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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Supergirl

Last year I drew a sketch of Supergirl that I originally wanted to ink and add a background to it.  I was in the process of inking it, and the whole thing just seemed real boring and static to me.  So, I just scrapped the whole thing.  This happens a whole lot actually...there are so many unfinished drawings that I have because I'm just displeased with them.

So I started over.

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I wanted there to be this unseen emergency offpicture that has Kara dressing ready for action...showing that she's always ready for any situation.  

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I initially finished this with a background that's based off of the initial sketch, but I still wasn't all that happy with it (plus I sort of messed up the perspective...something you can't do with backgrounds).  So I started the background over and came up with the one below:

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This one I liked much better, plus I threw in links to other DC Comics universe related cities.  The one you can't see off the page is Central City, where Flash is from.

I initially posted this to Tumblr where its been very popular, but an unknown was finding out that people would repost this image without my signature or watermark and just completely crop it out altogether.  That irritates me because I've found so many people who love this image and wanted to know who the artist was...and if my stuff wasn't cropped out, they would know.  This is a much bigger issue, and something that I've been plagued by a lot lately.  I don't want to go full out and throw my watermark all over the image, and I even made it bigger and bolder than what it originally was, but I guess I'm going to have to find a way to put it elsewhere in the image.  It sucks that I have to do that for a.) recognition of my own work and b.) preventing people from finding my work and claiming it as their own.  

But I digress...

Anyways, as always, this print is available for purchase (as well as my old previous ones) on my Storenvy site in 11" x 17" aspect ratio.

Be Blessed.

Without Wax,

-Charles




5 comments:

Annette Holland said...

Seriously love this rendition! I usually go for Marvel characters, but now I have a reason to cosplay DC :)

Brandi Gadsden said...

I just would like to say that absolutely love this portrait!I would like to post this on my Facebook but I will definitely give credit where its due! I came across this pic while searching for Afro art. Just wanted you to know that this is a very dope picture! You are very talented!

Ladonna Michael said...

Thank you just Thank you I remember being little and dressing as Supergirl for halloween but was always teased and put down because of my color and was told I could be Supergirl because I wasn't a blonde..thank you for this picture where can I get a lithograph ???

HD Trailer said...

Awesome! Artworks

Annette Marie said...

I found ur beautiful work of art just floatingvaround on Google..and yes ur signature was removed. I always wanted to find out who the artist was!!!..I want to thank u so much for this beautiful portrait of Kara..U sir are truly talented, it would be wonderful if u was to come out with this version of Kara resurrected in the comics!!!.. I am a huge fan of the mutli-versions of SuperGirl and Kara is one of my favorite's!!!