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Evolution of Linda, part 1 by Jiggeh Evolution of Linda, part 1 by Jiggeh
Linda from Double Dragon, in some of her numerous guises.

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hookomicsltd Featured By Owner Edited Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dude! This is great - all these Linda's.  Man takes me back to the days when I was a little boy, and learned what the word cleavage meant from some older friends playing the game.  And as I look at the 80's Lindas, makes me think of another lovely redhead of the time, April Oneil.  Seriously, change the jumpsuit to yellow, throw on some sleeves and its totally her! It would be funny if you threw her in therjust for $hits and giggles holding a channel 6 camera.
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Zoxzilla Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing :D
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Jiggeh Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ShinChuck Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013
Nice work!  I've always been a fan of Linda, especially the classic look.

If you want to get even more obscure, there are a couple oddities in the lesser-known releases.  DD for the original GameBoy is pretty odd in that fact: the sprites looked ripped from the NES almost entirely, except for Linda, who has a black ponytail, a white skirt, and a black tank top.  Huh?!
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Jiggeh Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

I saw some pictures of the GB version when I was doing research. I never noticed the version of Linda you're describing though, or I might've included it too I guess. Oh well!^^;
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ChainsawGenie Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
There is some gameplay footage available on YouTube if you're looking for reference material.

However, there may be some fans that consider her a 'Slender-girl' in more ways than one. ^^;

Anyway, thank you for sharing this series with us. :aww:
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Jiggeh Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for your comments!
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SpongeDudeCoolPants Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<font><font>Who owns Double Dragon again? I wish Wayforward did because the game that came after Neon totally ruined the series reputation.</font></font>
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Jiggeh Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I believe Majesco owns the Double Dragon IP. Wander of the Dragons was a bad game, but before the iPhone game and Neon the series had essentially been dead for about 10 years. I don't think Neon did well enough to warrant a sequel regardless, but it's a series with a long history that people remember fondly (despite a lot of the games not being very good), so I'm sure we'll see more of it one way or another.
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ChainsawGenie Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013
Actually, the franchise is owned by Million (aka the company formerly known as Technos) who also made quite a few Kunio titles (or, as we know them, River City Ransom and/or Crash & the Boys).

While I'll agree that there's been no shortage of bad games in the series, the original coin-ops (1 & 2) are true classics. :aww:

(Then again, I haven't played Return of Double Dragon or the GBA version...yet) ^^:

In fact, I believe that a fitting entry in either series could be made today, provided the team involved added a few techniques from their competitors (if not another of their own arcade classics, Combatribes).

Although the beat-em-up genre has evolved over the years (adding new character types, weapons/fighting styles and even vehicles), there is a reason that its initial entries (Renegade/Kunio-Kun AND Double Dragon) are its cornerstones and still enjoyable today. :aww:
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SpongeDudeCoolPants Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I liked Neon though, the atmosphere and art style of it was cool. And Wayforward is making some great games like Ducktales remastered.
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kamiomutsu Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
めっちゃたくさん描いたねwww!!スゴイよ!
さすがは差分が得意のJiggehさん!(´∀`)
個人的にはモヒカンのリンダさんがカッコイイですね!
ダブルドラゴンは荒廃したスラム街のような雰囲気なので、女性でも可愛さやセクシーさは必要ないんだよ!!...って感じが好きです。(^-^)
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Jiggeh Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ありがとう!!
差分は大変なところがあってもすごく楽しいよ~♪
モヒカンがカッコいいですよね!フェイスペイントもかけたらやっぱり初代DDとイメージがだいぶ変わった。もっとDDの世界観とよく似合うかもしれないね!
個人的にはFC版初代DDのショートヘアも好きだけど^^
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kamiomutsu Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
改めてFC版ダブルドラゴンの動画をみたけど、こんなにリンダ可愛くなかったよww Jiggehさんの好みで描いてない?( ̄▽ ̄)
FC版は音楽も良いですね。テクノスジャパンはいい会社だなぁ(倒産したけど)
私はメガドラ版DDⅡしか持ってないけど、この絵のメガドラ版は日本で発売されてない格ゲーか何かのリンダかな?

