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Queen's 1977 album cover. Took a long, LONG time to paint - about 35 hours I think total.
Acrylic on canvas.


Uploaded in celebration of Freddie Mercury's 62nd birthday on Sept. 5th 2008 :)
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CatheBarrett Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
This is *perfect*. Nothing else to say...
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irispirate Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Student General Artist
thank you!
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CatheBarrett Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014
You're welcome!
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81Scorp Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist
Aaah! Why is robot holding dead men?! Is this futre or past?! :o
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irispirate Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student General Artist
It's an album cover!
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ford05 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ILL TELL YOU WHAT THE NEWS OF THE WORLD IS WERE IN ALOT OF GOD DAMN TROUBLE lol Stewie Griffin
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:iconmaxvision92:
maxvision92 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Why is it so sad? It's already destroyed humanity, what more could it possibly want?"
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irispirate Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student General Artist
..indeed. Haha
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Genbe89 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
I just saw this in family guy with it scaring th cra out of stewie, very funny, didn't know hey based it off of something real.
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:iconirispirate:
irispirate Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Yup they did!
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Genbe89 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
being someone born in 1989, I don't know uch about things from the 60s or 70s related to pop culture. so I learn about them through cartoons like family guy.
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lyokoluis1 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
four words fa mi ly guy
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GmannyTheAnimator Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One word..... QUEEN!!!!!
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lyokoluis1 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
three words l o l
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GmannyTheAnimator Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WUAT IS SO FUCKING FUNNY ABOUT QUEEN!!!
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loganking Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
a good album and a good picture you did a fine job good work
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irispirate Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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gamefan6219 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
"HE'S BLEEDING MAN, HE'S BLEEDING, AND NOBODY'S DOING ANYTHING ABOUT IT!!! I'LL TELL YOU WHAT THE NEWS OF THE WORLD IS, WE'RE IN A LOT OF F***ING TROUBLE!!!!!" :omg:
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Alaxr274 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Did anyone watch Family Guy Sunday?
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SevenSeasOfRhye24 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student Writer
i did. it was funny
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Alaxr274 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Did anyone see Family Guy yesterday?
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leechaolan20 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
There was a family guy episode about this last night xD Brilliant piece. :)
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irispirate Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks
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Alaxr274 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Did anyone watch Family Guy yesterday?
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Alaxr274 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Did anyone watch Family Guy today?
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AH91421 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011
This is truly brilliant work, i am a big fan of Queen :D
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irispirate Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks so much! I am too, obviously :3
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PoppycockFanatic13 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
okay I know I commented before but I shall comment again!!! Because I can do so :meow: but what I'd like to say is that I REALLY like your version more than the original, mainly because you made everyone look more like themselves :P
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irispirate Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Aw, thank you SO much! I remember looking at the cover and loving everything about it except how unfamiliar the band looks D: So I'm glad I made them look more like themselves!
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PoppycockFanatic13 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :meow: and yeah I was looking at it one night and I was like "Wait a minute, although I can tell who's who, they look NOTHING like themselves..." so yeah I totally like yours better, although if yours and the original were mashed up, it would be PERFECT, not saying in any rude way or anything, but so far I don't think I've seen anyone get the robot exactly correct, everyone's is different, but I still think the original is the best, and that's including the drop of blood, no one can get that exactly right either, but if your Queen members were added to the orignal, I think it would be the most perfect album :la: again I wasn't trying to be rude about the robot and drop of blood, I was just sayin' I can't even do anything like this :XD:
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Cinniflame120 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
WOW, Oh my gosh, I wish I was that dedicated to do something like this!!! I have ADD so something like this would never happen for me!
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irispirate Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Student General Artist
I find it works best if you start an artwork, and then leave it somewhere where you can see it everyday. Makes you want to finish! And thank you :)
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Cinniflame120 Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Ya I guess I should try that!
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rogerita Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!o NEWS OF THE WORLD!
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:iconirispirate:
irispirate Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011  Student General Artist
Yay!
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rogerita Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
jhejeje!
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PoppycockFanatic13 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is AWESOME!!! my mom has this album actually and i recognized this right away!!! i was always wonder what year it was from...i have a quiz for you...how many songs can you name that is on this album without looking it up or finding the album (if you have it that is lol)
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irispirate Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Student General Artist
It's from 1977. HMMM A QUEST.

I'm gonna say:

We Will Rock You
We Are the Champions
Sleeping on the Sidewalk
Fight from the Inside
My Melancholy Blues
Spread your Wings
All Dead, All Dead
Get Down, Make Love
Who Needs You

....that's about all I remember, without checking. And haha, I probably have 3 or 4 copies of it.
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PoppycockFanatic13 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you missed sheer heart attack, get down make love, and...and...dang it i cant remember the last one but ill check and get back to you on that lol
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PoppycockFanatic13 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
unless those were the only two you missed...idk ill check
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irispirate Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student General Artist
I got Get Down, Make Love. So just Sheer Heart Attack then. Damn, I'm losing my touch XD
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PoppycockFanatic13 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
whoops sry forgive me im blonde i guess i didnt see it lol i think therress one more that was missed...i think it was one that had (deacon) under it...cuz i think there were two of them that said (deacon) underneath it i know one of them was spread your wings and then freddie had WWRY, We are the champions, sheer heart attack, get down make love, my melancholy blues, and then brian had all dead all dead, sleeping on the sidewalk, roger had fight from the inside and i think he had who needs you but i think john had another one....
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irispirate Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Who Needs You was John :) Problem solved!
You're a little off dear, lol. WWRY was Brian, Sheer Heart Attack was Roger.
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PoppycockFanatic13 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
oops....well i tried my best to remember cuz i was just listeneing to the album and checking it out before i came back on to deviantART yesterday so...i remebered Roger's and one of John's and two of Brian's so i think i did pretty good besides i didnt come back on until like 2 hrs after i was done listening to it lol and also i listened to Michael Jackson when i was done listening to the Queen album...which i am still looking for that second album my mom said that she had but i checked the album box 3 or 4 times (and there's a LOT of albums in the one box) and i still cant find it...i really want to though...mainly cuz i believe my mom said that Bohemian Rhapsody was on it teehee it's one of my fav songs :D
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FlaviaCaceres Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
GREAT !!! o/
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irispirate Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot!!
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MercuryMayniac39 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
This is amazing!!!! LOVE it! :love:
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irispirate Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks dear!!
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MercuryMayniac39 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
You're very welcome, darling! :D And thanks a bunch for the watch!! :glomp:
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Cedarbird Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I came to check here if anything had happened after I went to watch the tv a couple of hours ago and voilá, 41 new messages... I took a look at the deviantwatch messages and I can see that everything I had just finished and probably submitted tomorrow had been done by someone else. o_o I just wonder what is the possibility of four images been made at the same time about same subjects...

Well, this one is one of them and definitely much better than mine. =)
I didn't use acrylic paint this time, but to me it's just pain to use them, so I think this is very good job! =D
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