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Old DIRTY PAIR, extra pouty

By AdamWarren
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Behold, the last piece of old artwork that I'll be posting for a while, as I'm about to begin a week-long barrage of material promoting next week's release of Empowered vol. 6 [link] , the latest installment in my ongoing "sexy superhero comedy" series published by Dark Horse Comics.

Here are two commissioned sketches of the Dirty Pair circa 2000, depicted in an exaggeratedly over-the-top "extra pouty" fashion just to give additional annoyance to folks already annoyed by my scandalous tendency to draw lips on my characters. Enjoy, haters! Keep in mind, though, that a fair number of "real"—that is, Japanese—mangaka and chara designers do, in fact, depict prominently indicated lips on some of their characters as well. Gasp! Even more shockingly, a few of them even draw "soup coolers" far more exaggerated than what I'm showing here... Double gasp! (That being said, the "poutiness" on display here is really a bit much.)

As you might guess from looking at the two sketches, I had a definite tendency to mess around with alternative versions of Kei and Yuri's faces, hair, and costume designs when I had to crank out large numbers of Dirty Pair commissions. The truth is, I get bored very, very easily while doing straight illustrations like this (which is how Empowered came about, but that's another story), so I would constantly tinker with DP design variations to keep myself interested. Oddly enough, the chara and costume redesigns used in Dirty Pair: Start the Violence and Run from the Future came about from precisely this sort of commissioned-sketch tinkering... (Many of which were illos of the Lovely Angels "in distress," but that's yet another story.)

In any event, neither of these particular DP design iterations were ever intended to be "canonical", for whatever that's worth. For more Kei 'n' Yuri variational wackiness, take a look in me DP gallery: [link]

...and you'll see shenanigans like the "hot pants and garter belt" DP outfit...

...which, you'll notice, wound up being part of the superhero costume sported by Empowered's Sistah Spooky. Wheeee!
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MissSexyRoller69's avatar
MissSexyRoller69Hobbyist Artist
Is dirty pair
mylemonblue's avatar
Kei and Yuri, now with extra pouty powered nanites! Heh, this is a cute one and the outfit variations are really imaginative.
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MightyMooseProfessional Digital Artist
Gotta love the dirty pair! one of the first comics I read
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Duella-de-VilleHobbyist Digital Artist
love your pencils
Madpredator's avatar
I would love to see an animated series about this 2 drawn by you!
MasterChief01's avatar
Yay lips!

Great work as always.
MADstarter's avatar
Extra pouty, indeed, yeah... well as... EXTRA SEXY!!!! :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart:

You're the MAN, Mr. Warren!!!!!!! ;) :D
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I love ponty lipped manga chicks!
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jrl3001 General Artist
I really dig this version of the Lovely Angel's costumes! Thanks for sharing!
DmanM's avatar
Yes it has been a while and these are a nice treat!
DarkMeW's avatar
Really like this version of DP. Been a while since I've seen them in action.

One thing I've always been curious about is how they faired later in life. Since they were so phobic about growing old, what would they be like 10 or even 20 years later, and how they'd deal with being (out of their prime) and they're apocalyptic prone past.
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blackhellcatProfessional General Artist
dsl lips!:D
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chuquinHobbyist Traditional Artist
oh yeah, i remember the comics, one of my favourites
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The-AvatarHobbyist General Artist
Although I prefer the post-'Dangerous Acquaintences', pre-'Run From the Future' look, these are pretty damn sweet.:)
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EricMorProfessional Filmographer
Some mangakas do this...Battle Angel Alita HAS octopus lips.
Adam's girls have octopus lips now.
EMP has octopus lips.
Wonder if octopus lips are working for him?
SasukeMahado416's avatar
Wow... I learned something today AND got to look at yummy girls with sexy pouty lips that you draw SO WELL~ Thanks, Adam Warren! You're the best! X3 Can't wait for Emp. vol 6!!!
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SomebodylostStudent Digital Artist
Kei doesn't look like Sistah Spooky... in fact she's more of the 'unglassed' SEXY LIBRARIAN!!!!!!!!

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Kei has always been one of my top favorite anime/manga babes. And I love "your" pouty lips, I so believe it is what first really attracted me to your work. That and the fact that it was the Dirty Pair, and I couldn't resist the power of Kei's acclaimed HYPNO-BUTT!
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PsychoAndyProfessional Digital Artist
Wait, what's a "soup cooler"?
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AdamWarrenProfessional General Artist
Slang term for lips, presumably of the prominent/ pouty sort.
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PsychoAndyProfessional Digital Artist
Huh. What an odd term. I doubt it will ever enter my regular lexicon.
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Although I prefer them with smaller lips, any submissions from you is a great thing dude.
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Omar-DoganProfessional General Artist
I've had the most break-throughs during commissions, especially when people force you out of your comfort zone.
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