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Stand and Deliver by ToolKitten Stand and Deliver by ToolKitten
sooooo, here it finally is after about 20 hours of work. yikes, i wonder if thats going to be the new standard for them?

anyways, the drawing took 7 hours, the rest of that 20 is painting.

i started this piece with many expectations and funny ideas, and in the end i just went with a single figure. i suppose some of you will look down on referencing another painting so closely, but i used this one [link]

Napoleon Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David, 1801.

at first i started with something more original (lol) with my own poses, but in the end i had such a purely specific piece in mind i just went with it. afterall, that particular painting gave me the idea to do one in the first place.

i went into this whole thing with a very light heart and open mind, as the idea still makes me giggle. it turned into something more serious when i was trying to make it the best it could be i suppose, but i still dont regret using so close a reference because it was never taken seriously. not like i'm trying to hide it anyways :)

so, i used quite a bit of ref also for the costume, and the gun, but drawing the costume from a different view was quite challenging for me.

anyways, thats about all i have to gab about.

if you dont know who adam ant is, youtube him. he is so fucking cool :D

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:icondaveracer:
daveracer Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this peace,
And all things 80's.
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:iconartbrojohn:
ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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heartmaddox Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Writer
love it!! ABsaloutly adore adam ant and am in love with your beautifull picture :)
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AntWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I know you probably hate me but if he has his pistol, he should have his mirror. After all that's what Stand and Deliver was all about, how vain people were, and could be so easily distracted by their own appearance.
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
napoleon didnt have anything else
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:iconantwarrior:
AntWarrior Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hmm??
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AntWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks AMAZING. But I'm terribly pedantic, Adam's in the Prince Charming get-up with the Kings of the Wild Frontier/Dandy Highwayman make-up. Was this just to show all the main different eras, or just a mistake??
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
its a parody, read the description.
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:iconantwarrior:
AntWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And anyway, that's not an excuse, I'm sorry as a painting it's amazing, but you know, it's the wrong costume, maybe it would of worked with the dandy highwayman costume and the Prince Charming makeup. Coz then he's in the right attire to go horse riding...
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
i did exactly as i intended, people arent around to make fanarts that cater to every fanboys nitpicky whims. i picked the outfit i thought personally fit best for the idea with styles and most importantly colors, and the one i could find the best reference on. as clearly none of his costumes fit just exactly, i went with what I WANTED.

feel free to disagree but for godssake dont fuckin nag me to death and back about it.

if you havent seen the extremely well known painting of napoleon, look it up. and if you dont know what the definition of parody is, i suggest you look that up also, just because i didnt actually say the word parody doesnt mean i didnt intend, or express that intention. and i think you'd be pretty hard pressed to find the next guy who didnt find this fairly obvious.
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AntWarrior Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know what parody means, it's like a copy of someone's work but slighty adjusted, normally for "comedy" porposes - like The Hunger Games Parody ("She won the trip to Aruba!") And I didn't really "nag you to death" You should see my rant about Sarah Sands!:->

Plus it's my opinion, you want Prince Charming, and I want a true representation of Adam Ant's Dandy Highwayman character. I guess like this [link]

I mean the whole "Stand and Deliver" song and video was about vanity, people's image, people's opinions of themselves! So if I was doing something like this (not that I can paint like that!) I would think the clothes and the whole image of Adam was important.

But anyway I'm meant to be doing homework! Ta-ta!:->
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
ah i see, i didnt put any dandy highwayman into this, the image doesnt lean to adam as much as napoleon and thats why you got your panties in a twist :)
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AntWarrior Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you understand me!:->
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AntWarrior Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It doesn't say its a parody in the description.
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CogitorRex Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Made me smile when I saw it. Thanks.
I would not say that this work is derivative of an original, but rather that it is a riff on a classic. You are riding a cultural wave, along with the book "Pride, Prejudice, & Zombies" and the movie "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter".
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Srcraven71 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
ADAM-EFFING-ANT!!!!! Nothing more needs to be said.
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:iconfaelaelana:
FaelaElana Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<3
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littlemissanthrope Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Love the pic and Adam Ant :)
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:iconyellowperception:
yellowperception Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
your money or your life :]
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Spikeyboy1969 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Hehe - This was one of the first singles I was given...
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:iconretakethisworld:
RetakeThisWorld Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I totally recognized the reference! Great job!
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:iconpetert053:
petert053 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
I absolutely love this!!
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:iconrelwyn:
Relwyn Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
hey,i love this!i thought Adam Ant was great,i can remember "Stand and Deliver" being released,although i was only about nine. :)
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:iconraymax90:
RayMax90 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Holy. Hell.
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tc3939 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
Awsome piece, well worth the time. Thanks for sharing it. I guesse you don't drink don't smoke,what do you do? Awsome artwork.
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TlsofAvarum Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
it reminds of the soldiers of the civil war, don't know why
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:icontstuckel:
tstuckel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
Adam would be flattered - I met him once
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MadHatterAndTea Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
I LOVE this.
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dA--bogeyman Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is AWESOME!
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:iconharveykoch:
HarveyKoch Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011   Writer
this is the best thing any one has ever made.

about anything
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
lol!
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addzero Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
awesome, I really like how you drew the horse, especially it's muscles and expression.

Also, isn't Stand and Deliver the name of an '80s movie about people in california passing a math test?
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
i dont know
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MadDog1971 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Yaknow, I could honestly see this as a large painting mounted above the fireplace in Adam Ant's den =D good job, the colors are really vibrant...
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CromeCre8ive Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
I want his boots! And love your style! :)
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:iconandartha:
Andartha Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Loved to see this new interpretation of a classical subject. Fantastic job colouring. I especially love how the reds and blues catch the viewers eye.
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TearyEyedSadist Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Student Writer
badass :)
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:iconcelaoxxx:
celaoxxx Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome!
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:iconinvaderxjaden:
InvaderXJaden Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
*drool* this is. amazing
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:iconlady-eleanor:
Lady-Eleanor Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010
Wow, i just have to fave this one <3
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:icondemonbarber:
demonbarber Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Adam Ant? You don't mean Atom Ant, do you? Up and atom?
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
google adam ant before you ask a question like that.
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:icondemonbarber:
demonbarber Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Oh. Sorry. Jeez...
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
jeez? it's only to save yourself the hassle of asking.
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:icondemonbarber:
demonbarber Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
You sounded pretty damn pissy about it.
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:icontoolkitten:
ToolKitten Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional General Artist
how can a person "sound" like anything, you're reading something i wrote, i didn't use bad words or any harsh statements, you're reading into it too far. "google it" is my general statement for anything that it takes a person 2 seconds to find rather than asking me and being lazy about it.
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tomkush Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
That is Fucking AWESOME!!!!
and your right, adam ant is cool.
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:iconzlayerone:
ZlayerOne Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Woh oowoh oowoh ! It's amazing.
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:iconbloodfire87:
bloodfire87 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
wow.....absolutely....wow....
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sonicgolden Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010
I really like the lighting and shadowing in here. Your art style is one i have to keep an eye on!
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