Saturday, October 23, 2010

Vixen - Canson Portrait

Vixen © DC Comics

I think this is the first time I have ever drawn Vixen. I have a couple of sheets of Canson paper that are perfect for characters of color. My first impulse was Storm. Then the X-Men, Thunder Bird. Maybe Luke Cage. Well, I didn't feel like drawing a tough guy today but liked the idea of doing someone I have never tackled before. Then while searching for some Bob Oksner artwork online, I came across Vixen. In case you didn't know, Vixen was created by Gerry Conway (first comic pro I ever met) and Bob Oksner. So I had my character to draw. I went with her more contemporary look, not really liking the Wolverine-like hair she sported for a while. I think this look is much more elegant, sexy and it took care of my need to draw a beautiful woman. Maybe I'll draw Thunder Bird or Cage tomorrow. :)

This was done in ink and white color pencil on a 9" x 12" sheet of Canson Paper.

This is Post #1114

8 comments:

Comix Book Gurl said...

she looks stunning!

Craig Zablo said...

I don't know Vixen, but Comix Book Gurl is right, she is stunning!

carlos a.s. lising said...

She looks terrific, Gene!!!

Royce Thrower said...

Outstanding Gene!

Brian Jones said...

Beautiful!

Gary M. Peiffer said...

This portrait is very stunning and I really like what you have done with the white texturing around the eyes and the rest of the piece. Makes for a nice balance of color!

Gary

erica said...

Wow! She's gorgeous, Gene!

I'm so glad you chose to draw Vixen, who is a much underappreciated and underused character despite her impressive credentials.

If there's another Vixen mini in her future, you should be on it!

Gene Gonzales said...

Thanks everyone!