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Catwoman Reboot 'Animated' by MatthewRHumphreys Catwoman Reboot 'Animated' by MatthewRHumphreys
Man this one went through about 9 variations before I came upon this one.

Selina Kyle aka Catwoman won't really need a reboot in this series. She's a cat burglar and sometimes anti-hero. She has a soft side that sometimes overturns her plans.

The main difference for my retelling is that she's a cat burglar for the modern world rather than the classic she just climbs in and cuts through glass. It's a high tech world which requires something more than a vinyl costume and a whip. Her costume is meant to blend with shadows, but a hint of color to break up the blackness. She has minimal padding (shoulder and knee pads), instead of a whip her gloves have grappling lines that fire with compressed air similar to batman's grapple gun. They can be used as combat weapons as well. Her lenses allow for night vision capability which appear green with cat irises.

Her backpack carries various tech tools to get her in and out of places as well as quick get away trinkets.

Beyond that the reason I had a tough time for her is that Catwoman has had SO many looks and most of them have been great and iconic. Instantly recognizable and finding a new look that fits her place in this reboot was tougher than Harley and Batgirl. Catwoman had to look somewhat villainous and shady, but at the same time she had to be cute and playful, while still yet she will need to be intimidating at some point as she IS the mentor of Batgirl and you don't teach anyone in the bat family anything unless you can eventually scare it into them.

Plus she may get slightly protective of Barb and at times when she would have to temporarily go against her criminal buddies, she should look adequately threatening as Batman likely won't show up in person for this telling.

All in all, I'm really happy with how this one turned out.
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:icongothamv244:
GothamV244 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Really? Cat Girl? XDDDDD
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:iconomnifloyd:
omnifloyd Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Unique but distinctively Catwoman.
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AmalgamImage0 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Hmmm. A possibility
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:iconmeekchild:
meekchild Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014
Love the redesigned outfit for catwoman
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AndresCuccaro Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
*SOLD*
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:iconcaro132:
Caro132 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student General Artist
I really like ur version of cat woman mainly because of the costume design and the color you chose for her costume   
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danjadoll Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013
Excellent re-design. The purple highlights in the outfit really work well and remind me of the 90s Catwoman look. I would definitely be a fan of this Catwoman. It's high time she got her own animated series, anyway! :-)
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maironmatos Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
Very nice!
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:iconameliasharpponygirl:
AmeliaSharpPonygirl Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You should show this to Grey DeLisle after alll she is the voice for catwoman :)
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Void-Wolf Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Student General Artist
The fact that she looks so much already like a art of the Bat family would make their intereactions all the more interesting. Very nice work.
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Jason-Steeel7 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow.
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:iconuhm-fish-doctor:
UHM-Fish-Doctor Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love Catwoman's costume design.
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SugarHoneyIceTea123 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
What I like about her costume is that it's alluring, as the character should be, but is also PRACTICAL and not over sexualized. I like how you made her sexy while still making her design look like a professional and credible master thief
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MatthewRHumphreys Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
thank you!
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justinjacques766 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Not bad actually :)
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:iconrblue:
Rblue Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
I like how you have Catwoman talking Batgirl into being her sidekick.
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ShadowCaster-635 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it~.. really original, and it matches the character~ Nice.. no AMAZING job
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NovDecJan Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
I like it but the top lip looks like a pink mustache
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JohanSutherland Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very good work, she looks stunning. I think the back pack is an excellent idea. I mean, I like the utility belt thing, but half the stuff they get out of it wouldn't fit in it. The backpack looks more believable. I like how you did the mask too. And Batgirl :3 she looks sooooo cute. I always like how they both interacted in BTAS. Even if Cat was playing mindtricks, I believe she was genuinely impressed by Barbara. You could tell Barb was tempted to work with Selina more often too. The way you drew them here, it looks like Babs is Selina's little sister or something, it really fit for some reason.
Did you try many other colors before settling with violet ? If so, do you think another color would suit her too?
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MatthewRHumphreys Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Filmographer
I didn't really. Purple has to me always been a color associated with both Batgirl and Catwoman, so I wanted to keep that theme with them since in my vision Selina would be the thorn in her side and at the same time a mentor to her.
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JohanSutherland Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see. You're right, you can't mess too much with the classics, otherwise ... well it wouldn't be CatWoman anymore. Great job anyway, I'm gonna check out the rest of your gallery :)
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frosthart Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Best catwoman I have ever seen
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:icontheguiltybystander:
TheGuiltyBystander Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
All too... familiar. I know this stile, and soon I will know where I have seen it before.
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:iconme-jones:
ME-Jones Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Writer
Kim Possible? That's what I thought when I saw this style...
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Angwilwileth Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love this one. :D I'm glad you went with "practical". So many artists get Catwoman all wrong because they want her to look sexy, but they just make her outfit useless. (She still looks sexy btw) :D
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deviantartistbanana Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Please make this. I don't care if this is just a "fun activity" please make this
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Cellsai Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this. The way everything is so solid and swooshes together in curves is really great! Nice job!

