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My final piece for 2011. It was an amazing year artwise! I hope you enjoy this picture of Supergirl that started from a random sketch session for upside down hair :T

I could post something explaining the process I went through to make this if enough people actually want to know? The entire thing was done entirely with GIMP. Just let me know in the comments ;)

Artwork © :iconctchryslerplz:
Supergirl © DC Comics
All work done in :icongimpplz:
•"S" logo was traced over from a google image
•Clouds and hair were referenced
•Step-by-step [link]
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:iconyellowsmoke321:
yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty
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:iconoo-monkey-oo:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist
That's seriously beautiful! Great work with the colors too!!
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:iconpervy-senin:
pervy-senin Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Wow!
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:iconyarizui:
yarizui Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
super!
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:iconxizor-1:
XIZOR-1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:}
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:iconblackartt:
BlackArtt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love the shadows and the colors.
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:iconnewtnzz:
Newtnzz Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
How you did that in :gimpplz: ? Does it have pressure and can it be as good as photoshop? :)
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:iconazabachesilver:
AzabacheSilver Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't think I have the mastery of anatomy that you do to attempt that sort of drawing. DC should see this, they might not make such back breaking covers anymore.
[link]
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:icongremlich:
Gremlich Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really very good. Barry Kitson would be jealous.
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:icondctb:
dCTb Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol nooooo
but thanks for the comment
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:iconent2pri9se:
ENT2PRI9SE Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I didn't realize that this was supposed to be Supergirl until I read the title for this picture.
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:icondctb:
dCTb Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
oh really? haha Actually, this drawing didn't even start off as a Supergirl drawing :D I was just practicing drawing hair at first
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:iconent2pri9se:
ENT2PRI9SE Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You do a great job at hair. What are you using to make this one?
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:iconcaptaingenius:
CaptainGenius Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
So awesome
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:iconmadmangamer364:
Madmangamer364 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
To think that this was the result of an upside down hair sketch... mind-blowing, really.

It's all too easy to come up with superlatives when looking at this piece, but this is just an incredible example of execution, really. Pretty much every facet of this piece, from the skin to the suit to the clouds, has an all-too-pleasant look and feel to it. To see it all come together so well, without even a pixel of the image looking out of place or lackluster... it's almost too cool to put in words. :lol:

Not to mention that it's simply too hard not to admire the innocent expression that Supergirl has in this image. It's almost as if she wants people to forget that she's a superheroine who's responsible for giving criminals a really tough time. And your style does a great job of creating an emotion that feels realistic, in spite of the fact she's a fictional character in a pretty unrealistic circumstance.

Lastly, as a GIMP user myself, I don't think I've seen anything quite this good done with the program. There appears to be a notion that a piece of this quality can't be done within the program's limitations, so to see not only this piece, but your work in general is very inspiring. I'm just really pleased to see this piece for a number of reasons, to be honest with you. