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Published: November 23, 2010
© 2010 - 2019 AdamHughes
Year: 2010
Client: DC Comics
Media: Pencil & PITT pen on Strathmore Drawing Paper, then colored in Adobe Photoshop CS2

This is a Jade cover done for DC Comics, which ultimately won't be published. It happens; that's life as a freelancer. But YOU get to see it! Whee!

DC wanted a very specific design - the character flying at the reader against a white background.


Due to the overwhelming number of people responding with variations on "I can't believe DC rejected this", I have to clarify something.

DC Comics did not reject this art. The art was accepted and I was paid. After I handed in the cover, I was told it wasn't going to be used for its intended purpose, so it they're holding on to it for a future use.
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Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
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DeepizzaguyStudent Writer
What a beauty. A real super hero.
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baykillcomicsStudent General Artist
Ah, Jade....

How often you are forgotten about in the minds of people
who say they are comic book fans. 
Ariesgl's avatar
Incredible artwork!!
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AMKumar72Professional Digital Artist
Green! amazing!
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MartySalsmanProfessional Traditional Artist
Love this character!
daremaker's avatar
Excellence! Poor Jade with her no longer existing inconvenience.
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AlysandirHobbyist Writer
Almost had the honor of owning this. Had an agreement in place with the seller, had made 3 of 5 payments for it, and then he yanked it off the table and said he was selling it to someone else unless I paid the rest of what I owed him, PLUS an extra $450. I told him he should honor our agreement; he told me to pound sand.

Beautiful work, sir, but unfortunately one associated with a bitter memory for me.
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Alf-AlphaProfessional Traditional Artist
Awesome stuff! Wonder why it didn't get published!
dasw123's avatar
clean perfect work !!
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JEBurtonProfessional Filmographer
This is too wonderful to be unpublished.
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thesavagekyleHobbyist Traditional Artist
love the pose
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thundergoatHobbyist Traditional Artist
Is it simply an optical illusion from the coloring process, or did the angle of her head change slightly in the colored version?

Amazing piece! As always, very thrilled to see both the pencils and the finished version. Great job and probably my favorite image of this character to date.
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Optical illusion. :-)
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thundergoatHobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool, thanks Adam. Keep up the great work!
Quantum-Roberts's avatar
Green Space Babes have never looked this good...wait isn't Jade from Earth? Oh now I'm confused. Still stunning though. :D
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AliceTheStrangeHobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! Jade is wicked, but have you ever drawn Arisia Rrab?
donart78's avatar
another masterpiece ... I was blessed being the witnes of your magic skill Adam
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thee-wizardHobbyist General Artist
effin nice! :)
DaSnowman's avatar
Jade is just plain awesome. Great work.
HeliotropeRoots's avatar
So lovely! I really enjoy her expression, and the pose is wonderful :)
vivyhan's avatar
I love every single one of your pieces.
You sir, are so pro.
DarkerEve's avatar
So beautiful Jade, love this one (oh like i don't love all your gallery all ready :D), awesome work as always :D
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