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Justice League - Zatanna Redesign by Femmes-Fatales Justice League - Zatanna Redesign by Femmes-Fatales
Justice League redesigns, part 10 of 12.

Having asked you all pick your favourite Justice League members from a selective list, Zatanna placed third overall. Out of 94 votes, she received 11.

Zatanna Zatara would readily admit to being a Daddy's Girl. Growing up watching his stage shows, Zatanna was inspired by his theatrics and pursued a career all her own on the stage. After the death of her parents, she took it upon herself to be their mystic successor and has become one of the world's most powerful sorcerers but also continues her father's legacy as a magician. When she and gal pal Dinah Lance (AKA Black Canary) aren't shopping on Fifth Avenue or scoping out Zatanna's competition on Broadway, they're fighting crime on the Justice League. She's since become close friends with the other female League members as well as Martian Manhunter. She also enjoys indulging in some seemingly harmless flirting with Batman as she sees it as an exercise in poking fun at his sullen demeanour which she understands to be an act. After all, it takes a performer to know a performer.

Zatanna is another tough character to design due to the fact that her sexy magician outfit is so synonymous with her character. As such, I really wanted to pay homage to that but really rework it into something a little more heroic. That meant eliminating the jacket and really reshaping everything into being a bodice with a lot of structure. It references her stage costume but it's obviously not the same. I accessorized her look with some crisp white gloves, a silver medallion with a 'Z' on it (an heirloom from her father) and a pair of moon and star earrings (a gift from her mother). Naturally, I had to toss in a rabbit. Why not, right?


You can find the other members of the Justice League in my gallery. Feel free to check them out!
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L1701E Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
Not a bad redesign at all.

I'd love to see your take on Firestorm. That, and I'd like to see you tackle some of the more obscure Leaguers like Triumph or Moon Maiden.
QTcomics Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
BloodTalonHero Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Cute rabbit. The costume is similar to the pre-Flashpoint one but more detailed. The bodice looks great and I really like the design on the boots. Love it.

I'm excited to see how Diana will turn out. :)
Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like those particular elements.

Diana and Bruce are both inked and ready to be edited and coloured. Diana's a little special since she's going to have a variant costume included. However, with a bunch of commissions on my plate we'll see if she and Bruce get done in time for this weekend.
mpz28427 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
very nice :)
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Yeah, Zee is a pretty cool character.
SirKev66 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
I am a sucker for a well drawn Zatanna and this definitely qualifies. Nice touch with the collar that calls back her outfit from her first time as a JLA member. Thankfully that is all you took as that was not a good outfit!

Really enjoy your drawings.
Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you think Zatanna is well-drawn here. I definitely wanted to reference her superhero costume but had a hard time picking out an element that would work and wouldn't look silly. The "Z" medallion worked out well enough.
Jyger85 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YES. Love it. :D
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