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For the Paintedspires Stargate:Atlantis art challenge.
My Prompt was: Noir AU - The Team as a noir detective story: Teyla in Burberry and fedora, John as homme fatale, Rodney as Detective Teyla's sidekick, Ronon as the innocent suspect. Teyla, John, Rodney, Ronon. Add others as needed: (I added Defence Attorney Elizabeth to the roster)

Since the prompt subverted the traditional Detective Noir sexual roles, I decided to continue the theme into the realm of Noir style book covers. Yes, there are deliberate hints of gay subtext in several of these. What is the point of subverting the genre if you can't play around with it some?

I will post the banner next - it is just the character portraits (and therefore entirely subtext free :) )

The original images are larger, and I did indeed do the other 2 combinations, but I wanted to keep the size of this combined image manageable.

Some of the book titles and taglines are from old pulp detective novels, and some have been made up to match the style. I love the language. Thanks to ~talietha for the suggestions.
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sparrowcrazy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I've found a new fav corner of da... your sga art is stunning!:D
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Leyna-art Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :D

(and thanks for the Watch, too!)
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sparrowcrazy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D

Np :hug:
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PurpleSpinx Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Awesome!! The art is fantastic but the titles and subtitles are hilarious!! Love it!
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Leyna-art Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really enjoyed choosing the Titles and subtitles for these :D
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starryeyed-nz Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So awesome! Love the titles and subtitles and of course the fantastic. These stories need writing, seriously :)
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Leyna-art Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Thank you! I had a lot of fun finding half those titles and taglines (some are real published noir subtitles) and also making up the rest to match them.
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Brave-Toastless-Loki Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
These. ALL of these.
one million times.
I seriously snorted so hard I couldn't breathe for a second when I read "Sultry Warrior" and "Homme Fatale" sublines.
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Leyna-art Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you like them. I had lots of fun looking at pulp detective book covers and then making these up :lol:
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RandomRubixCube Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Lol at the titles. Nicely done.
Art looks great and I believe I'd be needing a bigger bookshelf if these books existed.
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Leyna-art Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I had so much fun with the titles :D
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Nighty-chan Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Awesome!!
All those little details and this great colo!!!
Words are missing to me...
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Leyna-art Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I got a bit carried away with this project, but I was having too much fun thinking up titles for the books :)
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Jenndifurry Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2008
My fav whould have to be knave of hearts because well Elizabeth and John yeah, Ronan and Teylah secound and well Keller and rodney third
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Leyna-art Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you - It was fun playing around with the various combinations and pairings :)
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Jenndifurry Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008
I would so buy those books great artistry
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marislily Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2008
Really cool...but why can't I add it to my collection?:tears:
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Leyna-art Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:(
(but thank you for liking it, anyway)
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Nightingaledies Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
I love how you had multi-ships. The titles are awesome.
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Leyna-art Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, thanks! I was having too much fun making up the titles, and the covers that I just kept going :)
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CoastalJester Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2008
I love it!
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Leyna-art Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the :+fav: and the :+devwatch: , too :)
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LadyAtlantis Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
Amazing! The posters have such a lovely coloring and I really like that idea, keep that ^^
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Leyna-art Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got a bit carried away, but I was having too much fun finding the titles :)
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OfficiallyAbi Featured By Owner May 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I would so gladly read these books. :XD:
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Leyna-art Featured By Owner May 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hee! Thank you :)
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Sweet-Kaywinnet Featured By Owner May 7, 2008
That's just...wow! That's fricken amazing! I mean if you were allowed to sell this- I'd SO buy a print! Awesome!
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Leyna-art Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooops - that little wink was meant to be a smile! (my fingers fumbled)
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Sweet-Kaywinnet Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
lol It's all good. I'm royalty in the world of fumbles and typos- welcome to the kingdon lol. :D :hug:
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Leyna-art Featured By Owner May 8, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm flattered ;)

And thanks so much for the faves and the Watch!
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Sweet-Kaywinnet Featured By Owner May 8, 2008
No prob! You're amazing!
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Merisha Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing as always ... you just blow my socks off LOL ;)
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Leyna-art Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I own a few pulp detective novels so I immediately thought of cover art when I saw the prompt. Of course I thought I'd just do 2 covers ...
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silent-pirate Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008
Brilliant :giggle: and wonderfully drawn! I could've sworn I was watching you but eh, apparently not.
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Leyna-art Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The prompt was inspiring :)

Thank you for the watch - I appreciate it!
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vandonovan Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008
I still think you need Police Officer Carson, from Scotland Yard or something, ahahahahaha. Still, it's such a clever idea and so well executed. I bet so much that someone is going to write fanfic with these titles/prompts.
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Leyna-art Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't think I didn't consider adding Carson - but it was already completely OTT as it was!

Thank you, I thought of book covers when I saw the prompt - though originally I was intending only do 2 or 3 :)
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vandonovan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
Poor, poor Carson. Ahahahahaha.

And it's very clever use of the prompt. I wish Blake's 7 fandom was currently so creative. Sigh.
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faierius Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
God! I just LOVE your art! I wish I could actually make a realistic original painting with these characters (or any other for that matter) These are always so amazing, and you always capture their personalities perfectly! An absolutely AMAZING job! :love:
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Leyna-art Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I love Realism (though sometime I'd like to try some other styles, just to see). I'm lucky to be able to capture expressions as well as likenesses, but even so I had to scrap several versions of John for this project, which were crappy likenesses or completely without expression - or both :)

*blows raspberries back at Daniel* (fun icon!)
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faierius Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! I love realism, too, but have a very hard time even getting something vaguely real ^^; Lol

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