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    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2008
    @Paul Sizer nicely done! i understand the temptation. i've been itching to do a straight representation of the character as well. i'm a sucker for silly pulp concepts.
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2008
    here's mine:

    Ellen Patrick is a Berkeley student who exposes, burgles, and generally harasses corrupt corporations under internet personae of The Domino Lady. Kind of a one woman "Anonymous".

    Ellen Patrick, the Domino Lady
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2008
    Since you asked...

    Hand drawing on Wacom tablet in PhotoShop, traced in Freehand into vector form, vector forms exported to PhotoShop as flat color, shading added in PhotoShop, layered with background elements, colors tweaked and flattened. 1 Hour, start to finish, which isn't me bragging. Like anything, if it's something you do a lot, you tend to get pretty quick at it. Which when I'm billing hours as a designer and illustrator is a good thing. Hope that explains "The Sizer Process"...
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2008 edited
    "Also, I, too, am curious about whether or not these characters are public domain (and can therefore be used in any new comic I would want to make...), except for the fact that if you don't own the character, can you make any cash on the movie rights? Doubtful. I don't want to seem cynical, but I'd rather OWN a character called Captain Kustice and make a buck than not own a character called Captain Justice and be left sitting with my artistic pride and no movie deal."

    As I understand it, when intellectual property enters the public domain, the original elements as at the point the mateiral went PD is open to all. But any reworking or additions is covered by copyright.

    So, Robin Hood is a public domain character but the current BBC series is still covered by copyright - and the logo is probably a trademark.

    Edited to add: I think there are people here who have a much better understanding of IP law than I do. If people want to discuss this further I'd suggest starting a new thread so they're more likely to see it.i
  1.  (4418.5)
    I would make her younger, like a teenager, take her out of Berkley and put her on a fancy school, like those Gossip Girl characters. Maybe a blonde wig to hide a dark, short hair, like Darwin Cooke's Selina Kyle. Yeah, a Kim Possible, teenager, elite academic institution student... burglar

    Lady Domino

    oh, by the way, I hate the gun idea. Just went with it 'cause a bo wasn't working.
  2.  (4418.6)
    Learning to use Wacom tablet instead of mouse...brain hurting...

    Kickin' ass versus "generic henchman", in heels and party dress.


    @Hannah- very interesting

    @Jeff Holland- Haha, I feel for my friends for at least the next month *whap* "I WOULDN'T USE THAT!"
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2008
    Trigger25, Bryantpaul, Grafunkel: beautiful work! Paul Sizer: nice illustration but now I want to see the updated version! :)
    • CommentAuthorjohnmuth
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2008

    I figured if she was going to attend fancy parties, then she'd want to make her dress utiliatarian, and the break off bottom part of the dress could be used to hide her loot, or possibly even as a parachute kind of object. Her heels would detach to make her shoes easier for sneaking and running - in case of emergency. And The mask is to, well, hide her identity - and along with the cleavage ought to keep her from being found out.

    I also figured instead of leaving some not, with a signature, she could just leave the six/blank domino as her calling card.

    Anyway, some great other concepts here.
    • CommentAuthorchris g
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2008
    here is mine (never ink while angry)

  3.  (4418.10)
    My motto is: "Always ink angry." What a strange coincidence...

    Anyway, Trigger25's is really nice, like some of the pre-vis art that Pixar does. And Paul Sizer: your process is crazy to be so quick, but yes, I can see how doing it over and over would shave some seconds off your track time.

    Leandro's is nice, and as a suggestion, what if the gun isn't really a working model, but can be taken apart and turned into something else... or is just a lighter which we wouldn't see until after she'd been waving it around at a room full of people.

    Johnmuth: I also toyed around with a Rorshach-esque mask, but I think that my fav part about yours is that she just whips her dress off and voila- instant vigilante outfit. Although true California socialites don't wear panties...
    • CommentAuthorE0157H7
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2008
    Tweaked the outfit and gave her the glasses:
    • CommentAuthorZeebo
    • CommentTimeDec 9th 2008

    Finally back. Work still kicking my ass, so only a quick sketch to take my mind off fasting.

    Since she's from Berkeley though, I figured she could use a whole lot more of that and a whole lot less debutante.
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2008

    Cal grads are serious "take no prisoners" types when impassioned about a cause. I freehanded the Barrett but wish I drew better. I still have a 'Saint' vibe re: this character.
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2008

    I missed out on Captain Justice last week, so I'm sneakin this in before bed. Looks like curb also beat me to the concept of makin her wear the dress with her father's blood on it as a sort of battle flag or personal icon.
    Felt more inspired by John Robb's blog than pulp comics, and since any vigilante today would likely be labeled a terrorist, I decided to embrace that aspect of it. I tried a reversal of Batman, seeing as he stands for law and order and targets individual criminals, I pictured her targeting institutionalized corruption and criminal corporations and in effect leaving chaos in her wake. The 'D' logo fits with that quite nicely.
    Armed with a Kalashnikov, modern body armor, laptop for cyberwarfare and fashionable boots.
  4.  (4418.15)
    Hi there; first time poster here from the merry old land of Oz. Heh, I got put on to the place by a friend who says I should harness my creativity more- whatever that means. :P

    I wish I could say this is original, but there are already those there who've put up the hacking thing. I thought, well, 21st Century, why not have a miniature wormhole generator that looks suspiciously like a domino? But I digress. I put this together more for the cyberpunky entertainment value of it than anything else; enjoy. I hope. Comments, criticisms and anything else you can put out will be well recieved. :)


    Lady Domino
  5.  (4418.16)
    I blame using a crappy digital camera (I have no scanner) to get the image into photoshop for it not looking as good as it did in my sketchbook.

    Be kind, it's my first time.

    the lovely lady domino
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2008
    @frequentcontributor -- wow! that's about as high a compliment as you could give me. much appreciated!
  6.  (4418.18)

    Personally, I think less of an emphaisis on the military aspects would have been an improvement, but sweet art and concept. Logo is nifty too.
    • CommentAuthorkmcleod
    • CommentTimeDec 10th 2008
    domino lady
  7.  (4418.20)
    @frequentcontributor: thanks, man. The thing about the gun is I don't think this character would carry a pistol around. She's all waky and stuff, and a pistol just looks a little blunt for her. Virtuasamurai gave her a hook gun, kind like Batman. Bryantpaul, still sorta like Batman, gave her a utility belt, filled with tools for her theft services. Both, I think, are better options then a simple .22 hide on thigh gun holster.