Shenmue is an official limited edition art print drawn by artist John Sweeney based on the classic Shenmue game series. Sweeney made this print under direction of Cook & Becker and with official license from SEGA.
John Sweeney – lead concept artist for Sony’s The Last of Us and Uncharted 4 – is a huge Shenmue fan. He will donate his proceeds of any copy of this artwork purchased before July 17 to the Shenmue 3 Kickstarter!
Sweeney says about his Shenmue artwork: “I’m so excited that Shenmue 3 is finally happening! I wanted to capture the moment just after Ryo’s father Iwao is killed by Lan Di. In the game the scene stops with Ryo cradling Iwao and screaming “No!”. I wanted to imagine a shot where Ryo is standing just outside the dojo where is father was just killed. It is cold and very early in the morning. Snow is falling. The morning light is still weak and only some of the wood interior is catching light from the outside. Ryo’s pose already hints at him seeking revenge.”
The normal size, unframed version of this print is printed on a glossy archival photo paper to emphasize the photographic nature of the image. The paper size of this version is 86 x 47.5 cm or 33.8 x 18.7″ including a small white border.
Limited to 100 pieces and available now at Cook&Becker for a very affordable 99 euro.