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Agatha and the Cutest Clank by DeepChrome Agatha and the Cutest Clank by DeepChrome
Oookay, for those of you who do not recognize her, this is Agatha Clay from Girl Genius comics by Studio Foglio Productions.

~ScreaminCricket turned me on to these with a link to Girl Genius 101, and I've been hooked. Thoroughly.

Now I'm not a steampunk fan by any stretch of the imagination (Wild Wild West sucked a few assorted things, and if there were any other versions that made it to movies, I don't remember them too well. >_>; ), but this series has got me rethinking my opinion of the genre. It's got great intruigue, some romance, mad scientists, love-to-hate characters, comical monsters...AND DID I SAY MAD SCIENTISTS??!!

But I've got to say...with all the cool words like "clank"--meaning robot, "construct"--Frankenstein type humanoid, and "spark"--mad scientist or genius...the vibrant colors instead of gloomy tones, and the classic humor...what's not to like?

Seriously, the Jagermonsters are hilarious. One nice thing about it there isn't a single case of outright stupidity on anyone's part.

Anyways....I digress.

This was done in PS 7.0 with Aiptek pen and tablet. I decided to try for some of GG 101's coloring textures in the background, just to give it that flair. I decided to draw her in more my own style, but to sort of bridge it to theirs with the coloring.

Agatha and the Girl Genius Universe are copyright Studio Foglio.
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:iconearljr:
EarlJr Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009
I love the look on her face. It's as if she's asking herself "...And what am I supposed to do with you?"
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D That's pretty much the expression I was going for.
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RuppRider73 Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
Took me a while to get into this comic (having a tech background, I had to fight the urge to pick it apart, such as how they can have a holographic projector, but somehow not have electric motors/generators, telephones, or even telegraphs), but once I got past all that and into the meat of the story, I was hooked, too!

...Of course, it helps that Ms. Heterodyne is a VERY SEXY mad genius...!! :horny:
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I'm sure that helped. Yeah I had to get past the tech, because I hadn't read anything gaslamp-oriented or steampunk either. I was more leaned towards spacepunk, cyberpunk, sci-fi, space opera, etc. But once I got past the setting, I really had fun with the story, the humor, the characters, and so on.

"A bad plan is one where you lose your hat!" :p
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Heterodyning Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
Lovely!
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconheterodyning:
Heterodyning Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
You're most welcome! Your work is very nice!
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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Nehemet Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love girl genius sooo much! Awesome drawing, I love her expression.
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
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:iconnehemet:
Nehemet Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Welcome!
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geohazard Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
*sigh* Agatha in her bloomers, carrying a large wrench, up to her elbows in clank grease... Yeah. Yum.

Kudos on sticking to your own style. Too many fan artists these days try to duplicate instead of adapt.

:ahoy:
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think there's a place for duplication, and there's a place for adaptation. I kinda went for both in my picture: something to show this as fanart, and still homage the artist, but also to still exercise my own style. :D

Thank you though. :D
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:iconskybrarian:
Skybrarian Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007   Writer
I looked unto that comic, and beheld a perfect world.
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Hahaha, awesome.
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MicrosuedeMouse Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Hobbyist
oooh, very good. you capture them well. and the clank is sooooooooo cute!!
oh, yes, please DO draw a pic of her and gil! (eheh... i really like them ^^)
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll do that when the next GG fanart urge strikes. :D
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ElizaWyatt Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Professional Writer
Aha! More girl genius!

The outfit is perfect, and I really think that clank looks like something she'd make. I did picture her a little differently, though. A little heavier, more curvy. Of course, with Phil's art style, most people kindof look like that...

:D Thanks for sharing!
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I personally like that he's made the women a little heavier and curvier, and a bit less like today's stick people. We could use more comicers who do this. :D

I made that back when I was just reading 101.

Now I read both 101 and Advanced, and my perspective of how she looks has changed a little as well.
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RngrThorne Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007
I like her slightly confused expression. It's like she's trying to figure out why she built it.
Love the comic, too. Almost makes it worth getting up on a Monday.
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I'm a night owl so I check it when it updates at midnights on Mon/Wed/Fri. :D
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Lackia Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007
I LOVE this comic! This is a really good fanart BTW!
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)

I've got to do a newer one since I've gotten into GG Advanced as well now.

