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Killer Frost by firstedition Killer Frost by firstedition
So I was looking for DC Characters to do and I stumbled on this design of Killer Frost from 'Assault on Arkham'.  Can't say I really liked all the characters dying / getting-their-heads-blown-off, but for a pulp, DC, crazy-romp it sounds like it was a winner.

Nobody really dies or get hurts in comics anyways.  Unless you're a DC girl.  Then if your spine gets shattered?  Sorry, you're in a wheelchair (Joker / Barbara Gordon).  But if your back gets shattered and you're a dude?  You get an extra life (Bane / Bruce Wayne).

Eh.  Less on that.  More on the arts.

Did this one using my usual method.

Laid down the sketch.  Inked that.  Threw down the flats.  Did a number of layers for the light effects including a Multiply layer for the shadows, a Color Dodge layer for the suit shineys, Linear Dodge (Add) layer for the highlights.

I did a few extra things that I picked up as well.  Flattened the main figure layer and did some stuff overtop them.  A basic light and a texture.  Also put some snowflakes in the foreground.  Then I used a pattern for the background and threw in some gradients I messed with.  Added some snow (I made a brush for snow).  Came out looking pretty legit, IMO.  Maybe not as dark and evil as the character in the cartoon?  But I'm pretty happy with my attempt.

Enjoy!
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:icondanwind:
danwind Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
Awensome Job on her, I loved it
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Newjeo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
Great i love her in Batman Assault on Arkham!, what a great movie, looks very well in your drawing. 
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LazzyDawg17 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Just watched the video a few hours ago (as of 4:56 A.M.), I love her redesign! To be honest, even if they were villains I didn't want to watch any of 'em die...
It was an awesome Batman movie animation though!!!
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ViolaNarRayya Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She was great in Assault on Arkham
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bolorny Featured By Owner May 16, 2016
cold hottie ! :iconiheartitplz:
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darkruler64 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn, Frosty's been doing leg lifts with Chun li!
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trcsonic Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015
My favorite version of her!
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pharmmajor Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
Love it. And I choose to believe that Louise survived the car explosion at the end.
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firstedition Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
Me too.  If you don't SEE a villain die in a comic, they are so not dead.  It's like, a rule.
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hewhoonlyreviews Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015
very sexy
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:iconfirstedition:
firstedition Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
Thanks!
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Crosswire40 Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Very, very nice! You have great tastes First! 
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firstedition Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
*bows*  Thank you!
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Snowdog-zic Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Great Work, I became aware of Killer Frost when I saw 'Assault on Arkham' and she has become one of my favorit DC characters since.
Also I 'am not convinced that she died from the car explosion, after all the Joker crashed and blew up with an helicopter and he did not die.
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firstedition Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015
Very true.  I hope they use that character design more.  I really liked it. :)
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Snowdog-zic Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
I agree
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Match25 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
How can someone so cold be that hot?
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firstedition Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015
>_<
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Randommode Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Good job man :) 
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firstedition Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Thank ya'!
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BabisTogrou Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Student Artist
Awesome work! You gave her a great body too!
She looks like she hits the gym - a worthy opponent for DC heroes! :D (Big Grin) 
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firstedition Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Thank you!

Let'see... we'll say that... she worked out in Prison.  Right?  Got all buff in the prison gym.  Yeah.  That makes sense, right??
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BabisTogrou Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Artist
Ha, ha! Well, I guess so! :) (Smile) 
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DJWill Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hottie very atlethic and big boobs x3 x3
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firstedition Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Thanks!  I tried to make her more... 'sporty'. :P
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DJWill Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I want see more! =3 i love the atlethic gals :heart:
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Knight3000 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Assault on Arkham KillerFrost was HOT! even for an animated movie
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tonycreatah Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Student
The fact that she wears a simple leotard means bonus points for her.
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firstedition Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Yup!  It proves you don't have to mess with something that's already prefect.
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tonycreatah Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student
Your fan art puts my drawings of chicks in leotards to shame.
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firstedition Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
I looked at your page and what I see isn't bad at all!

I've been focusing a LOT on my fundamentals recently, especially figures, so your compliment means a lot. :)
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tonycreatah Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Student
Thanks.

