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Arkham City Catwoman by Chuckdee Arkham City Catwoman by Chuckdee
This was the first time I got to draw Catwoman on the Arkham City series, and my fist time EVER drawing her in a comic book.... I don't think I've ever drawn her more than 5 or six times in my entire career.... well, at least up to this point... drawing character with 'shiny black' outfits is pretty fun, BUT a pain in the butt to fill in all the little black areas ... that just becomes an exercise in patience! :)

anyway, I was pretty happy with the way this page came out, so here ya' go!
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:icondeamonblade12:
Deamonblade12 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have this comic book... Are you the one who made it?
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Max-Dunbar Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional
The characters are obviously amazing, but I also love the attention to detail in the vehicle, and it's interior.
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Chuckdee Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you very much.... I'm a tech-head, I love doing that kinda' stuff! :)
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AbsintMind Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I would love to see these panels only in pencildrawing, however you inked them perfectly with a very good taste.

What do you use when you ink?
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Chuckdee Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
I never do tight pencils... I just do a rough and start inking from that! ... otherwise inking becomes too boring for me! :)
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AbsintMind Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
First: it's great that you answered so soon!

However, I understand...infact, if the inker is the same person that does the pencil drawing, it make sense!

Just another question, feel free to answer when you want (obviously..)
I'm studying principally concept art stuff, but I'm also thinking about comics, so: do you suggest to learn how to ink? I mean, can it make the difference for an editor (maybe he could probably think: "here's a person who can do two works in one, less time spent, less people to pay" ahah)
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Chuckdee Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
I don't know if inking would make a big difference, comics are changing quite a bit recently... the MAIN thing I really like about a nice outline on figures is that it really helps with the flow of the storytelling... I've usually found 'fully painted' books to REALLY lack that flow of story-telling.... You don't have to do 'fancy inking, it can be simple stuff like what CHEEKS does, OR if you look at some of the GREAT European comic-masters, they keep the line art simple, and they render in color.... I just find that you REALLY need some 'holding lines' to have better flow from panel to panel.... otherwise, every panel becomes an illustration, and the 'eye' stops too much, and you totally screw up your composition flow that way :)

hope my answer helps! :)

oooh, and money-wise, if you pencil and ink your stuff, you get paid for both jobs! :)
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AbsintMind Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Again thank you for the fast answering!

I strongly agree with what you say about storytelling!

I think I'm really goin' to learn some inking process, yeah yeah
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Chuckdee Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
don't worry about doing anything 'fancy' unless you feel like it.... specially if you're more comfortable rendering in color: all you gotta do is just render your 'main shapes' with a micron marker and Voila! :)
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AbsintMind Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You mean: doing all in colors and then make the main shapes pop out with a linework with a marker?

Yeah, also, this is a good suggestion

But, you know, speaking about comics, I'm searching "my way", in the sense that I'm slowly finding how I want (and I "feel" let's say) things to appear. I'm working on my pencil style right now, because I love drawing with pencils and I really want them to stand up nicely

By the way, no kidding, you and the master Jim Lee (I'm studying his "Hush" in the unwrapped edition, only pencils), are my big inspiration right now, this is the reason why I'm posting these questions to you
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Chuckdee Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
... you could use greymarkers to define the anatomy, or you could just do it in Photoshop or even pencil... it all boils down to what fits You better, and eventually, evil evil deadlines also become a factor, so you end up doing whatever works the best in order to meet deadlines! :)
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darkchaosempress Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
dam,every detail is just perfect,hope i can draw like u someday!
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AenderReis Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
Muito bom trabalho
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Chuckdee Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
Obrigado! :)
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DCMarvelNewGen Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
I bought this comic for my nook. :) I loved it. It's very helpful in my art study. It's helping me draw comic characters a bit better.
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BLONDIEROSE Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
whos carwoman?
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Chuckdee Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
hehe.. that was a typo, but it kinda' made sense since she's in a.... umhhhh... car... so I left it on there for a bit! :)
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BLONDIEROSE Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
ok??
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SKILLZ001 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HI,
i bought that comic a couple of months ago. I realy liked the artwork and the story ( .... i playd the games ...and they are cool ! ) ...but i didn t realized that it was your artwork ...until today. The way you work really fits into comics...for my taste. For my opinion you should do more comics...or they should release more of your work in germany. Nice Work !!!!
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Chuckdee Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you, glad you like the work! :) I actually got my " pro" start in comics, so I've been doing comics for almost 15 years now (damn, I feel very old now!)... I just have the bad habit of jumping around comics too much, so it's kinda' hard to follow me! :)
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SKILLZ001 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi "OLD ONE"

