Zero Girl- (Victory Gal series), Glen Angus (2D)

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  09 September 2006
Zero Girl- (Victory Gal series), Glen Angus (2D)



Title: Zero Girl- (Victory Gal series)
Name: Glen Angus
Country: USA
Software: Photoshop

The third in a series of ?? (I don't know I am enjoying painting these so much) I mentioned I would do one more exotic- Hope this fits.
Albeit the Japanese were not known for putting pin up art on the noses of their planes, but with the strong spirituality their pilots lived by- I thought it fitting to give one of their planes a "spirit" of it's own. I opted to inter twine the victory gal with the essence of a dragon to add to it's prescence and tie the girl into the subject matter of the painting better.

Done entirely in Photoshop including the pencil (which is also in my porfolio gallery)

Hope you like.
Respectfully,
Gangus
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  09 September 2006
I love the concept for these images. I think my favorite would have to be the first one. The latest two have been nice but I donít get the same since of drama and action as I do with the first one. Also, technically speaking, the style is fantastic. It is painted with a masterís hand, but I would love to see a cleaner version of this concept. I know the rough style was aimed at catching the gritty rawness of war, but pin-up girls have always brought a cleaner, more saturated, and almost cartoonish quality to mind. Donít get me wrong though, they are very well done, and I look forward to seeing your next painting.
 
  09 September 2006
Hi Glenn,
I hope that this series wil become printed in some collectible stuff. Its really great subject and really really sweet painted.

One thing i think need be fixed in this one: the left leg. the knee position its seems too down, it makes the upper part of the leg too long. If you look where is the right knee you'll see my point.

Forgive my poor english and i hope you can understand what i mean.

cheers

Last edited by notpill : 09 September 2006 at 02:02 PM.
 
  09 September 2006
Wow dude really nice and eye catching colors. The blue halo/glow around the girl works really well in my opinion.
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  09 September 2006
Wink nice job

wow man .thats realy nice
great color
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  09 September 2006
Great! this your series starting to be very pouplar I like it!
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  09 September 2006
Gorgeous amazing colours
 
  09 September 2006
I haven't been by in a while so didn't catch the other two pieces until I saw this one today; I had to go to your gallery to see the others. I think you have really captured the essence of the "totem spirit" concept with these images, and the feel of them is very raw, almost like some of Frazetta's pieces for war comics in the 60's. Excellent job !!



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  09 September 2006
Wow, just wow. What can I say; you have already fixed everything that can possibly be wrong with it. I really like your color pallet on this one, but I have to say that your first one is still my favorite. Keep them coming and I will buy your "Victory Gal" book some day. Thanks for the continued inspiration.
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  09 September 2006
Red face regarding initial feedback

Thanks guys for the feedback.

It's great to know everyone is enjoying these, and good to get the general consensus as well.
I already have the next one roaming around in my head. I will focus on bringing back more of the drama from the first one.

I'm really glad the color pallette has caught some of your attention- I really wanted to work outside the comfortable norm of color choices in this piece.

DArcy1: Far too kind to evoke the name Frazetta with anything of mine associated.
-Glen bows head to the god of fantasy art for forgiveness

notpill: Thanks for the tip on the leg- your totally right- you should see the above image fixed. Don't worry about your english- your point was put accross just fine.

brady-scott: Glad you like the series. I have another image in mind based on a post war racing version of the P-51 Mustang that I am thinking of doing extremely clean to contrast the other pieces in this collection. For now I am going through a "gritty stage" if you will call it that. Just having fun exploring some different textures. I did put a detail of this on my portfolio gallery for you to zoom in on the high detail that I put into her skin tones- perhaps that might be of interest to you.

Thanks again for the comments thus far-looking forward to getting more feedback.

Respectfully,
Glen Angus
 
  09 September 2006
what is this ... I can't hold myself ...
realy great job ... great ...
no word ...
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  09 September 2006
Beautiful, but for some reason the immediate impression of the figure says to me "young man" rather than girl (apart from the obvious areas). I'm trying to put my finger on why, because it's obviously feminine on further contemplation, yet something doesn't feel quite right about it. This is most likely my problem, not yours though.
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  09 September 2006
I love this series. You could easily sell prints of these through any number of aviation or vintage plane magazines. I think WWII airplane buffs would eat these up with a fork!

As for the images themselves, I think the most appealing female figure was in the bomber image, but it's odd that she's firing the gun downward. Love the surprised pilot leaning out the window, though. Overall my fave is the P-40/shark image. Though the tat on the "Zero Girl" is great. Beautiful work all around.
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  09 September 2006
Originally Posted by erilaz: Beautiful, but for some reason the immediate impression of the figure says to me "young man" rather than girl (apart from the obvious areas). I'm trying to put my finger on why, because it's obviously feminine on further contemplation, yet something doesn't feel quite right about it. This is most likely my problem, not yours though.


Ha! glad you like it though erilaz. Jd knight thought the same when looking at the first version of the pencil that I had in the gallery- I had her back too thick. Since then I was even over compensating to avoid that by elongating the thin neck and softenning the features even more.

If this is your problem - May I make a suggestion- when visiting Hawaii, and dealing with the "ladies of the night"- always look for an adams apple it's a dead giveaway
Ironically I just seen an HBO documentary on how hard it is to tell the difference in Honolulu.
Then I actually ended up going there to sign for a Magic The Gathering event- it is amazing how many prostitutes hover around the hotels at night there. All I could remember was the documentary, and I found myself wondering which was which. The local players thought this was funny as it is widely understood that the more atractive working girls often turn out to be boys. I pretty much stuck to site seeing, golfing and signing Magic cards

Regards,
Glen
 
  09 September 2006
Oh man, I am finally quoted for giving some sound advice and my name is misspelled. Itís JSGKnight not JD Knight. Oh well, it doesnít really matter.

Glen, I still think it looks tons better then your first pencil sketch. I do kind of agree with erilaz though, but I canít quite put my finger on it.

I just took the liberty of playing around with the size of her head in Photoshop a bit. I think that the size of her head is still a bit small compared to her upper body and shoulders. Or maybe her upper body and shoulders are too big compared to her head. I am definitely not an expert when it comes to anatomy, which is why I usually avoid it all together. Hopefully this helps and I donít just sound like a babbling idiot.
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