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    This really is a great thread. The Remake/Remodel stuff is totally in high gear.

    • CommentAuthorSavantis
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2008 edited
    domino lady

    I felt really inspired to draw after seeing everyone's gorgeous artwork, so here's my interpretation of domino lady..

    She's a young mischievous party girl, with a self invented "gun" strapped to her right wrist. Yep, a gun that shoots dominos...It looks like a clunky modernist bracelet so no one really asks what it is, plus it matches her skirt. ^_^ I wanted to show that the dominos on the bracelet will turn every time she shoots a domino (like the barrel of a gun) but I don't really know how to draw the mechanism.. >_<

    I love Doktor Nick's and Alberto's Domino ladies most!

    And many many thanks to Paul Sizer for showing his roughs and drafts! I always like to see how the concept is modified over revisions! Thank you! Your piece is one of my favs too! ^_^
    • CommentAuthorKitaC
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2008
    This thread is awesome. I must check out the rest!

    Anyway, there's a lot of great art here, but the ones I found myself the most drawn to were the ones with interesting new backstories. I, um, may have taken notes as I went through the thread (because you are all Just That Great!)

    @MartinWhitmore -- Your concept made me laugh, and I like the use of color!
    @Hana -- Whoa. Creepy. Also awesome, but really, creepy.
    @frequentcontributor -- That first piece, her makeup is arresting. And I love the dress. Plus, the reimagination: charities as another iteration of the "domino" theme in a revenge plot? V. cool. Beautiful work!
    @ArtGarfunkel -- One of my favorites. Mature woman with corporate power and an awesome backstory? Sign me up! Also, the TIME cover is really well executed.
    @trigger25 -- One woman Anonymous. ONE WOMAN ANONYMOUS. That's perfect! And I like the outfit you gave her, too!
    @johnmuth -- Way to think about the details of a costume. Every time I see a superhero in heels, I can only think "that would never happen," and it throws me right out of a story.
    @Mr.Smite -- Love the terrorism/anarchy angle and the practical outfit and that logo is flat-out inspired. Good thinking on the backstory. One of my faves!
    @Miranda -- That's incredibly well-drawn and also creeps me the hell out. Good job.
    @DisContent -- Beautiful. Just beautiful. I love the composition of the panel and of the backstory, and I like the play on the name, too. Excellent.
    @PaulSizer -- That retro poster is lovely, but your final concept and art are just awesometastic. Shades of Hard Candy in a Japanese comic book vigilante setting, plus goregous, vibrant, dynamic art. I think this is my flat-out favorite!
    @JeffHolland -- Superhero as brand plus mysterious middle-aged female leader = A Really Great Concept.

    And, yep, possibly no one cares, but I loved this thread so much I had to share. So much fun! :D
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    We're glad you're happy.
  3.  (4418.5)
    We're happy you're doing these R:R's.

    So... how about a new one, eh? ... Too soon?
    • CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2008
    Talk about a blank slate of a character. Going in to too much is a pen portrait, so...

    I decided to ditch the domino theme entirely. Big fat bug eye sunglasses swapped for the domino mask (because you look a lot less suspicious wandering around in those) and changed the slinky gown for more of a dancing-type gown with LOTS of petticoats and so on.

    To cover up the ridiculous amount of pistols strapped to her legs.

    • CommentAuthorCarlGlover
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2008 edited
    Domino Lady

    I know I'm a little late in posting this as Warren's already put up some of the others' designs, but here you go. I did this in ink and quickly colored it in photoshop. I liked Mr. Smite's idea of the outfit being the one she wore witnessing her father's death. It helps explain a rather impractical crime-fighting ensemble. I don't really see her really as a butt-kicking hero anyway, more a sleuthy, shadowy figure who survives by her wits.
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2008
    I've been enjoying these a lot, and Warren, thanks for posting my entry along the great ones in warrenellisdotcom, that explains why more than one people is Google-ing my name today
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2008
    dig what you did there mr. furious

    man, i wish i knew/learned how to draw :)
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2008
    Nothing holding you back, Pat! :) Nobody's born with the ability to draw like a mad genius - its all down to practice and experience. Thats the beautiful thing about it!
      CommentAuthorAmanda P
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2008
    Excuse a bit of fangirl gushing... can't believe I made Warren's page with Ryan and Paul and all my other fave entries! Thanks Warren!!

    Mr Furious, your girl is WORKING those ruffles!
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    I love all of the krinkles, drapery and GUNS.

    Love the hair!
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 13th 2008
    Thanks much for the "B.P.M." mention on the blog, Warren. I got fan mail from a DJ in Barcelona who heard about the book through some connection at WhiteChapel.
    Making time for one more creative salvo for the year, thanks for the opportunity to stretch the creative muscles...
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    So... how about a new one, eh? ... Too soon?

  6.  (4418.15)
    Sorry, I hadn't checked the site yet.

    ... We're sad, impatient, ravenous, Wacom-tablet-crunching buggers.
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2008
    @everyone love all the work.
    Damn this thread is great every time.

  7.  (4418.17)
    Is everyone ready for Monday?
    • CommentAuthorPandja
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2008
    Yes please!
  8.  (4418.19)
    Ready and waiting! It makes mondays somewhat less 'blah' with something to look forward to.
    • CommentAuthorBerserker
    • CommentTimeDec 14th 2008
    It feels sort of messed up to say you're ready for Monday, doesn't it? Monday is like the Anti-Saturday, tempting your week into Hell and Fire.

    @ Amanda P, Pat!, shining_lion - thanks much.