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Published: November 23, 2010
© 2010 - 2019 AdamHughes
Year: 2010
Client: Private Commission
Media: Pencil, PITT pen, COPIC marker, Berol Prismacolor pencil on 13.5" X 8.5" Strathmore Drawing paper

This is the sketch for the guaranteed eBay sketch done for Baltimore Comic-Con. Before anyone asks "You did this at a show?" - I didn't. I worked on it from home, and took a day on it. The winner is a friend of mine, so I wanted it to be extra awesome with chocolate sauce and jimmies.

Also, Mantis is an old-school AVENGERS character. I have no idea what her deal is, especially those things coming off her head. I infodumped my childhood.
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Tulio-VilelaHobbyist Artist
She reminds me Kelly Hu! What means she is beautiful!
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thank you for this introduction to Mantis.  now that I know of her, I can keep my eyes and ears open for her.
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Watts4DinnahHobbyist Photographer
This is awesome! xxxx
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MCQ07GnHobbyist Traditional Artist
Great as always!!!!
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RugelyProfessional General Artist
I know you've been hearing this for years, but your women are so awesome :) So real with that perfect touch of fantasy. Beautiful work!
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ArthurGWGProfessional Filmographer
I love mantis!
Never saw much artwork based on her though...
But i see you changed her "Brazilian flag" outfit (green and yellow)!
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Lovely!!! Awesomely Designed!!!
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NarkedHobbyist Traditional Artist
BTW Adam: Mantis is probably one of the best Martial Artist in comicdom, So skillfull and powerfull she can take down guys as strong as Thor(and did it twice!)Trained be the Kree Priests of Pama to be the Celestial Madonna(loooong story)Shes been hero/villian/and back to hero again, and has the distinction of having appeared in 3 different comic companies because shes Steve Englehart's creation,
Marvel, DC, Image, and back to Marvel all in different guises! A curious creation but no one to mess with in a fight! I'm doing a drawing of her vs. Streetfighter II's Chun-Li as of this writing! But your version rocks! (Like everything you do!) C'ya!
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zoroblind69Hobbyist General Artist
Heavenly! iv'e just been stunned! im lost for words..
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MangafrontProfessional Digital Artist
Aside the great body, I love her serious expression and the color of the hair...
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so simple yet so expressive...amazing.

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EduramistersHobbyist General Artist
Man, how do you can make it??? U'r more than amazing. You are a Draw god!

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It's been a while since I :+fav: it but... Gotta say... I used it to make a wallpaper for my desktop, and I see her everyday. She's just perfect man. You're a talented artist for sure, but you made one of your best shot on this one, if not the best ever (IMO of course). Thanks a lot for sharing this commission with us. Really.
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now there is someone you don't see everyday here on da.... a hidden gem like Mantis. if she was drawn like this back in the day, she would have had her own comicbook today. well done my man.
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very nice work¡
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Classic! Love this character. Great work!
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DarkDragon247Hobbyist General Artist
I really like that character! :) Great piece! :D
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