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Iron Maiden by Franchesco Iron Maiden by Franchesco
Feeling inspired--
Had this image pop into my head, as they generally do.
I didn't want to let it slip away, as they generally do.
Grabbed the nearest pencil-- and this is what I was left with.


Thanks for looking :)


"...this mofo is going up on my wall!!!!!"
PSYCHOTOONIST

"Great overall idea, and cool details!"
MISS MATZENBATZEN
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:iconnulltimezone:
nulltimezone Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
Fantastic stuff!
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:iconweremole:
weremole Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007   Digital Artist
0_0 This is filled with awesome. Love how the statue of liberty is opening like an (bing, bing) iron maiden or the crown of thorns she's holding, or the smug expression (confident sexy is a good kind of sexy) or the pigeon (is it pigeon or pidgeon?).

Very graphic design-y as well. With room for clear distinct color surfaces and minimal clutter. Love it. =)

Keep up the good work and if you don't allready got cover gigs may you get them. =)
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:iconcelestial-seraphiman:
Celestial-SeraphiMan Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007   Writer
Very nice.
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:iconpatcarlucci:
PatCarlucci Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
Brilliant work and the line-weights are AMAZING Fresco!
Well done... yet again!
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:iconbanuandaru:
banuandaru Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2007
I love this... the picture,the details, and the way you DO the details :D
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:iconn-i-v-e-k:
N-I-V-E-K Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007
Another fantastic piece of artwork! Beautifully rendered!:)
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:iconbri159:
bri159 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007  Hobbyist Filmographer
hey franchesco,

great work as always! i love viewing your stuff.

brian
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:iconlimbo4ever:
Limbo4ever Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
why do you always drawing sitting women ???:D
anyway, good work!!
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:iconlimbo4ever:
Limbo4ever Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
eh eh...i don't want to be the cause of your changes!!
and, you can call me just Limbo..;-)
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
LOL
good point, it looks that way doesn't it? :)

note to self... no more sitting... at least for a little while

thanks LIMBO FOR EVER
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:iconlimbo4ever:
Limbo4ever Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
eh eh...i don't want to be the cause of your changes!!
and, you can call me just Limbo..;-)
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MissMatzenbatzen Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
I just love it! Great overall idea and cool details!
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:iconfranchesco:
Franchesco Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
Thank you MISS MATZENBATZEN-- so flattered by your kind words.

I love that you love it --I love, love... I love ice cream...
(must --raid --fridge ...there is a vanilla drumstick with chocolate fudge with my name all over it.)

:)
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psychotoonist Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
I like it! Brilliant linework with a good sense of variation of the line. The geschtalt of the picture. The sybolism of the dove meaning peace and the deconstruction of the statue of liberty and the beautiful woman with a crown of thorns, showing the viewer the underlying message that liberty and dreams may very well martyr and kill you!

That and it has boobs, this mofo is going up on my wall!!!!!:rofl:
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
LOL

I like that you like it PSYCHOTOONIST-- heh... yeah, and it has boobs too. :)

I especially enjoyed reading what the various elements mean to you. I'm flattered by your kind words-- and appreciate the shout-out that it struck a chord for you the way it did.
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toxiccandie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007  Professional
awesome! color it!!!
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
Thanx TOXIC CANDIE

Glad you digs. :)
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:iconkatekaz:
KateKaz Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
A very interesting image indeed--I'm glad it didn't slip away. I like all the symbolism, and it's gorgeous to boot. Thanks for sharing :D
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
That there is just tasty... is it wrong to like that you like it?

Thank you for the kind words... I am speechless, not sure what to say to that, but I sure do like the way you put that.

Thanks ROMANY KATE. :)
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KateKaz Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Not wrong at all, I'm just happy that you're happy :D
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:iconojamstar:
ojamstar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work!
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:iconfranchesco:
Franchesco Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
Oh yeah? Why don't you take a picture, it'll last longer!

(sorry OJAMSTAR-- residual goofyness from another thread)
Thanks for the compliment, and for making my threads less sad looking with your posts. :)
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FireFoxgirl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
Nice!
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:iconfranchesco:
Franchesco Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
I know you are, but what am I?

thanks FIRE FOX GIRL :)
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FireFoxgirl Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
No problem :)
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NickMockoviak Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Hot damn Franco!!!!!

I LOVE the idea man. Great drawing, I owe you a beer man.
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
I don't generally drink beer... but what could be tastier than beer?
Free beer, that's what! mmmmm.... free beer.

Heh heh, you still throw me for a loop when you call me Franco, but thanks for the compliment and the postiment-- that there deserves ice cold beer... No, no wait, it deserves --free ice cold beer.

