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Huntress VS Black Canary(Mock cover #4) by JSChoi Huntress VS Black Canary(Mock cover #4) by JSChoi
Dinah(Black Canary) and Helena(Huntress). Two awesome DC characters (Yes, I like DC and Marvel equally. None of this rivalry of who is better non-sense). I love them, particularly in Bruce Timm's Justice League animated TV series. I do love them in some comic series but Bruce Timm just makes anything he touches gold. Is there anything this man has done that isn't loved? Vampriella. Justice League. Batman, the animated series. Batman Beyond. Seriously!

Now then! I shall stop my fan raving heart and blush profusely for geeking out immensely to this amazing artist. I shall now commence the point of this artist comment with my mock cover of Huntress and Black Canary.

The two characters in this piece are from the known comic company, DC, particularly in series titles, Justice League, Batman, and Birds of Prey. Helena and Dinah's relationship is a solid friendship. Each heroine has her different idea of justice.

One believes in protecting the innocent no matter the cost, even breaking a few rules and bones. It doesn't matter if she looses her innocence, being consumed by darkness isn't so bad to her. She would rather save those who desperately need it, and if she has to kill the bad guy to do it, she will. This is her view in being a heroine.

In fact, she will even end a force of evil permanently if she could. She hates the idea that most of the law will simply let the scum loose to hurt the innocent again. They do the crime, a hero catches them, they get sent to prison, get loose from prison, and repeats the cycle all over again. This bothers her and she is close to killing at points. Most of the time, someone stops her from ending a criminal's life. She is a woman, who lives in a corrupt city where the law is too tainted to try people fairly. This heroine's name is Huntress. She is the cape covered woman with raven hair, and holding two metal pipes striking aggressively in the illustration.

The other heroine is Black Canary. She is pure in some regards and has a good conscious on her shoulders. Even if things look down, she boosts her friends up as a leader. She is loyal to a 'T'. She believes in a no-kill policy. She also believes in second chances.

The law will punish those that deserve it, and help those who need a chance to be better as individuals. She believes in capturing villains and letting the scale of justice fairly weigh a person's sins. It isn't right as heroes to kill. They aren't the executioner. They aren't the judge. They are meant to help the laws set out improve and stay secure. This is what she believes.

I wanted to show that tension, the yin-yang philosophies between the two as they duke it out. I really wanted to show the strength, dedication, and conviction in their belief as well as show the sensuality and persona of the other.

Black Canary is fair in hair and skin. She is being more defensive than offensive, dodging and blocking her assailant- Her friend.

Huntress, the dark one, is aggressive and charging forth with all she has through her legs and arms swing pipes with vigor and anger.

I wish to show that tenacity, and yet show the battle like a dance. Beautiful and elegant, yet, dangerous and menacing. They are striking contrasts revealing a elegant and ugly side like a coin.

The process for this particular piece was a rough technique based on Adam Hughes' greyscale process. The technique is a balance between values painted traditionally with color painted digitally.



COPYRIGHT: Illustration belongs to J.S. Choi (C) DO NOT USE!
Copyright of Huntress and Black Canary belongs to DC(C).
Huntress' original creator is Mort Meskin.
Black Canary's(Dinah Lance) creators are Denny O'Neil and Dick Dillin.

Media: Graphite, Gouache, Marker, Watercolor, White Charcoal, & Photoshop
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Donimo10 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014
Love it
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kumix Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student General Artist
I feel sad that lots of people think Black Canary is better than Huntress. And sometimes it pains be when I start believing in that. I love Huntress more than Canary but most do not think the same. I wish people could see her skill and passion in fighting is just as great as Black Canary's. Go Huntress!
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ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great job!
Like the purple hue. Very atmospheric.
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JSChoi Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you~! Glad you like the purple monochrome scheme and the atmospheric perspective.
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Nikkusangheili33 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Isn't Huntress suppose to be the daughter of batman and catwoman?
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JSChoi Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yes, depending on the version. In the older age of DC, Helena use to be Helena Wayne, the daughter of Bruce and Selina. However, it was retcon-ed and Helena Wayne became Helena Bertinelli. She became the daughter of a mafia crime boss, and that's how I always saw her. I'm more of a Bertinelli fan than a Wayne fan of Helena. However, I think I heard someone said Bertinelli was retcon-ed in the flash 52 somehow. So who knows! A new change might have happened afterwards. I'm not a flash point 52 fan so I don't know. I tried to enjoy what I read of 52, but it was terrible.


Anyways, like I said, if Helena was changed again, I wouldn't know in 52. I think I heard someone mention Helena was secretly a Wayne all through Bertinelli's existence, but that sounds so weak and lame by retrospect. When Helena was related it felt so campy when I read some of the old issues... I like the fact she is on equal footing with most of the bat family and has to prove her worth and control as a person and a member of the bat clan. I like that she still struggles with her own principals that she can live by due to her mafia background. The fact that she is from a corrupt mafia family and trying to overcome that dark shadow in her history fascinate me. To cheapen it and say she's Wayne's biological kid is stupid if the rumor I heard is true. Damien is good enough and I still have issues about his existence even if I love Talia and Rash Al Ghul.


