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Detective Patfield by 2dforever Detective Patfield by 2dforever
2D Forever

Whilst creating a repeating pattern image for work purposes, I found myself inspired to do this.

It's not 100% accurately measured out, but it could pretty much repeat over and over - a man with a gun behind him, with a gun behind that man, etc etc.

Repeating images aside, I had a lot of fun making this. There are a few different ways you could look at it, so I'll leave that bit up to you.

Totally inspired by fantastic old film noir - when trenchcoats weren't just for flashers and insurance sales men always solved crimes... for some reason.

I would really appreciate some critique on this piece. I got to a stage where I felt it could be improved but just ran out of things to do. Any thoughts? :) Thanks in advance.
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afni30 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014

Can I use this image in the background of a design for mystery books?
2dforever Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hi there!

Yes of course you can, however I ask that you give some form of credit. So it could be my name (Tom Waterhouse) or my website ( written somewhere near the picture.

afni30 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Great! Thanks! :)
Dvojce Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
I love this image!
I was just wondering if i could use it for a banner?
I'm not making any money off of it.
And i'd of course put your copyright on the bottom :)
2dforever Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like it :)
Of course you can use it; providing you give some form of credit somewhere then I don't mind!
Dvojce Featured By Owner May 21, 2013
yes i put a water mark on his arm with your name and copy right.
in the footer i put a link to your deviant art if that's cool :)
2dforever Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's great - Glad it's of some use :) Thanks for letting me know!
ThirdSun Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Wow, amazingly well done!
The only thing I find somewhat odd is the position of his eyes in relation to the nose
2dforever Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It was based on my friends face, so he's to blame for that ;)
I'm glad you like it otherwise, thank you!
CBrengan Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
The only thing I could think of being improved is that I part of me wants to see this shot(painted) from a slightly lower perspective, where the shadows are really looming over the people. Somehow that totally says film noir to me. Or Hitchcock. I'm not sure I've ever seen a real film noir so I may just be making stuff up now. :paranoid: I really love this piece! the first thing that drew me in was the cheekbone shadows!
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