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A detail from the Art of Adam Hughes cover (see my gallery). The art is just preliminary; I plan on redoing this & making it betterer.
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darkinja125 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I almost like this better.
Captain-Sweden Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:) I love her smile.
ElGuason Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
Kool aid smile
Maxx-Marshall Featured By Owner May 25, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love the life you add to your skin tones!!! So beautiful!!!
Ziggyman Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Nice expression, but I liked the final one. Good choose.
dagoth-jeff Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Wagnr Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful and sexy smile
dragonhead00 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
I bought all the Catwomans I have just to own the covers as I did with the Wonder Woman issues. I Adam did the cover, I bought it. I don't read them. I just pull them out whenever I want to stare at the covers. Just astounding feats of creativity
maverick68 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
So much warmth and personality in that face.
Great to see excellence on display (especially in a world that now sadly seems to want to punish excellence in the name of equality!)
Keep up the great work, it inspires many of us!
wahmiranda Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
You draw the brasilian actor Ana Paula Arosio...Enter in google and see!
I love your draws, man!
chipsnopotatoes Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Adam, This is really lovely, and may I say that I see a little bit of Ava Gardner in her eyes and smile :D

While I truly love your Audrey Hepburn inspired Selina, I've always thought that had they ever attempted to make a Batman film (ala Dark Knight) in the 50's, Greg Peck and Ava Gardner would have been my picks for the role.
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
Oh, I only used Ms. Hepburn's FACE. I admit she was far too sweet & innocent to actually PLAY Selina Kyle. Ava Gardner, or Elizabeth Taylor (circa PLACES IN THE SUN) would have the right all-over package to play Selina.

CherryBlossom006 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
oh gosh!!
he rfaceeeeeeeee
i love that grin!!!! love it!
so sexy!
Mavrick-Izzy Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
well although she is cat woman i believe thats the reason why she is the way adam drew here because im a lover of cats and although they are quite dark and sly creatures when on a gud day they are very very playful and loveable so im guessing this is that moment captured (quite excellently i mite add) excellent pic adam! as usuaal -.- lol
alexpal Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
This is great, totally awesome AH, I love her expression and the light and volume you gave to her with the color.

In an early message some one told you it couldn't be improved, but when criticizing our selfs theres always a sensation that tells you: "I can do better than this". At least it happens to me, that's how I improve.

When you do the retouch I think it'll do it some good if you try adding a soft touch of white on her eyes and the front teeth, lets see what happens.

Take care.
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Thank you, that's how I feel as well!
Ferzog Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Adam ,great comments and replies the ones you posted in in this picture, thats why u are my fav artist :p

...would love to be alive for 2100 or 2200 to listen what ppl says about you :)
Chrono1209 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
i dont get how you somehow manage to make it not look flat even when its outlined in black... how do you do it!??
hclark Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the expression is just perfect
Happy-Dan Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
About a million years ago, when I was working in the local library, I found a big ol' book on Norman Rockwell, and loved that stuff to bits. Now I know people have said this before, and I know you're a big fan yourself, but to me this face of Selina's reminds me so very much of Norman Rockwell, not just in the style and color but in the obvious personality. There's so much of her personality in that face.

I surely do love these close-ups, they really show how much character is in these pictures.
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
that is a colossal compliment to me. I adore Mr. Rockwell's work!
OPendleton Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Student General Artist
I've been waiting so fucking long for this. This year is going so well!
James-Bong Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Love that face!
GalaxyDestroyer Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Woaw To awesome :D
dio-03 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Student Artist
I'm glad you're planning on redoing since this is SO bad. embarassing really.

btw, just incase the sarcasm doesn't come off, i mean to say that its really fuckin' good.
spilkerart Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Professional
The prospect of this book being released is exciting. Your work for DC definitely deserves such a showcase. Can't wait to see it, m'man!
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
Thanks, man.
bua Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
you are a big inspiration for all artist love draw and paiting womans!
thanks for so many beautiful ladys
Rogzilla Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still better than what I can do man. 25 years old and I don't think I have a STYLE yet.
arturoanaya Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
I love the detail of your work, the texture on the face skin is Photoshop?
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Yes, it is.
Catwomans-stitches Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
I'm so pleased you chose Selina to grace the cover. I see what you mean by her face being not AH! enough, she look beautiful but slightly oriental as compared to your usual style. Maybe widen the eyes, thin her brows & make her mask's ears a little more pointy? I love the colour of her lips, and the smile is great. All your work is wonderful :)
Pardilate Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
in affraid theres not much room for improvement here... (thats a compliment)
CCSNASH Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010  Student
Sem palavras. Muito gata.
Grafight Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Adam, I love your portraits, and that's why I prefer your art to that of someone like say Alex Ross. Not to dis Alex or anything, but he relies so heavily on the models that to me his superheroes just look like people in costumes. Yours look like the ideal more-than-human characters we imagine them to be, just like the Greeks and Romans aimed for in their statuary. Gorgeous!
CameronMark Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010   Digital Artist
I've always loved your Selina Kyle faces, but if you wanna improve upon all means go for it! I've already preordered the art book!
MacMutton Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
sweet chicks...
Pure-Moneo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
I absolutely love how you draw faces, Adam! Theyre gorgeous!
Gabbyta Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Love her expression and the way her lips just stand out ^w^

Gabby :ahoy:
IvannaMatilla Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
I think your magic resides in how very simple strokes make a beautiful, full of life portrait.
JayVonDoom Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
You've always had the best faces on your ladies.
gWebber Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2010
Seeing the whole face I can see clearly it's a sketch .. a wonderful sketch any of us would be proud to put on our wall mind you... but for a cover of full bore coffee table book of your work?

No, even I know you wouldn't sit still for that.

And some how I get the feeling you'll tear up a lot of virtual paper before you feel it's right.

I'm also hoping the book will have a good sized dash of your well known humor.
DHLUV90731 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
This can be better!? know what I?...I give up...I think I'll never pick up a pencil again...:icondesiremeplz: loving those eyes too..
BrotherVirgil Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I've always envied your talent for rendering believable female faces, so pretty it almost hurts to look at them, the kind nerds like me used to feel too shy to walk up and talk to back in high school. Bravo.
OaklandRaider Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Glad you're going to make it betterer -- most artists would simply make it gooder.

; )

Love your work (and the fact that you're a fan of Toronto's "Silver Snail".)
thecarlosmal Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Amazing. In my eyes your Catwoman is the best of them all.
DesertEagle707 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Still a lovely smile there.
Comixbookgurl Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
i think it looks great the way it is
kaoz87 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
i love her smile is no natural!!! XD
oezo Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2010
Your Catwoman pictures are always my favorites, this one is def. different... it doesn't have that Audrey Hepburn look that I've come so accustomed. This could be a good thing since it's making her just a tad different but I gotta be honest with you, I kind of miss the old face :)

I love the rosy cheeks!!! and her smile is perfect, hell, it makes me smile!

If you think you could do better (and I think it's safe to say that all your fans can say that you can cause you're like god to us lol) go for it! It wouldn't hurt one bit :)
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