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
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.
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.