don't play RE6 (nor am I into RE at all) so I wouldn't have gotten the inspiration from it.
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redmoongirl Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
oh i see
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redmoongirl Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013
you've came the wrong neighbourhood mudafahka
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Lara00 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This thing is so good that i accidentaly tried to fav iit twice xD
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the-gordon-freeman Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
haha the medic is perfect :)
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aquagirl555 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
And while the Spy or the Heavy is the face of the group, the real brain and true leader of the gang is.... the Engineer! Who would have seen it coming?
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alicy-sunberg Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
that's sooooooooooooo like this !!!! XD
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RapidEyeMovement-14 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013   Artist
Oh wow! A kick-ass picture for a kick-ass map. The expressions and the light/shadow look amazing--gotta love Engie's and Scout's tattoos too.
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Sinroock Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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you rock
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Lara00 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All the words i agree with!
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Sinroock Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:)
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Simple-Apple Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
dem words!
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LordAcoustico Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Woa this thing is absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!!! You, sir or lady, have won the internet! Nay.. just everything! Everything in the whole wide world for making this awesome awesome thing! :D

Also.. is that Sherlock's face under the Spy's mask? xD
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inklou Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
HAH! nah, that's just whomever Spy looks like according to Valve...though it's funny how you mentioned Sherlock since I've never thought about the resemblance!
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LordAcoustico Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
I never thought about the resemblance until I saw your painting ;D
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caneep Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
this is just the best thing alright

in hong kong the milk is really creamy like it's basically half & half like wow also this map is awesome
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ls820720 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
非常正統的古惑仔風!話說看到終於有人用了正確的中文(而且是繁體)真是讓我十分感動 畢竟連VALVE在kone king的地圖上都用了像是用Google翻譯出來的中文...
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inklou Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
我完全明白你的感受! 但說實話,我覺得 Valve 是故意使用這種表達方法的...我怎麼說...也許這是為了幽默而設 haha! 畢竟 valve 司令部肯定有懂中文的人, 問一問正確用詞有何難? ((不過也是的, 第一次 load Kong King map 時看見商店標誌還搞了個什麼 "狗的家", 我都囧了。))
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BananMoutard Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
I didn't know that the engineer and the scout had a lot of tatoos... OwO
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bloodfoxy19 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
OH MY GOD......I just can't say how good I find this <3
Love the facial expression's you gave them. Man I wish I could draw half so good as you :'S. BTW the tattoos ROCK wise they also had the in tf2. But hé maybe wishes still come through you can alway's hope right?
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Neithacultra Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My god, this is just awesome. And I like the pun with the ''TF ye zong hui'' XD
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inklou Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
LOL IKR, I decided to stick such a blatant sign right at the front just because I can :iconhurrplz:
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vaeGa-tURliM Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I love this pic of TF2:)
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FIREREDAlbinoUmbreon Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG. This is my most favourite TF2 pic of all time. GOOD JOB <3
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alise-querry Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Words cannot describe...
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Injin Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Now, that is awesome.
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Kairukurumi Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
IWANTTHISONAPOSTERORSHIRT
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chiipi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is without question the best TF fanart i've ever seen :worship:
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Quimeras-Y-Nahuales Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   General Artist
*A*
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Minkymy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
I love all the personality in this picture~
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Astral-Muffin Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Damn that's way too awesome!!!!

Just curious, did they really screw up with the neon signs? ><
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inklou Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
If you're asking about the map, in a logical sense yes, they kinda did LOOOOL ): But it's better than what I've seen in other media such as Street Fighter or something. Like, when people try to replicate the Chinese language neon signs have adopted through history, they tend to make the mistake of elaborating too much on the message conveyed and writing out too many characters. The purpose of neon signs and headlines in Chinese culture is to convey the message with as less characters as possible in order to be read faster and more efficiently. It's hard to explain in English, but an example I saw on the map was a billboard that said, "China's traditional restaurant". This sounds absolutely fine in English but in Chinese, it would've contained one too many connectors and it would've sounded fairly awkward. Instead it should've sounded something like, "China Traditional Restaurant", where everything is abbreviated, cutting out unnecessary descriptions.

But you know what...I keep having this feeling that Valve is totally doing this on purpose LOOOL cus they did say they were collaborating with the Sleeping Dogs team and there's no way Sleeping Dogs would not catch the mistakes on the neon signs x) Who knows, in the end the map gave me quite a laugh and I'm just very delighted that Valve would make one in the first place!
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Astral-Muffin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Is it that harder (or expensive) to hire a translator? xD
Having such simple sentences doesn't confuse people sometimes?

But I agree with you, Valve is capable of making it on purpose :P
It must be quite funny to see that, I don't know if it would happen to me because it's a lot harder to make a mistake in spanish than in chinese ><
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TheUnusualGoth Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most amazing piece indeed, you really got the classes down to a T, the tone, the feel, the setting, the lighting.

Everything about this picture just feels so right i must say, you have done a great job creating a good tribute to the Team Fortress universe and might i add to the nice lil update and King of the hill map that came with it.

Just Well done.. Well Done!!
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inklou Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm touched! Thank you for your comment hon! ;w; Oh man, I'm just glad all that hard labour paid off, vexel art can be a bitch do manage sometimes haha ;w;
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JaneDoemmmmm Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wooooooooooooow!!!太棒了!细节好吸引人XDDD【TF夜总会哈哈哈哈!!!
全员古惑仔~好喜欢大家的纹身,每个人的装饰都好符合个性!
(用中文留言了XDDD
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ShadyHibiscus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Maybe while they are there they can beat up those Final Combat punks...
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ElisaYoriSabato Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! I love it *_* I've played TF2 now I don't have time *cry*
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MsMojorisin Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love this update! The new map looks gorgeous, and all the items are so much fun, especially Pyro's neon sign. I love that Scout's meat cleaver says "dead meat" on it too. :XD: This pic just sums up the feel of this update perfectly. Great job!
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inklou Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
LOL SCOUT'S DEAD MEAT CLEAVER IS THE BEST! I laughed so hard when I saw it. I've never seen such a literal word carved into cleavers in HK films before, so that was a nice surprise.
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Dark-Coco Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
This looks fantastic! Great job on the tattoos and Chinese lettering in the background. Colour looks great too. I especially like how Scout, Engineer and Sniper came out. Nice job! :D
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CommanderSmartass Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap this is awesome! :heart:
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Darth-Sparrowhawk Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this design and concept! Especially Sniper, to me it feels like he came from Australia as a tourist when he was young, then after a series of unfortunate events, he became stuck and couldn't leave, so the only way he could survive was to well, carve his way through. Now he's one of the more 'senior' members of the gang, the one that knows all the nooks and crannies of the town, all the good places to get a bird's eye view...

Did I mention this is awesome? Welp...it's awesome.

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inklou Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
KLJ;LASFKLBGAERSG HONEY CAN I MARRY YOU JFC WHAT DO YOU FOR A LIVING, MAKE UP AWESOME HEADCANONS ON A DAILY BASIS OR SOMETHING?! HUFFFFFFF

I love your take of Sniper man! And seeing as he's my favourite merch, now I can't stop thinking about him within the scenario you described ahhhhhh ;w;
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