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Arsene Lupin by CelebrenIthil Arsene Lupin by CelebrenIthil
Mesdames, messieurs, 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:

Ah, nostalgia!

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!'re looking at it?
Enjoy it.

....good! :D

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)

Adobe Photoshop CS3, grabbed a few free texture refs from google...and that's it!

...oh hey, a critique button!
Yay! :la:

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. :)
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Lord-of-Potatoes Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Night Hood is a pretty good cartoon, it's a cool adaption of ArsÚne Lupin. My favourite adaption so far though is the old live action TV-series from the 70's, it's a pain though, I had to go through ALOT of effort to find the episodes and then to seperately find the subtitles which I then needed to adjust timing on as I watch because of errors. So I still haven't seen them all, but it's so good because of the disguises. I love the creative freedoms this show took though, they changed the setting with time and place a bit, made him a redhead, those clothes. Yes. So good.
NightOwlDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
This is awesome!!! :clap:I just got into the series!! :la:
J-Cat Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
I remember that show! I wish it was on DVD
AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Filmographer
i used to have a crush on him when i was a kid!!
AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Student Filmographer
i used 2 have a crush on him when i was little!!!!! XXDDDD....., by the way nice drawings & good childhood memories!
The-whist-hound Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
Awesome, never thought I'd fine any fanart of Arsene Lupin xD
SleepyFoxes Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011
I have sadly not read any of the books, but that series was what I used my saturday morning on, every week! :heart: Oh happy days and good nostalgia...
Abracadabrante Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Yay! I'm glad there's actually fanart of him! I like this (love his scarf!)
We have to watch this in french class, it's great!
Yami-Tamashi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
i am a biiiiiiiiiiigggg fan for A.L for yearrs ans still am..i watched the show loved it and Loooooovve ur pic great job (^^)
gucci84 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I'm watching this show right now. I'm glad there's fanart of it on DA!
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