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Kusanagi by AnthonyFoti Kusanagi by AnthonyFoti
I had time for fan art! Well, sort of. I was originally creating this as part of an IFX tutorial, but realizing that fan art probably wasn't going to fly I made two versions, one that is GitS based and one that isn't.

It's funny, as I was deciding what her face should look like I thought a lot about prosthetic bodies. I mean, if Batou is basically Arnold Schwarzeneggar (look at him in issue 6 of the original manga) and Motoko has had her cyborg body since childhood, I imagine they're all pretty idealized. If that's the case, the Japanese tend to like more western looking faces. It's the curse of every culture ever. Everyone wants to look like whatever is considered rare in their society, so they tend not to be as into the standard. Ergo, I bet The Major's face is a bit racially ambiguous. 

That being said, I did not intend for her to look as much like ScarJo as she does, that totally happened on it's own.
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Given 2017-04-13
Kusanagi by AnthonyFoti is a beautiful moody piece with tons of atmosphere and a strong pose. ( Suggested by lovelessdevotions and Featured by TsaoShin )
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VoldemortRMK Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
Looks amazing great work
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:iconfaithfeather:
Faithfeather Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017
oh wow this is amazing!
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VamkireTrannel Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hot!!!
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:iconhighmango:
Highmango Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017
Wow!
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:iconbloudy92:
Bloudy92 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
So beautiful *3*
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:iconlumenix:
lumenix Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017
Very nice!
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:iconeffy7:
effy7 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing work!
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monsterhunter32 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
Ghost in the Shell Really Nice!
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xValkyriePunkx Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Cool!!!!!
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zuawi Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
love GitS and Motoko! Greate art
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Alexa-Ivashchenko Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
wonderful work! 
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fluffydoki2 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Heart Heart Heart 
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:iconlasforevas:
Lasforevas Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
wow!♥
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:iconrennsne:
RENNSNE Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSSSS
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:iconaeime:
Aeime Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
whyyyy
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:iconthe-last-phantom:
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Super amazing art!!

Emote| Pet the smiley Morty 
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:iconcustardeggs:
CustardEggs Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Amazing!
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:iconururuty:
Ururuty Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
awesome
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Ongaya123 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Good stuff
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VeryAngrySokol Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work !
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kkht311 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Really cool art.

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:iconiq-subzero:
IQ-SubZero Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Dope 👌
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:iconmea00:
mea00 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice! Congrats on the DD
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wickedwizard1991 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love ghost in the shell, this is fantastic work.
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salyssong Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Taking my little sister to see the film tomorrow.
She loves the animated film.
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Atlya Featured By Owner Edited Apr 13, 2017
It's funny because I'd once read that even though westerners don't think most anime/manga characters to be "asian looking", asians don't think they look western. Strange. :P

Nice compo, I like.
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aureanus Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The picture sums up the major in one fantastic sweep.

I love well executed GiTS art work and this one is well executed
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:iconantimatter-radius:
Antimatter-Radius Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome art of the major! Cool to see a rendition of the first episode in the anime series
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:iconestonius:
Estonius Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Beautiful scene and character!
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:iconlemiken7:
Lemiken7 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
This looks really impressive, no one messes with the Major!
Is the film any good? 
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:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!
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Psychoboy07 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Congratulations on a very well-earned Daily Deviation!
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning work - Congrats on the DD
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space-latte Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
incredible!! I love the colours :heart:
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Ocetee Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congrats for the DD
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Firest Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Canonically in the manga and anime the Major's body is designed to look like an off-the-rack model.  That's why you have that scene in the original movie of Motoko staring at a another 'her' in a store window, her body is the equivalent of James Bond's Q-built Aston Martin.

Great pic in any case.  :thumbsup:
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GanymedeSkies Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
It reminds me of Dion Timmer
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Grace-Zed Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic! LEI 

Congrats on the DD~!!! :clap: 
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Wolfguard22 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Great piece, congrats on the DD.
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CandiedSnow Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
Gorgeous!
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SoupNaziMark2 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
I doubt she was of Asian ethnicity to begin with.  Her natural body had blonde hair, and that's pretty much unknown in Asian ethnicities. 
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Bubblegumdove Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I'm watching the 90s movie right as I type this... And I only came here for your SW work. It is a sign! I must watch you! :)
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She-Wolf-Design Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
so beautiful !:happybounce: Heart 
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shadowyzman Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Fantastic!!
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Awesome!
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Morsan333 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
good work with the lights
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cybercorpsesnake Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
no one is more kawaii than her
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A-Bear-Artist Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic! wonderful atmosphere.
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hybridgothica Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Incredible work! I love Major Motoko Kusanagi! :heart:
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kaze26 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
sweet
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