, I present you Arsène Lupin, gentleman-cambrioleur
. Oh, by the way, I hope you don't mind a little bit of breaking and entering!
Does "Les Exploits d'Arsène Lupin" or "Night Hood" reminds you of anything?
Well, if you do recognize that name, then sir or madam, you have my compliments on your taste in cartoons.
(+ additional props if you've read any of the books)
If you don't...well, I frown upon you, and expect you will see to this abhorrent lack of knowledge lest...lest I cast upon your person one of my meanest condescending glares!
(You wouldn't want THAT, wouldn't you!?)
In any case, here's the opening to that amazing series:[link]
Also, sleepiness! Ungh, I stayed way too late to finish this one. But heh! I hadn't made one such digital illustration in a long while.
Look! A background!
...you're looking at it?
EVERY LAST BIT OF IT.BASK IN IT'S GLORY
EDIT: Actually this was made because I got sidetracked while doing this very character... in 3D.
I finally finished it, here is a video if you're interested (BTW sorry, Youtube absolutely murdered (and then stomped a little more on the corpse of) my video's image quality)[link]
Adobe Photoshop CS3, grabbed a few free texture refs from google...and that's it!
...oh hey, a critique button!
About feedback: Well, I'd pretty much like to hear what you think about anything, sincerely, I haven't cracked up my digital painting skills for such a piece in quite some time now... notably, there's the presence of a somewhat real background, the almost-absence of lineart, the use of somewhat more complex lighting than my usual stuff...
I also tried to adapt the character to my style and I'd have liked to hear opinions on that but I guess so few of you people have seen the cartoon in the first place...
In any case, thank you for taking the time to view and maybe review this.