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Black Canary by AdamWithers Black Canary by AdamWithers
This was a commission request, and another of those times I get a neat idea in my head and - regardless of the time it'll take - I can't stop myself from going ahead with it.

Noting the background, I often use photo-reference for any backgrounds I do. In this case, though, something about the way I painted it in and the light filtering I did really made it look like the lineart was laid over the photo. Don't know how it happened, but call it a 'happy accident'

I also like that I found a bar called 'Ollie's' for Dinah to be hanging around. Nice little Green Arrow reference, I thought. And subtle.
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ghostbusters5 Featured By Owner May 16, 2017
So gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!
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danwind Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2016
Awensome Job on her, I loved it
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Ana-Archer Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, Dinah... I love her! It's very good work!
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Artist
Thank you. :bow:
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Levia-the-Dragon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
Mmm, I suppose her having a motorcylce is pretty in-character...
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bastett Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Hot! I love the background. Did you paint over that cab in the BG?

I love LOVE her hair. Makes me want to go to a sexy photo shoot. Heheh! Lovely work.
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Artist
I actually inked and painted the whole background by hand... and then proceeded to run a filter over it that made the damn thing look like I did a paint-over of the photo. :frustrated:

I've since given up that old method of backgrounds and found something that works a lot better. Glad you like her - and sexy photoshoots are awesome! :D
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bastett Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I thought that might have been your method. Not easy to do, though... then again I need to improve my computer skills. Bit of an old school artist.

Lovely work, all the same!

Heheh! Yeah, sexy photo shoots are fun. Still wish I had the body for it. I pose for my work so I guess it makes up for the fact that I have my dads gutt. Heheh!

Keep up the awesome work! Would LOVE to see an Elektra image, btw.
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Dave-Dreamer Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
If I thought I could afford you I'd get you to do one of Dazzler, another heroine known for her love of motorcycles.
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Grigori77 Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Stunning ... Dinah's a fave, definitely, and this really is one of the best takes I've seen ...
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional Artist
Thanks so much!
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Grigori77 Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Professional General Artist
You're welcome. :D You got some choice style, my friend. I may have to watch you sometime ...
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saintvulcan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Student General Artist
omg n the bike!! O.O
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gabriel-ss4u Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009
Looks like a Barbed wire Pam Anderson pic i saw before...
Nice though.
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criticalcomment Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009
Oh you really caught the attitude in Dinah, and that chopper, really, this is Great! nice touch with the license plate as well.
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009  Professional Artist
She's a character I really like - tough, spunky, take-charge, tough as nails, but still feminine and "girl" enough not to come across as mannish. And that dang bike took longer than the entire rest of the piece combined! Glad you caught the plate, not everybody does ;)
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criticalcomment Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009
heh do you mind if your the first person i feature as an artist on my journal?
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ChrisLoganHanssen Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like I said over in CF. She has an hot ass.
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project4studios Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007
This is just insane awesome work!
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BlackCanaryTM Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007  Student
I Love the coloring, good work :)
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007  Professional Artist
Thanks!
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TheMikko Featured By Owner May 20, 2007
REALLY nice art in this one, particularly with the coloring. Canary might not be one of my favorites per se, since I haven't actually SEEN a lot of her, but this image deserves to be in my favorite for it's sheer quality. (^_^)
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hwoarang1986 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007
wow awesome...
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Darth-Chaltab Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2007
Hehe. Very nice. She looks dangerous, just how Canary should look... Er... Wow, that's such an unfortuante name. FEAR THE CANARY!
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CrimsonArtz Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
Amazing colours and posing. Love Dinah. :)
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chibijaime Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, wow. Beautiful piece! Coincidentally, I walked by that Ollie's Bar last night while with my fiance in NYC! I'd seen this picture before and immediately thought of it... figured I'd best come back and say how much I liked the pic. ^^
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Professional Artist
Funny thing - the guy who I did this commission for lives just a couple blocks away from Ollie's. I had no idea! Heck, I'd never even BEEN there, I just happened across a photo of the place while looking for some good NYC reference.

Thanks for the compliments!
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JoelBartlett Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
That skin is looking nice Adam, even if you had trouble with it and nothing like T&A in the same photo.

I really like the bike, looks really fantastic.
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AdamWithers Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007  Professional Artist
Yeah, the skin gave me trouble - you were there, you saw - but it turned out alright. You should see the print, though - it's the first time I've ever liked a print better than my computer screen.
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JoelBartlett Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Woah...

Frustrated Adam scares me...
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inneryoung Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2007
I have a feeling you'll be getting much more popular on this site very soon. very nice!
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kurisutachan Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
OH MY GOD. This is gorgeous! Her hair, the bike, the coloring... I am in a loss for words. Awesome job Adam!
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