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Dames and Dandies - Monochrome by Cody-Church Dames and Dandies - Monochrome by Cody-Church
A Film Noir styled scene of the classic private eye getting a desperate visit by some blubbering client. In this case, though, it's no hysterical dame but a foppish dandy.

Might not be quite done: need to tweak the lighting a bit more and put up a coloured version. Otherwise, it's at wallpaper size and ratio: perfect for widescreen monitors.

A full scene for a change: decided to actually do a background and multiple characters in the same piece. Shocking! Many points I don't think about it, though: really need to work on my soft shading skills in Photoshop, and backgrounds. And linework. Ugh . . .

On a side note:
Hey kids! Can you spot the stereotypical office furnishing from any typical Film Noir private eye flick? Find them all!
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:iconichirooishi:
Hey Cod, I gotta give you props for doing up a background on this one. Most of your pieces don't have that and neither do mine. It's hard!
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Cody-Church Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ARGH FORGOT THE SMOKE ON HER CIGARETTE.
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Maybe she doesn`t smoke, and the cigg is just to make her look cooler/older :P (Although smoking is NOT cool, kids!).

Nice work, by the way :).

Stereotypical office furnishing... Um, the door plaque/sign, trench coat on a jacket rack, non-touch-tone phone (what's up with that? You'd think private eyes would be the first ones to jump on the touch-tone dialing bandwagon, after all, it's a lot faster than ring dialing, and private eyes need to be efficient!), the random and needlessly useless cabinet that's always in a corner (really, now, what kind of paper work could a private eye REALLY need to keep in a cabinet? C'mon... their field of work doesn't create that much paper work to file away).

Yep, that's 'bout what I think (the magnifying glass and other stuff on the table doesn't really strike me as being "stereotypical").
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Cody-Church Jul 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh! Uh . . . hadn't thought of that. Early 30s I would think: 32, 33 years old. Somewhere around there.
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last69skulls Jul 21, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool! How old is she? =p
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