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Spy Sappin' My Great Work by tmgivler Spy Sappin' My Great Work by tmgivler
"Spy Sappin' My Great Work"

Obviously, this poster design is based on Leonardo Da Vinci's magnum opus, (or "great work"), The Mona Lisa.

It's the third piece in my "Thinking Outside the Orange Box" series.

I'm becoming very familiar with Photoshop now. While I'm still new at it, I'm starting to get used to all the tools. I used a lot more for this project than I did with anything else I've made so far.

I probably spent over 15 hours on this piece. I didn't keep track of the time getting screenshots of the spy, or when I was editing the original Mona Lisa out of the background (and trying to make the empty space look at least something like the original work - it's already impossible to improve upon Da Vinci, you know...)

The mask was a lot of fun to make, It's always interesting to think what else a spy could disguise himself as. I added the cigarette, because the spy is never without his smokes.

The idea for this piece is what got me started on this entire series. I wanted to be sure to spend enough time on it to make it one of my best pieces yet. Also, since it was my original idea, I didn't want it to suck - lol. Like I said, I'm not great with Photoshop yet...

This is probably the last poster I'll make for a while, so tell me what you think!

Spy and Electro-Sapper are from Valve's new game, TF2. It's in the Orange Box! Spy, Electro-Sapper and TF2 copyright Valve, original painting is by Leonardo Da Vinci.
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iWantcoal Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Spy can't draw better than Leonardo, so he sapped it instead :3
MataRahi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Student
I laughed XD
DeceptiBonk Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
seems legit~
HeroicSpartanMan51 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   General Artist
Trist2468 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
darkkitty166 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
trol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lol lolol dum da da dum.
WhirlwindTheHedgehog Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
to be honest... it looks better now
Shadou-Wolf-Force Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
spy is a Monalisa. Wait...
sharkdragon96 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
OMG Genius!
DarkLuigi-1 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
A recommended Spray Paint.
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