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      CommentAuthormoali
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2008
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    voila...

    Irma Vep - mo ali
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      CommentAuthorKenesu
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2008 edited
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    Irma Vep by Kenny

    This took a while, but I'm happy with the results. Gotta thank Warren for the exercise. It's hard as hell trying not to think "Catwoman" when drawing a cat suit.

    Click for larger view.
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      CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2008
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    Very nice Ken. Is that pencil?
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      CommentAuthorrob_g
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2008
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    this is such an awesome idea. there's a bunch of great designs that have been shared. i humbly submit my own, with the disclaimer that i am trying to get my brushwork skillz up (i generally ink with tech. pens) so here's my brushwork effort:

    irma vep
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    Irma Zdarsky

    Most cat burglars and femme fatales are skinny things. I wanted to push it a bit by making Irma a bit more voluptuous. A little harder to sneak around, I suppose, but even while battling some extra, unwanted pounds, Irma's the best.

    Regards,
    Chip
    • CommentAuthorseandehey
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2008
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    @ tedcroland, if this works the same as it did on the engine, it will stay open indefinately; most of the activity will jump to next weeks challenge, and again the week after that and so on, but the older threads will still see new ideas pop up as more and more people join the game later on.
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      CommentAuthorJon Wake
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2008
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    @Zdarsky
    Now that's a lady that will make you grab her cupcakes.
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    @Zdarsky:

    She is a BBF, a Big Beautiful Felon.

    That or Baron Harkonnen is here to rob us blind.
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      CommentAuthorTim Bishop
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2008
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    @Chip Zdarsky
    Is that the calling card she leaves at every scene of the crime? If it is, she can empty my coffers anytime, if you get my drift.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2008
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    @ Chip - "Where Are They NOW? - Irma Vep!"
    • CommentAuthorrumburn
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2008
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    Rob_g, Irma looks like a doe caught in the headlights, I like the image, worked on an unsatisfactory one of my own, will post it soon enough.
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      CommentAuthorrob_g
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2008
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    @john pip you have it exactly right. i was trying to illustrate irma being caught red-handed.
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      CommentAuthorKenesu
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2008
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    Keith dude, it's all pencil except for the blood spatter. That's actually a brush I downloaded for photoshop. The font, of course, is photoshop as well, but the drawing is all pencil.
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      CommentAuthorkperkins
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2008
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    @Kenesu
    Thank you. I thought it was, but it's hard to be sure now-a-days. ;) Nice work.
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      CommentAuthoryorko
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2008
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    I went with a more urban/modern look, she could be an internet burglar, Irma Vep could be her ID.
    • CommentAuthorArsnof
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2008
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    My first time trying this. I decided to go with a pseudo-futuristic leotard for the sneaking and striped stockings/arm socks for the fun. And the straps. Pouches and straps. Because I have an artistic military fetish. Also, they worked out as being a harness for her wings in the top one. When I find a pen fine enough, I'll ink and color the top pic. This was great fun. Oddly enough, these are some of the most satisfying pictures I've done in a long while.

    Irma Vep crawling in a window uncolored
    Irma Vep back colored

    I'm seeing these 21c Les Vampires as something of an Anonymous-style flash mob. Anyone can be a criminal, there's no solid roster, no one's really running things. Except for Irma, who's figured out how to play everyone behind the scenes.
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    @Yorko - great, man. Loved your concept.
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      CommentAuthorsebfowler
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2008
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    Loved this back on the Engine. Great to see it return. Loving the work so far.
    Here's my young Irma, as a kind of sly hipster making her thieving start, then the more mature, ruthless Miss Vep.
    Young IrmaMiss Vep
    Was trying to get to a scanner, but gave up, so these are photos. I had a cooler pencil sketch with some kit and a background, but it wouldn't have photographed well.
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      CommentAuthorGreasemonkey
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2008 edited
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    I have this idea for an art deco piece, but it'll take a couple of months. Is it cool to come back to this thread in February or so?

    @ Yorko - very nice indeed.

    @ Chip - good art provokes. Well done.
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      CommentAuthorstsparky
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2008
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    That's a start, but for some reason Modesty Blaise is stuck in my mind. More on it if I get the time.