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Diana, Babs & Kara by Rude.
Today is the birthday of one of my favorite comic artists - Cliff Chiang. I’m lucky to own two pieces by him.
Wonder Woman, of course
And a combo Batgirl and Oracle.
I’ve met Cliff a few times and he always a joy to speak with. So let’s all wish him a happy day and let’s revel in some of his other wonderful portraits of DC women.
Birds of Prey!
Babs as Prince! (I’ve got an autographed one of these)
One of things I appreciate about Cliff is ability to dress women realistically and wearing clothing from the current decade:
Here are Barbara Gordon, Zatanna and Wonder Woman out for a night on the town.
Zatanna on a couch. I have those boots.
Wonder Woman out for the night.
And finally maybe my favorite Chiang piece:
Yeahh, who’s baby are you?
theres nothing wrong with being a good person for no reason
(via Batgirl Redesign)
I’ve been working on this other piece that’s been fairly time consuming and, basically, I’m taking a break from it by working on smaller stuff. This is for Project Rooftop who are celebrating 8 years of awesomeness.
So the way I do these redesigns is that I rough out the nude figure in blue, then I layer the costume on top with red and then I do the finished line art with black on top of both. I don’t usually do preliminary stuff, I just design right there on the page. This time, I picked a kind of pink/magenta for the costume design and as I was designing it, I thought the dark blue with the magenta outlines on top looked pretty good so I did the line art in two separate bits, figure and costume, with different colors and kept it that way.
In terms is redesigns, it’s nothing crazy thought I definitely tried to channel some of Ramon Villalobos' work. Love that guy. That was intentional from the get go, the other unintentional thank you goes to James Jean and his amazing Batgirl covers which I later realized I was kind of emulating here.