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ZATANNA - burlesque


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EDIT 03 10 2013 : new FX, new lights, then new shading too.Also cleaned the whole pic.

Felt like doing this kind of pic.
Had NO hesitation about which character would be included:D

In fact I had the idea for a loooooooooong time, but also took a looooooooooooooooooggg time to produce the pic.

It was draw on an oversized 11x 23" as usual, I focus too much on the face, and then I need to draw this part very big... and when you have a complete body to draw, this is how it ends :lol:

The POV was one of the most tricky (huh... "trikyest ?" dunno what word I have to put right here ) stuff I had ever draw; but was completly in need for the main subject ( drawing a standing front view of the character would have been useless for example ).

You HAVE to target what is linked with the words in the pic !! Well, at least when you HAVE words/titles in your picture, of course !

For example; here you have : "mistress", "cabaret", "burlesque", "decadence", "striptease" ... words associated with fetish stuff in general and a certain attitude/style .

Comments and critiques are welcome, but I don't give a damn f*** about your aesthetic tastes however.
so in case, please save your time (and mine) by switching to a other picture/deviant.
If you watch me, it's generally that you know what to expect.

Other ZEE:


-pencils and inks on 11x 23"
-colors w/photoshop 7.0 + wacom.
Zatanna is © DC comics
tip: give me a job, DAMMIT !!!!!!!
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SonofChinglu's avatar
Why is it dated 2010? Was this a companion piece to some event?
J-Estacado's avatar
because it was done in 2010 ;) all is written on this deviation page.
This is an edit. Not a new picture !
SonofChinglu's avatar
Ah, I guess I fail basic reading comp.
crash1973's avatar
bat973's avatar
Sensational work
The-Shadowsmiths's avatar
Oh my god, I LOVE this :D Simply gorgeous! Sad that I didn't see it before! Wow wow WOW!
J-Estacado's avatar
thanks :)D
Well; In case; I have a whole "ZATANNA" folder in my gallery ;)
DarthSparrow's avatar
Lovely *Charmed*
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jesspark's avatar
This looks spectacular!
Hajinmon-Mugen's avatar
YAY your really dont Sara Pezzini !?!?
Hajinmon-Mugen's avatar
I mean your really doing Sara Pezzini !?
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icejaw19's avatar
Another wonderful work featuring the Mistress of Magic! I like your use of perspective for this promotional poster and fantastic lettering, especially for Zatanna's name.

I also really like the design for the black lace on her arms. I can appreciate the change in her ensemble: the red top, instead of black, and the pantyhose instead of her usual fishnets. I think it works beautifully for this piece.

Another amazing work of art! Keep it up! Now, if you'll excuse me, I've gotta go buy tickets for this Dec 2nd show before they're all sold out.... :P
J-Estacado's avatar
Hey it's been a while :)
Well yeah I made all the needed change to go for a more "burlesque" result. Even if her classical suit would have been good too; but, Zatanna does have a LOTS of costumes afterall :)
hawkeye's avatar
This is completely gorgeous sexy and love the Mucha influence! Wow!
fufuberrysoda's avatar
I love your work with her, but I really do wish you'd draw her a little less... slutty. I'd love to see your take on when she dresses down in sweatpants and t-shirts!
J-Estacado's avatar
slutty ? aww :/ sultry is ok, but slutty, seriously... gee....
fufuberrysoda's avatar
Oh, sorry. >< I didn't mean to offend, because I really do think it's beautiful (otherwise I wouldn't have commented).
J-Estacado's avatar
well; no it's ok i just take "slutty" as bad stuff in general because.... well it's often associated with a negative feeling; but no worries :)
tanoatano's avatar
Zatanna's act would fit in perfectly in the music hall of the the novel I wrote set in Chicago of the Roaring twenties.
Gourmandhast's avatar
lovely pic! I love the whole Burlesque theme. Zatanna is your favorite DC heroine isn't she?
J-Estacado's avatar
Kinda. You can do a lot of thing with a character like this; and who have no particular costume, so it leaves a wide room to play with :)
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