こうして見ると、私にとってダブルドラゴンは知ってるつもりでも正確には知らないことが多いシリーズでした。勉強になったよ(´∀`)
面白いシリーズだね!!今後も気になったらコメントしまくるよ!迷惑かもしれないけどねww
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Jiggeh Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
自分の好みはわざとかうっかりとか、入れるしかないでしょ?w けど髪の毛はVSモードのポートレートのままだよ!
ダブルドラゴンは音楽のいいシリーズだよね。FC版も例外じゃない!参考を探したときにも絵を描いたときにもインスピレーションのためにずっと色々なDDサントラを聞いていたよ!(´▽`) ダブドラも熱血シリーズも作ったテクノスジャパンさんは本当によかったね。
メガドラDD2持ってる?それはすごくレアソフトじゃないか!
あの日本未発売格ゲーは残念ながらリンダさんがいなかった。まあ、クソゲーだからそんなに残念じゃないけどwこの絵のために描けないのは残念。ネオジオのダブドラ格ゲーに出なかったのは本当に残念だけど!
この絵に出るメガドラ・スーファミのリンダは、また日本未発売洋ゲー『バトルトード&ダブルドラゴン』だ。それは、欧米に人気の高かったメーカーRareの作ったベルトアクションゲーム『バトルトード』とのクロスオーバーゲーム。Rareの作ったゲームでグラフィックや操作性などはダブドラよりバトルトードと近くて特にいいゲームじゃないと思うけど、ダブドラシリーズのユニークな作品として面白いかもしれないのでぜひ調べてください。

確かにダブルドラゴンは歴史の長いシリーズとして不明なところも多いはず!日本よりアメリカの方が人気だったらしいので日本未発売ゲームやグッヅは色々あったね。勉強になってよかった!レトロゲームのすごい詳しいkamiomutsuさんに何かを教えられてすごく嬉しい!www
kamiomutsuさんのコメントはいつまでも喜ぶよ。全然迷惑じゃないよ!
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maistromanuel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
the best, Battletoads & double dragon and double dragon Neon
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PacManMonster Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015  Student General Artist
I agree, maistromanuel.
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Jiggeh Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I like those two a lot as well ^^
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RedRiot1 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
Battletoads and double dragon was also on NES platform, too - always died in Dark Queen battle.
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solid-zonda Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

素晴らしい!!

こんなに描くと思わなかったので本当にビックリしたよww 

ダブルドラゴンはボクが小学生の頃に友達と一緒に盛り上がりながらやったゲームだったよ(´∀`*) こんなにセクシーなキャラがいたのを覚えてなかったけどww

 

 

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Jiggeh Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ありがとう~
たくさん描いたんだね!w 大変だったが楽しかった♪

えーとね、原作のリンダはこんなにセクシーじゃなかったと思うよww いつも通り自分の好みで描いたからw
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ZabZarock Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Excellent, I allways prefered the DD2 famicom version with the mohawk :)
She had an other different costume on the Double Dragon II box (www.gametronik.com/site/rubriq… with mohawk, no make-up and high boots.
Congratullation for this serie :)
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Jiggeh Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I like the Famicom version of 1, I think she looks cool in the short hair, but I really don't know if I could pick a favourite. All of them have something I like! ^^;
I'm familiar with the DD2 artwork... I was considering drawing her in a leotard but decided to just base the designs on her in-game look. There were other illustrations I could have used, but some of them didn't give a very good look at the outfit, or I wasn't sure where the picture came from, etc etc... It was easier to just decide to go by in-game appearances across the board, heh.

I'm glad you like it! It was a lot of work, but if I could think of other suitable characters it would be fun to do something similar again in the future. :)
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ZabZarock Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013
You're welcome and keep up the good work :)
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ZabZarock Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013
Oops, there was a mistake with the link ^^

www.gametronik.com/site/rubriq…
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