Kumi Mizuno as Miss Namikawa April 25, 2016 – Posted in: Blog

Notes from Richard…

The first of my 3 Heroes Con 2016  commissions. Miss Namikawa is a Xian spy from Planet X in the Japanese film classic Monster Zero (1965), and was portrayed by the talented and lovely Kumi Mizuno.

I wanted to subtly indicate that there’s something more to the character than the rigid, logical impression you’re initially given of her, both in the film and in the art.  Her hair is normally shown (both by artists and in photos) as being perfect. I added some breaks in the line of her bangs just to hint at a crack in the facade.  The background is, quite intentionally, the Heart Nebula, IC 1805. watch the movie if you want to know more.  🙂

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11×14, Copic marker and colored pencil on smooth bristol board.

 

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