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Mantis by AdamHughes Mantis by AdamHughes
Year: 2010
Client: Private Commission
Media: Pencil, PITT pen, COPIC marker, Berol Prismacolor pencil on 13.5" X 8.5" Strathmore Drawing paper

This is the sketch for the guaranteed eBay sketch done for Baltimore Comic-Con. Before anyone asks "You did this at a show?" - I didn't. I worked on it from home, and took a day on it. The winner is a friend of mine, so I wanted it to be extra awesome with chocolate sauce and jimmies.

Also, Mantis is an old-school AVENGERS character. I have no idea what her deal is, especially those things coming off her head. I infodumped my childhood.
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:iconwatts4dinnah:
Watts4Dinnah Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is awesome! xxxx
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:iconagompert:
agompert Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
umm WORKSAFE
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:iconthemoviesgame:
TheMoviesGame Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
great job
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:icongarinlolin:
garinlolin Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
Love it!
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:iconmcq07gn:
MCQ07Gn Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011
Great as always!!!!
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:iconrugely:
Rugely Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
I know you've been hearing this for years, but your women are so awesome :) So real with that perfect touch of fantasy. Beautiful work!
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ArthurGWG Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I love mantis!
Never saw much artwork based on her though...
But i see you changed her "Brazilian flag" outfit (green and yellow)!
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:iconvampyre-lover:
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011
Lovely!!! Awesomely Designed!!!
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Narked Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
BTW Adam: Mantis is probably one of the best Martial Artist in comicdom, So skillfull and powerfull she can take down guys as strong as Thor(and did it twice!)Trained be the Kree Priests of Pama to be the Celestial Madonna(loooong story)Shes been hero/villian/and back to hero again, and has the distinction of having appeared in 3 different comic companies because shes Steve Englehart's creation,
Marvel, DC, Image, and back to Marvel all in different guises! A curious creation but no one to mess with in a fight! I'm doing a drawing of her vs. Streetfighter II's Chun-Li as of this writing! But your version rocks! (Like everything you do!) C'ya!
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allanabelardo Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
great
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:iconzoroblind69:
zoroblind69 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Heavenly! iv'e just been stunned! im lost for words..
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:iconblackstoneseven:
BlackStoneSeven Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
Beautiful and sexy. :heart:
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:iconmangafront:
Mangafront Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Aside the great body, I love her serious expression and the color of the hair...
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:iconthepoomproject:
ThePoomProject Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
so simple yet so expressive...amazing.

+fav
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:iconeduramisters:
Eduramisters Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, how do you can make it??? U'r more than amazing. You are a Draw god!

congratulations...
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BloodyBrianBot Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
gagagaga
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Sasha1378 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
It's been a while since I :+fav: it but... Gotta say... I used it to make a wallpaper for my desktop, and I see her everyday. She's just perfect man. You're a talented artist for sure, but you made one of your best shot on this one, if not the best ever (IMO of course). Thanks a lot for sharing this commission with us. Really.
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MarJak Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
now there is someone you don't see everyday here on da.... a hidden gem like Mantis. if she was drawn like this back in the day, she would have had her own comicbook today. well done my man.
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:iconpolkar:
polkar Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
very nice work¡
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:iconnamelessmanic:
NamelessManic Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Classic! Love this character. Great work!
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:iconmagog1131:
MAGOG1131 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
very impressive!
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:icondarkdragon247:
DarkDragon247 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like that character! :) Great piece! :D
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:iconleocolapietroart:
LeoColapietroArt Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
...a few lines....Incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!This is really ART!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:icontemari-sand:
Temari-sand Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
you´re really amazing
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:iconvenegasfelipe:
venegasfelipe Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
buenisimo.....!!
saludos vizita mi deviant art
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BLUZILLA Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
how you get those fleshtones man? looks dope! i see it a lot from other people in comics (like Campbell). i gotta get on that..
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:iconbluzilla:
BLUZILLA Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
DOPE
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:iconsasha1378:
Sasha1378 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
With these watery colors, she reminds me of Metal Gear Solid drawings somehow...

I'm in love with this pretty angel ; ;

Amazing work, master ! (^^d
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MaDSaM Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely
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mez1602 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SEXAAAAY!
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:iconmez1602:
mez1602 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SEXAAAAY!
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Sunia-Sunshine Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
Wow, her hair is amazing!
Along with the rest of her ;D
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:iconadolfo1111:
Adolfo1111 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010   Traditional Artist
Great illustration as always! You nailed it!
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:iconnezyrworks:
NezyrWorks Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010   Digital Artist
:) like it
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paulobarrios Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010  Professional General Artist
hoooo , my favorite work กกกกกกก is perfect กกกก
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Yuffie1972 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
you whip these babies OUT like now tomarrow :giggle:
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lstnlmbo75 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
I love this one.....but as for the paper you are using ...are you using the Strathmore Drawing or Sketch....i thought at one time you were using the sketch...im just curious because the drawing paper is causing my copics to feel scratchy and leaving texture marks, but then again im probrobly missing something
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AdamHughes Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
I use the back side of each sheet of the Strathmore Drawing paper. It's MUCH smoother. OInly use the front side of you WANT that textured look.

;-)

~AH!~
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:icondarkroot27:
Darkroot27 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
where do you get your references Adam? Your figures are so spot on with sexiness! I must learn your ways. Looking for an apprentice?
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
No, no.... I've seen STAR WARS and FANTASIA.... apprentices are all TROUBLE. ;-)

I get my reference from everywhere: real life, the Internet, books & magazines.
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:icondarkroot27:
Darkroot27 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
HA! (or should i say AH!) i was just curious on your process. Best art in the world!
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TheGeneLantern Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Just stunning; thank you for sharing!!!
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:iconconceptrook:
ConceptRook Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Your my hero Mr. Hughes!!!!!
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:iconprofinblack:
profinblack Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! Just absolutely amazing! :D
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manumane Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Ouh la la la laaaa....
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:iconsupermarioart:
supermarioART Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
An other incredible lovely face and body!;-)
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:iconjwichmann:
JwichmanN Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
someone else who knows that sprinkles are called jimmies!

-J.
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:iconbiutze:
BiuTze Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Student Artist
I love soo much your art that i'm starting to hate you :D
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:iconrostridge:
rostridge Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I love how you've handled the antenna and other dangly bits. I have seen her crop up over the years as a character, but I am not sure I've seen a version that actually works as well as yours!
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TomMadeleine Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
oh my goodness you draw so..........GOOD!!! WELL! same thing
love her face and her hair! so pretty X)
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