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A story illustration. More details when it's released.
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:iconjesslovee14:
jesslovee14 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
so did this get published?
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015   Digital Artist
Good question.  I don't know.  It was supposed to be released as part of a larger anthology at a film festival.  But I'm probably gonna release it soon on my patreon site.
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:icontimtight:
timtight Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Amazing!
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!  I need to check if this story ever got published...
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:iconvikinkg:
VIKINKG Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
SEXY!
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!  This feels a bit like a pulp novel cover.
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:iconmilanroman:
milanroman Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
The Blonde is Sandy !
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   Digital Artist
Who's Sandy?
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:iconcatfitemike:
catfitemike Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the image entices you to know more about the sleeping beauty.. and the contracted services.. nice one :)
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:iconcatfitemike:
catfitemike Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
eagerly awaiting :)
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012   Digital Artist
That is the whole idea. The series will be published soon.
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:iconswanbits:
Swanbits Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, sophisticated, pure class.... :wow: xxx
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks! There's a revised version coming up...
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:iconpsychocouac:
psychocouac Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
I would love seeing you draw the whole story!
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011   Digital Artist
Yep, it's coming along. I have some updates on my Facebook page.
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:iconjames-lemay-graphix:
James-LeMay-Graphix Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I never get tired of Film Noir / pulp style illustrations, especially when they're as well done as this one.

Aside from the great layout, the sexy girls, and the mood, which you captured perfectly, I really like the subtle hint of elements in the background (the lampshade, the picture frame and the transom window.)

Also, this single piece tells a story, and that's not always easy to accomplish.

Well done.
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Thank you, James. I need to give credit to filmmaker Jurii Kirnev, who actually is the one who came up with the story. I tried to bring all the elements together in this, the final scene. Wish I had the talent and patience you had to do complete stories...
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:iconjames-lemay-graphix:
James-LeMay-Graphix Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'd say you definitely have the talent for complete stories. It does take quite a bit of time and patience, though. There are days when you can run out of both. ;)

But it's very rewarding in the end.
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:icongreasystreet:
greasystreet Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh, the anticipation...
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011   Digital Artist
Haha, it's gonna take a while to finish the whole story. I have it plotted out now for the most part.
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:icondgriffinxl:
dgriffinxl Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Great atmosphere. This image implies a whole story. Love it!
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! That was the intent. This was supposed to one panel out of a 6-8 page comic.
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:icondgriffinxl:
dgriffinxl Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Is the comic available somewhere on the web for casual viewers?
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011   Digital Artist
No, it isn't published yet. I think the plan might be for a limited run, not sure if there is a plan for the web.
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:icondgriffinxl:
dgriffinxl Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
Well then I feel privileged to have had a look. :D
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:iconjakobwestman:
JakobWestman Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
That's really, really nice! Love the bold lines on the sleeping girl.
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks, Jakob. This piece got held up a long time because I couldn't decide on a visual style. In the end I went with my original instinct.

Actually the hair colors were supposed to be reversed too, so I might have to try that.
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:icony-phil:
Y-Phil Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The style, the expressions :clap: magnetic :D
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks! The expressions definitely are critical to the piece.
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:icony-phil:
Y-Phil Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure... and you are keeping a high level of quality for this, in my opinion ;-)
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:icon5letters:
5letters Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
:heart:
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks, Carolin!
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:iconsuiktwopointoh:
SuikTwoPointOh Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
This is beautiful work - construction, line work, shading, atmosphere and eroticism are all there.

Do you ever show how you build a picture from rough sketch to final piece?
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011   Digital Artist
I do on occasion. I'll try to post this on my blog.
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
awesome noir style atmosphere... very sexy work! :thumbsup:
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011   Digital Artist
I love noir! Thanks!
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
you're absolutely welcome! :)
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:icondanandpam:
DanAndPam Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
I like the layout and composition/background. It draws you into the drawing.

Did you read the story, choose a scene then create your own idea for the illustration?
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:iconbentanart:
BenTanArt Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011   Digital Artist
The story was a comic script. So many of the elements were already set. I was supposed to illustrate the whole thing, but I'm not sure I can, so I decided to at least do the key story frame.
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