Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
Tenpenny Babe by hel999 Tenpenny Babe by hel999

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

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.
Add a Comment:
Scr3n74pR Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Yay Fallout!
LillyCadaver Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2017  Hobbyist 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 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
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
Ashkanie2 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016
Trepanist Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016
such a bad girl
CharlesnCharge Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
wombat-75 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
Atom Bomb Baby!
99-cells Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
By Primus, woman........why?
CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
"Goodbye, good people of Megaton"

Awesome artwork, she is gorgeous! 
KinsoBlade Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
She's so damn nuclear...
goldenApplexe Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
"You've lost karma!"
BlueEyedBrigadier Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
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
cekobidonq Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
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!
SPLITPIRIFORM Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

marry me asap
LillyCadaver Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist 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? ._.
DannyBrine87 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2017
Don't worry, refugees would have attacked you
fizzymoth Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
i want that butt
give me that butt
drMarin Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hyde-or-Jekyll Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
I have hundreds of hours logged in Fallout 3 and New Vegas. I love to see fan art, keep it up!
sinaxs Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
afeiNrage Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
megaton !!!!!!
mightyanteater9 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
I'm having this bikini custom made! I'll post pictures when complete =)
12345Death Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So its not on the Bethsoft store I presume?
Natt-Art Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Turrock Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014
star500 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
Referencing the atomic experiments that took place on bikini island?…
bidabby Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
A woman who likes to make things go bang - very much after my own heart :)
Chris-Redfield-2013 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
KVMPhoto Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013   Photographer
Cute! Great work!!!
PetervonHesse Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Great work
Clockworkalien Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Amazing pin-up work!
Newvegasboss Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Wow very nice inerpretation of the destruction of Megaton ! Rly love it ! May we have more Fallout babes ? :D
Augustow08 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Chicks dig nukes
Crystal-Rehula Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Had to make my own version of your picture with Second Life =)
Crystal-Rehula Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Chiholski Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
Sometime in the near future, you shouldupload a game save for pc and/or xbox of your Jinx Jones character. I'm sure some people really want to play a game save with this amazing girl on their Fallout 3 game. If you feel publishing the game save, maybe pm the save? Plz, Thnx. Excellent work btw!
tenchimyo Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty cool!
InkSlingerDucky Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer

I'm nearly speechless. I think the way that the explosion is subtly framed by the collapsing bridge works really well; the recreation of the whole view is stunning.

This sort of retells Tenpenny as a High Hefner of sorts. It amuses me in the way that it almost makes a crossover between Tenpenny and Dukov. Nicely done. =)
AndytheB-Artist Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist
This is so sexy, I'm favoriting this.

I'm in my underwear as well (I'm wearing briefs and I'm about to go to bed).
AndytheB-Artist Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist
At first, I thought why was she wearing so little in a post-apocalyptic environment. Then, I remember something I saw on TV Tropes regarding "Dr. Strangelove". I do think of this as war, and I saw these to segments on that site.

"A central theme of the movie is the portrayal of sexual symbolism as more than symbolism; Kubrick paraphrases Clausewitz "war is the continuation of sex by other means" without much room for interpretation. The opening refueling scene of two bombers "coupling", Mandrake attempting "preversion" with a vending machine coin return slot, the not-even-veiled sexual references that drive the madness of General Ripper and the very meaningful names of the two warmongers (him and Turgidson) who push against the peaceful one (Merkin Muffley). Near the end there is yet another Mood Dissonance when the characters are happily planning a postnuclear scenario where the male to female ratio would land them with their own harems to repopulate the world."

That makes this sexy outfit the perfect choice.
Zaralas Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
sexy boom :)
Xsore Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I put this as my wallpaper on my mac =D I used to have a picture of an NCR Ranger outside of New Vegas, but this is way better and sexier to look at! :D
ChicagoGrizzly Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Sweet character history. :P This piece is awesome! :)
hel999 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Thank you!
starshinecruzer Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012
I think you just derailed my 7-Day-Challenge with this pic...
m3talc0re Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
thankyou for your artwork. its amazing, all of it. inspiration
Rippers-Child Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012   General Artist
agentsmith2012 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
its girl very sweet,i need her to heroine of Fallout series
thefaintofheart Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Best. Idea. Ever.
Crock101 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Awww...I liked Megaton too.
Add a Comment:


Submitted on
February 1, 2011
Image Size
1.9 MB


110,715 (8 today)
2,024 (who?)


Creative Commons License
Some rights reserved. This work is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.