, who ordered it as a gift for
. I guess it was supposed to be for a birthday or something but, well, you know me... when it comes to hitting deadlines, I'm the Valve Corporation of fan artists.
I haven't drawn Penelope Spectra for ages. I think the last time was for a hardcore pic two-three years ago and if I try to look at something that old, chances are I'm going to hate what I see. My previous constructions of her have featured that traditional Hartman lighting style but I chose to abandon it for this piece because I felt it needed some extra pizazz that a simple cel-shaded light reflection near the outlines wouldn't have accomplished.
Before you jump to conclusions, I have to make it clear that I'm not a fan of BDSM and the order never specified what kind of lingerie Spectra would be wearing. However, ever since Spectra's first appearance in S2, I've viewed her as a potential dominatrix type due to her sadistic demeanor and her tendency to subdue her victims before extracting life force (and other things) out of them. From that angle, I think, it makes a lot of sense.
While the commissioner had the idea regarding the mirrors, it was Toonspew
who came up with the suggestion that I show Spectra's other forms in them. Thanks, both of you!