:)

thanks NICK MOCKOVIAK
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NickMockoviak Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Most def man. :beer:
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:iconvicthechaosgoat:
victhechaosgoat Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
Damn, distracting me from my homework again...

VERY interesting combination of symbols in this one
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:iconfranchesco:
Franchesco Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
LOL
Well, it looks like my job here is done then. :::crosses off the to-do list "distract chaos goat from homework" ::: mission accomplished.

Thanks for the shout-out CHAOS GEE :)
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Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007  Professional
Lovely work . . .
Great detail.
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:iconfranchesco:
Franchesco Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
Hey there MR. JACK

You are too kind and too cool for positing in my threads. If not for you, all my stuff would have like only 2 or 3 little comments. And nothing is more sad on deviant-art than a thread showing no faves and no replies-- and I have a gallery full of them sad little threads. Thanks for making them a little less sad each time.

:)

Glad you like the pic.
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:iconmr--jack:
Mr--Jack Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007  Professional
A little less sad?
Ah well, there you go.
It's always good to be supportive, methinks.

Particularly of work that one likes.
(I just noticed the link to your website in your sig; damn. keep up the good work (oh god there must be a better less clichéd way of saying that) . . .)
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:iconthemoore:
TheMoore Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The detail, the sweeping curved lines, takes my breath away. Thank you.
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:iconfranchesco:
Franchesco Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
No, no... thank YOU

I appreciate the kind words THE MOORE... thanks for dat :)
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perhoart Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
Well, beeing out cellebrate a "doctor" in progamming! It's nice to be back wathing soething "real"! Like the white highlights in the eyes;.) Sorry about the "spelling"!
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
No need to apologise about the PERHOART-- I'm like a million times worse, not sure how it is that folks understand a thing I say when IMing. I spend half the time reposting the same reply, with the hope of more legible text.

Thanks for the shout-out and for the compliment on the drawing. :)
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perhoart Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007
Hehe. Well I'll try to stop writing in the DA when I'm p................ Like it even better now when I'm sober;-) There's a lot of symbolism here isn't it? I'll keep on watching You;-)
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alphamalezulu4 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
Aw maaaaaaaaaaan I was thinking it was the band! You've left me with this fine piece of art of a hot and seductive imagery instead... Honestly, I can't complain lmao.

Great stuff bro! I wish I had images come out like that.
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
heh heh... bet you were pretty disappointed when you clicked the link and realized it wasn't that decomposting mascot they use for all their album covers. Sorry for the fake out- but calling this piece anything else besides 'Iron Maiden' would not have done the trick.

Then again, maybe I should have called it "not iron maiden" :)

Thanks for the compliment ALPHAMALE ZULU
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NotWithoutAlibis Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Up the Irons
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alphamalezulu4 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
LMAO oddly enough I wasn't disappointed one bit!
Sounds corny I know but knowing there's a link with your artwork at the end of a click, it's not a bad choice to click. Always get to see something fantastic bro!I noticed you had liberty in here. Iron Liberty just doesn't have the same zip and zazz to it. ya know?
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KidNotorious Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
WOW !!! That had to be one killer moment of inspiration.
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:iconfranchesco:
Franchesco Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
LOL
good thing I wasn't behind the wheel at the time, or operating heavy machinery.

Whispering Muses need to come with a warning label of some kind, the way prescripion bottles do. :)


Thanks KID NOTORIOUS!
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:iconzanker:
zanker Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007  Professional General Artist
Killer drawing, Franchesco!
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
Thank you ZANKER...
So what is it that says 'killer' to you... all the metal pointy things, or all the metal pointy things? :)

Thanks for the props on the pic...
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jewstinian Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007
i'm speechless. and jealous!
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:iconfranchesco:
Franchesco Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
I am humbled, and flattered.

Thanks mucho much for the kind words JEWSTINIAN-- you are too kind. :)
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:iconederoi:
Ederoi Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you didn't let it slip away, nicely done =)
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Franchesco Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2007
How bout it EDEROI... so many times we get the muse wispering in our ear-- but it all too often gets drowned out by all the noise of deadlines, and this thing, or that thing. By the time we come back to it... if ever... the feeling is like a faded dream-- we know it was kind of there at one time... but it quickly disappears to the point that it was like it never existed in the first place. And is quickly forgotten.

This time around, I just had to say in essence "stop the world I am getting off for a minute or two"-- when a picture pops in my head that is really dying to get out that much-- I gotta remove all distractions and just let it happen.



blah blah blah... I just wanted to draw boobs. :)
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