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Dazzler by mcguan Dazzler by mcguan
Dazzler has a pretty strange history - being born of a collaboration between a record company and Marvel Comics, both trying to capitalize on the disco craze of the '70s - and has proven to be surprisingly resilient. I'm sure some of her tenacity is an ironic affection considering about 90% of her original costume is made out of disco ball and roller skates, but here we are 3-plus decades later and she's more durable than a double-knit polyester leisure suit, so you know there has to be more to it than that.

I've had this piece sitting in the on-deck circle since late March/April, but it was meant to have a companion piece. I have been absolutely swamped ever since, so that companion piece will have to come later (It's in the coloring phase, but just on pause until I get ahead of my work list).

Created with PITT Pens, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator CS 5.1. Dazzler seems to have several credited creators, so the nod to Tom DeFalco with the theater name on the concert poster was a random choice.

Never forget: Disco Sucks. [link]
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CheeseburgerTom Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
I always found the facepaint to be my least liked part of the classic Dazzler.  It is a bit like Scarlet Witch's head thingee.  It just seems hard to get on in time for action.

But in general as long as you keep her with long blond hair she is hard to screw up.
mcguan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
The face paint IS odd. But making things like that (and Scarlet Witch's headpiece) work are half the fun. Or at least attempting to make them work - doesn't always happen.
undiscoveredcountry Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
He, I've just been rereading the first issues of Uncanny X-Men, when she was introduced. At least they did away with the disco ball and roller skates over the years :-) And I have to agree that she has proven resilient. Claremont did some good developments of her personality in the last part of his first run on UXM, and other authors have added bits since.

What you have added however, is a quite realistic version of Dazz. Kind of like somebody I would really expect to pop out from a teen magazine or website dealing with singer celebs. 

Good idea - good work!
mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Yeah, if I did a full body pose on this piece, I had no way of incorporating the roller skates in a cool redesign. ;) Thanks for checking it out!
herofan135 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really cool work, love her pose and expression! Your use of colours looks really awesome!
mcguan Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Thanks a lot!
rostridge Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome piece! Love the pose and the overall lighting. It has a nice playful feel to it, which I think works well with Dazzler. Great work!
mcguan Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Thank you much!
TULIO19mx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!! This totally rocks!!
mcguan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013
Thanks Tulio!
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