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Submitted by Moo7a-Seven 2430d ago | news

Left 4 DeadBlog: Rules of Thumb

L4D Blog: When it came time to photograph the box art of L4D1, our art staff had three goals. One, there should be a hand in it somehow. Two, the hand should have a thumb bitten off, so customers would look at the four fingers remaining on the hand and think, "Hey, four." Three, under no circumstances would we use Photoshop. L4D is a visceral experience, and its box art deserved the same approach. Valve artist and L4D1 hand model Andrea Wicklund was more than happy to help. (Culture, Industry, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

DNAgent  +   2430d ago
lol
"Valve didn't want to use Photoshop so they got one of their artists, Andrea Wicklund, to bite her thumb for reference pictures.."

Just further proof that shows Valve is full of lazy people.
Kamikaze135  +   2430d ago
Well, well, well.....
Valve: Alright, I have a great idea for the cover to our game.

Artist: Oh really? Tell me.

Valve: We want to have a hand with fingers bitten off. It really goes well with the Zombie theme. I also want to have a creepy lighting effect on the cover.

Artist: Sounds great; I'll open up Photoshop and sketch something out with my tablet.

Valve: Whoa, whoa, whoa....All you need is a camera and anesthesia. We'd rather pay you for 5 minutes instead of 10 hours. We've already prepared the lighting effects in the room next door - get moving. Oh, and you're only getting paid for the next 2 minutes since this conversation counted towards your pay.

Artist: O______________O;
Spike47  +   2430d ago
Thats Valve
for ya. If you know what I mean, >_>
ChampIDC  +   2429d ago
Yeah, because she's clearly biting off her thumb instead of just plain biting it. >.>
Razmossis  +   2429d ago
Clearly someone elses hand though
Blackcanary  +   2430d ago
is this game coming out on
the PS3?
PLASTICA-MAN  +   2430d ago
I hope not
we have the better game MAG! No need for such old gen graphics!!!
arsenal55  +   2430d ago
probably not.. you shouldnt buy valve games on consoles anyways.
Axecution  +   2429d ago
Nope
And im happy about that. Valve can suck it.
OrganicMachine  +   2429d ago
buy valve games on the pc if you can...
xGrunty  +   2429d ago
@2.1
Funny how long the Source Engine has been out and still is one of the best out there. But of course, we're talking about new-gen all the time these days. Silly Me.
ExgamerLegends2  +   2430d ago
Thats awesome
Cuz i.... as a ps3 owner.... always wondered how this 360 game's box art was made.
XBOX360-FUN   2430d ago | Spam
clixx33  +   2429d ago
Is it just me or...
can you clearly see her thumb hiding behind her hand under the pinky finger... -.-

She looks like a double jointed freak w/a freak thumb...
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mdt hunter  +   2429d ago
i always thought it was a male hand

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