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Final stage by cabroon Final stage by cabroon
Retro nostalgia Marion from Double Dragon.
When we were teenagers we dreamed of being strong, overcoming our problems with power, and fighting hordes of bad guys with our fists to rescue our sweetheart was a recurring fantasy.
I poured a lot of money and time on this arcade and the home ports.
That´s one of the reasons I started practicing martial arts. Karate, then Taekwondo.
There is little left for me to say about double dragon that I haven´t written on my "double plumbers" pic description.

I like how her big fluffy hair and her thick eyebrows scream 80s fashion. I didn´t want to put a jacket on her, since the jacket is the updated design from double dragon neon. I was going for a mixture between 80´s Marion and the more recent one. In the game sprites she is Brunette. In the game story, the pics and the game art, she is shown as blond.

I had a blast working on this pic.
No need for a bacstory, it´s already written. It´s my High definition interpretation of my pixelated memories.

Enjoy.

Cabroon out.
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:icondragonz696:
dragonz696 Featured By Owner 2 days ago
awesomely drawn ty
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:icontoshi81:
Toshi81 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I remember that game & the lovely damsel in distress! ;-)

Nice work again!
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:iconteazintiff:
teazintiff Featured By Owner May 13, 2018
Beautiful work
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:iconlaserninja20:
laserninja20 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
How you drew her reminds me of one of my OCs. :P
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:iconjapender61:
japender61 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018
This is quite impressive.  Great peril image, and she is fabulously gorgeous!
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:iconkragf:
kragf Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018
Excellent
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:iconrci94001:
RCI94001 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018
PERFECTION ! LOVE THE GAG!
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:iconthedidsquid:
TheDiDSquid Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2018
You're the man!
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:iconwillfish14:
WillFish14 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018
Pretty
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:iconlamplighter1968:
Lamplighter1968 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018
This is absolutely stunning! Any plans to do Linda Lash?
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:iconroofer2222:
Roofer2222 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2018
For those of us that were in our 20s in the 80s - we thank you.  Mmm.  The clubs, the girls, those amazingly short dresses that slid off so easily...

It took me a long time to find a woman that likes to be tied.
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:iconkdrfc6787:
kdrfc6787 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2018
Fantastic! This is amazing. I love the blend of classic and new
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:iconmightymorphinpower4:
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2018
Cool one
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:iconconanrock:
ConanRock Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018
This's AWESOME! Thanks!
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:iconstriderxxx:
striderxxx Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
gorgeuss
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:iconjazo2:
jazo2 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Wow , awesome picture and work :D (Big Grin) Wink/Razz Clap Clap Clap 
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:icondoozer73:
Doozer73 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
My incentive to save her would have been less but I definitely would have been pumping in rolls of quarters. Awesome image, thank you for sharing!
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:iconjabroniville:
Jabroniville Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
Awesome! So great to see your stuff again :).
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Evil-Doppelganger Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
Great job on a classic video game damsel! Of all the problems with the Double Dragon movie, the biggest was they got Alyssa Milano to play Marion, but then cut her hair off and eliminated any hint of her as a damsel in distress! Heresy!
 
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denkira7 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
It's a great pic! Looks like you really put your heart into it. :)
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:iconninjaraph:
Ninjaraph Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
This is great work. Keep it up. 
I never played Double Dragon as a kid, but I did try the original arcade version a couple months ago.
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:icona3kitsune:
A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
         [Happy] Mochi Tokyo MiniPixel 
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:iconaidenke:
aidenke Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
Lovely expression and even lovelier suspension. Very nice work here getting her rigged up! :)
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:iconcabroon:
cabroon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
at some point I thought about adding a crotchrope, but it would have made her skirt ride upwards. In the end it was not necessary.
Thanks!
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aidenke Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
Heh, can't do everything in a pic. Maybe a good thing to leave that off, as it could give her something else to "look forward to" later! :P XD
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coredumperror Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
Oh my, this is absolutely gorgeous! How in the world did you do her hair?? It looks ridiculously detailed.
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:iconcabroon:
cabroon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!!
I´ve been working on my hair texture lately (also on my skin tones ;) ) . I´m trying to stay away from the single color blob hair. I want it to feel more organic.

Hair is maybe 4 or five layers.
Flat base color
I start laying the darker shadow areas .
Then a slightly less dark tone of hair strands that I smudge with a small brush tip.
Then the area highlights also smudged in the direction and flow of the hair strands
Then a layer with a fine brush tip for individual golden hair strands
I adjust  the hue and saturation, the contrast and brightness on each layer individually until it satisfies me.
Finally a layer for global light and reflections.


It is a mixture of hard work and knowing some photoshop tricks to make it easier. Mostly learned from various tutorials here in D.A. and most of it is made on pure instinct until it feels right.

Glad you liked it!
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coredumperror Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
Sounds way, way complicated! I'm only just barely taking my first little baby steps into drawing, but I hope to some day be as good as you. :)
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scroopynoopers33 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I remember the Double Dragon arcade theme the most.  That song would play at the title screen and then through the demo when nobody was playing the game.  Every time I'd walk in the arcade I'd hear that song and immediately know that they had at least one game that I was excited to play.  When you beat the game with two players, you have to fight the other at the end.  I always imagined that the brother who loses the fight was the real leader of the gang, and needed you to help him kill the boss so that he could take it over.  I used to mercilessly slaughter many an ally during that end game twist.  
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blackcat76 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
¡Mi escena de videojuego y damisela en peligro favorita!

:D
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:iconcabroon:
cabroon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Estoy seguro que muchos despertamos nuestro fetiche con esta escena del juego.
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:iconblackcat76:
blackcat76 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018
Sí que era un aliciente para jugarlo y llegar a la escena final :D
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:iconjc-did:
JC-DiD Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cabroon, you've done it again!

I can't get enough of these scenes that we always wished happened but only did in our minds; you bring them to life!

JC
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cabroon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!! Just doing my part and sharing my joy with the world.
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FascinationJorugumo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Love it :D:D:D!!! Awesome Work :D:D:D
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:iconcabroon:
cabroon Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks !!
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datguynamed-rusho Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018
I think the date is about a year late lol 
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:iconcabroon:
cabroon Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHAHAHA you are right!, I usually don´t make any correctiosn once the pic is finished.
Maybe i wiil or won´t correct it.
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FascinationJorugumo Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome :D
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