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POISON IVY by DouglasShuler POISON IVY by DouglasShuler
This piece has been sitting in my sketchbook for almost a year, screaming to be created. I started modelling Poison Ivy with every intention of putting her in a piece with Harley Quinn, but the model was never quite high enough in quality.

Over the last 6 months, I've modelled her from scratch 3 different times, tried several different outfits and textures, multiple hair styles, a dozen different poses, and even a couple alternate backdrops. It just never felt right.

This past weekend, I sequestered myself in my studio and told myself I'd finish her one way or another. Several sleepless nights and it's finally ready to be shared. I have a laundry list of items I'd like to alter/tweak/experiment on, but I have to call it done or I'll end up starting all over again.

*EDIT* - Several comments were made about her hair needing to be more red, so I decided to mess with it a bit and redden it up. I admit, it does look better.
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Given 2010-08-17
There are lots of female 3D characters out there but just a few of 'em are truly seductive, passionate and provocative POISON IVY by *DouglasShuler is one of them. Besides the hard work that artist put to the art itself, the character has a unique style and soul within. You can "feel" it while looking into her eyes... ( Featured by KeremGo )
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TLadyJessica Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
That is a very excellent image of Poison Ivy you've created there! It has a flawlessly painted look to it that is so well done, I could actually see this being a scene from a DC comics graphic novel featuring Poison Ivy. It really does look that perfect and official, which is high praise indeed since naturally that is the look you were going for with this - making it recognizable and exactly the way Poison Ivy should look. And speaking of her look, she looks beautiful but deadly, with an obvious sensuality that is not over the top but natural and totally in character for her. The Arkham background is quite an inspired choice! What a cool choice for an outfit for her, by the way... it is nice to see her in a normal bodysuit-style costume rather than the leaf bikini look that most artists tend to go for when depicting her. I actually prefer this look of yours to those takes on Ivy... it is more believable as a normal, functional but also sexy costume for a supervillainess such as Poison Ivy. Speaking of natural and less over the top things, you picked a good shade of natural red for her hair that isn't super blood red like many images I've seen... this version of her you've made just plain screams realism and believability, and for me those are all aspects of a superior superhero or supervillain depiction. Definitely going to favorite this one! :)
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DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.  This particular piece of Poison Ivy is still one of my personal favorites.
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Vamrem Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014
It looks like a photo model! Do you have the entire body?
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jarvik2009 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
This is most likely the best version of Ivy I've ever seen and I love the costume
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jgcguy1 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014
Clap Love 
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Dollnumerik Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Splendide !!!!
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hazelcocolatae Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
AWESOME!AWESOME!AWESOME!AWESOME!AWESOME!
best poison ivy EVER <3
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DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I hope DC agrees. :)
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hazelcocolatae Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Student General Artist
they should ;)
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:iconzeppelin87:
zeppelin87 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
looks like karlie montana
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:icongabbo87:
Gabbo87 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
Freakin' sweet
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ManaPower4tw Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
I was looking for some thing to give me an ideal of what kinda costume designs I would need for Poison Ivy, and I just love this!
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:icondouglasshuler:
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ooo, I would love to see a photo of Ivy's costume made real. Let me know if you make one.
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ManaPower4tw Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
Okay, as soon as me and my boyfriend get to another cosplay I'll go as Ivy and post those pictures.
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asdjol Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
I really love this pre-DCnU Poison Ivy more than her Arkham Universe-counterpart!
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:iconlilalria:
Lilalria Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Featured this in my journal. Hope you dont mind. Here's the link
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:icondouglasshuler:
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Don't mind at all! Thanks for the link :)
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:iconlilalria:
Lilalria Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very welcome :)
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:iconmaryneim:
Maryneim Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
esta bueno!
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TheFr33KShoW Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would love to toon this!!! :D
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Apocalyps3pwny Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Superb lighting and shadowing, it really makes her jump out at you
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:icondouglasshuler:
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. This Poison Ivy piece is still one of my personal favorites.
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juliusquasar Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
Wow, that's excellent!
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SwanofWar Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Writer
Wow...that is the most clothing I think I've ever seen on her XDDDD
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:iconcarlazzo:
Carlazzo Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I have no more words to describe such a beautiful masterpiece! Awesome!
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:icondouglasshuler:
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Two years later and Poison Ivy is still my personal favorite.
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Carlazzo Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It is my pleasure! =)
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saint-kageyama Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
damn these renders are awesome. i don't know how you do the heads. An advantage over most other 3d artists.
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saint-kageyama Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
you do a lot of work answering messages. very nice, dude!
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:icondouglasshuler:
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's important for artists to remember that the head is the focal point of any portrait, and the eyes in particular. 'dead' eyes will kill an otherwise impressive piece. I spend a lot of time and effort keeping the faces from looking dull - that's where all the character is.
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justvisiting4abit Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
love the pose
truly fascinating
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:iconzzzcomics:
zzzcomics Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011   Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning! Beautiful details, great colors and pose!
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Afina79 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Your are art piece has been featured in the following News Article here on Deviant Art!

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:icondouglasshuler:
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the consideration =)
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Afina79 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome.
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orion310 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
This is awesome, best Poison Ivy i've ever seen for sure!! thx 4 sharing...
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kilian777 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
My gosh. seamlessly amazing.
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purpleh2o Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011
Excellent!! She looks very sensual.
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:iconkythinax:
Kythinax Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Great stuff.
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LostTideLover Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
wow so amazing!! what programs did you use? :D
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:icondouglasshuler:
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The Poison Ivy piece was done with Maya, Poser, Vue xStream, and Photoshop.
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LostTideLover Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
Awesome!!! thanks for letting me know ;P
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Tsukihana2 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
parabens amei seu trabalho *¬*
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artythejeep Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011
this looks amazing
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D4everbecca Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011
WOW! This is beyond gorgeous-everything I would imagine her to be. Yeah, I agree with you said, she looks more brunette until the light hits her hair. I like it that way
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Hakkyou-no-Yami Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
I don't think I will sleep will tonight after looking into this piece of Beauty.

good job.
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:icondouglasshuler:
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Kjherstin Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
I aspire to be this good one day soon :dearmy eyes:

This is an exquisite piece of art. Truly inspiring.
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DragonRose313 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Great Job. She looks very suductive
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MishraFathom Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
sorry i featured you in my random ranting about what good 3d work and workflow cos your work is amazing. [link]

its about poser users not using the program right and abusing it....o.o compared to real 3d artists.:) even though your work was not done in poser right? the same work flow can be used with poser to create attractive work. anyway dont worry its a compliment to ya and your amazing work.
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