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February 29, 2012
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Big Barda by ReillyBrown Big Barda by ReillyBrown
I really think the New Gods are the best of Jack Kirby's character designs, and Big Barda is among the best of those.

This is a commission I did of Barda recently.
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jt98761234 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Barda may be my favorite comic book superheroine of them all. Her outfit, her personality, her background, EVERYTHING! :::sigh:::If only she existed in real life, I'd put a ring on her in a heartbeat! That is, if she was already shacked up with Scott Free...
ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, Barda's got a lot of fans, that's for sure! Has she ever had her own comic?
jt98761234 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
I don't think she has, at least an ongoing series anyway. I've only ever seen her as a major supporting character in Kirby's Mister Miracle series as well as the occasional guest appearance in several other DC flagship titles over the years. I just hope they don't wind up burying her again because she's one of the best characters Kirby ever came up with.
Samurai-Poet Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
bairdduvessa Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
beautiful work
bastett Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I would have to agree with you on BB! Jack Kirby is oozing out of this. Nicely done! This reminds me of the Next World (I think that's the name) series he did on the side.

LOVE the head dress. I have a thing for head-dress'. Lovely work.
Skaramine Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Making her beautiful, Reilly!

I always thought the collar/cape anchor was her hair in the old comics. :ashamed:
ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, you're right about that-- or, if not her hair, just another piece of her headdress. That's how I was originally planning on doing it, but when I drew her with her head turned, I couldn't make sense of how the headdress would bend around her shoulders to amke that position possible. Luckily, I found an image where the artist (I think it was Kevin Maguire?) drew it like this, so I went with it!
Skaramine Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well done! When it comes to drawing characters, you've got this George Perez feel in that, like him, when you draw any characters, you draw them RIGHT. I can't put it in any other words, except, that it's on model, in the right personality, whatever. And it's all gorgeous.
Nemesisdestroyer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012
You did a great job. She looks wonderful. I can agree that the New Gods were some of Kirby's best creations
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