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By AdamHughes
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Here's a before-and-after comparison of the detail to my book cover.


I drew the piece with PITT pens and COPIC markers on Strathmore Drawing paper, scanned it, and colorized it using Adobe Photoshop CS2.

A few people have asked me to show what changes from grayscale lineart to final color, and hopefully this shows what the process entails.
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Tomson2018Professional Digital Artist
One day I will still reach this very high level of anatomical perfection and artistic plasticity. You're the guy Adam !!!
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you're not human.
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saikyoDRAGONHobbyist Digital Artist
Pure artistry and mastery. 
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mcgonnorHobbyist General Artist
Catwoman looks like me if I could lose weight
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Not a face of a thief, she looks so nice. The pics is great
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Keysersoze1221Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply beautiful!
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LabKatoonsStudent Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! Very nice!!
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combine traditional and digital together, brilliant idea :)
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ArtsendProfessional General Artist
Markers are such interesting things... I never really got familiar with them. I always think they are so hard to use!
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Jonas-LionStudent Artist
Almost like i have seen this before with that face hmmmm.........…
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IsabelaRazoHobbyist Traditional Artist
i wanna hug this drawing and die. and then come back to life to hug it again.
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x19aHobbyist General Artist
OMG, have you ANY idea how real/awesome that finished one looks? (Not that the unfinished isn't any less awesome...)
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MrsFineProfessional General Artist
Thought of Audrey Hepburn too. :)
The coloured one looks so much smoother. I like that very much.
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PlanetJohnnyProfessional Artist
Love your work.
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mediodia91 General Artist
Up close the facial features; eyes and mouth- kind of reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn!
Your skin tones are amazing!
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Comic7Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gawd!! I read your book!!! Holy cow!! Y-you are an awesome artist!!!!!
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UrieckStudent General Artist
Cara suas obras são uma inspiração para mim!!Parabéns pelo seu trabalho!!!
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VaejounProfessional Traditional Artist
Thanks for sharing this. Love your works.
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johntrumbullProfessional Traditional Artist
This is very cool to see. I want to start experimenting with Copic markers now!
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funnyhoseHobbyist General Artist
her smile reminds me a bit of Audrey Hepburn <3
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Audrey Hepburn
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TheSpecialEffectHobbyist Traditional Artist
CATWOMAN is the best villian / anti-hero eva.
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Randomartist1196Student General Artist
I always love the touch of the red goggles mixed with the all black. Not all designs of her are like that. Good job!
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I hope she is as friendly as she looks :D
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