Thursday, March 3, 2011

Batman nemesis Poison Ivy by Tiina Birgitta Räisänen

Tiina Birgitta Räisänen, the amazing artist of the Brilliant Bella, has taken a little time out of her schedule to do this beautiful picture of Batman nemesis, Pamela "Poison Ivy " Isley!

check out the incredible details like the fluid ink lines! 

Look at the wonderful bear skin rug that she is sitting on as a symbol of her disdain for all animal life! Look at the wonderful killer plant that rests next to her!
AND (check this out) you can OWN this beautiful work of original art for just $40 English pounds!

Poison Ivy (Pamela Lillian Isley) was created by Robert Kanigher and Sheldon Moldoff, she first appeared in Batman #181 (June 1966).
Creator Robert Kanigher modeled Poison Ivy after Bettie Page, giving her the same haircut and Southern drawl as Page. 
Pamela Isley aka Poison Ivy has been portrayed as a love interest for Batman in some comics. In one comic, Ivy was robbing a charity gala Bruce Wayne was attending. Ivy's first kiss was poison, the second its antidote. When they first meet, Ivy's toxic lips planted a seed of toxic rapture in Bruce. But when she later kissed a dying Dark Knight, Ivy unknowingly cured her intended victim and established a budding romantic tension between them.
Poison Ivy was promoted after the rise of feminism brought the need for a greater number of more independent female villains in the series. She was also used to replace the increasingly sympathetic Catwoman as a clearly antagonistic female supervillain foil for Batman.

1 comment:

  1. Great story and amazing drawings, must to have. Long Life Brilliant Bella!