Machiavelli, whose writings are a source of wisdom for both villains and heroines, wrote that when you have an opponent down, there are two intelligent things to do: 1. Offer the hand of friendship and help him to his feet or 2. Make sure he never gets up again. Considering Ibis's character, 1 is not going to happen and he's too stupid to do 2. Instead of preening and insulting the fallen Hooter, he should be delivering deadly blows to send her to Hooter heaven. Sigh. You try and give advice to these villainous clods and do they listen? He is going to get just what's coming to him.
Being in a dry spell hasn't affected your ability to turn out a neat piece of heroine artwork, Athena.
Thank you kindly for both your villainous and critical comments! You're right, most Villains don't enroll in self help programs and I suppose the job of "Personal Success Coach" to the Joker or Black Ibis is generally unfilled.
The subtleties in this one are what make it particularly cool. Ibis' posture and expression covey a sense of being in complete control ....obviously feeling very confident in his dominant position. But even though he's holding White Owl by her hair, he's not holding her up. Further, where a wider stance to her knees would imply surrender, she's actually drawing her legs up beneath her. There's still plenty of fight left in the ravishing raptor yet!