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My 1st drawing of Satin Steele by DavidCMatthews My 1st drawing of Satin Steele by DavidCMatthews
I've checked the galleries at my website and here at deviantART, just to make sure I haven't posted this before. But this is the very first drawing of Satin Steele I ever drew. It came out of a sketchbook I'd taken to the 1986 ORLANDOcon, where the idea of a superheroine who was an actual bodybuilder first hit me. So we see that, although the concept (whether to be simply a very well-trained athlete, or to possess actual superpowers) and her face (eventually being inspired by Loni Anderson from that era) would change, from the very beginning her "costume" would consist of white bikini posing suit and cape.

(Her logo has also changed very little from that day.)
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xcta6000 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016
1986 wow
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WheresAJacket Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
pretty good with cape and everything.
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LustMonster Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016
I can imagine something like Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer" playing in the background while you were drawing this...
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DavidCMatthews Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
That would be about the right time. I watched a lot of MTV back then.
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CGMan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2016
Loni Anderson hair! :la:
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DavidCMatthews Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yes. Loni was the main influence on Satin's early design. If I can ever find it, I'll post the sketchbook page on which I drew several Loni-inspired faces until I found the right "look" for Satin.
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spiresrich Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
The look would've been perfect for 80's.
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Chwen-Hoou Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
Absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing this classic piece with us. :+fav:
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Someguy1997 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
How it all began.
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Strangerataru Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice find...nearly 30 years old there.  I guess things have changed that much.
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ElementosKingu73 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*your gals ^^;
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ElementosKingu73 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Pretty cool seeing some vintage sketches of gals, sir.
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JimmyDimples Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Really big hair. Really' '80s. Really like it.

Great to see where it all came from.  Thanks for sharing it. :)
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