15 years ...cool. Guess you have seen a lot of cool things and worked with cool artists ! I actually saw your art the first time here on DA ( the Concept Art on your account ) and when i bought that comic i thought that the way it was drawn reminds me on something i have seen before...but i wasn't able to gather enough brain look on the cover for the name of the artist.
Anyways ...as i said, i realy like the way you draw things...and i would give a lot to be the one who can look back on 15 years in comic business.
I will look for more of your work...maybe i find one or two comics.
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orabich Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great work!

:gallery: [link]
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Gravijar Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012   General Artist
i LOVED the character design for catwoman in arkham city, you certainly did her justice :)
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Chuckdee Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
I can't take credit for Catwoman's design... I WISH I could have designed her (although I don't know if I would have done something all that diferent)... but yeah, the Arkham City design was done by one of Rockestaedy's people :) ... like I told someone below tho', the real credit for that outfit goes to Darwin Cooke, who was the one who designed the basis for that outfit!
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SWArtwork Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Freaking sexy. Nice work!
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The-Patchman Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
I have this comic book
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DarkKnight129 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
Ha, lol
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TatteredTwilight Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
that's pretty cool
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gabi247 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
She's a beatiful woman, also a SUPER MUSCLE CAR
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jesterofsecrets Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
carwoman?
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:iconchuckdee:
Chuckdee Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
heheh... typo, but now I kinda' like it! :)
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jobajec Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
I was JUST reading this last night! Great job, BTW! ;) Still learning the mysteries of drawing that elusive skin-tight, black leather.
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PeterPalmiotti Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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7daywalk Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome! Love it!
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MalikStudios Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Quick question, do you hand draw these, like paper and pen style, or is all this dont one tablet and photoshop?
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MalikStudios Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Done on*
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Chuckdee Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
nowadays, I do my 'roughs' digitally (it really helps in case the editors have any changes to the layout) , then I print it out in a very light blue ink (on Bristol board), and then I ink it... so it's starts digitally, but ends 'old school' :)
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MalikStudios Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
wow, i didnt know you could do that. Is your printer just a regular printer or a special kind that can print out a page of that size?
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:iconchuckdee:
Chuckdee Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
it's a large format printer, but they've actually come down in price quite a bit! :)
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MalikStudios Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
have you ever done the pencils or roughs by hand, and then inked with photoshop, or do you not recommend that?
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Chuckdee Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
I've never done it the other way around (analog pencils and digital inks) mainly because the nice thing about digital roughs is the ability to edit things so easily in Photoshop.... I have inked stuff digitally, but I prefer doing it on paper because I'm faster at it (takes me longer digitally), and also, there's still the "feel" of the paper against pen that I love, and you can't get that on a tablet.... BUT it really all depends on the job.... usually, if it's just character designs, I do them all on the computer, but it it's pages with backgrounds and everything, I prefer paper and pen! :)
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MalikStudios Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
I have a Bamboo tablet (the kind you get at best buy for $99). Do you use a similar tablet for your work? And sorry 'bout all the questions, just a huge fan and trying to improve my work
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DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I think you made a typo th--

...

Oh. I see what you did there.

:P
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harmany04 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
heheh... "car"woman
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Chuckdee Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
hahaha... that was totally by accident... ahem, I mean, I am just that clever!!! hahaha
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harmany04 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Filmographer
;D
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thepiratemandii Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
I wish you could have sculpted the AC Catwoman Action figure - yeesh!
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The-Pirate-Fox Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Professional
so who's worse to fill in - Cats or Bats?
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Jaebird88 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now I'm imagining a comic book that has Batman and Catwoman on a cross-country road trip... I should learn to write stories and stuff so I can make things like this real.
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