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Poison Ivy by Pencilbags Poison Ivy by Pencilbags
Another in the Bat Series. Since Harley Quinn was the previous submission, I went with Poison Ivy. She seemed to crop up a lot when I was researching the Harley Image. I have to say, that she was a bit difficult. She doesn't have a lot of accessories, and you can really hide a lot of problem areas with a good billowing cape! I also tried to produce the image a little differently this time.

I started with a small sketch maybe about 4.5" tall. I scanned the image and cleaned it up a bit, converted into a blue line and shrunk the head slightly and re-positioned some of the features. I faded the lines slightly and then printed it out to fit onto an 8.5x11 sheet. On that image I inked the lines with a Pitt pen, tightening up the lines and filling in detail. On this level I started to fill in the detail of the background. After this stage I laid the image over a light table and traced the dark lines onto the light green page. That page got some additional detail and then finally the color! The color was done with copic markersI also used a brush for the first time to fill in the background with black ink. Something I haven't done before.

So, I still have to do this again to see if I can get better at it...and faster!
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ezseek Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
Too harsh in the face, most want to see cute, but good job just the same.
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Pencilbags Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Professional Artist
Thanks
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ZEB31 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
gives a lord of the rings style actually.
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Pencilbags Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Artist
It does have a bit of a natural quality or something that isn't quite of this world.
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ZEB31 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:D
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P-I-L-L-Z Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Outstanding!
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Pencilbags Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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P-I-L-L-Z Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Your welcome!
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Heh, well she and Harley do have a connection. =P

anyway, some nice touches on this rendition, the worn and patched garderners gloves make a certain amount of sense, and the gold bands on her arm make me wonder where she got them and why she wears them still.
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Pencilbags Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Professional Artist
Thanks!

I read that she and Harley had a thing between them that was at least implied. It has been a long time since I have read a Batman comic, but the characters have always intrigued me.

She was kind of a difficult one to decide how to present, there were the plants, but in a lot of the research it appears that she doesn't have a lot of clothes or gear so I picked and chose the gloves, the arm bands I am not sure where they come from, I saw them in a couple of reference images and thought it would be a good place to add a complimentary color without taking away from the hair and lips.
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