Every detail of her is authentic to the character, whether it's the slightly longer barrel of the scoped Desert Eagle or the colouring of Meryl's signature hair style.
The vertical font is also identical to that of the Metal Gear Solid cover title, ensuring that this piece stays noticeably original and true to the heart of the material of the series.
I'll go no further without saying that, yes, I am a HUGE Metal Gear Solid fan, but even so, I think this piece is still such a brilliant display of shading and fine lighting, and was created with an amazing eye for detail.
I believe Fanart that can impress other artists as well as fans (like me) are the best types of Fanart out there, and this is definitely one of those types. Great job!
Thank you very much for your kind words, you make me feel very encouraged. It's great to know my work makes you feel like that and believe me, this kind of feedback makes all the time and effort worth it!