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Girls of Marvel and DC by RickMays Girls of Marvel and DC by RickMays
Left to right: Power Girl, Supergirl, Spiderwoman, Black Canary, Emma Frost, Wonder Woman, Batgirl, Black Cat, Psylocke & Ms. Marvel. I almost completed this commish then stopped and looked at what I had there (ten women jockeying for space, hands on hips, staring at the viewer and looking hawt... or whatever). It was stiff and just plain BORING. I trashed it and started again from scratch. I thought I could turn around something better.
 
After staring aimlessly at my sketch pad (for you don't even wanna know how long) and doodling with poses and compositions for that many characters on a DPS, I finally hit on an approach that better suited my... style, sensibility, whatever disorder it is I have. By treating the shot like the lady capes were goofing off at a photo shoot and having them interact with each other, I felt like it finally had some energy and personality. So, this is the result.
 
It's a shame this scan isn't richer. The stippling I did on Black Canary's sleeves was MONEY!
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:iconmattkrotzer:
mattkrotzer Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great group shot. Lovely ladies!
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RickMays Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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donmurray29 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Nice, but colour for this would be good as the left side is so white, some grey or clouds if you want it to stay B+W. At least Black Cat is there. How about Tigra, she is so under draw these days.
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RickMays Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Alas, the client who requested it didn't ask for Tigra.
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guyverbynon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am loving this, very nicely done I think Batgirl is a bit too stiff but then again I never liked her so I don't mind.
THrough the only error I nocied is Psylocke & Ms.Marvel it seems to me like Psycloke is all but poking MsMarvel eye out without so much as blink from MsMarvel.
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RickMays Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Psylocke's pointing her finger to Ms. Marvel's temple, pretending to blank out her thoughts (ie. her psychic knife). Sorry if that was unclear.
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Very cool :)
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RickMays Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Stigmartyr762 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
You're welcome!
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MadisonHRW Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I also like the subtle nods to the abilities. PG and WW being the strongest and being the tallest, Wonder Woman wanting to bring everyone together, with her arms open outwards. Spider-Woman poking over the top and using her powers, Black Cat just lounging. Canary giving a "mock" cry. Emma with the half dis-interested look in her face. Batgirl being very focused and straight away, Supergirl having fun with PG, Psylocke begin affectionate and Carol standing there like "What are we doing?" Hah. All in All a very nice composition, Mr. Mays.
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RickMays Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Whaaaaat??? I don't know what you're looking at, but that wasn't what I was going for at all, man HAHA. Yeah, I tried to distinguish each of them with something other than the obvious on-the-noseitude of their costumes. I'd wanted it to be clearer that Psylocke was faux psychic knifing Carol to the dome piece, but I really didn't give myself enough space between the two of them and didn't want to resort to actually drawing the aforementioned knife. But thank you so much for noticing and being polite enough to comment! :D
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MadisonHRW Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha. You are welcome. Apparently sometimes artists just draw without ulterior motives. But like Adam Hughes once said... "Drawing big boobs is fun for the first 12 or 13 years you do it."

Nice piece, anyway. Very your style.
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RickMays Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, well... Adam does this type of thing is his sleep and STILL does it better than myself or anyone else in the biz. He's always been a hero of mine and a huge influence on how I view line art. He was the main reason I ever landed in the studio and during my time there, I was in the cubicle right next to his. That'll give anyone a complex.

Thanks, again!
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andreshanti Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very good looking!!

But I really miss Donna, after allthe workyou did on Graduation Day!

;)
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RickMays Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
...HUH?!?
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andreshanti Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOU killed Donna Troy during Graduation Day, didn't you?

LOL!

Anyway, it was a great job.
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RickMays Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
HAHA, I don't remember. But I was repeatedly saddled with the task of killing off characters that I'd grown to like, so it's possible.
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andreshanti Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I remember Donna died through your hands!

lol

But after DC COmics rebooted all heroes I don't even know if Donna still exists.
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RickMays Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I SO don't remember killing her. Guess I've done it too many times.
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foolki11er Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
I think it's pretty damn good....and you've accurately reflected the personalities of each girl fairly well also! -- As much as a cartoon drawing can appear "real" and natural....this does!
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RickMays Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:)
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Mycael006 Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
That whole thing is money. Sa-weet!
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RickMays Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks:)
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jactinglim Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
HAHAHA supergirl and powergirl are adorable!
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RickMays Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for noticing:) I thought that part worked pretty well.
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michealdark Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Nice!
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RickMays Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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JudeDeluca Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
So this is the mystery project.
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RickMays Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
What mystery? I told you about this thing when you asked me on FB.
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JudeDeluca Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
I was adding dramatic tension, like any American hero would.
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RickMays Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Sorry, I missed yer flow.
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JudeDeluca Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Happens to everyone. I need to work on my sense of humor or stop watching Daria.
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redskullrudd Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Wow man....that's a ton of work and you did it twice!! Dedication right there! What a great looking piece with some awesome touches. Supergirl swinging on powegirl there rocks, and still love the way you draw psylocke. Nice work for sure!
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RickMays Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks, man. I really did have to think about those little things to make this work.
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