Work in Progress: “Selena”
I’ve been loving retro style, Â particularly images of cheesecake pinups and painted femme fatales on the covers of pulp novels.
I started this project for two reasons: I wanted to draw “femme fatale”, Â and I wanted a print for my wall. Â I know I seldom go too far out of my comfort zone (I like challenging myself in my artwork, Â but it has to be meaningful to me if I’m drawing for myself). I wanted to draw a comic book character, Â but couldn’t think of anyone other than Catwoman. Â I chose her Â because she has that classic appeal that’s glamour, Â strength and sensuality all wrapped in a shiny cat suit.
I liked Anne Hathaway in her turn as Selena, Â though my main inspiration was Lee Meriwether from the 60’s Batman series.
I’m using Manga Studio (Clip Art Studio). The progress has been Instagrammed for posterity which is good because I think I flattened the layers without saving a work in progress file. Oh well.