The Sniper is a figure that somehow, wedged itself in popular culture. A contemporary character concept, it consists of a marksman that hides or stays as far as possible of its targets and using a really big and cool gun, blows the head of its target in a collected and calculated manner. The archetype is about operators who got not only the dexterity and the skill to make their shot count but also the sheer firepower their gun brings. It’s a fantasy about elevating weapon use to an art form, simple, elegant and deadly.
It’s no wonder the concept even managed to become a small genre in the video game medium. Turns out directing firepower in a skilled manner translates very well to interactive media!
From American Sniper to Golgo 13, it’s a concept that is here to stay. So much so, it has inspired many digital artists. Let us take a peek at what our Artlords have to say with their craft to the Sniper archetype, shall we?