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Batwoman Commission by mcguan Batwoman Commission by mcguan
Just in time for that little film that is opening this week, here's... a character that doesn't appear in Christopher Nolan's trilogy, unfortunately. But! She's just one letter off from one of the iconic characters introduced in "The Dark Knight Rises," so there's that!

Eh, whatever, it's the same zip code, so that counts, right?

Here's another recent-ish black and white commission, all done up in color. I could have played with this a whole hell of a lot more, but I'm busy with other projects. So I cheated by adding a few stock city photos that I manipulated for the background. I'd like to get back to the Kate Kane character some day- I've been loving JH Williams' take on her so far.

Pitt Pens, Adobe Photoshop CS 5.5, Stock Photography.
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:iconwunderwolfer:
wunderwolfer Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
:wow: very nice
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Thank you much!
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:iconwunderwolfer:
wunderwolfer Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
You're welcome. It's really good I love it.
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AlouetteCosplay Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Student Photographer
Love this, its gorgeous! :) Nice work!!
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
Thank you much!
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AlouetteCosplay Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Photographer
No problem! :)
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:icontulio19mx:
TULIO19mx Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Totally mindblowing!!
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012
Thanks!
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ArteDigitalSA Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Student General Artist
cool!!
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Thanks!
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:icontrdlcomics:
TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
That creative team sold this design to me, despite the actual designer's original concept work for it leaving me cold.
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
JHWIII has done some awesome things with her design.
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TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
The original sheets for the costume design aggravated me. We were still in the relatively reasonable days of the modern gray and black Batman look, I was as happy as I've been with how Batman was being presented (particularly in Dave Johnson covers and Martinborough(?) panels of Detective Comics) since Mazzuchelli, and suddenly here's a a retreat Batwoman design with all the red. Guh.

It's saving grace to me was JH William's use of color in panel composition, and how much use he got out of mono- and duo-chrome layouts that featured elements of the costume, like the red cape bleeding into the sky of the next panel or whatever...
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mcguan Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
JH Williams is on a completely different level than... anyone else, I guess. He's got skills.
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TRDLcomics Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
he's one of the few sequential artists where the entire finished page composition is greater as a whole than the story being told within it...
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Amber-Haze Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
Very, very beautiful work. I really like this a lot. The only thing wrong with it is the boots. JH draws them as face stomping f**k you boots, and that fits the character much better. She's not screwing around.
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
That he does. That's an eye for detail there! Thanks for checking it out!
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:iconpixelfate:
PixelFate Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
nice job really like it!
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Thanks a lot!
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:iconpixelfate:
PixelFate Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
np
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:iconluanna255:
Luanna255 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
That is a stunning Batwoman! I love that you showed the folds and wrinkles in her costume.
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Thanks! I think that when people set out to draw her, they HAVE to look at the JH Williams' art of her for references and they realize they can't be lazy about it. At least that's how it was in my case. ;)
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Knight-Watcher Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So far for Batwoman I only read Batwoman: Elegy, which was written by Greg Rucka if I'm remembering right. Reminds me of her costume from Elegy - I haven't caught up on what Williams has done with her. So overall I would say if they ever made a Batwoman live action film they could stand to take a look at your work with her.
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Wow, man. Thanks a lot - that's awesome of you to say.
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Knight-Watcher Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Most welcome... or at the very least a high quality animation film.
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houseofmystery Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Oh man, this is simply beautiful. Great use of colour and your art just sings! Greatness :D
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Thanks a lot - that's very kind of you to say!
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:iconincogvito:
incogvito Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Wonderful as always! As was your Firebird for the OHOTMU!
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Thanks Vito - and I just added the Firebird piece here on dA!
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:iconplanetkojo:
PlanetKojo Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Cool composition, McGone! Cover-worthy quality again!
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks Kojo!
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:iconluispuig:
LuisPuig Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
I actually like the simplicity of the colors and background. It creates a nice look on this piece.
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Thanks a lot- yeah, I was trying to consciously scale back on the palette.
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:iconluispuig:
LuisPuig Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Your welcome. It was well done.
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Davidbatmanfan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful.:woohoo:
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Thank you much!
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Davidbatmanfan Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your welcome.:woohoo:
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LexiKimble Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So gloriously wonderful. I love the use of the dot tones as well.
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Thanks a lot - I've been playing around with the half-tone look a bit over the past year. Trying to find the balance of where it's really beneficial to the pieces and not over-done.
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LexiKimble Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You did a great job with it.
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:icondylogger:
DYlogger Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Batwoman is awesome and so is your drawing of her. <3
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Thank you much!
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:iconartedigitalsa:
ArteDigitalSA Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome!! check my art!
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Thanks!
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Aghorishaivite Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Writer
So good!!!!!!!
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:iconmcguan:
mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Thank you much!
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:iconaghorishaivite:
Aghorishaivite Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Writer
Welcome!
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derekmetaltron Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Fantastic art. For some reason I've got a 'Gotham Central' vibe off the design, not sure why.
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mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Here's what's crazy: I read pretty much everything Brubaker puts out (the more crime-centric the better). love Michael Lark's art AND I dig most-things-Gotham, yet I've never picked up Gotham Central. It's a gaping hole in my reading history. I gotta put that on my to-do list.

Thanks for checking it out!
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derekmetaltron Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
Oh yes, I love Brubaker too (though that's for Cap and Winter Soldier in my case) and Greg Rucka did some of it too. Haven't read all of it but I can tell you the initial plotline with Mr Freeze, the Renee Montaya Comes Out story and the Joker Sniper Arcs are all very good. (True fact, did not know she was Gay til I read that story and that was quite recently.)

Anyway, you're welcome! I haven't yet picked up the New 52 Batwoman stuff so I definitely want to at some point.
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