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Stan Lee's Catwoman Cover by AdamHughes Stan Lee's Catwoman Cover by AdamHughes
Last upload today, then back to the colors on the final CATWOMAN cover, #82.

I upload this because I've been accused, on more than one occassion, of digitally inserting a photo for the background on this one, instead of drawing it.

Pardon "mon francaise", but a polite smiley-faced emoticon FUCK YOU to such folk. I spent 4 whole days working out the fish-eye three-point perspective on this one, penciling, and inking JUST THE BACKGROUND. I worked my man-sized ass off. Yes, I look at pictures of cities to get the architecture right, to see how the lights of nighttime windows make strange shapes. But that's just to get the drawing RIGHT, not to cut any corners.
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:icongrafight:
Grafight Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
"It has to be a photo"
Yeah and aliens had to build the pyramids too...
This rocks to eleven!
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:iconkevinnichols:
KevinNichols Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
beautifully executed-"smiley-face " included
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:iconkisonii:
Kisonii Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
You go to all that time and effort for the background, then you plonk a beautiful woman front and centre so we never notice it?
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:iconnhiaphengthao:
nhiaphengthao Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
It's like, Cat-Deathstrike.
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:icontechlounge:
Techlounge Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
They are just hatin because of your artist swag. Keep up the work, you are AMAZING
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:icontechlounge:
Techlounge Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
they are just hatin because of your artist swag. keep up the work. you are AMAZING
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:iconcymre:
Cymre Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
Fantastic job!
I featured this in a WOW blog post about Catwoman
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:iconmad-maven:
Mad-Maven Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
You are Amazing SCREW the haters ! Every ounce of effort and hour pays off with your amazing results .. you do the impossible and their small brains have to try an rationalize how such beauty was created - oh he cheated . Yeah right - LOVE YOUR WORK IN AWE !
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:iconalphanathan:
alphanathan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
soon as i saw it, i wondered about the back ground- it's like the time that i take on a painting
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:iconchezpizza:
Chezpizza Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
this pic, looks so much different with the colors or letterings. still awsome. i think my favorite out of the stan lee covers you did was wonder women, green lantern, aquaman and superman.
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:iconchezpizza:
Chezpizza Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
correction: "without colors"
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:iconsurfpenguin:
SurfPenguin Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Back in the day I had the opportunity to buy the entire 'Stan Lee does DC' series for $5. To this day I consider not buying it to be one of the dumbest things I ever did...
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:iconatzalan:
atzalan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
I have the honor to own this comic!
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:iconveleveteenmoth:
VeleveteenMoth Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
This is by far one of the most impressive inked pictures I've seen, and I am in complete awe. The detail achieved in this piece is incredible, and the shapes are all clear and well-defined, not confusing or overwhelming at all. I greatly admire your work!
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:iconmaster-futon:
Master-Futon Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
Man, I don't even want to think of how much distance there was from the paper to the vanishing points, kick ass work as always.
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Actually, because it was such a wide-angle "fish-eye" shot, the vanishing points were pretty close!
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:iconmaster-futon:
Master-Futon Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
Cool, I'll have to try that sometime.
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:iconilovemykids:
ilovemykids Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
beautiful!! love the hands!
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:iconphilwiesner:
PhilWiesner Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
You sir, have become one of my heroes with this.
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:iconleo-darkheart:
leo-darkheart Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Student General Artist
o_O Sir this is quite amazing. I enjoy her costume too it's fantastic. Especially upt top it reminds moe of the 60's show Catwoman. Without the face mask that is. I absolutely love the claws! ^_^

I love how photo realiztic your drawing is. GotDamn that must have been taxing to get perfect. I want to do comics eventually. My own hopefully. It's so inspiring to see this stuff from the artists hand on here. Wow, just wow.
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DarkerEve Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
Why are people like that, who doubt of talented people?, but doubt of you, what a looser was that, great work with this one it look you really worked like a bull in this background and end amazing, i like this cover is one of my favorites.
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jakeusmaximus Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
hahahah you should take it as a compliment that your drawing looks like a photograph :) it is amazing by the way 4 days well spent :)
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:iconlilielo-lawliet:
Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
stunning!
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:iconsilent--echo:
Silent--Echo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009   Digital Artist
This is exquisite.
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:iconlinemars:
linemars Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2009
You rule. People just don't get that.
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MythrilWolf Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
I can imagine doing that kind of detail but to work 4 whole days streight on it blows me away. Im not saying your slow or anything Im just saying, man i couldnt stick with a piece long enough to finish it if it took that much patience. You've got mad skill there and alotta gumption to finish a picture that difficult.
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TicoDrawing Featured By Owner May 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very good
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:icongarnabiuth:
garnabiuth Featured By Owner May 22, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
artist allways use references
god artist like you use to be accused 'cause some people can't understand that you can do things like this draw

thats for you and for all artist

i never give a f*** critics
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:iconchrisclay:
ChrisClay Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
This was the first piece of Adam Hughes art I ever saw... needless to say, I was blown away. Still love it.
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:iconjameslink:
jameslink Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jeez, I can't even imagine doing all that detail. But that's just one more reason why your work is Epic. Don't let the haters get you down man.
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albatrash Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
I actually quite like it when they insert a photo of a cityscape or a building into a comic panel. :) I wonder if Warhol's art was just one long weird comic book.

This is brilliant though.
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:iconfinex666:
finex666 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
it looks really good ^_ i envy for the inking work. i wish i can do it
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:iconvivyhan:
vivyhan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
WOW
That is crazy cool =o
You are a wonderful arteest.
lawl.
But seriously.
Great stuff.<3
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:iconskeletonmurderer:
SkeletonMurderer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Student General Artist
Why does she have Deathstrike fingers? I thought DC was supposed to be more pulp noir than fantastic?
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Because they got MARVEL artict Chris Bacchalo to do the interiors, and when he designed Stan's Catwoman, he gave her those claws. I was just following the designs...
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:iconkigam:
kigam Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is the craziest perspective shot ever. A damn fine job, cheers!
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:iconmarkbot09:
markbot09 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
digital non digital all that matters you bleed for your work and spent time on it and you did it your self put i give all props to you hope i get to your level or better some day
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:iconreubennegron:
reubennegron Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
You're an animal.
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:iconnohbahdii:
nohbahdii Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009
You are meticulous.
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:iconharwinder:
harwinder Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
man you got no right to be this good. stop it:).
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:iconsinendra:
sinendrA Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
elegance noir :blackrose:
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:iconcicadella:
cicadella Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008   Traditional Artist
Boah, that´s so coool....*___________*
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:iconmariankiller:
mariankiller Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Professional Filmographer
is great,amazing work
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:iconleafinsectman:
leafinsectman Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008
You did good Adam, great work! :w00t:
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:iconjam-wah:
Jam-Wah Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Well, that's just great.



No really, it's great.
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:iconincubetion:
inCubetion Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
awesome!
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:iconwhat-:
what- Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go get 'em, Adam. <3
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:iconhaapis2:
haapis2 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
ok.

that is seriously awesome! :eyepopping:

good work! :headbang:
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:icontyramenendez:
tyramenendez Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008
there's so much tracing and copying going on, especially after what david mack did to you...
like you say, it's one thing to look at a photo or another person's art to help with problem solving or to get inspiration, but...
after i found out that tim bradstreet just traces photos (even if he's the one that took it), i lost all respect, for him.
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Daigo-Ro Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
Stan Lee's Catwoman is like Lady Lethal... XD
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