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I had several inspirations for this illustration.
I wanted to make a piece partly inspired by the old 1950s pin up art and the warplane nose art of the 1940's. Im also a big fan of retro futuristic genre (Blade Runner,Dark City, Brazil) and anything that has an old Flash Gordon style.

As for the girl in the image, she was partly inspired by the old 1960's -70's sci-fi/horror film actress Caroline Munro.

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Rob-Satanta-K Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Nailed it! Man oh man your work blows me away!
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:iconjosiah-black:
Josiah-Black Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
nicely done :)
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:iconoo-monkey-oo:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist
That is just awesome! Great work
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:iconstevemarriott:
SteveMarriott Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
Very nice, more retro futuristic please. :)
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:iconcapnskusting:
CapnSkusting Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
It was great seeing this pop up in my in box again!
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:iconelneanderthal:
elneanderthal Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
me gusta mucho su estilo como muy reto!!
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scarlaohorror Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Oh, I can definitely see the Caroline Munro, particularly in the cool, saucy expression. Great drawing!
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:iconwolfyute:
wolfyute Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool, whether by design or instinct, this turned out perfect in my opinion!
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:iconbrenthollowell:
brenthollowell Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011   Digital Artist
love this one also
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:iconcarlosmiii:
CARLOSMIII Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
AWESOME WORK ,, very inspiring. -CARLOS III
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:iconlebedevore:
lebedevore Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
You really achieved everything you wanted to put in that picture, that is amazing... There is something that reminds me the emotion I have with Frazetta, maybe the sexy darkness.
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:iconblackstag222:
blackstag222 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
pretty sweet...like epic noir.
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:iconmaketsu:
maketsu Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
Simply stunning, so much effect in one painting. I wish I could get even close to such sense of composition at one point of the future. :-)
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:iconscratchx:
ScratchX Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010  Student General Artist
A-M-A-Z-I-N-G ! :)
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:icongrimbyl:
grimbyl Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
niiice this is awesome beautiful work of art
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:iconblack-falcon01:
Black-Falcon01 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2010
This is just...WOW. I like it!
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:iconlynnlynnlynnlynn:
lynnlynnlynnlynn Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
(This is me clapping My hands) Nice work with the shirt...Love the second light source (reflective light)...
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:icondigital-creative:
digital-creative Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010
thats deadly !
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:iconofgermanblood:
OfGermanBlood Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Student Photographer
Your icon does not do this justice. It looks so amazing full view!!!
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:icondigitalinkrod:
digitalinkrod Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!:wow:
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:icongarylaibart:
GaryLaibArt Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is remarkable my friend! keep them coming!
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:iconscarpella:
scarpella Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
nice choice for inspiration. Caroline Munro is one of my favorites. Nice tribute to her. well done..
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:iconmedan-agan:
medan-agan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
Thats a fun picture and I like the explanation of where you took your inspiration from.
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SafetyInNumbness Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi!
I've featured you here in my journal!

:star:[link]:star:
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:iconlordmiste:
LordMiste Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Beautyful!
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:iconilnedo:
IlNedo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gorgeous style, it's great!
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:iconmoxydesign:
moxydesign Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
Totally impressed with all your art, especially this one.
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:iconmoxydesign:
moxydesign Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
This is my favorite.
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:iconameskirshen:
ameskirshen Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
looks like a photo real interpretation of Roxy Rocket from Batman The Animated Series. NICE!
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:iconanouk-lisole:
Anouk-Lisole Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008
Nifty. She's like the going-to-battle version of Rosie the Riveter!
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:iconraptorfarmer:
RaptorFarmer Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008
Mind if I absolutely love this!?! Kick ass.
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:iconconceptbloke:
Conceptbloke Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Ah I saw this on Imagine Cover! Ddint realise you had done this and the raygun. I must go visit the Imagine FX forum soon.
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:icontre-sedici:
Tre-Sedici Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008
She looks like a cat as well, very nicely done.!
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:icongeowulf:
geowulf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
She looks almost feline!
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:icondelaronde:
delaronde Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Sweet deal dude!
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:iconmemoriesofnam:
memoriesofnam Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
Amazing :)
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:iconpuddingninja:
puddingninja Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
...fucking awesome...I have no other words
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:iconxloganx:
xloganx Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
Awesome. Inspiring.

I too love this style/genre in film, art and such.
It's hard to define too, with so many things that can be included in it's inbspiration; steampunk, industrial age, early century tech, retro sci-fi, post-nuclear futuristic/apocalyptic, etc.

Great work, keep it up!
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:iconcajunattack:
cajunattack Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2007  Professional General Artist
Baddass, sexy, beautiful, sleazy. Very 50s sci-fi pinup. What's not to like?!
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:iconrichman43:
richman43 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
The inspiration is rich in detail and clarity. It's as if the past is being transferred into the future.

Great work!
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TomatoDragon Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2007
Definitely one of my favs in your gallery. What can be said? 'Nuff said..that's what. Beautiful.
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:iconterminalcondition:
terminalcondition Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
I adore retro style paintings. The design is superb - loving the lighting and the character.
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:iconlizwymark:
LizWymark Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
cool. especially love the muted colours. But I think she's had some work done. checkout my dames if you like....
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:iconkravenous:
Kravenous Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007
one of my all time favourite pieces , cool that your on here now i know who did it!!!
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:iconneil113:
Neil113 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
She looks like Steve Mannion's Fearless Dawn character. [link]=Date&;Piece=264366&GSub=32154&GCat=0&UCat=0

Great job!
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:iconcybernetichero:
cybernetichero Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
Ooooh, I have a thing for girls in wwII flying gear!
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:iconartelfic:
Artelfic Featured By Owner May 26, 2007  Professional General Artist
nice looking clothes!
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:iconvincoid:
Vincoid Featured By Owner May 21, 2007   Filmographer
Wicked indeed, awesome job ;)
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:iconbarontieri:
barontieri Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
well done, cool posing, nice rendering!
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:icon187designz:
187designz Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007  Professional General Artist
damn!!! that chick iz awesome!! really badass!!!
great work
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