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Challenge 75: Freebie: Batgirl of Burnside!

Issue 50 of Batgirl came out today and it’s the last issue that  @babsdraws, @cameron-stewart, and @brendenfletcher worked on as a team! I wanted to create a little tribute piece to thank them for their all around awesomeness and for getting tons of new readers, myself included, into the Batgirl franchise! ☺️

Oddly enough I’ve had this sketch lying around since they announced the series but never finished it! I figured it was the perfect time to revisit it and wrap it all up!

Elizabeth B.

P.S. Just saw the MOTOR CRUSH announcement, sign me up for that!! 💜

Challenge 77: 5th Anniversary: デイジー

I can’t even begin to express how amazing these past 5 years have been! We’ve all grown and accomplished so many things, so proud of all our SC members💕

Was inspired by both Rose Quartz and the Daisy for this piece. Wanted to make a fun little illu inspired by 90′s fashion with a bright but limited palette!

Hope you guys enjoy and I’m looking forward to the years to come!!

Elizabeth B.

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Challenge 46: Series of Three: RuPaul’s Drag Race

Like Casey said earlier, we chose to pay homage to our favorite looks from this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race! Admittedly it was super hard to narrow down my picks since this season was filled with tons of sickening looks, but I finally settled on these 3 jaw dropping outfits. 

Adore Delano : “Dripping in Jewels Eleganza” 

Bianca Del Rio:  “Slay the runway”

MILK: “Toga Party”

Elizabeth B.

P.S. Sorry it’s a bit late. Really wanted to have these up for the Finale but was having some INSANE computer issues.

Challenge 71: Happy New Medium: Mixed Media Mess

So, this challenge did not go how I planned at all!
I originally aimed to create a piece with only traditional tools, scanning and cleaning up the image at the end if need be. However, I got about half way into the piece and caved and finished the rest of it digitally! XD

The base of the illustration was done with gouache/ colored pencils/ fine tip colored markers/ and copic markers! 

Elizabeth B.

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Challenge 67: Silver Age: Batman

I dunno how this happened but I’m really liking the end result. Originally planned on making it very similar to the initial cover but ended up just keeping the basic layout and color scheme ( got A LOT darker, but the base is there).

But yeah, It was a lot of fun reimagining Poison Ivy’s debut!! Hopefully I made something that lives up to her name 🌿

*original cover by Carmine Infantino and  Murphy Anderson (Batman #181)

Elizabeth B.

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Challenge 42: Complete Partnership- Charlotte and Elizabeth’s Assastronauts

I had the absolute pleasure of working with the lovely Charlotte on this challenge, and I hope you enjoy the piece we created together (She came up with the awesome theme and composition, she’s a champ) <3

Elizabeth B.

“If you were an ice cream flavor, you would be my favorite one ♫ ♪ 

This month's challenge at Square CarouseI is “lyrical inspiration” so I  chose to illustrate the line of the lyrics “It’s all about your heart" by Mindy Gledhill.   I love the pureness of the emotion she delivers though this song a lot a lot.  And I love ice cream a lot a lot, too. ;-p

Listen to the song:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCPdNWQqVyc 

[All About Your Heart]   Mindy Gledhill, Kendra Lowe

I don’t mind your odd behavior
It’s the very thing I love
If you were an ice cream flavor
You would be my favorite one

My imagination sees you
Like a painting by Van Gogh
Starry nights and bright sunflowers
Follow you where you may go

Oh, I’ve loved you from the start
In every single way
And more each passing day
You are brighter than the stars
Believe me when I say
It’s not about your scars
It’s all about your heart

You’re a butterfly held captive
Small and safe in your cocoon
Go on you can take your time
Time is said to heal all wounds

Like a lock without a key
Like a mystery without a clue
There is no me if I cannot have you

My Illustration collective’s challenge this week was to create a piece for a calendar-zine which we plan on printing and distributing. I chose the month of July. When I think of this month I envision everyone vacationing and enjoying some time off from work. Here, travel is made easier by simply folding a map and crossing the seas with ease. 

Check out the rest of my group’s work here: http://squarecarousel.tumblr.com

Challenge 60: Travel: Red eyes and Layovers

When we got the theme ‘Travel’ my brain immediately went to the countless layovers and red eyes that I’ve sat through. All I can really say is thank God for Starbucks and my iPhone for making that wait a little less excruciating. 💖

Elizabeth B.

Challenge 62: Idioms: Dressed to Kill

Took me a while to find the perfect idiom but when I came across ‘Dressed To Kill’ it all just fell into place. At first I was really tempted to do a more fanciful piece but ultimately decided to go with a more literal interpretation of it, an assassin ( Natasha and Katarina’s love child apparently). I also used this challenge to try out a new coloring method as well as a darker palette. It was pretty difficult for me but really rewarding in the end.

Elizabeth B.