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Modesty Gallows bird by Loopydave Modesty Gallows bird by Loopydave
Modesty Blaise Cover for 'the Gallows Bird' story in the Swedish Magazine Agent X9. Left a fair amount of blank space for extra tags and headers for this issue.

I remember this one being a little rushed coz of the work load at the time, but I thought it came up okay on the printed version anyway.

Pencil sketch, painted in photoshop.

Oh, and Modesty didn't really die in this issue - just in case someone out there was concerned :D
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:iconcapitaosete:
capitaosete Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
I remember that story, the villainess in the front of the cover was trying to blow up the dams of New Orleans (it's from the late 70's).
The way Modesty escapes from this particular death trap could have only come from Mr. O'Donnell's mind!
It's been over a decade since any new story, in any kind of media, has come out...
Miss you MODESTY!

Thanks man.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional
You hav a good recall there! Big Modesty fan myself and I'm waiting for the day when they finally do a GOOD Modesty movie!
Cheers!
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MrSwede Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
I think I have a couple of Agent X9s laying around somewhere. Great stuff.
And a great piece, I'm sure they were thrilled!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Professional
Thanks! I've done about 6 covers so far and its been a blast!
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danyboz Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Another great layout :thumbsup:
I usually don't like making comparison... but the face in front makes me think of Philip Castle :)
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional
:D You're not the first person to mention that... must be something in the face - she certainly doesn't have his chrome :D
Cheers!
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:iconsupermarioart:
supermarioART Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect style and use of lighting my friend!Bravo!;-)
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional
Cheers Mario!
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:iconsupermarioart:
supermarioART Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Always a great pleasure amico!;-) :hug: :dance: :D
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:iconxxxoudyxxx:
xXxOUDYxXx Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh wow! the work is so remarquable here I'm speechless.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional
Good thing you are still up to typing!:D
Cheers man!
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:iconlil-el-art:
Lil-el-art Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Always the consumate genius - regardless of the deadline! :worship: :clap: :D
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional
Multiple deadlines that pile up on each other are definitely no fun - but they do make one work harder and be more efficient sometimes :D
Cheers my fabulous friend! :hug:
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wikkacristal Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011   General Artist
wonderful work!!!!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional
Thanks!
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:iconstudiojsculpts:
StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It looks great buddy!!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional
Cheers Lonnie!
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:iconstudiojsculpts:
StudioJsculpts Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Cheers buddy!!
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:iconjplh:
JPLH Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
I remember this! You make us Modesty-fans proud <3
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional
:D Cheers ma'am!
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:iconbiomek:
biomek Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice one man... love the mood lighting you got going on!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional
Cheers Dave!
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:iconhagge:
Hagge Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
When I die, I'm going to come back and watch over your shoulder as you do your art work. :)

Ps, the lower left character convinces me that you've had a stroll through my highschool. :D
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Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional
Not for the first time, but I am kind of worried about what kind of high school you went to :D
Try to avoid having dead things sitting on my shoulder while I paint where I can- its both uncomfortable and makes it harder to put a sheep on my head [link]
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Hagge Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
I thought everyone's highschool was like that. :lol:
And I was going to say something about only being there in spirit, but I din't want to get thrown out of your watcher's list. ;)
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Popsaart Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Very nice, David! I totally love the lighting on the crazy face. well done mate :)
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional
Crazy faces need crazy lighting :D Cheers my good man!
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:iconjeremiel91:
jeremiel91 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Student Filmographer
Keep rushing your work then, because it looks great!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Professional
Lol! Thanks!
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:iconbpisek:
bpisek Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
I'm with Jason. Great lighting effect.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional
:D Cheers! Its a sure fire way to make anyone look villainous :D
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:iconraymax90:
RayMax90 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Evil Charlie-Chaplin-alike in the bottom corner adds much menace
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional
Never mess with evil Charlie Chaplin like people I say!
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:iconraymax90:
RayMax90 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
That's a fine motto to live by
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:iconrockhurtz:
RockHurtz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
awesome style. :) The "show lighting" effect is really good me thinks.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional
Cheers mate!
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:iconreebba:
reebba Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is creepy, great lightening!!!! :D
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional
Gracias! :D
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:iconreebba:
reebba Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lighting? excuse my english =P
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional
I like the original version better :D

Cheers ma'am!
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:iconjasonedmiston:
jasonedmiston Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
GREAT lighting!!!!!
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional
High praise coming from the king of dramatic lighting himself :D
Cheers my friend!
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:iconjasonedmiston:
jasonedmiston Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Oh you... :)
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:iconlambidy:
Lambidy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw this yestersay in e commercial for the magazine! Awesome! <3 :D
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional
Cool!
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:iconlambidy:
Lambidy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes i thought so, and thought it was even cooler to find who made it, here. Awesome work :D Love her expression!
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:iconcrushedtulips:
crushedtulips Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
What a creepy face. Well done.
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:iconloopydave:
Loopydave Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Professional
Hope you are talking about the painting and not me there ;)
Cheers!
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:iconcrushedtulips:
crushedtulips Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Haaaa....

:hug:
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:iconart-of-omunall:
Art-of-Omunall Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, this rocks. Once again, your use of lighting has made me cry at my understanding of it :D
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