Sunday, September 16, 2012

A 1940's inspired Catwoman

Helllloooo out there!  I never did thank my lovely readers and fellow bloggers out there from my last post for all the helpful advice and hints you all gave me to make this an awesome blog to come to. I give you a great big internet guys are awesome, awesome people.  My next step is to be a more active blogger and see if I can join in on some blog groups, so I plan on doing some searches to see what I can find. Yay!

So anywho, I know I have a lot more projects to be finishing up on, I just finished a mermaid paper doll for my lovely friend Cameron.  Which I have to print off and assemble, she'll be up a little bit later.  But, I had this burning desire to create some Batman fan art.  Catwoman has always been one of my favourite villans.  She's a strong, no non-sense kind of girl, nobel, but not so self-confidant all the time...she tries to be on good's side, but the darkness that's in her heart sometimes takes control of her.  I love her character for her complexity. 

I borrowed from the library a huge...I mean huge book on all the characters of DC Comics throughout the years...from the 1930's throught 2012.  When I came to the section of Catwoman, my muse decided to tickle me until I couldn't ignore it.  I loved Catwoman's out fit during the 1940's, where it was a long black dress with a deep plunging neckline and she sported one terrific mask.  Though the one I created here, is more along the lines of what Batwoman wore in the '40's.  I liked it and wanted to see how catwoman looked in it.

I used a plethora of different multi-liner pens and inda ink.  Sadly two of my pens died in this drawings creation. *laughs*  I also had to apply ample ammounts of white ink to clean up very messy lines in the after math.  It also gave me good practice on my inking skills...and inking smoke.  In all, took me about two weeks to finish her off, as my hand kept cramping up.  I think I need to get a stress ball for that problem, to exercise my fingers.

It's also Rosh Hashanna this week!  So to all my lovely blogger friends and creatives...I wish you a very happy Shana Tova Umetuka!!!  May you all have a prosperous and sweet new year!

Have a wonderful and creative week!! Cheers!


  1. Erin,
    She is sexy ans sweet at the same time...with a hint of danger hidden in there, too!
    But, as always....Gorgeous!!

    Have you ever had a hand massage? I was a massage therapist for 6 years and had a terrible time with my hands, too.....massages are miracles (on the receiving end anyways...haha!) You can probably go to a nail place and order one a la carte. I would suggest stretching your fingers and palms out, too.

    I can't tell you how tickled I am that you have made me a mermaid! I can't wait!! Heeheehee! It's like Christmas :)

    ....and thank you for putting my badge on your sidebar...I'm humbled and touched that you think me worthy of a spot here *sigh* Blog Friends are the BEST!

    I've tried Sakuras before....yes, they are great....but expensive. I may need to save up :)

    1. Ahaha...awww, sexy is good! XD I always love your comments, Cameron. ^^

      Oo, no, I've never had a hand massage before, but I'll hunt down a salon and see if that'll help. I'm so glad to hear how well, they have helped your hands. Yayyy!

      I am soooo happy you liked the mermaid that I sent...I LOVE what I got in the mail yesterday! So gorgeous...and the packing I just adore!
      Aw, heehee, yes they are!

      Oh I know, mine cost me $4 each! So I only have two. XD

  2. Erin! So sorry for my delay! What a beaut she is...I love your Catwoman..she is gorgeous and the inkwork/linework is fabulous as per usual. I'm sending you all the best in your new endeavor to children's books! I know the librarian will be happy to answer any of your go bug her! : ) Hee hee! do they have an SCBWI over where you are? It's a wealth of information and and you'll see. Sending my best and thank you for your kind vote and support!! You rock!

    1. Aw, Shirley...that alright. ^_^ You're such a sweeite for all your comments. Oh man, was she ever! I have a clearer vision of where I need to go with doing a children's book. Oo..we do have one here...I was so excited when I googled them and was sent to such an amazing place...I'm signing up for it for sure! :D

  3. hello Erin,

    your blog does look wonderful!
    Catwoman is wow wow gorgeous! I was looking at other art i have not seen for a while on your blog. Love your mermaid below, so other worldly wonderful! Lovely to visit you.

    1. Hi Tammie!

      Aw, I give you a big virtual hug. ^__^ I'll have to post the finished version of the mermaid once I get finished adding the background. And so lovely to have your visit Tammie. <3

  4. Gorgeous work! I just found you through Cameron's Mermaid Swap - I did it too - happy to meet you, Kristin xo

    1. Hello Kristin! Aww, thank you...<3 Ooo, you did it too? Oh I must see what you created for this lovely swap! I'm glad too, so happy to meet you. <3


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