Now, I’m not one for dressing up. But if I were, I’d love to go to one of those Comic Book Conventions where folk go dressed as their favourite superhero (or comic book character). I’ve always been a superhero fan, my Inner Geek makes sure that I never forget that fact. Not that it’s geeky to like superheroes, by any stretch of the imagination.

So, as I pondered over what to paint for today’s contribution to the #WorldWatercolorMonth, my thoughts went back to classic TV shows. My mind created its own Fantasy Island. A portrait appeared in my mind’s eye of the Munsters… with the Addams Family. And then I thought of Yvonne Craig’s Batgirl from the 1960s.

And my mind was made up. I was to paint yet another face, although one this time covered by a cowl. I had an issue with the nose, and I don’t think it looks particularly like Yvonne Craig, but my portraits of actual people tend not to look like who they are meant to be anyway. I’m getting around this one by saying it is a portrait of someone dressing up as Yvonne Craig dressed as Batgirl.

As well as the nose, I also had an issue with the shiny material. This Batgirl costume had two shines to contend with, the one on the hood and cloak, and the one on the costume. Both different, but I think I get the message across.  I’m also quite surprised how almost central the image is!

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Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. A Man of Many Talents 🙂

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    1. I like to give them a go, Raili.
      Some work out!

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  2. AWESOME job! Love it!!

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    1. Thanks, Jodi.
      I really enjoyed painting this one.

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  3. You are really into this thing aren’t you? Nice work.

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    1. Thanks, Beverly.
      Up until yesterday, I was determined to do a watercolour every day. Now that plan is foiled, I can just keep on keeping on. There’s still no reason not to be able to do thirty one watercolours in thirty one days, just not one a day. I’ll get there! 😀

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  4. It looks great! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. My pleasure, Manuela.

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  5. Well done, Tom! You are really good at this.

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    1. Thanks, Eugenia… only when they work, though! 😀

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  6. Good piece my friend! 🙂

    I loved the old Batman series and all the soon-to-be top talent that showed up as villains and who can forget the wall climbing window scenes??? 🙂

    Truly an excellent series that was fun on so many levels!!! 🙂

    God Bless!

    Prenin.

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    1. Thanks, Prenin. It was a fun series.
      I recently bought myself a copy of the original movie, to watch when I get the time! 😀

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  7. Well done, Tom! Shiny stuff is so hard to paint, but you captured it beautifully.

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    1. Thanks, Diane. I am really pleased with how it turned out.

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  8. […] be honest, it isn’t Julie Newmar at all. It’s another person at that Comic Book Convention we went to a few days ago, where we met Batgirl. This time, we have Catwoman to contend with. […]

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