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Lovely Angels by JohnStaton Lovely Angels by JohnStaton
Another artifact from my bout with basement archeology.

Long before the recent proliferation of graphic novels inspired in every 16 year old, a fierce desire to draw his own "manga," one immensely talented artist was ripping off the Japanese cartooning style without even the slightest hint of shame.

That artist, as you know, is Adam Warren, and waay back before entirely too many of you were even born, he drew the ever drool-worthy Dirty Pair. (More recently he is known for his series of Empowered tpb's from Dark Horse--Bondagey Goodness. :))

Continuing the tradition, I have tried to co-opt his style, with equal shamelessness, and draw these two wonderful characters myself. I know I suffer mightily in comparison to the awesome Mr. Warren, but I hope you'll find it in your hearts to enjoy my offering nontheless. ;P
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Somebodylost Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
*AdamWarren faved this himself. I say he approves.

Good work, dear sir. :)
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adony Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Worthy of Mr.Warren's work.
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beavers2010 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Looking good.
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JohnStaton Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks
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Robaato Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is a stellar piece of DP artwork man. Faved.
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JohnStaton Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.

Or "Domo Arigato Mr. Robaato!":laughing:

I'll bet that's the first time you've heard that. :sarcasm:

But seriously, thank you very much. I am impressed by your art as well.
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Robaato Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Dude, we gonna have to do a collab in the future. :)
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JohnStaton Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Sounds awesome.
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shanejayell Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
*thumbs up*

Very cool.
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JohnStaton Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.

Hey, is that Gendo Ikari from NGE in your avatar?

I think you may want a look at this picture. [link]

;)
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shanejayell Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Yup. I bear a slight resemblance to him in real life, so...

LOVE the Rei/Asuka pic!
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JohnStaton Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Haw, I thought you might. ;)
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nolanb123 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
Nice buns... I mean GUNS!
:)
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JohnStaton Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
:D
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zarsh009 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
nah, i think that this can rival with the master as well. Maybe if i had western influence more, my drawing might not look too Anime'ish
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ricardoredway Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008
dirty pair was not japanese?
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JohnStaton Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yes and no.

Originally The Dirty Pair was a series of Japanese science fiction novels by Haruka Takachiho.

In the late 1980's the animation rights were sold to a Japanese company, who produced the famous anime; and the comic rights were sold to Studio Proteus and American company.(Who would later be bought out by Dark horse.) Adam Warren produced that comic.

So really it's both, but it's origins are Japanese. ;P
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Ragathol Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, this is definitely a good effort. Fully approved.
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MysticOpal Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008   Traditional Artist
I like these two a lot. Is this a copy from a DP manga? Heh... I was careful in not to type the full name, as I too, know they hate it. Regardless, it's very well drawn. Keep up the good work!

You read the graphic novel A Plague of Angels?
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JohnStaton Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Is there an actual manga? I'm familiar with (And obviously inspired by.) Adam Warrens comic, but I was unaware that the Japanese had ever done a DP comic of their own.

As for the picture being a copy? No. It's an original composition. I paid slavish attention to Mr. Warren's designs, but I came up with the drawing on my own.
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MysticOpal Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008   Traditional Artist
No, I was on about Adam Warren and Toren Smith, don't worry. Their style is like manga and they are known to use Japanese names and all. I don't know myself, if a Japanese manga artist did a manga for these two.

As for the pose? Sweet! I love it when folks make up original poses, rather than copying from the original pic in their style.
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JohnStaton Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Yea, if you just copy the pose, you may as well fire up your light table and trace the bloody thing.;P
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SuichiTanaka Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
I <3 this for so many reasons, I can't even begin to blurt them out.

...okay that's not entirely true. Hypno-butt™ ahoy!
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hwoarang1986 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008
BTW! I got a great idea... I always wantedt Rachel and her team to have a great JET...^^ And you asked me about Rachel having tec-wepons or something... maybe if ya want to... you could draw her/the teams jet^^
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JohnStaton Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Hmmm, sounds like a plan.

Do you have any particular jet in mind, or would I have a free hand in coming up with something?
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hwoarang1986 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
free hand my friend!! Surprise me! :D You got the best taste in planes I know! ;)
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JohnStaton Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad to hear it.
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hwoarang1986 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
;)
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wbd Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ka-boom! I love that inkwork, lots of energy and character in it. It sets them off quite nicely. It's a nice interpretation of the dir... lovely angels.
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JohnStaton Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Careful, you know they hate the "D" word. ;P
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