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She Hulk and Power Girl by Bambs79 She Hulk and Power Girl by Bambs79
This was the drawing from hell.

Not that it was a bad request - it was a very good request! 2 of my favourite female comic book characters. I just couldn't draw it. Whether it was creative block, external influences or perhaps just in my own head - I really struggled to draw this picture. I think I was trying to be too clever. I wanted something dynamic, ie. some kind of different perspective or some extreme foreshortening whilst still trying to keep true to the original brief. However, in the end sometimes, you just can't beat a couple of good 'front on' poses. I actually started this commission 2 or 3 times over. I'll probably scan and post the ones I rejected (if I haven't burnt them through shame already!) just to demonstrate how much of a perfectionist I am.

Thankfully, :iconhasturmind: was very patient with me and in the end I managed to do this piece which I'm very happy with. I was reading Jim Lee's Icon book at the time so I might've inked it more than I usually would but hey, it came out ok. I'm much happier with this version of Powergirl than my very first attempt a few years ago.

The picture is done on Super A3 350gsm xerox card using pencils and pitt pens. No wite-out on this one.

Much thanks to Hasturmind for the commission, much appreciated dude.

She-Hulk copyright Marvel Comics. Power Girl copyright DC comics.
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richmbailey Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great pin up.
Ziggyman Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well, is a nice work. I approve.
DarrynGrymm Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really powerful design, these two look like they were chiseled by Zeus himself. Congrats on some fine work here, love the vignette, extreme foreshortening, line variation and form lighting. Hey, how'd you do that! (scratching my head). Congrats!
Highlander0423 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sup Dude, Threw some colours at this piece, Did you credit enjoy :) [link]
Bambs79 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man, loving the colours, sorry this is a little late, only just got the message. Very much appreciated! I'm putting it in my faves! :D Cheers! :w00t:
Highlander0423 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks I am happy you like it, I may do more of your stuff as time permitts :)
luigisjuy Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Bambs79 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks buddy - glad you like it! :w00t:
argocomics Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
More well done sexy muscle! Love the physiques and the detail in the inking! I think plenty of artist admire other artist for an aspect of the work that is different from their own. Your work is undoubtedly top notch!
Bambs79 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cheers Dan, very kind of you to say so. It's funny though 'cos there are aspects of my artwork that I would change if I could. I sometimes think I'm trying to fight my own style rather than embrace it. I mean I'll always be inspired by other artists but rather than be a carbon copy I should kinda work on my own style. Mmm... food for thought. :)
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