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Becoming Evil Supergirl by Esbe77 Becoming Evil Supergirl by Esbe77
My fascination with Supergirl hasn't diminished in any way shape or form in the past few years. If anything, my next girlfriend better like cosplay because that's definitely a pre-requisite in my future.

Also, I have to take this off my chest: why in the hell can't DC get great artists to pen Supergirl's comics? Everytime I happen to stop and look, it's mostly awful and draws me away from the series, since the stories have pretty much been weak and unimaginative. I'm not speaking for myself since I would bring the book to an all-time late, much like Campbell, and can't draw an entire issue without whining about how long it'll take.

And another thing: why do they keep changing ever slightly her outfit? Michael Turner's first variation was great and seemed sexy enough, but now, the skirt can't get any smaller, her boobs change size with every new artist that comes along and for all that, I think she should just return to her former and best costume, which was sexy AND practical without being too suggestive. Right now, she looks like a teenager (which was the goal in the first place), but she needs to get a little older and put aside that uniform for good (although some cosplayers truly are breathtaking in it).

This drawing was inspired (if not ripped-off) from J. Scott Campbell's Sketchbook from waaay back in 2000 or so. And for once, I just like the hair and the pose, which are usually things I despise seconds after I finished inking a piece. And speaking of ink, this one turned quite interesting as well since my normal behavior would have made me miss a couple of lines here and there, but no, everything went smoothly...

I hope you enjoy it as much as I did making it.

I also included the original size so you can download it and color it any way you like :)
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:iconblublaze104:
blublaze104 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
this pic makes me truly proud to put on that dark kara cape! keep it up!
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:iconesbe77:
Esbe77 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You pulled a Dark Supergirl cosplay? Wish to see that someday :)
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TracyWong Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely lines! Someone should totally color this. :)
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:iconesbe77:
Esbe77 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot... I truly enjoyed making this one and am in the process of coloring it... although I would like to see someone else's take on the colors...
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TracyWong Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! I'm looking forward to seeing your colors on it! :D

I'd totally color it myself but it's hard to find the time. Been swamped with coloring comics and commissions. lol :)

Keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing more from you!
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Esbe77 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot for such great comments from such a talented colorist. I hope my colors can be as high as your expectations... and when the finished artwork is up, I would love to get your tips and critic on it.
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TracyWong Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hahah You make me blush! :D

Thanks, hun! :) And it would be an honor to critique your work once you post it, just remind me as I'm kind of forgetful sometimes. :heart:
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Esbe77 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, with the amount of work you have, no wonder :) I'm in no hurry so I'll remind you in due time since I'm also under lots of work getting my first movie prepped...
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TracyWong Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
heheh Cool! Just keep me in mind if you need a colorist.

Congratulations on the movie!! That's AWESOME! Be sure and let us know when it's out and where we can find it!
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Esbe77 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
The movie's in french, sadly, but if things don't go as planned, I may shoot it otherwise in english to help it get a wider reception.
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ARNOLDXYZ Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist
supppppppppeeeeeerrrrrrrrrrr
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:iconesbe77:
Esbe77 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaanks :) I'm working on a colorised version, check it out soon.
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foolki11er Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
First, I love this piece! -- It's sexy & beautiful while also very tastefully-done.

Second, I'd like to say that I agree completely with your thoughts on the Supergirl comic!

Last, and just for laughs, let me add that, like hotrod5, I'm a Marvel fan over DC -- but the very first comic book I ever had was a Supergirl in Adventure Comics in 1966 and it left an indelible impression on my twisted little 4-year old mind! - LOL - It's probably the reason I prefer blue-eyed blondes...they remind me of my first love - Supergirl! :)
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Esbe77 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the kind comments!

While you and Hotrod5 were Marvel kids, I grew up a DC child, but I also grew disillusioned pretty quick in the 90s when they couldn't stop ruining, killing or remaking their characters (somehting I learned comics do all the time), all the while without them showing a single day older... ah the industry of dreams on paper.

My first child comic book crush happened to be Spider-woman, oddly enough, although Supergirl replaced her some time later and wrecked my teenage years... God I sure hope my next girlfriend does cosplay *fingers crossed*
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foolki11er Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
LOL - It's interesting...these days, I've been finding Spider-Woman to be pretty damn hot! - Perhaps my tastes are starting to change? -- Nah! :)

Best wishes to you in meeting a nice, hot Supergirlfriend!
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Esbe77 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I also got my answer for one of the most enduring questions in comic book history... why is there always an unending array of evil characters? Because they desperately want to be arrested by a sexy superheroine... When Superman or Spider-Man happens, they just get out and hope the next time will be the one... crazy huh? That's from one of my movies...

Thanks for the wishes :)
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jackcrowder Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work.

As someone who just recently re-designed her, I have to say that you nailed (pun intended) the canon Supergirl.
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Esbe77 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks... If only I could have the decency to work harder and complete issues, maybe I would have had a chance at the title and give her back the old outfit with very little changes... thanks again for the kind comment :)
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hotrod5 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a Marvel fan over DC but I see your point with Supergirl. I have seen some the recent covers and thumbed through the pages and I was put off it by how she looks. Well at least you did a great job here. :)
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Esbe77 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot! I thrive to make her look sexy yet plausible, because her new mid-riff section makes her simply another superhero teenager, in my mind...
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MDVillarreal Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Instead of inking your works, have you thought about just scanning in the sketch, cleaning it up a bit, and making that your basis for line art?
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Esbe77 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You're so right, I have thought about it, since it would save me the trouble of buying inking pens in the first place, AND it would also make mistakes easier to repare... I'll make sure I follow that advice in the future.

Many thanks.
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MDVillarreal Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I used to ink my sketches too by hand, but felt they ended up looking thick and ugly. I also used to ink my pencil sketches digitally, but found that was more time-consuming (though the lines were crisper). For my last 2 pieces I've just scanned my original sketch (300 dpi minimum) and did some clean up on it in GIMP (adjusting the curves, color levels, manually erasing smudges and artifacts, cleaning up lines and making other adjustments as needed). If you plan to scan your sketch and use it as line art, I'd recommend making sure it's as clean as possible with minimal eraser smudges or leftover pencil marks. I use a Pentel Hi-Polymer eraser for erasing as I think it does a good job of removing pencil marks. I've also switched to using a .3mm mechanical pencil so my lines can be thinner.
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:iconesbe77:
Esbe77 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I'll definitely have to get that program and practice...
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:iconmdvillarreal:
MDVillarreal Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GIMP is free, too. :D www.gimp.org
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Esbe77 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
OH, that is sooooo cool!!! Thanks a lot!!!
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