To celebrate Japanese pop star Ayumi Hamasaki's 15th anniversary in the music business, I decided to pay tribute to the Empress by drawing five of DC Comics' lovely heroines in outfits inspired by some of the beautiful tour costumes she's worn over the course of her career. I picked the five heroines based on the response they received in my Women of the New 52 drawing series and so the five featured are those with the most favourites. Coming in fifth for most favourites is the enchanting Zatanna Zatara of Justice League Dark.
For Zatanna, I chose Ayu's bejewelled dress from her Countdown Live 2011-2012 ~HOTEL LOVE SONGS~ concert. There were many Showgirl-esque and Vegas-inspired costumes to choose from for Zee but this one I felt was really glamorous. Plus, it was really sparkly. However, since it is so sparkly I had to find a way of having that come across. What I decided was to make the usual black lines I have into silver ones. I think it softens things and gives it the illusion of being shiny. I'm pretty pleased with how Zatanna came out. This definitely looks like something Zatanna would wear on-stage.
Want to see my Ayumi Hamasaki collection? [link]
Zatanna's piece from the Women of the New 52 series can be found here: [link]