I should tell you that Adora from "She-Ra" would look good in your gallery.
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firstedition Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Oh!  She might.  I've actually done some She-Ra stuff too!
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tonycreatah Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Student
Can't wait. Probably will be better than my sketch of Adora in her static pose.
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firstedition Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
>_< It's already posted:

firstedition.deviantart.com/ar…
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Chaosticket Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Killer Frost is a character I didnt know about until Justice League animated. She was interesting, but as a villain wasnt a main or secondary character.
She returned in Batman/Superman with the same voice but a different design more emphasizing her figure. She appeare in Batman Brave and the Bold in a more classic appearance. She also had a minor role on Young Justice. Assault on Arkam was her 5th show/movie and she was more developed as a character.

The movies are nice but they focus too much on the "We can kill characters now?" due to no rating limitations of video. Its disturbing that there seems to be at least 1 arbitrary kill to make you hate the character.

Assault on Arkham really makes you like the villainous main characters up to the point as theyre murdering humans. After that its up to the individual to keep rooting or not.
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I loved the updated design in the film and her fate is ambiguous unlike some characters which messily die.

Shes underused as a character in the comics. MR Freeze and Captain Cold are the 2 largest ice-themed villains. At best shes depicted as Mr Freeze's girlfriend.
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firstedition Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
I recall seeing her in Young Justice, but when I saw her in screenshots from Assault on Arkham I thought they had a really good take on her.  I'm glad to hear that her 'death' was ambiguous, because as we all know, if you don't SEE someone die in a superhero movie, they're going to be coming back!  And, even then when you DO see someone die that isn't always a guarantee.

I also read that Assault on Arkham was a kind of... 'mature' cartoon, but some criticized it for not going far enough; that it should've just bit the bullet and done full nudity (as apparently there's a sex scene in the movie as well).

Anyways, thanks for all the info about her and the videos!
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DareShi Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Actually Barbara did get an 'extra life' I think these days she lost the wheel chair and the Oracle persona and became batgirl again.

I was actually more annoyed by Isabel Ardila's death in the red hood comics as a cheap tie in to a joker line story in the batman comics.
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firstedition Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
I didn't know that about her 'extra life'!  That's great!  I'd read that the original batgirl run was a big hit among the girls... only to end with the horrific twist of her getting captured and paralyzed, like it was a big slap in the face to all the fans. :(  Glad to hear she got a 1-up.

Never heard of Isabel Ardila... Red Hood... who are these people?
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DareShi Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
I think that the return of batgirl is a new 52 thing. The events that paralyzed her still happened but she got better and she returned as batgirl. (There was a lot batgirl related articles last year about the fan praised writers leaving and the new writers coming in with a new look and feel the character.)

Red hood is the second robin returned from death. I think there are about 4 or 5 different (former) Robins at this point. Isabel was his short lived girlfriend.
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firstedition Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
Interesting.  I'd be curious to read those articles.
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DareShi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Just google "new batgirl suit" and "batgirl writer fired" or "Gail Simone"
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firstedition Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Googled all three and was not disappointed.  Thanks! :)

That thing about firing Gail Simone during a SUCCESSFUL run of comics is just so insane.  I could see how, like, maybe they didn't want to renegotiate her contract or whatever.  That maybe she used the leverage of her successful comic to try and get more than what the company wanted to offer?  But... still... 

Freaking DC...
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DareShi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
You should see what they did with joker. He's been rewritten to have (super)power of immortality.

Though it's not all bad. The 'Court of Owls' is actually a really good story and introduction to a new villain.
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Fantastic work!

While I'm not a big fan of the 52, I did enjoy the Assault on Arkham; it was good to see the characters in the story were solid.  :)
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firstedition Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
*nodnod*

From what I saw it was kind of this... gritty... more 'adult' DC movie?  I'm not really in to that kind of... 'glorified crime' stuff (like I don't like the Godfather or the Goodfellas) but it seemed like it did a good job with the characters and the cast.  Sort of like a twisted Ocean's Eleven.

I might check it out, but I just don't seem to be able to stomach seeing characters die much these days.
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BalloonPrincess Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
I'm not either ... but it wasn't as bad as some of the X-Men movies.
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Gromgorefiend Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
looks great.
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firstedition Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015
Thank you sir!
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