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Catwoman 48 by AdamHughes Catwoman 48 by AdamHughes
Catwoman 48 cover.

I miss doing CATWOMAN covers. I wanted to do more like this, in the murky film noir setting of Gotham City and its environs. I kinda like how Selina is disappearing into the shadows, and you can only tel her from from her leathery highlights.

On this one, Selina is actually witnessing a doppleganger of herself get shot, off-panel (it's OK; its a setup she concocted, with the doppleganger's aid, to fake her death). We didn't want to give away the end of the issue, but we knew it was the Big Moment and should be on the cover.

Penicl and ink on Strathmore illustration board, with Photoshop CS2 colors.
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Rob-Satanta-K Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
mypreciuuss Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a work of art. masterpiece truly
cakie-chu Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
love all the covers you did for this series <3 also the collection of prints including several of the cat woman covers are gorgeous! You did an amazing job of capturing the feel and emotion of this character
Vaejoun Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Great piece. Catwoman was always one of my favorite characters. I love how you blended her into the shadow and still the few light spots are enough to indicate her body.
FabianFriethjoph Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
48 volume 3 to be notd - in 48 volume 2 she still had her violet suit.
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wiggless Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
never talk about tumblr, its a realy weird site, and rebloging isnt a hobby, altho my short visit to it proved that geting the most followers is easy if you just post naked women all day every day. so i left
Mad-Maven Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
I LOVE LOVE LOVE !!!!!!!!! sooo sexy
A13XANDER Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
xChiyomiChan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011
WOW this looks like a freaking photograph!! :D A W E S O M E!!!
sharkylee Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of my fav!!!
Romulennon Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student General Artist
I saw this somewhere years ago and thought it was awesome! Now I know it's yours it just got awesomer!
ramenmug Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011   General Artist
Great work (!) I've seen your stuff in ImageFX magazine so I had to come see for myself o u o
CostumesbyCourtney Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
DC let you get away with drawing nipples on a cover?
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Maybe they didn't notice?
jack-o-lantern12 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the thing I like the most about your cat woman is how much she looks Audry Hepburn.
groovesupply Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hah! I love it! I just saw this in my local comic book store the other day and thought, "finally someone gets catwoman." Your work is very inspiring!
kmpbll Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
sweet !!
yon-yon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
o love her so much!
your art is sooooooo great! just beautiful!
AuroraDark Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning! One of the best cover images I've seen. :)
gtartwork Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010
great! im working on a scetch of batman villians with cat woman in their.. i would like to get your opinion.
Bilgekhan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful :D
HunterSnake11 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
I like the way you draw Catwoman, and her face. The way you make her face look makes her interesting. awesome pictures!
Iskra-Revoir Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Awesome!! And I love the little details, like the rust in the pipes or the texture of the blocks or the city lights... Beautiful! :dalove:
VieraSketch Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional Filmographer
On of my favorite Catwoman covers. Is the background vector art? I wish I could watch your process on livestream.
Frissa-Roofshadow Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This has to be the coolest incarnation of CatWoman, and you sketches are excelent, an entire story in one picture :)
Repto Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist
This just SCREAMS Catwoman to me. Brilliant work. Guh, you are an amazing artist!

God, her FACE. <333333333
Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm speechless!!!:jawdrop:
arkhaminmate001 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Reminds me a lot of a comic i read called 'Ghost' good line work & lighting.
mariozz2 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009 realy very beautifull
Harkon72 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2009
Wow... that's awesome!
Kate9786 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Really really nice use of colors!! Love your catwomans!!! :)
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Thank you very much!
Siwanll Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this cover! I bought the comic two days ago, because I need details on her outfit
pulchritudinousEXIT Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Student Digital Artist
the shadows are amazing. love it.
toegar Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have to agree as She was a shadows kind of girl I was happy to see this cover. I really loved the Gotham cityscape. I wish you could have done more of those...Always reminds me of the Goth Noir of old Chicago.
Amaniwolf Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2009
Elegant and beautiful.
michaelmonroe Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009   Traditional Artist
i saw one of your design of powergirl on a powergirl comic.. it was awesome..
putraadji Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
where did you get the reference and imagination for all the girl that you make, all look so sexy slurrp.:)
GrypsCelsus Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
Been meaning to comment on this for like forever... but the way she melds into the shadows with the highlights on the suit as the only definition makes me happy beyond all reason. :D
JUN-KAMIJO Featured By Owner May 26, 2009
beautiful :) nice art
thundergoat Featured By Owner May 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic work as always sir, wonderful job. Fave.
promakos Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
If they include Catwoman in the next installment of Batman, you need to design the suit... or they need to base their design (and casting) off of your Selina. Seriously, it'd be criminal if they didn't.
droidonthemoon Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional Filmographer
not sure she can actually "hide" with those stickin' out like that....
joe-7 Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
Beautiful Catwoman, but I liked her old suit...:)
Grigori77 Featured By Owner May 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
Quite simply your BEST Catwoman cover. Period. There are flashier ones, more dynamic and exciting ones, but Selina's never looked HOTTER than here. Pure slink. Genius.
PickleStork Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
first time poster for your work, but I have been a fan of yours for years. I'm sure you get this a lot, but I think you have astounding professionalism and artistry among comic artists. You are a classic and tasteful illustrator. It's truly a joy to see what you do.
faerywitch Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I like this cover very much, Adam. Have you ever noticed that your Selina looks like Audrey Hepburn? Is it intentional? I think the association enhances the elegance of the images.
AdamHughes Featured By Owner May 14, 2009
Thanks for noticing.
Yes, it's entirely intentional!
And thanks for 'getting it'; the elegance enhancement was exactly what I was going for!
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