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TCC January 2011 by DavidCMatthews TCC January 2011 by DavidCMatthews
TCC = Tetsuko Cosplay Calendar

After a month's absence from TCCing, I figured the first calendar for 2011 ought to be something special. So choosing the right character was important.

Looking back over the various comments readers and fans have left about who they'd like to see Tetsuko as, I saw one theme recur: The Giantess. And what iconic image represents that theme the best? Why, of course, the famous poster for the 1958 movie Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.

Here, then, is Tetsuko as Nancy Archer, as portrayed by Allison Hayes.

You've probably noticed that Tetsuko doesn't have the same expression on her face that Nancy does in the poster… poor Tet-chan, she wouldn't make a very good actress. I just couldn't get her to do a good "mean" face (she has to be "provoked" into the right mood, and that I didn't want to risk). She wound up more worried about the poor people panicking and crashing their cars…

(I totally cheated on the background: trying to recreate the roadway and the surrounding cityscape was taking much too much time, so I just copied and pasted the road from the poster illustration into the pic, patching up the places where Tetsuko's figure didn't quite match where Nancy's was.

(Also, I have no idea who owns the copyright on Attack of the 50-Foot Woman.)

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:icontyson87:
Tyson87 Featured By Owner May 1, 2011
Good calendar.
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wozza1508 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
very nice January mate, besides it doesn´t matter about the "cheat" after all "the ends justify the means". iits still a brilliant bit of art.
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Cheetaur Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
Wow, now that is cool. ;) Thanks for making a great Jan
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lowdog Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
"I made an error in one of the movies I listed in my earlier comment. The movie with German Shepherds in bad costumes was called The Killer Shrews. And no, the title does not improve the dismal quality of that picture. My apologies for the error."

"OK, next time we read the instruction manual before we try to put the thing together..."
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lowdog Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
"Ah, the 1950's! When the local drive-in (ask your parents about this one, kids) was the weekend place to be. You could churn out almost anything in Hollywood, and it would wind up being shown in a drive-in somewhere, along with a host of other productions of various types. Quality varied from pretty good (Them!, Forbidden Planet) to decent (Fifty Foot Woman, The Giant Mantis), to the appalling (Attack of the Giant Leeches? German shepherds in badly-fitted costumes? Oh, come on!). By today's standards, these films are woefully dated. But they have a certain light-hearted appeal. Every now and then, I'll try and pick up some of these B-Level classics from the local video rental place, and try to remember when viewing a movie was intended to be fun, not a life-altering experience."

"OK, next time we read the instruction manual before we try to put the things together..."
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CarzyGoose Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
welldone. :)
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Elephantking89 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very excellent indeed
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SturmB Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love these calendar images you make! I only have one request: Would it be possible to make 16:10 and/or 16:9 versions of the images, for those of us with widescreen monitors? Or would that be asking too much?

I realize that might be opening up a can of worms if you agree, since you might then start getting requests by people with multiple monitors, portrait monitors, etc. Just a thought…
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DavidCMatthews Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm having to give that some consideration anyway, since I now have a widescreen monitor! :D

Back when I first started the TCC series, I'd provide several different sizes for people with different resolutions; but that started to become a chore, so I decided to make the one size (1600 x 1200) figuring they could be resized by the user.

But yeah, I'll be giving some thought to widescreen versions. (BTW, which ratio works for you: 16:10 or 16:9?)
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SturmB Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, having a largest size available that can be scaled down by individual users is probably best.

Personally, I use an 1080p HDTV as my monitor, so it's 16:9. 1920×1080. I know some people have 16:9 monitors with a higher resolution, such as 2560×1440, so if you wanted to make the images for that size, I can always scale them down.

And 16:10 folk can probably just crop off the little bit on the right & left of a 16:9 image to make it fit on their monitors, if you only want to make one widescreen-ratio image. (Or vice-versa: Us 16:9 folks can crop the top & bottom from a 16:10 image…)
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Snowyowl0 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
I have a 1366x768 monitor. That's a 16 : 8.996 aspect ratio. I don't even know.
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TheMaxxChaos Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Ah, so this is the effect of Sonya's cooking... (if she's that type of cook, or did Tetsuko cook? heh heh). Awesomely done Dave!
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MarianGTS Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Finally, oh how long I have waited to see this!^^
And I must say that is has been worth the wait. Tet-chan looks so beautiful in this picture, and the worried face on her is actually really amusing. The role of a gentle giantess suits her alot better, of course she'd be worried about the small people. :D

Thanks alot Dave for doing this :hug:
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Paleodon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Once I wondered if you would draw Tetsuko as Ginormica from "Monsters vs Aliens." I think this will do nicely.

