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Another drawing of one of my favorite subjects, Catwoman, this time featuring some of the costumes she wore over the decades. 

This was really fun to draw.  Catwoman has had a lot of varied styles in her history, with some styles being radically different than the others.  It helped keep the drawing from just being the same thing over and over again.
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samzhengpro Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
im sorry... but look at those tits!
srsly.
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DarthWill3 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Meow!!!
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ArteDigitalSA Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student General Artist
great resume!!!!!! i've never seen the red/blue version. When did it came up?
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RobertMacQuarrie1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
She wore it for a time in the 70's.
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ragdollfun Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Nice! ;)
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MarkFanboy Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always liked her purple 90's costume best. (Not the dress.)
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Kenobi-wan Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Filmographer
c'est super beau!
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coolgal67 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
i think the batman arkham video games versions were the best! 
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Uber-Stooge Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014

I love it, well done


3 of them are cool and three of them ( latest 3 ) are "what was she thinking" !!!

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RobertMacQuarrie1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Well, it's kind of understandable as to what they were thinking.

The green costume was done to be like the 1960's Batman TV series.  However, probably due to coloring restrictions at the time, a green costume is easier to have stand out on the page than a black costume.

The blue and red costume was done probably to give her more of an athletic appearance, to highlight her acrobatic nature.  It may not exactly say "Cat" but it does give the appearance of being easier to move in than a costume with a cape and a skirt.

The purple costume with the cape is simply the one used as a standard "supervillain" outfit.  It says "Cat" and it's colors contrast Batman and Robin's well enough.  It's not surprising that it was the one the most commonly used after the other outfits.

I do agree her more modern costumes do play into the notion of her being a "cat burglar" one better than her previous outfits.  But her previous outfits were more designed for her to be a standard supervillain, and did reflect the times they were made in. 
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Uber-Stooge Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I was thinking the same thing. One can tell when she was no longer considered a costumed villain just by the design and colors of her leotards
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SEwing0109 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Is this inspired by that cover or poster of all the different Catwomans... Catwomen?
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RobertMacQuarrie1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Kind of.  I tried to use that cover/ poster in reference to their costumes, but it didn't really give a good picture of their outfits since I was mostly going off of a picture on my computer. 

I mostly used the drawings that Alan Davis did for "Justice League: The Nail" in a brief sequence as inspiration.  Which is why the 70's Catwoman has longer hair than the bob cut that she had in the comics.  Or the 60's Catwoman has a different mask and more of a plunging neckline.
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SEwing0109 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. It's interesting what it takes to get a good reference for what's ultimately a visual medium. Even after seventy years of publication, it's still difficult to find the exact views we want for our favorite characters.
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