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Dirty Pair by AdamHughes Dirty Pair by AdamHughes
Kei & Yuri, the Dirty Pair.... a variant cover done for Dark Horse Comics back in the 20th Century. At the time, I wondered if I should have drawn them in a manga/anime style, but I thought that the reason you hire different artists is to get different interpretations.

I still think this peice is pretty decent.
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MikesScribbles Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Extra points if you have a artwork of Lester Girls and the Dragon Lady [with vacuum cleaner and pearls]
Kei [check]
Explosions ensue !

Love to see your interpretation of the battle with Shasti!
orokana-otani Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
i love your style it's fantastic work good job master *o*
PatataHot Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Love your depiction of the dirty pair!
Rob-Satanta-K Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This rocks, and by default, you do as well.
Ryujisama Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
This looks really awesome, but why such a small pic? I can't see all the awesome details, even in the download version... :cry:
Qualotesh Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know that very often when I look at your art I always think something along the lines of: "F**************************A man! That man can F*&%$#in' do women like no other! I wish I was Adam Hughes long enough to do a couple pics." Of course that leads to tangent thoughts about body switching that aren't really relevant to the topic I'm going for here.
But, it's not *just* the hotties, you do such a phenomenal job with all of it and the bike they're on is another great example. Everytime I see your pieces I like the WHOLE piece. I've been a fan for years and will be for many more, thanks for all the great work.
babel116 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
I saw the original dirty pair when I was like 12. mind totally blown. this rocks.
Nekomini09 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
I am a huge anime, manga and comic book fanatic, and Dirty Pair has always been one of my favorites. Kei and Yuri crack me up. I think that the realistic take on them is pretty awesome and really unique. Everyone always draws them anime style, which is just peachy keen and fine but I love your take on this picture.
jota68 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2011
Gracias maestro!
Primere Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011
Wish it was bit bigger. Would of liked to seen the pair with a different style.
JaesunAlin Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Would like a larger version. From what I can tell though, awesome.
wetwork777 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Exactly, love your style!
eri-veras Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
This is my favorite. :heart:
AtariPunk633 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
this was the BEST variant cover of them all and even bought the comic twice just for your kick ass cover work!
Uuppisi Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember seeing this in the back cover of some magazine here when I was little. And it was you who drew this! World is small AND truly global... o__o
Gremlich Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
One of my most favourites. Kei and Yuri are such trouble.
Garnet01 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011
It realy you made that?:D I finaly found youuuu:D i still have the comic book of dirty pair from i was younger :D And i like the motorbike space thing=):la:
Bromopar Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
This cover does justice to the Lovely Angels I love it!

I just dug up my old Dirty Pair comics and re-read them for the first time in over a decade. I really enjoyed the adventures those two got into but to be honest if they were to come back (and I SERIOUSLY hope they do someday!) it may time to re-invent them.
bahijd Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
I want this in high quality!
madhatter1313 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
I sure do miss those gals...
BGMH Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
Admirable! lol
phayce Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
would like to see this bigger without having to buy it ;)
gangsterart Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010
jonozoom Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Is it just me or are these pics smaller now?

Fantastic gallery by the way!
Artsend Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Your drawings are always so good, and the bike designs, not to mention the coloring work, are superb. Keep it coming!
lukeator Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner May 31, 2010   Photographer
that's very dynamic's pin up...!!!
Azhurel Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Its pretty cool to get a fresh interpretation of this characters, specially from someone like you. Could you post a bigger version of this? I would like to get a closer look at those details that make your style unique.
Ragathol Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I love this picture. I saw it first in one of the old Spectrum art books, and I didn't know what the Dirty Pair was back then. Soo, not only did it lead me to Adam Warren's awesome comics, but actually inspired to my first comic heroines as well. Now I work as a comic artist, and it might very well be because of this picture.
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Wow, thanks! I'm glad my work was potentially of some small help.
Ragathol Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It was, but I still wish I could draw a design like this...
ScreenEffect Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Years back I bought a gaming magazine which had a Dirty Pair ad on the backside featuring this exact drawing. If I had to list drawings which have had the biggest impact on me and my art, this would definitely be in the top-5. When I saw the drawing the first time, I thought I want to draw something as awesome. Still chasing that dream :P
artist-for-rent Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
This is wonderful! It reminds me a lot of a Dave Stevens illustration a few decades back.... lovely ladies having a lovely time! Beautiful job, Mr. Hughes.
JudeDeluca Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009
Yes, yes it is. One of the greatest joys is seeing manga/anime characters drawn in western styles.
FoxDie49 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Excelent work mate, i had this one on my computer since a long time, i'm glad to finally been able to watch more of your work...:)
saburokun Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
One of my all time favorite pieces by you.
Mavrick-Izzy Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
hey i got ah question dude ha u ever drawn manga? i dont think ive seen u do ne if not u shud sooo do 1 i wud kill 2 c u do it! dat shud rock
artboymoy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional General Artist
I still think it's pretty cool too. :)

Also reminds me of a piece that Dave Stevens did with two girls on a space bike.
Maxgarcia Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Sr.Hughes Hello!
I am a great admirer of your art!
I believe you and Frank Cho one of the best designers of today's women.

I believe that this was the first I knew his work years ago. And at the time had not idea who was Adam Hughes ...

I am happy for you being at deviantART.
ArHero Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nauuughty...! Love it!!!
Endo74 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Student Interface Designer
...artgod in the flesh! :star:
punchyninja Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
one of my all time favorites. I would pay cash money for a print of this one.
what- Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Professional Artist
AH! doing AW!

My God, it was so meant to be. <3
scampbrawler Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
they look much hotter in this style!
Strumwulf Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2008  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great Kei and Yuri.
Kientero Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Wow, I still have the comic that has that cover on, I never thought I would find the artist on Deviant Art... tho this is an art site for artists, of course. ^_^;; Also this comic was the very first comic/manga I read. Sadly I only have 2 comics total, the stores here just suddenly stopped selling them without any reason. But so did many other comics that has similar type of humor, imagination and such that I like to read or watch.

Anyways, I'm going to :+devwatch: you now if you don't mind. XD
Dtronaustin Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Professional General Artist
Little old school flavor! Me like!
TheArtificer Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Are those really the lyrics to Kung Fu Fighitng on the HUD on that thing???
moritat Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Professional Artist
You know when you have a great peice, is when everyone rippppps it off.
Horah! for the original!
DAVIDE76 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2008
SEXYYYYYY!!!!!!!! :)
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