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Tenpenny Babe

By hel999
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My Fallout 3 character Jinx Jones in the moment of making the biggest mistake of her life.

(And not only because vault bikinis offer little protection against Fallout mini-nukes. But hey, Moira got used to living as a Ghoul, too!)

...Well of course letting the Ghouls live together with the humans in Tenpenny Tower was another tragic mistake but that's a different story.

Bye, bye, Megaton! :cry: :iconexplodeplz:

I had a reference from some screenshots and a picture of Tila Tequila. My boyfriend found it when doing some kind of research about bikinis;) Well, then he had this vision of how the painting should look and I liked it, so I made it. Actually it was a little bit of an inside joke that I cannot explain here.

<EDIT>...shall explain now: Jinx is a character my boyfriend and me played together after finishing with our "serious" characters. She was the half-asian looking result that was to become "perfect", get the best PERKs, all skills to 100, discover everything and take the decisions we didn't before. Basically she is a cute looking, bisexual, egoistic manipulative person who is enslaving the capital wasteland wearing nothing but animal print underwear. In other words: She's amazing.

Now you will ask: "But where's the connection to Tila Tequila?" And I will answer of course: "The Bikini!"
When my boyfriend saw this photo with the blue-yellow bikini he sent it to me by email after writing a "101" on her panties and telling me he found Jinx. The background reminded us of Tenpenny Tower and after a while it became like a two person meme.

So finally he asked me to make a painting based on it but making her resemble Jinx and for a long time I rejected this request. Because you seem to be allowed to paint a direct copy of the Tila Tequila photo like done in the majority of celebrity paintings you find on here (which in legal terms you aren't allowed to do). And you seem to be allowed to create fanart (which in legal terms you aren't allowed to do). But the crowd probably wouldn't allow you to use a celebrity photo as a reference in something completely different (which in legal terms you may be or may not be allowed to do depending on different factors). My boyfriend said that this way of thinking would be stupid. And he convinced me:)

Usually I try to only use free stock for references but I believe this is different enough to be no direct reproduction. I would like to link you to the original, but I don't know anymore where to find it.

EDIT (2011-02-02): Thanks to someone commenting at Kotaku I can now link you to the Tila Tequila photo I already mentionned [link] .
I am not sure how precisely I rendered the body shapes, but as there was no evul tracing involved I'm sure she differs substantially:)

The rust texture is from cgtextures.com.

Painted digitally in MyPaint and Photoshop CS4.

By the way this is also my 101st deviation. How fitting!

My other Fallout fan art:

IMPORTANT: You may use this under the conditions of the Creative Commons license.

    <li>Do not change it!</li>
    <li>Do not remove my signature!</li>
    <li>Do not claim it as your own</li>
    <li>No commercial use! It is fan art and must stay non-profit!</li>

Please also be so kind to link back to my deviantART-page if possible.

I made this painting to express appreciation for Fallout 3 which is copyrighted by Bethesda Softworks. I hope they tolerate my interpretation.
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ajek31's avatar
Well Moira did want to know about the effect of extreme radiation! I found it ironic as well that she turned Ghoul and still didnt know what was going on.
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Yay Fallout!
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LillyCadaverHobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work! Gotta say though. I chose to save Megaton. Even then I had no issue with Tenpenny till the fool decided to send Talon Company after me. Then I kinda had to take Tenpenny's head off with a combat shotgun. :T 
ThrawnieK's avatar
So, uh, Tila Tequila is now using this as her Twitter background. Suppose it's up to you whether that's a good or bad thing. :P
Trepanist's avatar
such a bad girl
wombat-75's avatar
Atom Bomb Baby!
ArchAngelSx's avatar
By Primus, woman........why?
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CreeppingDeathStudent General Artist
"Goodbye, good people of Megaton"

Awesome artwork, she is gorgeous! 
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KinsoBladeHobbyist General Artist
She's so damn nuclear...
goldenApplexe's avatar
"You've lost karma!"
BlueEyedBrigadier's avatar
Silly Jinx...blowing up the only place where you can get free room and board without committing arguable genocide! Well, at least Moira's OK being a tech-obsessed Ghoul ;D
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God, I wish there was a 16:9 version of this, so I can have it as a wallpaper. Amazing job, though! You've got some mad skills mate!
SPLITPIRIFORMHobbyist Digital Artist

marry me asap
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LillyCadaverHobbyist Digital Artist
Aw ya blew up megaton! After going through that particular storyline, I couldn't live with knowing I nuked all those innocent people. I had to reload the save. xD 

Ya know, I was willing to give Tenpenny the benefit of the doubt. Maybe by some chance, he's not so bigoted and terrible. Nope, I was sadly mistaken. I spoke with him for about 10 seconds before my OC took his head off with her combat shotgun. He didn't even have time to stand up. Dignity laugh 

However. As monstrous as Tenpenny was, the rebel Ghouls weren't much better. I wasn't about to let them overrun that tower with ferals. The end result is just as horrific. I'm debating on taking out Tenpenny's security force as well, but that could have consequences. I'm not trying to leave all those people defenseless, ya know? But they're asshats too <_<

It's a tough situation to be in! You want to provide a solution for both sides. But which way is right? ._.
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Don't worry, refugees would have attacked you
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i want that butt
give me that butt
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I have hundreds of hours logged in Fallout 3 and New Vegas. I love to see fan art, keep it up!
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megaton !!!!!!
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I'm having this bikini custom made! I'll post pictures when complete =)
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So its not on the Bethsoft store I presume?
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