Harley Quinn and Black Canary, gouache
the finish from my mentor assignment given to me by Erik Jones. The assignment was to create a comic book cover with my two favorite DC characters, Harley Quinn and Black Canary.
This is what I’ve spent all my free time on in the past week. I’m pretty happy with it.
By CA Staff
This week’s round-up of fantastic art is super sexy as part of our February coverage of all things erotica in the world of comics. We’ve got a great selection of image for those who like girls, those who like boys, and those who get a kick of seeing both genders at their hottest. Special thanks to Andy, Andrew, and Laura for making this week’s picks so delicious. (Please note that some people may find these images to be NSFW. Consider yourself warned, or titillated, whichever the case might be.)
My ‘watching tv’ doodle last night turned out to be Black Canary.
The only real criticism I have of the new Birds Of Prey series, other than it’s not the old series, is Dinah’s new costume. It turns out it’s not as bad as I first thought, but it is… well, a bit dull.
Dinah’s original costume and the Gary Frank redesign, the two of which pretty much all the subsequent BoP versions of her costumes are based on, are both iconic and when you see them you know exactly who you are looking at. The new costume… not so much.
Anyways, should I ever get the privilege of drawing Canary in a comic this is how I’d dress her, DCnU or no.
Although maybe without the heels. Maybe…
I’m more-or-less enjoying the new BoP, but I still think Dinah’s costume is positively hideous.
For comparison’s sake: some early Black Canary panels; a Bruce Timm drawing that particularly shows her peek-a-boo hairstyle; the same hairstyle on Veronica LakeI am in favour of most of this (ESPECIALLY RITA HAYWORTH HOW PERFECT IS THAT) but I will never be able to see Dinah…
I know Lake is the most-often cited actress for Dinah & I can understand why—-the hair is a big sell.
But we were basing our casting on more than just looks, taking into consideration acting ability, range, even voice.
We both thought Bennett could better portray both Dinah’s enormous heart & incredible toughness than Lake.
And there was also size as a factor: Lake came in under five feet tall, Bennett was 5’ 4”. Shorter than Black Canary, but definitely closer to our casting goals.
Here’s a picture of Joan for comparison.
This is the new official post of fyccb!! Black Canary + Bruce Timm + Veronica Lake = WIN.
I just can’t even bad art. I just can’t even.
So I’ve started reading Gail Simone’s run on Birds of Prey and enjoying it greatly. And you know what, if you want to draw butts in taking up 3/4ths of every panel, okay, I can actually handle that pretty well. But JESUS FUCK, ED BENES. WHAT THE HELL.
I’ll give you fair warning: this is a pretty pic-heavy post. It’s also cuss-heavy.