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Zatanna 11 Detail by AdamHughes Zatanna 11 Detail by AdamHughes
Year: 2011
Client: DC Comics
Media: PITT Pen on Strathmore Drawing paper, then colored with Adobe Photoshop CS2.

My first completed assignment of 2011! Zatanna is fun to draw, I tell ya. I'll post the rest of her in a little while; I just like how cropping it looks.

It's a pretty simple cover, nothing fancy this time around. It started life as an inventory cover, and was quickly called into action when a cover was needed!

Looking forward to doing some more complicated covers with this gal.
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:iconharinderseo:
harinderseo Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013  Student Writer
wonderful work
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QUEENMYMI Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Your work is amazing i love the faces i want more of Zatanna please and she hulk mmmmmm and wonder woman there are my favorites
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:iconorion310:
orion310 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
not a fan of Zattana but I love the work!
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smbhax Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wonderful inking there; the way the light switches from below to above when we get up to the hat really makes it work somehow. : o
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:iconsteph-omer:
Steph-Omer Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
wow i just can say wow
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:icondrawingthefemaleform:
breathtaking as always hope this one becomes a statue along with the other dc cover girls(hey wonderwoman has two in the line why not z?)btw just got the poison ivy one this week ...beautiful!im running out of room.cant wait for the next two but i raeally cant wait for hawkgirl.
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Rotter Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2011
The lighting on this piece is incredible! You could crop it as a portrait encompassing nothing more than the area from her hat down to her boutonniere and it'd still work.

It reminds me of one of the reasons why I love your work. You seem to execute all of your ideas with 100% commitment. It's the best way that this idea could possibly be done, every time.
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King1cheetah Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
awesome art pic
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:iconplimalucas:
Plimalucas Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Adam Hughes, i dont have words to say how your art is awesome
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123enoki456 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
I think the right way to write it its Жaтанна if is meant to be russian (cirilic)
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:icon123enoki456:
123enoki456 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
I think the right way to write it is Жатанна if it meant to be russian
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:iconares322:
ares322 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
you inspire me
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:iconorabich:
orabich Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome!=D
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:iconmajed-albahiti:
majed-albahiti Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I just luv this character
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:iconmrdamron:
mrdamron Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
gorgeous, great color
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:iconstretch-ink:
Stretch-Ink Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Love that dramatic under-lighting; it really gives this piece an "on-stage" feel.
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:iconartybel:
artybel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Love your work Adam :) I look forward to seeing the new Zantanna series in Australia :)
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:iconuniformed:
Uniformed Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
This would look great as a wallpaper. Any chance for a higher res pic?
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:iconephelan:
ephelan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
<3 font
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:iconquin-ones:
quin-ones Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Absolutely gorgeous. Is that a scanned texture warped over her corset?

I know you mostly do covers, but are there any Zatanna interiors in the works? (That would be RAD)
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
It's a scanned texture, but it's one I drew. I drew out a Damask Rose brocade pattern on a separate piece of paper, and then scanned it to use as a mask.
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:iconquin-ones:
quin-ones Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Looks great.
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:icons-carter:
s-carter Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it just me or does this not remind you of Janet Jackson a little?

Love it, as always!! :D
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:iconmikepacker:
mikepacker Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sweet! Great news that you have this cover run Adam!
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:iconkossork:
kossork Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
love the hat. your technique is just perfect.
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:iconcookiexdough:
CoOkIexDoUgH Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Awesome !!!!!! I love it how you are drawing Zee XD
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:iconilovemykids:
ilovemykids Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
very cool
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:icondracowhip:
Dracowhip Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Powerful image. Pure Zatanna!
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:iconbodhipuff:
Bodhipuff Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Now who does that smile remind me of?
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:iconreydelfenix:
reydelfenix Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student
Great work as usual. Your Zatanna is amazing.
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Thanks! I'm swinging for the fence on this cover run.
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:iconreydelfenix:
reydelfenix Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student
I can't wait to see the results!
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Hi ...Dear ... AdamHughes ...!!!
Your Fantastic Art work
... Zatanna 11 Detail
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
if you don't mind...:heart:
best regards.....................You're most welcome in Action-Portraits...!!!:iconaction-portraits:
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De3pBl4ck Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, nothing says "amazingly sexy" like fishnet stockings and a tuxedo teddy, does it?
Also gotta love that tuxedo jacket she wears over it, too…
So it no small wonder Zantanna is so fun to draw!
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Crowforge Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
I have to ask. What's an inventory cover?
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
It's a cover that isn't produced for any specific issue. It's drawn, and set aside (put into 'inventory'); if there comes a time when an emergency cover is needed, they pull it from inventory.
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Awooo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Really liking the type work!
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BrenGun Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
really great!!!
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bdefeo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
I think it is an appropriate cover to be the first from your run. Zatanna on stage with the lights just having just come up, ready to spring into action and entertain. The curtain is up on your act Mr. Hughes!
I look at it and think of “A Chorus Line”, which is not a bad thing!
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theEyZmaster Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Great way to start off the year, if you ask me :P
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:iconinarispellborn:
Inarispellborn Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I never manage to draw decent hats like that one... T^T

Awesome work, simple and effective.
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howlett66 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
I like this cover, remembers me of Slash, tho Zatanna is actually the attractive one hehe
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MAGOG1131 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
simple and effective!
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:iconbobuzumaki:
bobuzumaki Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Student General Artist
so now you're doing zatanna after catwoman? AWESOME.
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:icongwdill:
gwdill Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Hobbyist
Impeccable artwork!
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:iconandrewdobell:
AndrewDobell Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Are you the regular Zatanna Cover Artist now? If so, Cool!!!
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Yes, I am.
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:iconandrewdobell:
AndrewDobell Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent, congratulations. I hope you'll be posting all your Zatanna covers as you do them! Can't wait to see what you do with this Magical Lady! Is there any chance you could post some sketches from time to time? I find your sketch pad work to be highly inspirational.
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:iconadamhughes:
AdamHughes Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Probably not. I save the sketchy stuff to put into published books, sketchbooks, the like. If I post it all online, I lose that market. Also, people will steal your unused sketches and designs for themselves if you give them too much easy access.

Thank you very much for your kind words!
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Lurker-Below Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
Zatanna being mysterious. I love the feeling of something building up here. :D
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