Happy New Year!
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Lurker-Below Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
Great homage to one of the classic films of the 50's. Tet-Chan makes a lovely 50 Foot Woman. :D
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GiantessfanAlice Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
Muscular women and a giantess both my fantasys combine! Great work!!
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Chwen-Hoou Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
I wouldn't mind a gentle 50ft woman. :love: Did a good job using the background from the poster for the pin-up. This is an awesome way to open 2011. Thanks very much, David. :+favlove:
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Strangerataru Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
HARRY!!!! (Somehow I imagine Sonya doing it but Tet-chan works)
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The-Shadow298 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Student Writer
OMG!
That's fucking Epic! :D :headbang:

Great work as always, Dave, and hope that you have a great 2011.

Neon passes on his best as well.
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chaoswolf1982 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
...Frankly, Daveyboy, I'm surprised it took you until now to do this one - as big a fan as you seem to be of older/obscure stuff, I would've figured you'd have gone ahead and done this sorta thing ages ago.

Nice job, nonetheless, even if you did "cheat" by copying the backdrop, heheh.
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AntonioRenteria Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Student Artist
I'love it!!!
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El-Quanjugono Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
HAH! Of course you would do something more like the Accidental Attack of the Curiously Tall Woman. Giantess goes on a rampage, didn't mean to do any of it, apologized the whole time.
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EchoWing Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I actually prefer Tetsuko as a gentle giantess. Gentle giantesses are too few and far between for my liking.
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JimmyDimples Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wow. I'd been hoping for this one, but just never said it out loud or in type. Nice way to start 2011!

And I'd admit the first Nancies I'd thought of were Drew and "with Sluggo," too.

I think to help out with the angry face, I might have suggested one word... Derek. But yeah, Dave, that'd been like throwing a lit match into a filled supertanker.

Just for the record... I think the proportions of the giantess, according to the scale of the poster, are a LOT taller than fifty feet.

And on portraying the ticked emotion, :iconkdawg7736: had a good idea: Dr. Gannon in the same pose... after Slade.
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DavidCMatthews Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, the question wasn't "could I provoke her into a mean expression" but "would I want to, considering the possible consequences" ... as you said: Lit match, full supertanker.

And yes, she does look much taller (as in the original poster) than 50 feet tall. But that poster is so iconic you can't not do it!

And if you want to see an interesting take on the 50-Foot Woman, check out :icongb2k:'s series featuring the 50-Foot Woman fighting movie monsters like Godzilla, Megalon, King Ghidrah. etc. Once again, she'd have to be much taller than 50 feet to take on these monsters, but these are fun drawings!
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19chucki74 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
And I kept thinking it would be Nancy DREW! How wrong I was.>> Great one as always, Mr. M!
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BecDeCorbin Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
I have to say, the original movie poster is far more entertaining than the film itself, and has been ample fodder for fan art. Good choice of material. BDC.
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50percentgrey Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YAAHHHS!! GTS Tetsuko FTW!! :thumbsup:

And it's interesting to me why you didn't base this off the 1993 version. I mean Tetsuko wouldn't have to dye her hair then.
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DavidCMatthews Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well, it's the poster more than the movie that I was basing this pic on.
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50percentgrey Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see. And if it was made into a comic (by you), I think that would be AWESOME! XD
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BrianThomasX Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic Work as usual Dave. This is one of those "Of Course!" moments, in which it seems so obvious Tet-Chan would do this role.

BTX
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BrianThomasX Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tet-Chan: "HARRRRRRYYYYY!"

BTX
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Zespara Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Nice job, Dave. I figured (and hoped!) that it wasn't my guess and that it was someone whom I wasn't familiar with. The character I knew but not her name in the movie. :)

Z
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Angel-Uriel15 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
noice
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PovGiantess Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Wonderfully busty and muscular! :) Great job! PG
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Uriel32 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
She does make a good fitfty foot tall woman and keep up the good work. :love: and :wow:
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kdawg7736 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
if only you could provoke her into the mean look, how about sonya in the same pose?
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LordDaroth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think she needs to be 50f tall to crush cars:)
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Shag49931 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Iconic and beautifully done. Instant fave.

And I guessed right!
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MrTenma Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Nice, Nostalgic...heh, now I wonder how Tet chan would react to being that size
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Giantess-Cassie Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Amazing :) Tetsuko makes a perfect Nancy Archer although hard for me to see Tet-chan with short hair. :hug: thanks for sharing your work with us :)
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Titaneer Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Priceless! Poor Tetsuko. At least she still has epic hair :).

Also, just checked my Attack of the 50 Foot Woman DVD case: "copyright 1958/renewed 1986 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc." :D
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DavidCMatthews Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Aha! Thank you. I'll fix that info soon.
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kidmanga86 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
nice ! :) have a good new year, I look forward to you work
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darkecofreak23 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Student Writer
Priceless.
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Al-Ocramed Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Nice!
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JKCarrier Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010   Digital Artist
Ah, good one! When you mentioned "Nancy", I was thinking maybe Nancy Callahan, or Nancy Drew, or even Nancy and Sluggo :o but this one never occurred to me. Nice job matching that classic pulpy painting style.
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DavidCMatthews Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nancy Callahan? *searches* Oh, the "Nancy from Sin City" that a couple of commenters have mentioned. Could be interesting... :devilish:
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