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Bedazzled by the Dazzler by perpetualpanda Bedazzled by the Dazzler by perpetualpanda
Give it up for Dazzler, yo!

This was a piece I did for one of my best friends ever. We go WAY back ... and I'm talking KINDERGARTEN back! lol Also, I owe my comic book fascination to him, really. He got me into comics back in Junior High when we used to create our own mutants to fight alongside the X-Men, which introduced me to the incredible art of Jim Lee. And now, here I am! Wanna know something cool? I just had lunch with Jim yesterday. :D Crazy, right?! So thanks, Rich ... I am the comic book nerd I am today because of you! :P

Anyways, so I started this about 2 weeks ago. Originally it was just gonna be a pinup/closeup of Dazzler. On my first pass I didn't even draw her legs or anything. But of course ambition got the best of me and I went a bit overboard. :P As a joke/nod to my Glee/GLC piece, I was going to have her do the "L", spelling DAZZLER with her mutant Light powers. But since I put her on an actual stage, it seemed more "dazzling" (I'm sorry, but I just HAD to, HA!) to have her blasting the crazy light/energy FX she's known for.

The idea for the cellphone butt shot happened out of the blue last night. I was hitting the final stretch drawing the shadowed hands and thought it'd be funny to have someone with their phone up capturing a memorable moment to treasure forever. :)

PS. Yes, she has strawberry blonde hair. Please don't kill me.

UPDATE: I'll post up my process of this piece when I can compile them all. Link will be here soon.

Approx. 11 x 17 at 300 dpi (original size)
Photoshop
Art by me
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IllustratorErik Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
How'd you get this picture of me at the Dazzler concert?
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great coloring!
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jbanger73 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012
awesome!
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Robert-Shane Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fabulous concept and execution - the addition of the stage puts her in context and adds so much more to the image. The idea of adding the cell-phone is pure genius! :clap:
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jvad Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
Great Pic!
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perpetualpanda Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx! :D
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pete8680 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
One of the best drawn (non nude) botoms on dis site! well dun!
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perpetualpanda Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ha! Glad to be recognized in the "Best Drawn Non-Nude Bottom" category! :) lol thanx!
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Novastorm73 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice cellphone capture! This looks really great, your colors really POP and are very vibrtant!
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perpetualpanda Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Novastorm! I really enjoyed this. It turned out way better than I expected.
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Novastorm73 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most welcome.
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Dave-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
What's wrong with her showing her natural hair color? Especially since this is the classic Dazz? This is a very beautiful piece.
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perpetualpanda Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx for liking! :D

During my earlier concepts, I actually gave her yellow blonde hair. Then I was informed going into the final piece that I had to give her strawberry blonde hair color, or die by the hands of the hardcore Dazzler fans out there. lol
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Dave-Dreamer Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Well, I'm one of those hardcore fans but I'm sure I would have shown mercy. I think...Yeah I'm sure. ;)
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Shannonandklara Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
Very cool I like how you did the cell phone and the crowd.
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perpetualpanda Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
heh Thanx, I'm glad you liked that! :D It really adds to the piece, doesn't it? :)
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hapahiro Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
Lightengale, I made CERTAIN perpetualpanda knew just how meticulous the Glitterati are when it comes to attention to detail! lol!

This piece is absolutely FANTASTIC. And to think all I had to do was befriend you in Kindergarten, introduce you to comics (thereby inadvertently introducing you to your career), and BEG for you to make Dazzler!
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perpetualpanda Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the idea ... which is funny, 'cause you've probably been "hinting" to me to draw Dazzler since FOREVER. :P But I finally got it done! And there's more to come, in due time! (another 500 years from now, lol)
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Lightengale Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
I love this SO hard. All set for Dazzler: The Animated Series. :D Truly, excellent work.

P.S. Why would anyone kill you for giving her her REAL hair color? ;)
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perpetualpanda Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
An animated series would be pretty cool!
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duss005 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
love it man, has a really nice sharon apple vibe to it that makes me nostalgic!
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perpetualpanda Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Funny you should mention that! I had an idea for another piece based off of Macross Plus after seeing a documentary about experimental military planes. I think this is a sign that I should do it. :D And thanks for the compliments! :)
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JoelGomez Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
this is great, love it!
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perpetualpanda Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Joel! Hey, you need to come visit us for lunch soon, man! Let's talk about art 'n stuff now that I'm actually producing some! lol
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JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very cool!
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perpetualpanda Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanx! :D
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ImaginationCentral Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
Wow! This is awesome. Jeez I wish I could bring my mutants to life, that's not fair! XD
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perpetualpanda Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm so happy how this turned out!
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