Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Catwoman!

Today's post is a commission I finished yesterday, but it is being given as a gift and I wanted to make sure that recipient wouldn't be visiting this blog. I was assured that he/she wouldn't and I could post. But to be extra careful, I will not mention the name of the person who commissioned it. :) Before anyone else says it, yes, this is a variation of sorts of a previous Catwoman piece in that it features Catwoman stealing something. But I think enough of it is different to keep each piece unique.

It was fun going through my DIANA PRINCE: WONDER WOMAN trade paperback for the Catwoman costume as it was drawn by Dick Giordano. That story was a fun cross over teaming up Catwoman with the then powerless Wonder Woman. Though this look for Catwoman isn't one of the more popular ones, I tend to like it. :)

This was done in mixed media on an 11" x 17" Canson Mi-Teintes Paper. And strangely this is the first Canson piece I have done since The Superman piece I did for Royce. I wonder what's up with that. :)

7 comments:

Lan Pitts said...

Nice! Classic costume and all.

John said...

Nice one, Gene! I like the dark paper too!

LUD! said...

I remember an Irv Novick Batman story with that costume involving Catwoman and an all-girl mob with everyone wearing the same costume! I think Frank Robbins wrote the story...

Terrific work as always, Gene!

Brian Jones said...

Great take on a classic costume sure to make the purrrr-fect gift!

Gene Gonzales said...

Thanks Lan.

Thanks John. The darker paper is always a challenge. And just to make it even more interesting, I used the heavily textured side. :)

Hey Lud, I remember the cover to that one. There was also a Batman 100 pager that had her on the cover setting a tiger or two loose on Batman and I think Robin. Thanks!

Thanks Brian. As the Honorary Mayor of Gotham, your comments are held in high regard. :)

Gary M. Peiffer said...

The texture on the Canson paper gives a real cool effect on the leg stockings! Love the coloring also! Well done Gene!

Gary

Royce Thrower said...

I didn't recognize this version of the costume at first, but then it slowly came back. That is the way of the ageing brain I think. Thanks for the memory "jog" Gene. I like the look tothis one very much!

Let's get with it guys....commission more Canson Cuties!! :)