#2 Propella

| November 1, 2010 | 4 Comments


If you laughed at the last drawing, wait until you see me draw women!

This one is really my wife’s brainchild. See, Michelle has this character in name, but never really fleshed it out. So, she begged me to bring her to life in the Challenge. This one’s for you, “Angel Food Face!”

Concept: Renee Santos is a typical teenager with a special talent; using telepathy, she can compel her hair to spin so fast, it enables her to fly.

Design: She’s a teen, so I wanted to avoid the greatest problem plaguing teen heroines; looking too sexy for their age. Think this is easy? Google “helicopter pilot” images and notice the two girls in their underwear.

As I just mentioned, I put Propella in a helicopter uniform, but made one adjustment, and cut the legs off, making them shorts. Superhero boots and knee guards (in case a pigeon flies into her, I guess) protect her lower half. I didn’t want to draw too much, since my art is awful, but she should be wearing a flight vest, or something visually similar as I’m thinking this would protect her vitals. Also wanted to put her in an old fighter pilot’s cap…the one that looks like a leather football helmet, but that might take away from the visual effect of her hair. Oh, and she’s intentionally small breasted to emphasize her age.

EDIT: Now with art by Dave Ryan!

Copyright © 2010, Vito Delsante.

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I'm not exactly sure what I should put here, so here goes. I'm a writer, written for DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Dynamite Entertainment, AdHouse Books, and Simon & Schuster, among others and his stories have been reprinted in other countries. Mostly concentrating on creator owned work right now, so the challenge suits me just fine. I live in Queens (Astoria/LIC), NY with my wife, Michelle, and two dogs, Kasey and Kirby. I'm not sure what else needs to be said, but I'm sure I'll keep changing this. Oh, here's something. I contribute to the Project Rooftop site. The RetroFix column was kind of my idea, so I feel like that experience will help me out here.

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  1. Jess Kirby says:

    I love her! I want to be able to use my hair to fly too!

  2. Blame my wife, Jess!

    Thanks for the kudos!

  3. Samar Ertsey says:

    Oh my god, she finally grew up!


    You probably don’t know “Azumanga Daioh”, do you?
    Love the idea, and again: Your drawings are not half bad!

  4. Sam, I’ve heard of it, but never really read it. That’s a great pic though!

    And don’t flatter…I’ll believe I can do a comic on my own!

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