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Catwoman 79 by AdamHughes Catwoman 79 by AdamHughes
OK, let's call this Rough Sunday. I'm going to post a few peices that are not as polished as my regular work; they fall somewhere in between finished work and con sketches.

Catwoman 79. This is about as rough as it gets. Because of scheduling problems (meaning: I was behind on everything), I didn't have time to do this cover. So, I colored my prelim and handed it in. Thinking it intentional, everyone at DC liked my 'rougher approach'. Yikes.

This prelim was done on animation paper with Pitt pens, and then scanned and colored in Photoshop (where all the lettering was slapped together).

I really wanted to go all-out on this one, but wasn't able to. Looking at it now, it does have a nice rough quality that my admittedly anal work us missing. Maybe someday I'll grow some balls and do more work like this.

I loved the concept they let me go for on this. Selina returns to Gotham from a long adventure abroad (i.e. outer space) and is overjoyed to be home, in a "THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT!" musical number kind of way. But since she's back in Gotham City, the worst city in the world, it's chock full of your daily FDA dose of irony.
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Rob-Satanta-K Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work! 'Nuff said
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NVokes Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
"Rougher approach" ...you're a funny lad,Hughes - those clowns at DC were right-this is beautiful...;o)
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moshrocker Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is honestly an exact description of how I feel when I go to my home town. It's grimy, crime-y, and full of debauchery, but every time I go back I just wanna scream, "I'm home!"
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D-Is-For-Dada Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student
I can pretty much hear Sinatra's "New York, New York" playing in the background. I love it.
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Neters-shrine Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Well this is amazing!Thank you for sharing this great masterpieces with others!Cheers!
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:iconmrbstudio:
MRBStudio Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Me encanta.
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:iconmad-maven:
Mad-Maven Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
it screams at you I love it!
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takara13 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap, this is EPIC. :thumbsup:
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:icontagiru:
tagiru Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
I feel energy!
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:iconlashankee:
LaShankee Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Captures her very well, I love this picture!
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:iconaxis000:
axis000 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love those colors and the angle....

Oh and the signature placement is perfect!
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ReadyArt Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You crack me up... I know how showing loose work can be off putting given it's rawness but this is awesome! Great pose and lots of energy!
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michelelee69 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Well I love red. Oh bah humbug, to scared to say what I want. As always best wishes and thanks for the art!
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judy3437 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Reminds me of Funny Face. : )
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Nifty-D Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love her pose and her sheer energy! It reads as if not only she is a survivor of the "worst city on earth", but she thrives there as well! :D
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Roberewe Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
my god, ur work is amazing.
congratulations
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artythejeep Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
wonder wat she so happy about
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TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
nice
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Kerevon Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
It's good to be HOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMM-!

'Hey, lady, you want to buy some Mary-Jane?'
'Hands up and give me your wallet!'
'Hey there CW! Don't forget to pay protection money!'
'BEHOLD!! I am the Pastry-Monger! Fear my muffin-ray!'

..... On second thought maybe I should just move to Star City.

Love this picture. She just seems so happy. :)
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gopalkrsnadas Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
great colors and lights!
haribol
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TheDibLuver Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
lmao! I was like, "Aw kitty is so happy" then I noticed the "Murder" and "drugs" signs in the back x'D

Welcome home! Says Gotham
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jimjimmyjones85 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
I like this one a lot. It seems full of joy. Well done..
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CosplayDeviants Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
I like your hidden AH! trademark signature in the sign behind her. Nice touch!
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DarkWolfe0001 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the Pose!!! I'm not a big fan of Catwoman but This is a fantastic piece of artwork!!! lol
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lizsturrr Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
wow, this is just amazing work. GORGEOUS! o;
:love::+fav:
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nialdho Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
I'm kind of sorry to say I really like it too.
Sorry mate!

Regards
Kitch22
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MarkArandjus Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
OH mis'er Hughes, your stuff is just wonderful ♥
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DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome. :D
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cappuchica Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely amazing. And LOL at the deodorant comment... I could definitely see this as an advertisement though.
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Aeroxin-Reload Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010   Digital Artist
Don't know if it's intentional or not but the coat strap on the back reminds me of a cat tail, which makes me love this piece even more.
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AdamHughes Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
Whether it's coat straps or whip handles, I always tried to fake a tail on Catwoman, any chance I could get.

Well-spotted!

:-)

-AH!-
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wings33 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
mmm this makes me happy. Like she's projecting off the page... screen.... influencing my endorphins. But maybe it's because I like musicals and this totally has the musical vibe; good job there.
It's got a lot of mmph.
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Wendigoat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
Gorgeous! there's so much feeling and life in this.
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FantasticJack Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
This cover is one of the best I've seen in a long while! It's terribly obvious (the writing's on the wall). But at the same time it's very natural. It's already in my "Fav"s. Good work.
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SirWendigo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
you're a genious of the comic art!
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Macabeak Featured By Owner May 30, 2009   Digital Artist
S-Someone who knows "That's Entertainment!"? o_o

Love this one. The best part is actually reading the neon signs in the background and then looking at her again.
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hear3there Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
your work is amazing! its beyond words! :D
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hawkeye Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
I realize its more of a prelim version colored but there is something so 30's/40's poster about it and just really love that!
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guillotinemaster75 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
that background is amazing
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AdamHughes Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
Thank you so much for your kind words!
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Re-chan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009  Student General Artist
She does have that overjoyed look to her! I can just hear her singing about Gotham now!
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microsuede Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
I would pay almost anything for a print of this. Adam are you going to have any prints of any kind at Emerald City or San Diego?

Also, to whom at DC can I express my desire for an Adam Hughes artbook?
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bluezjj Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Rough Sunday!I really like this style~special style
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sashamya Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
love how all the black on her stands out against the hot glow of the background. it would work perfectly in some sort of 'on broadway' number.
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kiskekokanut Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Catwoman: Purrrrrrrrrromotions!
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TheDibLuver Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
lol i c whut u did thar x'D
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JonDavidGuerra Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Professional Artist
Amazing as always Mr. Hughes.
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jacksprat Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
Whoa. I would never have thought anything like "rough" or "preliminary" looking at this. I think it's fantastic and if you were to 'finish' it, it'd probably take away from it. This is great just as it is. It's very sad you won't be able to work on that series anymore though... :(
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TheRealDarkRevan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
reminded me of "new york, new york!"
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VIRGILE3MBRUNOZZI Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
AMAZING
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