I do love Bruce and Selina as a pair. It's one of my favorite shippers in Batman, but Helena as their kid is just no. She looks like she's in her mid 20s. Selina does not look like a woman in her mid to late 50s. Bruce does not look like a man in his mid 50s or 60s. He isn't even greying and the aging isn't showing. If Batman Beyond is a hint to what he'll be, it isn't even showing a smidge, and Bruce is suppose to be in his 70s or 80s in the Beyond series if I'm not mistaken. So I really hope in the new 52 she is still Helena Bertinelli with the mafia background. As far as I know, she was when I last read anything with her in it. Sorry for the rant. I always feel stupid when I realize how much I chatter too late. >_< :sigh: Lol. I can never get over this bad habit. Seriously, sorry dude. ^-^;;
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Nikkusangheili33 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bummer I like that pair
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JSChoi Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Bummer? In what way? I like Selina and Bruce together too.
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Nikkusangheili33 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always loved both of them
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CheekyLombax Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Epic.
:|
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JSChoi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! ^_^
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CheekyLombax Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012
Welcome. ^^
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starcru Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
nice.i like huntress better.
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:iconjschoi:
JSChoi Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Yeah, I prefer Huntress too in most versions. Though Bruce Timm's Black Canary is pretty amazing too. ^_^
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starcru Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
yeah black canary is a good fighter and all,but huntress really brings the heat.she doesn't care if you live or die.bad guys deserve to get hurt.
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JSChoi Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ha ha. She is a feisty fighter and does love to charge in. ^^; I'm not always fond of her charge in, live or die mayhem attitude, but I do love her character over all. She's an earnest and sincere person. Passionate. At least, Huntress seems that way to me. She isn't your typical Italian formal mafia princess! She will kick anyone's bloody arse to kingdom come. Lol. ^_^ Go Helena!

As for the bad guys, eh... This is just my opinion, but... I've always saw the worlds in a plethora shades of grey- Though a lot of the Gotham villains are so heinous and beyond fixable that perhaps they should die but not necessarily due to black and white perception of them being evil, but because they might also be a tragic character that's like a rabid dog should be put to rest for the better. Sad but true. Luckily this isn't a conservation rooted in reality, I wouldn't be so set on the ideal if it were. As life has more complications. :sigh: It is true to a point that criminals can only be stopped in a pacifistic manner so many times before it isn't enough. Then again, DC would never go there as their heroic characters tend to be more symbolic, an ideal for what is right than what is real and a darker necessity. Sometimes that's okay too. We need symbols as well as swift kicks of reality. ”People might need a little old-fashioned,” says Agent Phil Coulson -Avengers 2012 film. It's a conservative thought I wouldn't normally agree with depending on context, but for this, I find it works.

^__^

And this is why I like both Marvel and DC. One gives me symbolic fix and one gives a reality fix and humor.

...But it doesn't stop me from getting some enjoyment out of Helena bring hurt to some douchebags. Lol!
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starcru Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012
lol i know right?? helena and the red hood,i think are some of the realistic characters in the dc universe.batman just knocks them out and calls it a day and keeps fighting the same old,same old*cough,cough* the joker.i get it.some of these characters are really lovable,and no matter how psycho they are,they will ALWAYS STAY AROUND.but it would be cool/real to see a fight go down and someone dies "accidently".but their too self righteous,so that happens once in a blue moon.
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JSChoi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Professional General Artist
It's true sadly, but you are right, it'd be nice to see them occasionally do what is necessary. I do love the villains, they are so fun, but some need to be put done for themselves and others.

I'm not that fond of Jason, but I do understand his mind. He's just gets so excessive with the killing sometimes that he is villainous. Some of the people he kills might be redeemable, but he kills them anyways. I get people like the Joker who aren't fixable, but the ones with potential? Sometimes I think Jason enjoys killing more than saving which is his original intent. Sometimes I think he looses sight of it. Not always, but yea. His thoughts are in the right, but I think he let's his emotions like hate cloud his judgement. Killing should be selective and done with a conscious decisions for a anti-hero/villain like him. IT shouldn't be done often like he would like to do. It should rarely happen except when needed. I think he just does it without remorse or question. T_T He's too much of a hardcore harsh bro with the killing spree. I thought the Queen of Hearts from Wonderland was harsh with the head hacking, but she may have nothing on Jason. But whatever, he's a comic character. Sometimes comic writers get excessive with the killing. I think it must be their way of venting. Seriously!

Well, I think I did my stupid rant of the day. Sorry for that. Peace!
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starcru Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
lol no it's cool to find someone who's willing to rant and rave about the same things that youre willing to go on about.but dc could make life as a super hero,slightly more real,if they dropped a guy or 2.and if they did that,i'm pretty sure more people would be a little more interested.plus,it would nice to kick batman and his crew out of the way,along with the of mainstream dc,then i would be into more.
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