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Supergirl's Evening Off by DeepChrome Supergirl's Evening Off by DeepChrome
This started with ~MK01 aka Riess posting a half-done scrappish art of Power Girl over in the RelicNews Forum's Art Spam thread. Then I decided I had to do my own female superhero pic. And to do it with a little bit of character.

And so, this image here started as a funky camera angle, and lots of pose-wrangling. Again, some pose-sorting by ~MK01 who's been absolutely fantastic with advice on how to improve and tweak this to where it is, and I was off. And after an action-hero-y pose that didn't work, I settled on one of her eating cake. And he helped me take that pose to where it is now.

Anyways, I decided this was also a good time to redesign Supergirl into something that doesn't look like some teenaged near-pedo's wet dream with a brutally short skirt. If anything, I decided it was time to see if I could make her costume work without a skirt.

After looking thorugh some interesting Google image results on Supergirl, I spotted one who had spiky short hair, a tank-top, a loose belt, and short boots. I immediately decided I'd start with her as a reference, and built from there.

The end result is what you see now. :D

Done in Photoshop CS with a Wacom Intuos3 6x8.

It's in the "Miscellaneous" rather than "Books" section of Digital Fanart becuase I didn't see a category immediately related to comic characters, and Supergirl's not exactly on TV or in the movies, unless you count that old flick with Helen Slater.

Anyways Supergirl and the S-logo is copyright DC Comics. :D
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RedJoey1992 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Student General Artist
good workj
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
RedJoey1992 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011  Student General Artist
Kerevon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
I like it. She looks much more like a modern teenager than the current comics style (which I don't understand. The bare midriff is not really in style anymore, the skirt is a strange and impractical addition, and frankly comic book writers have a tendency to over-sexualize even the younger characters such as Supergirl. This version is much better, and she looks like she's just kinda relaxing. Besides, you'd think it would be unwise to hover over a crowd while wearing a skirt.
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, all of the above is why I redesigned Supergirl the way I did when I made this. One: I couldn't stand the bare-midriff, cheerleader-skirted version, and two: skirts are totally impractical, especially when flying in the air.

And of course, much as I loved how Helen Slater looked in the Supergirl movie, I was fed up with blonde Supergirls. Bleh.

I'm glad you like how off the typical comics model this Supergirl is. Now if the writers would notice, and use this version, or something similar....
Loewenherz Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Instant Love! It's not only a sensational pose that directly radiates "relaxation" through every pixel but also a wonderful color scheme and therefore atmosphere of the picture. Brilliant work!
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :D It's been a while since I did this or got any comments on it. Glad to know it still holds up to the test of time. (It's also by and far my favorite Super-anything piece that I've done, so I'm glad people still like it.)
JeaEl Featured By Owner May 5, 2009
Awesome XD
DeepChrome Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :)
JeaEl Featured By Owner May 6, 2009
yw :D
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