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Gotham Trifecta by kevinwada Gotham Trifecta by kevinwada
This is a piece I contributed to a group show at Art Attack SF themed around, what else, but COMICS! With an exclamation point! POW! I wanted something a little different than what I normally do so I set about making more supernatural versions of Batman's most famous female foes. I have a much more in-depth description over on my tumblr, which you should follow :P.

I'm really happy with how it turned out. Ivy is my Earth mother goddess elfin she witch, Harley was going to go more zombie-ish but I ended up embracing more of her marionette/puppet harlequin side, and Catwoman was inspired by Egyptian statues of cats. I really think this version of her would look amazing as a real costume for her (a bit of Cass Cain's Batgirl up in that face) and I think I'm going to explore this look more for her. Let me know what you guys think! I'm a fool for critiques.
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RohelineBear Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015   General Artist
Amazing work! :)
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DaenatheDefiant Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014
That Catwoman is genius.
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RachelMcCoy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
I dig these designs! Their inspiration and the thought that went in to them just makes them that much better. Ivy's hair/leaves make for a perfect backdrop.
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jeroenbrugman Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I especially like the Catwoman.
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Brachs Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Cat's design is crazy good. I'd love to see more of it.
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FantasyCroat Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014
This is AWE-INSPIRING Nuu 
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Yuffeh Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
I love your concept of Bastet!Selina. It's so much more artistic and original than the unzip-her-down-to-her-stomach and huge-ugly-goggles look that the comics seem to be going after.
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anathethird Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014
technically, scarecrow came out. :)
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:iconfitzyg:
FitzyG Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
Beautiful!  Lovely departure from how we are used to seeing these characters.  Fresh and original as usual, :)
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BugleMan-Snow Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
Very interesting!
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:iconescume:
escume Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013   Digital Artist
Very captivating! The bright red is a nice touch!
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RoderickConstance Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
I saw this piece at that show! Very cool. Great colours and edge control!
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
this is awesome! :nod:
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Quilted-illusions Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Student Artist
Really love the interpretations of Harely Quinn and Catwoman! As well as the whole dynamic of the picture!
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PaperIz Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so gorgeous! And so very unique! Great job. Following your tumblr now!lol!
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chay0796 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
These designs are so awesome! I wish you could do a whole comic!!
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punk-rockzor Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Not sure what is so captivating about this... but I love it :)
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:iconmonokene:
monokene Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student Artist
As always WOW!
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UndeceasedJoe Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your water colors always leave me amazed and inspired.
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TurtleEmpathy Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your reinterpretations!
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holydoubleidentity Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
I'm for an Egyptian cat woman! But I'd want to avoid cultural appropriation- maybe if Selena Kyle was written/drawn as actually Egyptian and not white?
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:iconmayoredd:
mayoredd Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Love them all but catwoman is er'thing
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:iconindhi:
indhi Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
This makes me so excited! why catwoman can't be like this! is mysterious!
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:iconmuura:
muura Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wooooooow Egyptian Catwoman, tha'ts so cool ♥
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leahmyelizabeth Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your take on each of them! I think you should draw all of them again at least one more time!! I can't decide which one is my favorite because they're all so clever! I like how Ivy is nude, but less sexualized than I've ever seen her and she looks way more powerful here. I've always been a Harley fan and this zombie marionette thing is the coooolest idea ever. But that catwoman costume is so bad ass and gorgeous--the collar is perfect. Amazing job as usual! Definitely hope to see more of this :D
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CostumesbyCourtney Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Please draw more of that Catwoman, I totally want to make that costume!
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jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
...truly awesome concept!!....beautifully well-drawn...=3
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Isaiah00 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Wow, nice take!
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Elgorfo1 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
This is what is great about devientart seeing characters like these Sirens being reinterpreted in widely different styles. Also love the design for catwoman please take another stab at it.
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thirth Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sigh, I wish Catwoman actually looked like that in the comics :) The ideas behind these designs are just so sick. I adore your work!
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BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Wow this looks really sweet. :D
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superpopcorn101 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely brilliant! I love how different these interpretations of the famous Gotham sirens is. Catwoman's is perfect beyond belief. Harley's is so different and yet still so her. And Ivy is amazing. I am stunned by this beautiful piece of art :D
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daniellearlotta Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
I adore your take on Cat woman!!! Very clever linking the costume details to ancient Egypt, they worshiped cats after all! Really beautiful!
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Helade Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Loved it! And please, explore this "Catwoman eye" in others pictures, it looks great!! :)
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astarayel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
These are stunning. I definitely agree that the contrast between Ivy's sharp face/fingers and full figure is wonderful. And the marionette approach to Harley is brilliant. And to throw in Catwoman's Egyptian-inspired outtift is genius.

How can you critique something so perfect?!
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VegetarianGoat Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is easily the first time i've thought Harley was horrifying.

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Kaedegirl Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I totally like the  designs and truth be told Harley is scary just as she was supposed to be! I love the catwoman design and would like to see her more like this! Ivy is truly a mother nature, what she should have been instead of the supermodel green painted on :p (not that I hate her comic versions but yours make so much more sense)
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Ginger-Ketchup Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Always enjoy your interpretation of the classic super-hero/heroine characters, but I think this is my favorite to date! It's very beautiful and shows a perspective I never thought of before with these three.
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Geminimax Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing reinterpretation of the character designs.
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GwynConawayArt Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional
AWESOME color balance! 
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Slayer730 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Caaaaaaaatwoman. More of that!
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kevinwada Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes, ma'am!
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Slayer730 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay!!! I love that reimagining of her!!!
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Applecatalyst Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
LOVE THIS! great view. I love Harley's grotesque look, but I'm confused on the scarecrow in the background.
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Saryni-meriden Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's refreshing to see a take on Poison Ivy in which she looks so plausible; The full belly and soft arms soft arms look very realistic (and also make a great foul to her talon-like fingers and pointed chin). My one small critique would be that her face shape and facial features don't quite match up... as if her individual features were meant for a different angle.

Also, great Catwoman! Very cool to that you took inspiration from Bastet, the Egyptian cat goddess... it really adds to her air of mystery.
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kevinwada Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks for such a thoughtful response!  I totally see the oddity in Ivy's face.  It was driving me crazy in process.
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Saryni-meriden Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I hate when that happens! I've done so many pieces where there's one little thing off, but the rest is so perfect that I don't have the heart to scrap it (not saying your Ivy should be scrapped- just saying I get where you're coming from).
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MajinNeda Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow, fascinating takes! I especially love Catwoman's.c
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KtObermanns Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Saw this on your tumblr and I adore it. Gorgeous, gorgeous, GORGEOUS! I love your thoughts behind each figure- thanks for sharing!
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