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The Four Vixens by Knight-Watcher The Four Vixens by Knight-Watcher
Consider this a villainess counterpart to Birds of Prey Trio.

It is a direct redone piece done by Bruce Timm so all I really did here was color changes.

Also credit goes to Paul Dini for Harley Quinn.

Poison Ivy, Harley Quinn, Catwoman, and Talia Al-Ghul. The first two I have done trace paints for several times so far. The same cannot be said for the latter two.

Multiple tones were used like in BoPT and would say it works well at least from my point of view with the Vixens.

Ivy's costume is kind of a cross of the ones worn in BtAS and TNBA - her skin is dark and greener than it is in TNBA.

Harley's costume is mostly BtAS style with the exception of the spades on her left arm and both her legs, which is somewhat like her TNBA costume.

As for Catwoman essentially its her body BtAS body shape crossed with her TNBA costume save for the belt, which she is seen wearing with her BtAS costume.

Stylistically I prefer the BtAS physique over the TNBA one. I realize they were streamlining and de-bulking characters when they did TNBA. I also know they weren't totally down with the early designs of various characters.

Talia Al-Ghul consistent with the bodysuits she occasionally wore in her BtAS appearances. The whole hair over one eye thing always made her seem very mysterious at least to a somewhat younger me.

She like Catwoman has a history with the Dark Knight Detective. Especially given Batman's refusal to accept the succession of inheriting Ra's Al-Ghul's organization.

Similar goals - conflicting methods - that's the short version of the history between Batman and Ra's. I feel that Batman Begins effectively captures that dynamic plus they did use a tremendous actor to portray the duality of Ra's.

That aside it took me over a week to color then clean up the image so again time consuming yet the end results make it all worthwhile.
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LaylaAngel Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist
great picture , they look good, and !IndeedeeeGraphics is right, you have talent 
Knight-Watcher Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks - IndeedeeGraphics has been a great inspiration for awhile now.  I have admired his ability to mix models with various other mediums.  Principally for his works involving video games we both discussed including L.A. Noire.
IndeedeeGraphics Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
You should absolutely do more illustrations, you have a
good talent for colors, details etc - only (just an advice),
work a little with your basic line - refine it. And perhaps
work with bigger scales, to give you more freedom.
But this is great, especially love the retro colors
Knight-Watcher Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you IG. I'll keep your suggestions in mind for future works.

Of course I am one for classics in terms of coloring.
IndeedeeGraphics Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Anytime! But one thing is being "one for colors" another is actually being able to combine them, you have a good eye for that. And in my own personal view, that's 70 pro cent of the artwork.
Knight-Watcher Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I see what other dA artists that I admire do and emulate that to degree. Of course I only off-handedly draw things from time to time. It is one thing to see imagine it as something of your own creation than to work within someone else's framework. In essence, writing has been my more specialized medium, which in turn ties into what I expect from a video game's storyline.

the L.A. Noire flashbacks between cases or desks (I forget which though I'm certain its desks) provide a context of their own. The Cole Phelps during the war as opposed to the Cole Phelps after the war and the same to Jack Kelso. Each flashback acts in tandem with Cole's rise and fall within the LAPD. Earn all the accolades you like Cole, but one slip is all it takes for them or quite possibly yourself to send you on a fall to a personal crash.
IndeedeeGraphics Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Yep - it's quite clear, that you master the written
words, that's why I think you should use that gift,
to produce for others to enjoy.
I'm opposite, what you're writing, I
try to tell in my illustrations, I'm not a good
story-teller...even in my native language.
I think with my eyes and tell stories with my pen.
In fact, I don't use my brain at all...hahah
Knight-Watcher Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes you accomplish many memorable artworks with your pens (Bob Dylan - The Times They are a Changin').

I have written maybe not so actively in the last few years, but I write when the words flow.

Watching quality series, films, and playing video games that transcend the boxing in term of video game inspire me from time to time.
Oracle01 Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I remember this picture!! I have it somewhere in my Batman: Animated book on my bookshelf.

Gotta love that BT style.

You did a nice job with the color tones. you captured them well. I would have liked to seen a bigger picture though.. just because i like being able to get a bigger and closer look at images.

Not too shabby i say xD
Knight-Watcher Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes someone else did make note of it being BT style. It is his naturally.

Thanks on the colors. There's always re-sizing for that.
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