:nod:
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Lackia Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007
Your Welcome!
It would be great to an advanced class fanart , since I'm following that too.
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm.

Yeah, but that is what I'd be doing.

I haven't gotten any ideas yet, but I'm sure you'll see it someday. :D
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geohazard Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006
Nice job interpreting Ms. Heterodyne with your own style. I like the Foglios' style as much as the next bloke, however I'm from a school of thought that believes that fan art should be somewhat original (instead of the blind copying that tends to prevail). :ahoy:
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed. Really badass fanart, to me, tends to come from people who build up things in their own style, with their own take on the look of characters. :D
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sstheblacksmith Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006
I love Girl Genius for the same reason and more.
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehehe cool. I've caught up on both 101 and Advanced, and really enjoy the stories. :D
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sstheblacksmith Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
Yeha me too, I check like everday. Ever see Flipside? It is ok.
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No I haven't. I'll have to check that out. :)

And yeah I find they update Mon-Wed-Fri at midnight, so what I end up doing as I stay up really late most nights, I'll check at that midnight time. :D
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sstheblacksmith Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
OH ok, coolness.
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chibiMappy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
I'm pretty sure she's a red-head....or at least a reddish blonde...strawberry blonde, being the word?
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. In the 101 books the coloring for her hair tends towards blondish. It's later on in 101 and Advanced that she's more reddish blonde, so to be quite honest, I'm not entirely sure WHAT her haircolor is. The colorists kept putting more and more reds and oranges into her hair as time went on...heh.
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chibiMappy Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006
I like it when she's scantily clad...... ^_^ (likes his girls hot and nerdy)
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:icongeohazard:
geohazard Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2006
Yeah, there's just something about clank grease and victorian underwear... :ahoy:
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...somehow I'm not surprised. :D
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MK01 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've thought long about what throws me off here. Not the characters, certainly, you've done a nice job on the expression and pose, and rendering is fine. (You might want to downsize it to get rid of some sketchiness and, oh yeah, because it's really friggin huge ;) ) Very nice texture on the clothes, by the way.

Focus. Yeah, that's it. And the BG is the culprit. You have a circular gradient that leads the eye to... can you see it? ... Right behind her head. Yeah, the eye goes there because Ooh, saturation and color! and sticks there. You want the focus somewhere between the two interacting characters, not behind one of them. And you want it on the characters, not the pretty gradient.

That's all, my 0.02. Yes, that's Euro. :D
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The comics tend to have the same problem--brightly saturated backgrounds where the drawings and expressions had to stand out against it--and yeah they use those colors.

I was trying to emulate the style. I think if I had to do it over again I'd have knocked the background's saturation down a few notches or used cooler colors.

Thanks for the tip.
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interfeci Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006
nice work, looking great

(sorry it took me so long to comment)
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :bow:
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:iconchrsee:
chrsee Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2006
Jaegermonsters are the best, clearly. Why is this not in the Studio?
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wait, wait, wait.....there are GG fans over on the RB?

:faint:

Well, I'll be damned....
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:iconchrsee:
chrsee Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2006
Well, there's me, and Daton I think.
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohhhh, ok. :) Thanks for enlightening me.
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Bareck Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006
AWESOME! i like the entire layout and style, hope you dont mind me saying but it reminds me of Treasure Planet in a way. i like the coloring and the lil robot rules :D
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :bow: Glad you liked it. :)

Oh and the webcomic is at [link]. ;)
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ScreaminCricket Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006   Writer
GAH. I forgot to add in a POINT I was going to make with that last comment. XD Stupid me.

I just found out the name of Agatha's first clank from issue one? Was...get this..."The Search Engine." XDD Now that is wit.
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG....:rofl: That's great!! I should've seen that coming when the Baron talked bout reversing its orders. >_>
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ScreaminCricket Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2006   Writer
Clanks, Clanks, the magical 'bots, build one up and you'll be caught. By Wulfenbach and Dupree too, let's build clanks the whole day through.

8D
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