I enjoy looking at fairly well known comic book artists doing original work for others.  Today, Dominic Marco tackles a concept character by another writer.  Plus there’s a bonus image, that you can only see after the jump!

This was a commission from Teri-Minx of her character, Thunderbird. I really like the flow of this piece and there’s something rather fun about doing the ‘squishy-boob’ thing that separates the elasticity of cartoon characters from the ultra-toned comic-style characters and their gravity defying bust-lines.

And because I missed yesterday’s Art Appreciation Moment, here’s a bonus Marco image of Chloe Sullivan that he did as a commission.

via Deviant Art

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  1. Navarre
    September 23, 2009 at 2:32 pm — Reply

    Why is Thunderbird wearing the Falcon’s costume?

  2. September 23, 2009 at 2:34 pm — Reply

    I believe that Thunderbird is one of those “young nubile girl in the costume of a grown man” situations that gave us X-23, the new Scorpion, et al.

  3. ~wyntermute~
    September 23, 2009 at 3:10 pm — Reply

    Yow… How does “Falconette” not snap in the middle with a waist that tiny and so much, um, “ballast” strapped to her chest??? Cheesy & cakey, I say~!!!

  4. Ev
    September 23, 2009 at 4:18 pm — Reply

    Heeee, this is nearly the costume that the V-A’s marketing department wanted to serve to Starlight in the Boys! :-/

  5. Navarre
    September 23, 2009 at 4:25 pm — Reply

    It is everything I dislike in the depiction of females in comics. No offense to Dominic Marco but I find no “art appreciation” here.

  6. CountBackwards
    September 23, 2009 at 5:04 pm — Reply

    I was hoping the “bonus image” was a nipple.

    • ~wyntermute~
      September 23, 2009 at 6:58 pm — Reply

      Based on the “not-bonus” art, i EXPECTED nudity in the “bonus”…. THAT’s what sort of “preconceived notions” that ‘chick’ (haha, get it? baby birds are chicks, and… eeehh.. anyway.) evoked.

  7. Robbie
    September 23, 2009 at 5:22 pm — Reply

    I see no Redwing!

  8. d_Ranged
    September 23, 2009 at 7:05 pm — Reply

    not one single thing about that bonus image says “Chloe Sullivan”. He didn’t capture anything about her character except the hair, and that isn’t right either.

  9. Jacin B
    September 24, 2009 at 8:35 am — Reply

    Yeah, I see no Chloe in the commission, either. It’s just cheesy for the sake of being cheesy and why the heck would she have an ‘S’ tattoo’d down there?

    I dunno. I wouldn’t want to offend Mr. Marco as an artist but, in this case, I’m just not diggin’ it.

    • September 24, 2009 at 10:53 am — Reply

      Both the images are good in a “good girl” art sort of vein, like the old Phantom Lady comics by Matt Baker and the like.

      I can see a little Allison Mack in the second image, especially in the eyes. As always, your mileage may vary.

      • Jacin B
        September 24, 2009 at 12:49 pm — Reply

        “I can see a little Allison Mack in the second image, especially in the eyes.”

        I can, too, I suppose, if your similarity comes down to “Do they both have eyes?” In that case, though, you look a little like Allison Mack.

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