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Day Shift by ViaEstelar Day Shift by ViaEstelar
New day in pre-resonance cascade Black Mesa. Today Freeman's gonna be introduced to his Mark4 hazardous suit - if he keeps running he'll be able to arrive at the training room just in time. Barney's shift is over. Sinister (in all senses) bureaucrat is roaming facility's corridors... Life was pretty good back then. *feels nostalgic* :aww:
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*screams a la Space Core* BLAAAAAAAAACK MEEEEEESAAAAAAA!!!
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:iconexceler6:
exceler6 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
awesome!
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:icontwilightsparklefan1:
TwilightSparkleFan1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student Interface Designer
The Ponytail! Haha, lovely work~!
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SkirmisherDak Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh wow awesome job!
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ElkeNew1131 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
GMAN Headcrab ftw Portal Measuring Life - PLZ -Life's a Drag- companion cube Half-Life 2 Combine Emoticon FREE Gordon Freeman icon GIF Bladah Half-Life 2 Headcrab Emoticon Emoticon - Half Life some kind of truth The Life and Times of an Emote 
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MajinNeda Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist
wifnrgkwnlkfkepoejfgbd;lm3wlkef nwl :heart:
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:iconsheilacalhoun:
SheilaCalhoun Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Student General Artist
wHO GAVE YOU THE RIGHT TO MAKE HIM SO SEXY
jk great job if i didnt already comment somewhere...
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:icongen2412:
Gen2412 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
Hope half life 3 is not a simulation of going to work lol or it will be the work simulator 3
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:iconscrewinon:
screwinon Featured By Owner May 30, 2014
"Running late, Doc?"

"Oh come on, Barney. It's ONE late day. What's the WORSE that could happen?" :iconblush--plz:
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:iconnmlilit:
nmlilit Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Выглядит ободряюще )
О, Гордон тут с хвостиком )
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:iconanastasiyakosenko:
AnastasiyaKosenko Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Student General Artist
Wooooow)
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:iconfluxcreations:
fluxcreations Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic work! :)
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:iconnorimori:
NoriMori Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Pretty sure I already commented on this but my favourite part about this piece is Barney. His clothes, his face, his hair, everything is perfect. As far as what Barney would look like as a young man, I think you 100% hit the nail on the head, and the result is great to look at.
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NoriMori Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
G-Man actually isn't left-handed from what I can tell... He holds his briefcase in his right hand (not his left as you've depicted here), as a right-handed person would, and while he usually straightens his tie with his left hand, that's because he's holding the briefcase in his right. The one time we see him straighten his tie while he's *not* holding the briefcase, he uses his right hand. So I think it's safe to assume he's right-handed.
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:iconviaestelar:
ViaEstelar Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, I know he's right-handed. Normally I am attentive to such details, but with this particular picture I allowed myself a small artistic license (I highlighted the "sinister" part to show that I'm aware of this... noncomformity, and not because I actually think he's left-handed). I wanted the logo to be seen on his briefcase without flipping the canvas horizontally or sending G-man in the opposite direction. :)
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:iconnorimori:
NoriMori Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
Ooooooh, okay. XD  Fair enough! (It's funny that his briefcase has the logo in the Half-Life series but not the Half-Life 2 series...maybe in Half-Life he figured it'd help him blend in, but he ditched it after? XD)

It's actually kind of surprising to me that he's right-handed, if any character in the Half-Life franchise was gonna be left-handed, he'd be the obvious candidate! XD
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akeel465 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
I love it. He looks so ordinary and happy, yet we all know what he's running eagerly toward. 
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:iconjohnpeacekeeper:
JohnPeacekeeper Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Ahhh this is really refreshing, the good old days when pals just had to do their job and not fight for their lives
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jmasta111 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013
First off, I would like to say that this is a really fantastic piece. Like, really I love what you have done with this (not to mention Gordon's looking very slick with that mullet XD). Anyway, I run a series on YouTube called the Half-Life Saga. It's sort of a hub for all sorts of different Half-Life content where I have walkthroughs for the games, mods, and other such tomfoolery. I was wondering if I have your permission to use in my thumbnails for upcoming videos for the show. I have contact with lots of other artists who have let me use their stuff in the past, but your art is just too good to pass up. Of course I have any/all assets used linked in the description of each video and would be more than happy to link to any pages you may desire. Anyway, I just thought i'd give it a shot and ask. I've seen you say before that you are okay with your work being used as long as you are properly credited but I just wanted to formerly ask and make sure. Keep up the good work and I look forward to seeing what you put out in the future!