Actually got me hoping that I'd somehow missed an announcement of a new slick looking Batman cartoon D:
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Saya-Aria Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
So much personality in just three poses. Great!
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jackalphoenix Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is probably one of the best Catwoman redesigns I've seen. The Violet echoes her long time comic costume and really helps to break up the black. I love this.
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Ophelianime Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012
I can see how this one would be tough. But you nailed it!
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etile Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
its wonderful . . . and not just cus its purple
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Infernal-Blaze Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
I kinda borrowed the full-face for my own redesign, and the night-vision cat-pupils. I haven't posted it yet, so I'm asking your permission to use those elements. Cheers!
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MatthewRHumphreys Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I don't see why not. Lemme know when you do!
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Infernal-Blaze Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Thanks!
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Franken-XANA Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
I'm overall reserving judgement on Christopher Nolan's Catwoman until I see how Anne Hathaway performs in the role...

... But I so wish that Hathaway had your Catwoman's costume!

Sleek, and sweet.

FX
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BigTPotts Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this costume! it way more practical than the pink one because pink doesn't really blend into shadows & it has a tail which isn't a good idea.
but the reasons you've made for this outfit work. you haven't gotten rid of the whip just because you feel like it, but because it would be easier to store away & has more power.
I love it! I love how you draw it! i cant wait to see more!
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C4Kat Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
I really like the new look you've come up with and the reasoning behind it all. Very good job.
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MacKenzieX Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
Love Barb's expression in reaction to Selina's suggestion of a name change. :D
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Maetch Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
She looks like the Batman Beyond Catwoman from the comics, only a little less tech-y and more practical. Good design.
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kalad1 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
hmmm... while arguably I think the ears may be a bit much on the costume, I'd say overall you did a smashing job on the rest, especially since you didn't give her those tacky as hell giant goggles everyone seems obsessed with giving catwoman.
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1076 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man! This is spectacular!
The design really has a 'cat' feel to it!

You've managed to both capture the attitude of the character, and bring something unique to it that enhances it. So awesome!

1076
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Nice
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:iconwoerlan:
Woerlan Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
This is so brilliant, you realize you need to make designs for the other characters, right? I'd say this is the closest redesign I've seen that rivals Catwoman's current Cooke-based default appearance.
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mockingnerd Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Writer
I really like this look for her! It's very much recognizably Catwoman, but it's very sleek and streamlined.
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:iconladycat17:
LadyCat17 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011   Traditional Artist
Really nice concept and design! :)

Looks so dynamic! :heart:
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:iconstrumwulf:
Strumwulf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice look. She's sexy & dangerous. I really like Bab's expression as she's listening to Catwoman.
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:iconjoustcomics:
JoustComics Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Love that streamlined suit!
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GuyverSnake Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
LOL
Nice designs and all, but I just really like the idea of Catwoman trying to recruit Batgirl.
And she looks tempted :)
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SpawnGuy Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Her pitching Cat Girl to Babs is the cutest.
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QTcomics Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
cute
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