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Before-And-After by AdamHughes Before-And-After by AdamHughes
Here's a before-and-after comparison of the detail to my book cover.

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I drew the piece with PITT pens and COPIC markers on Strathmore Drawing paper, scanned it, and colorized it using Adobe Photoshop CS2.

A few people have asked me to show what changes from grayscale lineart to final color, and hopefully this shows what the process entails.
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:iconlinx2005:
Linx2005 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2014
Not a face of a thief, she looks so nice. The pics is great
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:iconkeysersoze1221:
Keysersoze1221 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply beautiful!
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:iconlabkatoons:
LabKatoons Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! Very nice!!
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:iconjijasddd:
jijasddd Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013   Filmographer
combine traditional and digital together, brilliant idea :)
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:iconartsend:
Artsend Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Markers are such interesting things... I never really got familiar with them. I always think they are so hard to use!
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:iconjonas-lion:
Jonas-Lion Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Student Artist
Almost like i have seen this before with that face hmmmm.........
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:iconisabelarazo:
IsabelaRazo Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i wanna hug this drawing and die. and then come back to life to hug it again.
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:iconx19a:
x19a Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG, have you ANY idea how real/awesome that finished one looks? (Not that the unfinished isn't any less awesome...)
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:iconmrsfine:
MrsFine Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thought of Audrey Hepburn too. :)
The coloured one looks so much smoother. I like that very much.
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:iconplanetjohnny:
PlanetJohnny Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Artist
Love your work.
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:iconmediodia91:
mediodia91 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   General Artist
Up close the facial features; eyes and mouth- kind of reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn!
Your skin tones are amazing!
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:iconcomic7:
Comic7 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gawd!! I read your book!!! Holy cow!! Y-you are an awesome artist!!!!!
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:iconurieck:
Urieck Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Cara suas obras são uma inspiração para mim!!Parabéns pelo seu trabalho!!!
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:iconvaejoun:
Vaejoun Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for sharing this. Love your works.
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:iconjohntrumbull:
johntrumbull Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is very cool to see. I want to start experimenting with Copic markers now!
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:iconfunnyhose:
funnyhose Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
her smile reminds me a bit of Audrey Hepburn <3
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:icontechnoborg:
technoborg Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Audrey Hepburn
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:iconthespecialeffect:
TheSpecialEffect Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
CATWOMAN is the best villian / anti-hero eva.
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:iconrandomartist1196:
Randomartist1196 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student General Artist
I always love the touch of the red goggles mixed with the all black. Not all designs of her are like that. Good job!
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:iconyelly-man:
Yelly-man Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
I hope she is as friendly as she looks :D
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:iconmad-maven:
Mad-Maven Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
swoooooon.............
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:iconpenisboobies:
penisboobies Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Love the side by side, very helpful.
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:iconmakthedragon76:
makthedragon76 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
It is honor to look at your masterpieces, it is ever so inspiring.
I like everything about it, heroines , villianess even the misc works.
p.s i love catwoman.
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:iconjolyonyates:
JolyonYates Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Beautiful! Looks like she'd sing a slinky version of 'Moon River'. Is the coloring done using Multiply or what?
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Huntan-Peck Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
Oops..I guess I should have looked at more of your wonderful work before I commented. I love that you actually used Audrey Hepburns incomparably beautiful face for inspiration for your version of Catwoman!
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Huntan-Peck Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
As others have noted, this lovely lady is very reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn. Would love to see more of your work using these facial features.
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thebatgirl97 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
reminds me of audry hepburn :) i am such a big fan of your drawings!! espeacially the catwoman ones!!
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:iconcyberaix:
cyberaix Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011  Professional Artist
I can't help but think that she looks a little Audrey Hepburn. "breakfast at Selana's".
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:iconfantabulous55:
fantabulous55 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is awe inspiring! I sometimes think that because you are famous you probably hear that enough but it simply has to be said. I am just learning to work with copics and I can only dream to be half this good. You are an inspiration for artists everywhere.
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Thank you; that's awfully kind!
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:iconmooshoopork:
MooShooPork Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011   Interface Designer
Very "Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina....in a cat suit". I find it quite refreshing.
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Shasta-MD Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
So the face is used with warm grays while the outfit is neutral grays?
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Outfit = cool greys
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:iconaftermathgraphicart:
AftermathGraphicArt Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So Copic markers give you the grays?
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Yes.
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:iconaftermathgraphicart:
AftermathGraphicArt Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. I would like to try them now.
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:iconm1sse:
M1ssE Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011   Traditional Artist
wow, this is just awesome!!!
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:icontierzilla:
tierzilla Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
awsome!
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:iconhellojello95:
hellojello95 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
there's a way that you draw some things that makes them look like old fashioned 50's ads. i like it:D
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
That's a wonderful compliment, thank you. The 50s was the end of the golden age of American illustration.
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:icondankelby:
dankelby Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I really dig before and after pics as they give me all sorts of pointers. Love your work, Adam!
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:iconaltifirmansyah:
altifirmansyah Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm feeling to give her a smooch!!!!

I just can't stop staring at her!!!!!
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:iconalexpal:
alexpal Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
Wow, very nice, congrats Adam!
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:iconigorananias:
igorananias Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was beautiful ... I also colorize this image. see
Ficou lindo... eu também colorizei esta imagem. veja
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Taurine75 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!! I've been scared to go into color from my markers but this method is so sensible!
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:iconigorananias:
igorananias Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
muito legal!
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:iconbjderiso:
BJDeriso Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Intense!
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:iconhellekson:
HELLEKSON Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional Artist
wow
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:iconcs-blaze:
CS-Blaze Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Wow! I just stimbled on this, and your coloring is amazing! At first glance I thoght it was real !
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:iconlilis-gallery:
lilis-gallery Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is one of my favourites. It's so beautiful, her smile is amazing !
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