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DIRTY PAIR model sheet, circa '98
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Published: February 27, 2012
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From a long-ago ('96? '98?) time when I was hoping to get other artists to draw Dirty Pair comics I'd write for 'em*, here's a design sheet I worked up for Kei and Yuri's body proportions.

I originally tried to draw the DP 8 heads tall, but as the years went by, I grew tired of drawing the elongated, spidery legs that an 8-heads-tall hottie's proportions require, and switched to a more reasonable 7-heads-tall (or less) scheme. Also semi-interesting: The '96-era Kei and Yuri sport narrower hips and thicker waists than I'd customarily draw nowadays.

For more DP wackiness, check here: [link]

*Like many (or most (or almost of all)) of my brilliant plans, this effort came to naught, as you might already have guessed.
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mylemonblue's avatar
I like the design still. Narrower hips is okay with me, I likes'em like dat. >.<
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RalphNiese|Professional General Artist
Wish i'd have been all grown up by that time and ready for that job :D
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batangbatugan's avatar
This is one good example of the female anime anatomy standard back in the days. They got thinner and thinner as the decades went by, don't ya think? :XD:
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Neilsama|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bam! Sexy and cute at the same time. I love these old comics!
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inisipis|Professional Filmographer
Really love your work, Warren, and your adaptation of the Dirty Pair is one of my favorite. I'd be really glad if take a look of my take on your take.:)
[link]
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adony's avatar
adony|Hobbyist Filmographer
BTW, I always thought the "Sacral dimples" were those dimples on the sides of the butt-cheeks. Shows what i know.
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adony|Hobbyist Filmographer
I tried the "7 heads" style once, but it just didn't work for me; my figures turned out too stiff.
I just 'Eye-ball' it.
Obviously it works great for you, though.
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BigStevieCool|Professional General Artist
This is very cool. consistancy is crucial.
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gir633's avatar
Kei Does not lie!! She has always been cuter than Yuri, you can't argue with an acclaimed and trade marked HYPNO-BUTT!

But I may be biased seeing as Kei was always my favorite of the Pair, and up there among all characters.
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2ndtexas's avatar
Loved the DP, hated to see them go. Hope the come back someday. Great, informative illo.
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CodyMau|Hobbyist Photographer
Classic hotties in a unique style.
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RheJulMag|Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm. Short legs... eh, it works.
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Twinsnake-Coatl's avatar
If you drew this now, would it have the exact same parameters?
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emichaca|Student Artist
This is pretty amazing! :squee: I love it :love: nice drawing :icondragonnod1:
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Boobella|Professional Digital Artist
Makes me want to animate your characters ^_^
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YusakuJon3|Hobbyist Artist
   You follow a similar model to what I do now when using the "Head-height Rule".  The whole 8 heads thing seemed a bit "off" for me.  Later, I saw where people would just toss this aside and go for 9 heads, 10, 11... etc.  It just looked stupid, especially when trying to go for a more realistic portrayal of characters within a certain setting.  (I go for 7½ heads.)

   Model sheets are something I used to do regularly when designing characters.  It's a habit inspired by the old anime "Roman album" collections, and stuff like Marvel's Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe series.  Whether you're working on a set of characters yourself, or with the collaboration of other artists, I guess it is a good rule to follow.
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Cylor|Hobbyist Writer
Very interesting. Always loved your version of the DP.
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macrossmecha's avatar
I miss Kei and Yuri when you making a new comic of them?
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AdamWarren|Professional General Artist
That won't be happening anytime soon, if ever.
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moxiee|Student Traditional Artist
I like these. you should post more sheets.
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otaking3582|Hobbyist General Artist
I should watch this show, if not for its popularity, then the Battle Bikinis
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SOULFORESAKER|Student Traditional Artist
very cute.
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