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DIRTY PAIR's KEI and YURI, younger, from 2000 by AdamWarren DIRTY PAIR's KEI and YURI, younger, from 2000 by AdamWarren
Generally, there's not much point in posting pieces on dA over the weekend, thanks to the lessened traffic... but, ehh, what the heck. I'm a g-d freelancer, which means I haven't had a weekend off* since the day I left the Kubert School; Saturday is just another workday to me, albeit a workday where my editor can't reach me. So, in honor of all my freelancer brothers and sisters who work ON the weekend instead of FOR the weekend (à la Loverboy), I might as well post a sketch! (Unfortunately, this one's scanned from a photocopy and not from the original art, so I apologize for the lessened image quality.)

This one's a random, 2000-era sketch of (my version of) Dirty Pair's Yuri and Kei in their younger (mid-teenage) years, circa AD 2137 or so. Yuri's wearing a top with video-displaying fabric, while Kei's sporting temporary-tattoo-ish imagery rendered by William-Gibson-esque "melanin stenciling"; in my take on the DP's universe, genetic upgrades like Kei and Yuri can vary their skin's pigmentation levels at will.

Can't quite recall for certain, but I think that Kei's top is loosely based on some odd fashion trend from the turn of our century, possibly from one of Li'l Kim's many wacky outfits. Note that grown-up/ grown-out adult Kei would presumably find this top's integral pockets to be of rather less utility, storage-wise. (Ahem.)

Anyhoo, for further Dirty Pair sketchwork, check my gallery here: [link]

*Unless you count conventions as weekends off, which they really aren't.
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freeza-frost Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cuuute! wonder what the stencilling says?

gess kei can get an instant tan! ^^
alvarojr Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I bought Dirty Pair today. :D
alvarojr Featured By Owner May 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I bought Dirty Pair today. :D
charly5750 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Original bad girls
JadineR Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
I love the ideas behind their outfits. I'd totally wear Yuri's top if I could! :heart:
adony Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Yuri's facial expression is so DEVIOUS here!
CaseyD2K Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome stuff! I think the very first piece of art I ever saw of yours was a rendition of the Dirty Pair. Been fan ever since!
Twinsnake-Coatl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
Huh, a pocket top. Sexy and practical.
Hunterchan Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very cool Adam. You always surprise me with these one-off sketches. They always remind me to re-visit your old comics in my 'wall-of-awesome', and that always brightens my day. Cheers mate - an try to give yourself a day off once in a while... chase down some squirrels or something ^_^
AlphaCMT Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you sir. I'm a double loser. With my "real job" I work weekends. As a freelancer, I too have no days off. Upside? It takes Mitt Romney a whole 17 hrs to make what I make in a year. It is to laugh!
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