-Julian (jmasta111)

Example episode:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFbcgx…
The show itself:
www.youtube.com/show/halflifes…
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:iconviaestelar:
ViaEstelar Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure, go ahead! ;)
Thank you and good luck with your projects! :heart:
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:icontestsubject75:
Testsubject75 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Oh this is getting a favorite
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:iconssbw:
SSBW Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
This is so cool. <3
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:iconlsdinkvizitor:
LSDInkvizitor Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
More badass nerds in hazard suits!
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tower-junkie-Shark Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I have just discovered Half Life recently, and I love this pic! I like how Barney looks, I have such a soft spot for him. Although I started to seeth when I saw the G-Man, he irritates me so much for some reason, I hate his stupid face. And I guess I had no idea some of the concept art for Gordon included a ponytail, I find that funny. He looks really good though, just a lot to love about this picture. =3
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:iconnikobelis:
nikobelis Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
half life 4 ever
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:iconthe-gordon-freeman:
the-gordon-freeman Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
half life 3 ever would be enough lol :D
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:iconcliffjumer77:
cliffjumer77 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
G-Man: Freeeeeman....

Gordon: Yeah?

G-Man: You... Dropped your key... Card...

Gordon: Thanks...

Barney: Who was that?

Gordon: I dunno.
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:icondantav24-0:
Dantav24-0 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Not many people know about his ponytail.
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:icongazzz477:
gazzz477 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You even included the ponytail...good work man!
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Lolkereltje Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
I found this piece on Google Images like a year ago and thought it was amazing, such a nice style, and the colors, composition... it's all just amazing.  Today I decided to do a reverse image search and am glad I found your page! I'm a fan!
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OMG, this is so AWESOME!!!!

Barney: "catch me later, i'll buy you a beer!" "Oh man, Gordon is always in such a hurry"
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BarneyBlack Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
Oh man,cut that ponytail
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:iconquagmirefan1:
Quagmirefan1 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013   Digital Artist
With... Him there, it makes it look like something bad is going to happen, which it is, but it makes it feel like He is responsible for it.
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drfunk98 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
g man is responsible for it
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:iconquagmirefan1:
Quagmirefan1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013   Digital Artist
I feel like he's responsible fore everything. The Combine invasion of the planet, the Resonance Cascade, even GLaDOS! What if all of this is his doing?
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:icondrfunk98:
drfunk98 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
it might be
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DetectiveAnonymous Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love this piece. The composition is so great. The first thing I look at is Gordon, because he's right up in the foreground and he's the only thing actually moving (not to mention he's got that adorable smile). Then I look up a little and think, "ooh what's that bright sign say? Oh cool, Anomalous Materials, just like in the game." Then over to the left a bit, "oh hey that looks like Barney. What's he got, coffee? Very nice." But then my eyes start to wander over to the right side of the artwork. "Ah, the Black Mesa logo, of course. Wait... who is-- ...OH GOD." Excellent range of emotions.

Oh and I don't care what anyone says, I love that ponytail.
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:iconviaestelar:
ViaEstelar Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconmademoiselleclaire19:
The coolest art! About the Black Mesa of course!
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:iconpsycho-berzerker:
psycho-berzerker Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
awesome awesome awesome awesome awesome !!!
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:iconwulfarrexwave:
WulfarRexwave Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Student Writer
"Morning, Gordon. You always got somewhere to be, don't you?" In comparison to the Rest of Gordon's life, Working at Black Mesa seems almost... peaceful, for working at a top secret underground R&D facility.
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Comedic44 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconbravoplz:
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:iconnorimori:
NoriMori Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
I love this a little too much. :'D

But the G-Man carries his briefcase in his right hand... >.>

You did a good job of portraying younger Barney, he looks great. :D

Yeah, thinking of pre-resonance cascade Black Mesa always makes me feel nostalgic too... *sobs*
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zpci1 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Gman:Docter....Freeeeeman.....you dropped your gay card... :D
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:iconnorimori:
NoriMori Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Yeah, he does look fairly gay in this portrayal, doesn't he? XD From his little ponytail to his suspiciously off-center hips... Yep. XD
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:iconnorimori:
NoriMori Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Pffff! XD
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:iconzpci1:
zpci1 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Gman: Docter*
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:iconnorimori:
NoriMori Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
*Doctor
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:iconf4ggot:
f4ggot Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
"I'm going to have a productive day today!"
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:iconezotermal:
Ezotermal Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Весьма натурально! Повеяло олдскулом от прорисовки...
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