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Blue As Can Be by GoblinQueeen Blue As Can Be by GoblinQueeen
No, it's not an April Fools trick, I really did finish another Retro Girl ;) Third in the color series (and my personal favorite color), the title actually came first on this one and then the image jumped into my head almost imediately after. Smokey lounge with a 1950's style cocktail dress.

For some reason, I had 'How Long Has This Been Going On' playing in my head the whole time I worked on it, though I don't know why since it's not really a sad song. It does have that somber, lilting feel. I think more likely the guy at the piano is playing 'They Can't Take That Away From Me' or 'Stormy Weather,' something more like that.

Medium: Original sketch vectored over in Illustrator (yup, that includes all those little lines, too. All vectored shapes) Brush texture/grain to the base of the bar done with a custom brush in Photoshop.

Other colors in the series so far:
Red: [link]
Orange: [link]
Green: [link]
Purple: [link]
Silver: [link]
Black: [link]
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:iconstilwater-rundeepo:
Stilwater-Rundeepo Oct 9, 2012  Student Writer
Great one! The blue makes it seem brooding and surreal - exactly like one of the smoky lounges or nightclubs from a film noir movie.
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:iconfedorastorm:
"When I want rain,
I get sunny weather.
I'm just as blue as the sky..."

-Frank Sinatra
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:iconchaosfive-55:
Chaosfive-55 Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This one hits you like a Julie London torch song! I'm thinking "Black Coffee", or "It's a Quarter to Three"...beautiful!!!
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:icongoblinqueeen:
oooh, those are good choices. For what ever reason, 'How Long Has this Been Going On' is what always pops into my head.
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:iconchaosfive-55:
Chaosfive-55 Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
She reminds me of a Julie London album cover!:heart:
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:iconadimo-rosa:
Adimo-Rosa Jan 8, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
:wave:
This beautiful work has been featured in my journal, here: [link]
Thanks!!!
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:icongoblinqueeen:
Aww, much thanks, very kind of you :blushes:
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:iconklensson:
whooo!
lurve ur works! X3
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