Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Phantom Girl - Pittsburgh ComiCon Advance Sketch


Phantom Girl © DC Comics

I'm doing something a little different this time. I will be sharing the art I am doing in advance of the Pittsburgh ComiCon. Actually, I will only be sharing the prepaid pieces and only with the okay of the person who commissioned it. I have a lot of commercial work right now and any free time is dedicated to the list. So I haven't got much time for anything else that I could post. And I can't share the commercial work yet. So...

This was created for Royce! Royce was going to attend his first Pittsburgh ComiCon but just recently had to cancel. You are going to miss out on a great dinner party Royce. Sorry you can't make it. Royce asked for Phantom Girl and Saturn Girl from the Curt Swan/Adventure Comics era. Well, he had me hooked on the idea when he said "How about some Legionnaires?" So today we have Phantom Girl in her original outfit. I am really happy with her face. For some reason I see a young Barbi Benton in her eyes. Not intentional. And I may be the only one who sees it, but I like it. Thanks Royce!

This was done in ink on a sheet of 11" x 17" bristol board.

This is Post #1277

12 comments:

Royce Thrower said...

MMmmmm Barbie Benton. Haven't thought about her in years, but now that you mention it, I can see her face as well in this piece. Totally awesome piece Gene! If you want Legionnaires, Gene is the "Go-To" Guy! Really bummed about missing the con, and especially the dinner, but I WILL make it next year. And who knows, I may hit the lottery and make it this year anyway. lol Until then, I will rely on the awesome con reports from those on this board that do attend. Have fun everybody!

Comix Book Gurl said...

very cute!

carlos a.s. lising said...

Damn, sorry you can't come to the show, Royce! I was really looking forward to meeting you! Ah, well. We'll have to put it off until Heroes! :D

And, Gene...in advance, you may share my piece with the rest of the class when it's completed! :D


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Brian Jones said...

Great Phantom girl and love me some Barbie Benton...Hefner's original girl next door :)
Royce- hope you make it up next year its a great show..and good luck on that lottery ticket..dont forget your blog friends when you hit.
Gene- I'll echo Carlos, you can post mine as well when finished.

Gene Gonzales said...

Thanks Royce! I once saw Barbi shopping at the Eagle Rock Plaza in L.A. back in the late 70s. I did a double take and she flashed that big smile of hers. Sigh.

Thanks Spazzy! ;)

Thanks Carlos, I will!

Thanks Brian, I will! :)

Gary M. Peiffer said...

Gene was flashed by Barbie Benton? No wonder we dee her face in phantom girl! Late post for you Gene.. Was getting worried!

Gene Gonzales said...

Gary - You know, when I typed "flashed her" I just knew someone would run with it. :) Late post because I was try to work while sobbing at the Rays 0-4 record so far. :(

John Beatty said...

I like the line you used on her, Gene. Is this pen or brush? Not your usual heavier looking inking but a bit more delicate. Well done!

Gene Gonzales said...

Thanks John, exactly what I am shooting for. This was mostly pen with my smaller Pentel brush pen for the blacks.

Little John said...

I totally see Barbie Benton in her face. Well done Gene!

Dene said...
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Dene said...

I am very happy about The Legion Lovelies-!!!!