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Dr. No Commission by AdamHughes Dr. No Commission by AdamHughes
Here's a rare excursion into REAL PAINT. Hands inside the vehicle, children - we're in the wild country.

This was done as a Christmas gift for a friend, who loves this era and the James Bond of that period specifically.

Done on illustration board with acrylic paints. All kinds. Liquitex, Holbein, anything I had laying around that wasn't drier than a pharaoh's tomb.

I think I went with the blue & orange complimentary color theory on this one simply because they were the paints that were still wet enough to use. Seriously.
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blottonn Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Ninjaraph Featured By Owner May 19, 2017
Love it.
Antssasin Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016
Spot On! Great color selection and graphic elements. Beautiful!
macphersonscircus Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015
Very Nice!!!!!
lavalamp-genie Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015
Lucky friend!
I love that era (and Connery's Bond) too.
BBigu Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
ChrisFab1 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Drew Struzan Influence!
LuchoBorello Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
I've got to have this in my wall!
DrOmega Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Im listening to three blind mice
hodhod24 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Il-Jarrado Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
keeping well honed style in a variety of mediums, the mark of a real arts master!
Xaizhoran Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
BEST James Bond. You probably get this a lot, but you're an inspiration :]
hinata-hayuga1999 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This really makes me feel nostalgic wich is strange since I'm only 12... Yes and Sean Connery was definately the best James Bond!
Tawwies Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I keep coming back to this. Its just too fucking gorgeous <3 <3
BastianBalthazarBux Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
You have mad skills! This one looks awesome! Sean Connery was one of the two best James Bond, if not the best :)
GLMike77 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Artist
I have to say, as someone who watched every James Bond movie growing up with his dad, I can really appreciate this peace. Beautiful job.
Hvst Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oh! shit!!! man this is geat amazing work
JeremySuperfan82 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
This is stunning. Just the best.
jayce76 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Bbbb . . .eau . . . tiful!!! Wow. One of the best things I've ever seen.
minlshaw Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
And to think, we live in a world where there is no James Bond comic book with covers by you. Someone should fix this.
penisboobies Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Please buy some paint because I'm digging the old school. I love photoshop but it sure isn't what I had growing up.
A13XANDER Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Please, more Bond Mr. Hughes! The world needs it :) *thunderball-ahem*
Ablebaker Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
Even things created by your leftovers are mega-awesome!
LOBOsuave Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
best thing ive seen on D. A.
Rowanrho Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student Interface Designer
But in fact the colors really worked out, because they give the sensation of old, vintage... great work here, like the relation between the NO and the reb behind, which is matching with the girl below by color, and even more, giving her more importance. Didn't see the movie, so don't know why the dots... but it's a good vintage resourse after all, and the difference between the ones behind James Bond and big one marks the real importance of the word NO, the GIRL below and of course James Bond, bacause of the contrast. I hope it means something undertandable for u =(, it became a mess while i was writing all I had in my mind...
LordIlpilazzo Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011  Professional General Artist

Rodney here - Admin Director of :iconscreeners:

I wanted to let you know that this piece has been selected by our members/viewers to be part of our February Feature News article.

You can find that news article here: [link] *Please fave the article*

This piece will also reside in the #Screeners Featured folder for the month of February. Thank you so much for allowing us to showcase your art in our group, and congrats on the selection :handshake:
CapnDeek373 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
The first Playboy Magazine I ever saw was the June '65 issue with Ursula Andress in it.
I was 8. Found it in my Dad's bottom dresser drawer. :rofl:
shaolinfeilong Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the simple yet bold and poppy colours - the way you nailed the realism is completely beyond me. Fantastic.
warlock1291 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great drawing, pale
RichardTheRough Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Great. Featured here [link]
mbenga Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I get a bit of a Mort Drucker vibe in the shape of Sean's head and in Ursula's hair and legs. I love it.
Itinen Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
Incredible!!Very nice,:)!
Nadsey-chan Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
I require this to be on my wall... This is amazing! I'm glad you only had blue and orange paint left, because it looks fantastic.
Dr. No is my second favourite Bond film of all time. Goldfinger has to be the first!
MrHarp Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
one of my favourite, Adam!
Tentaculum Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
pretty work
BlackSai1s Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome , I love movie, each series of James Bond films, only the old =D
keep it <3
albatrash Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Would you look at that! Look at it!

Oh, you've seen it? Good innit?

You made it? Phh! Liar.
Karina-Maria Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Your art was featured here [link]
ross259 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Wow, that is some gift to give a friend. Do you sell poster sized prints? I love bond, If that was available I'd buy it.
LasseBauer Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2010
Composition, colors and vintage feel is great. But Connery does look gay. Sorry.
djavan-a-vich Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
even though you were limited in resources the color choice kinda captures the spirit of the 60's in some since.....If that makes sense?

Awesome job though!
xbloodyxendingx Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009
RIP Dr. No. Joseph Wiseman just past away the 19th.

this is a wonderful piece of art. i'm always looking at your style for inspiration. :)
caesaraugustus Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude you drew Connery gay. (I know gays, I live in Austin. I know the looks they give.)

He looks like a gay bartender. :lmao:

You know you're good. Laugh at yourself.
insertwittynickname Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009
very cool. its got that 60s charm oozing out of it.
shedancesformoonsong Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009   Writer
You know, so you did run out of paints but it kind of looks like the 60's with the colors you were using. I'm serious. It's really cool. Also, you're one of the first people I've seen who hasn't screwed up Sean Connery's face. It must have been hard to do.
caesaraugustus Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
On the contrary, this Connery looks like a sleepy gay cabana boy.
VOLIVOD Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2009
Absolutely love this... in technicolor :)
Asher-Bee Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
oooohhhh james :love:
AtomicTiki Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
This is the most brilliant thing I've seen in a while.

Well done.
WineWriter Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
Oh man, this reminds me of how I felt about James Bond when I was a littlun. Gotta love the 60s feel about this: the vibrant colors and pattern. I have several bookcases of hand me downs from my siblings, and there were a couple of tattered Ian Fleming books around. Probably straight from the 60s. O.o With the torn edge you painted on, it sorta looks like it should be on on of those books.
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