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Voodoo by AdamHughes Voodoo by AdamHughes
A Voodoo cover I did for Wildstorm back in the 90s. One of the last painted covers I did before going to digital colors.

It's probably 15" X 25", water-based mixed media on illustration board.

It was a rush job; Wildstorm called me up on a Friday and needed it on a Monday, so I did this one in a 48-hour marathon I think, no sleep whatsoever. I hate those.

The original cover artist disappeared, so I was asked to do the covers for issues 2-4. He had started the miniseries with an Art Nouveau design for the first issue cover, which is probably why WS called me to help out. The fact that Voodoo is a superhero who is a stripper (I know, CLASSY!) in her alter ego hours probably had nothing to do with it, right?

Even though it was a nightmare, I really enjoyed this piece, and is one of the rare occasions where I had a lot of fun on a job.
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Madpredator Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
What is her series about?
Kichisama666 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the Alphonse Mucha style this is gorgeous!! :heart:
Kisonii Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Do you miss it? The hands on approach?
anaisfay Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Student
CrankKitty Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
The perspective is believable. I'm really digging the way the armpits and breasts came out, you got the valleys just right. Wonderful job! :)
bluestar810 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Love Erzulie and I love this.
Baldheadedbastard Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This was rushed!!!?? Jesus friggin Christ, man! Does not seem like it at all! One of my favorites but only because of the fact that you use watercolors for this one. We need more art like this. Its more alive. Alot more than that Alex Ross' watercolor stuff.
slayerfan45 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
I cannot favorite this hard enough
Towdow3 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Don't cya love when people want your help short notice!
TheFieldAlchemist Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
this reminds me a bit of alphonse mucha´s style, very pretty
xxxecil Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
ooooohhhhh..... I had this issue! I was a bit sketchy on the Voodoo mythos, but the babe-factor warmed my heart.
Netzachiel Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Lemme say this... It's no wonder I'm captivated every time I see your art Mr. Hughes, but for some reason I thought I'd never be astonished again like the first time I experienced it through the pages of Ghost #1...

With this one, you just did man.

p.d. How could I have missed such a cover... It's been almost 15 years!
unotto Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Kebeca1690 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
always love that one....
laibhargaid Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This cover is what turned me on to your art. I bought the comic purely for the art. I know I'm supposed to be appreciating the writer too, but there you go.
Thanks for all your inspirational work.
Sosido Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it doesn't look traditional, what did you use?
Kperfect Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
The ART of Hughesology !
scroll142 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
you dirty, dirty boy!
CEMEH Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Beauty woman!
yetiusmc Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
I love it! This reminds me of those old New Yorker covers, with a modern and sexy twist. Fantastic work!
deathspeaker13 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is very well done the color is excellent the design is well done the typography is top notch! Bravo this should of been a daily deviation.
s-carter Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I envy your skill! You are one of the Greats, for sure! :)

Fabulous!! ;):D
psdguy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Awesome, super job especially for a rush one!
MTJpub Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
I love all the detail that you poured into this piece. Beautiful work!
KitoYoung Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
You usually don't have fun on your jobs? :O
Rashvard Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mucha art style, cool ^^
starlitwisher Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
How is it possible for paint to look like this? You're amazing!
STEEL-STEEL Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Haryza Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2009  Professional General Artist
Wow! My dad has this cover. That's so cool.
lordharshmage Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I have this one, somewhere in storage. It was a most unique comic that I've ever read, and I'm sorry I wasn't able to keep up with it!
WineWriter Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
The setting really supports her. I love all the extras: the christ skull, black cat, old radio, and the dollar bill. Who knew that while The Shadow was playing in the everyday kitchen, the stripper/voodoo goddess was on the prowl? :eyes:
Chroias Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
*growls* beautiful!
Wooggie Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009
This is perfect! I really dig this! Love the colors and composition! :D
naoko3000 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
wouaou you're such a great artist!!!!!!!!!!!! I really love this draw, it reminds me MUCHA, do you know him?
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
Thank you very much for your kind words!
Alphonse Mucha is one of my favorite artists!
naoko3000 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
me too Alphonse Mucha is one of my favorite artits. I like very much what you draw, it's so so greatest ^^ I wish one day I will draw like that. aaaaa comic in france are so unknown so I don't know the story of catwoman, but the way you draw here, I really want to know it ^^.
AwesomeMCD Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
This is very neat! The style is impressive with all those lines and the color are splendid! I like your style AH! :)

Give me a pencil and I'll shape...mold...and redefine you! Give me a pen....and I'll IMMORTALIZE YOU!!!
mlle-robot Featured By Owner May 29, 2009   Interface Designer
I really love the Mucha touch to it.
BenTanArt Featured By Owner May 28, 2009   Digital Artist
I love this cover. I think the cover was the reason why I bought the series.

Certainly it was at least partially responsible for inspiring me to pick up drawing again.
luciasek Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Afons Mucha again [link] Please, tell me what is the notice below? Zerzulie?
AdamHughes Featured By Owner May 8, 2009
"Erzulie" was the name of the issue's story. You'll have to ask Alan Moore what it means...

luciasek Featured By Owner May 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It just reminds me some czech name. :). Soory for my insufficient knowledge of Alan Moore work.
kineko Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Actually, it's the name of a loa, the protector of women I think. I'm not sure protector is the right name and I haven't read the comics, but it's a nice cover which replicate well the noodle style ^^
luciasek Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you.
tinysherpa Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2009   Photographer
beautiful purple/whole damn thing.
lanika Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I have this mini, I love your covers. Well, I'm a sucker for Art Nouveau anyway :worship:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
Thank you for saying so, and Art Nouveau makes everything better doesn't?
InsertarNickAqui Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
I loved the details in all the work
the card behind her shoulder, the skull, her rings
and the pose of the woman it's great, very difficult to draw
sorry for my english
paulsimms Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This has always been one of my favourites so nice to see a good shot of it, fantastic!
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