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From Bad to Beast by DocRedfield From Bad to Beast by DocRedfield
Bill Farmer, a local digital colorist, has been showing me tips and tricks - here's tonight's payoff.
Yet another in my attempts to pay homage to and otherwise emulate the comic and Pulp covers of old, such as Spicy Adventure and so on. Here, it would seem our 1930's style heroine has been captured and left in the bad guy's tent (and with so little to wear!). She already thought she had it bad, but now someTHING's come sniffing 'round the flap..!

The pose for the girl came from a very young pic of actress Phoebe Cates in a rather revealing, if 80's, slip. A little imagination and design work and I made it 30's. I'm particularly proud of the Gorilla-beast's face.

Micron on 9x12 Bristol, colored in AdobePS7
Inks: [link]
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:iconskirtkis:
skirtkis Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
Best beauty and beast in quite some timeHeart Heart Heart 
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
lol thnx
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japender61 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
This is great! What comes to my mind is Maureen O'Sullivan in "Tarzan and His Mate", where she's undressing in her tent. Only thing is, with a gorilla like THIS ready to help himself, it seems like her mouth would be more of open mouth "AAAHHH!", rather than "oh, crap"
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I agree very much, and I'm certain I was inspired by that very scene as much as I was by the photo reference that I used. I wanted to focus on a pretty face, though, so I made it the instant before she screams.
Thanks for the kind words!!!!!!!
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Rammsteinfan1994 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Cool
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John30640 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
This has a very 1930's feel to it. I could see it on the cover of Spicy Stories, as well as on a book jacket of a beauty and the beast tale. Lovely, and nice color too.
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! That's exactly what I was going for!!
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Deanotickler Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012
would have been better if one of her feet were bare and the other 1 was still cover in nylons being tickled, or atleast could have been a part 2
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks... I wouldn't mind doing a pt2... Ideas?
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Deanotickler Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012
go on mate, do another with her getting her feet tickled =)
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:icondeanotickler:
Deanotickler Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
yes, have her tied up. getting her feet tickled, by another women, like a villan spy or somthing, please :)
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
... uh huh. Sooo, where'd the Gorilla go at that point..?
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:icondeanotickler:
Deanotickler Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
to the zoo lol come on my man, I think my little idear was a good one :) dont you hehe
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An-Old-Otaku Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice old style feel to this! Very well done! :thumbsup:
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rwodahs Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011
This collection is wonderful. I love your work and homage to the old pulps!
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Most kind, thank you
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lessergnome Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Student Writer
I know it was not intentional, but I get a bit of H.G Wells "The Time-traveler" vibe if the main character changed genders. The large ape looks so much like a large Morlack and with their mild techno prowess and curiosity I could see them doing something like this.
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool... yeah, that all fits - its all inspired by some of teh same stuff, and I love it.
Thanks!
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thormanoftunder Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011
And I also suggest you to read this other ones:
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Max
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faile35 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
Yeah, I'm liking your coloring in this one quite a bit. She's not tough to look at either. =) It'll be cool to see this style coloring applied to that sword and dragon piece I just commented on. :thumbsup:
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, Jeff! I'm hoping to get to taht asap...
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Womandroid Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
As usual, you're the king of the nip slip. Time for the gorilla to go all Kong on this lovely Anne Darrow and peel her little neglige off piece by piece...
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
hahaha, king of the nip slip! I love it.. thanks!! Yeah, If I don't draw a sequel piece here, its definately something that will get covered at some point ;)
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
fab color work bro!
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:icondocredfield:
DocRedfield Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Its nice to be learning new things...
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shadowyzman Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow that's beautifully done man!! :D :D
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
THANKS!
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shadowyzman Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Anytime!
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Snapdragonparadise Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Could be the start of a beautiful relationship.
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
you're right! They look like friends...! ;)
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wolffang73 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
The highlights look awesome in this illustration (too bad I can't go on the site) lol

My only criticism is I would make her facial expression more dramatic (scared or unsure) - after all she's about to be assaulted by a gorilla ;)
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, I felt that it ended up rather undramatic, but then I guess I was going for 30's pulp or cutesy...
Thanks!
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wolffang73 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
No problem it is a nice illustration ;)
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
What a diabolical beast... And that's a very naughty monkey he's drawn, too!
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:icondocredfield:
DocRedfield Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
LOL :rofl: Did you come up with that one all at once, or have to think about it all night..? ;)

Heh, Thanks, man :)
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Fremen9 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful job. Its really great to look at !
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:icondocredfield:
DocRedfield Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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zmallshooz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Wonder how its going to pan out for her?, badly of course.. but how bad?
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
The fun kind of bad ;)
Thanks!
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zmallshooz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Mmmm think thats called goodbad hehehe! My kinda bad
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