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Film noir by turtle-rn Film noir by turtle-rn
It's been a while I haven't painted an illustration without spending some time on the lineart first. This time, I started directly with random blotches, shaping and detailing as ideas came along; an enjoyable change of pace although it took much much longer to sort it out in the end.
I used some face ref. (G.Tierney, L.Bacall) to get the 40's glamourous style I was aiming for.

Painter, PS.
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:iconwarlord9:
Warlord9 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Awesome work!
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:iconhhemken:
hhemken Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Absolutely beautiful! It really captures a noirish mood.
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
very beautiful work! :thumbsup:
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:iconraikaren:
raikaren Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
Love this piece. It absolutelly contains the magical way of those golden times. The large and romantic eyes of womens, and the softness of skin. A very well done piece. Congratulations!!! :love:
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turtle-rn Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
Thanks! Glad you like it. :aww:
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raikaren Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010
You´re welcome n__n
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:iconheguy:
Heguy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! I love the softness of the coloring :)
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GreenAppleZap Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
Fantastic mood and the personalities of the ladies in inevitable!
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:iconadeipho:
Adeipho Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
the roaring 20s! love it.
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:iconturtle-rn:
turtle-rn Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
I would rather say the dark 40's :]
Thanks for the fav. :aww:
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:iconrikaneko:
RikaNeko Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. I love the colors, the eyes, and the details in the background. I also love the shading...Just wow.
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DavidKOw Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008  Professional Filmographer
AWESOME!!!!!!
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angelbuffy Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
I have featured you in my journal here

Love it!
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:iconangelbuffy:
angelbuffy Featured By Owner May 21, 2008
The first girl reminds me so much of Scarlett O'Hara. I just love her posture. Wonderful Piece.
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turtle-rn Featured By Owner May 25, 2008
I guess that from a today standpoint, many actresses of that era looked very much alike :] thanks a lot for the fav! ^_^
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Shirabelle Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
I like this Picture a lot, it's wonderful :clap:
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TheDramaticMonarch Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008
Wow, gorgeous work on the textures; I can easily imagine those (faux?) fur stoles being very soft. You totally nailed the look and feel of old Hollywood glamour. I also think you did a great job on giving the ladies a sense of character. For some reason, I can imagine these girls getting into vicious catfights when the cameras are away.

Overall, amazing job! :D
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turtle-rn Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2008
Not much point to get into vicious catfights if it was fake fur and no camera around is it ? :D

Thanks for the fave! :]
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TheDramaticMonarch Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
Heh, heh, no problem. :)
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Neoyume Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Ahhww je ne sais pas commet j'ai pu passer à coté de ce travail... Superbe, réellement rien à redire. Je me tais et j'admire :)
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turtle-rn Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
Merci cedric! :aww:
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terraverte Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful image, well done!! I like the atmosphere you managed to create.
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Rainandstars Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
"Grace in women has more effect than beauty. We sometimes see a certain fine self-possession, an habitual voluptuousness of character, which reposes on its own sensations and derives pleasure from all around it, that is more irresistible than any other attraction. There is an air of languid enjoyment in such persons, "in their eyes, in their arms, and their hands, and their face," which robs us of ourselves, and draws us by a secret sympathy towards them." ~William Hazlitt

A splendid homage to refinement.
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lovers-and-fighters Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008
Oh my god the mood here is perfect. This is amazingly beautiful, both of the women look so classically beautiful that it looks just like a movie scene almost. Gorgeous lighting, details and clothing. :+fav:
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turtle-rn Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2008
wow. thanks alot for the comment and the fav! :aww:
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:iconzedka:
zedka Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008   Photographer
Je suis très client des ambiances "noires"... Bien joué, la touche féminine est appréciable, tout comme le petit côté début de siècle...
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Smudgeproof Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2008
Gorgeous! I love the colors. Great references for faces ... the results are really amazing.
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:iconjaalondon:
jaalondon Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008   Digital Artist
THOSE EYES..... I LOVE THIS .. SO SO SO EMOTIVE!!!
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Light-Archangel Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Woah! beautiful job!
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turtle-rn Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
Thanks :]
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Light-Archangel Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
You're welcome
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Spellatio Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
Haha, see, that's the big difference between your art and mine: Yours doesn't need a condom and lube to be sexy.
Seriously, this is mindblowing. I love how exquisitely feminine this painting turned out. I particularly fancy those subtle blossoms that seem to tickle their décolletés. Metaphorical Vagina galore, w00t!
For some reason this picture makes me think of that cinema scene from Mullholland drive but I can't put my finger on the exact reason for this association (haha, yay for constructive criticism, eh?).
And don't you ever try to tell me again you can't draw hair. That's some pretty nice hair on those beautiful heads, D-U-D-E.

This'll go straight to my favs. Yessir.
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turtle-rn Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Metaphorical Vagina galore ?! :lmao:
I had no particular idea there, those flowery thingies were just painted for the sake of adding more visual content.. ya, rather disappointing isn't it ? ^^

Thanks a bunch for the fav! :aww:
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Spellatio Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
Haha, sublimal vagina galore, then :-)

You're welcome, Mister!
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Bakanojutsu Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
everything you paint is like a touch of red carpet :D
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turtle-rn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
red carpet ?? haha! thanks!
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Bakanojutsu Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
i mean everything you draw is so g l a m o r o u s

you welcome..!! :D
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Adeu Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Splendid! :clap: :winner:
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turtle-rn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Thanks for the fav! :)
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StinaWiik Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Love the lightning and the style. Wonderful era. Excellent work!
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turtle-rn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2008
Thanks Stina! :aww:
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str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
beautiful.
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turtle-rn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Thank you! :]
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Pointy-Eared-Fiend Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Gorgeous!
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turtle-rn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Thank you! :]
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Truly awesome - love that glamour effect :D
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turtle-rn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
Thank you! :aww:
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
WElcome
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turtle-rn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
OI! that was fast! :D
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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