Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Turnaround Tuesday!

(Intro if you're new: Turnarounds are a great way to get a feel for a character and to see if you can get a handle on their look and personality, even more than a pin-up. The fact that you're drawing them in three fairly static poses means that the defining elements of the character have to be displayed in small, subtle ways. And they're fun!)

This week's turnaround is of Supergirl. There's been SO many different ways of drawing Supergirl over the years. Hell, there's been so many different Supergirls period! I'm planning on doing some sample pages with Supergirl in the very near future and wanted to get as 'on model' as possible.

Here goes nothing!


Not bad. The on-model Supergirl right now is a fairly youthful, fun character. Pretty close to her Silver Age roots. For someone that is supposed to be a teenager, I have to say this iteration of the character is far more comfortable to me than the one created previously by Michael Turner. I found that Supergirl a bit too sexualized and 'fake', in every visual definition. I don't know that a sixteen year-old should look like she has collagen and breast implants.

There's plenty of characters for whom a more adult, audacious look is fitting. Power Girl. Emma Frost. Phantom Lady. There's a lot. I don't believe that Supergirl is one of them. I'm glad DC (for right now, at least) agrees.

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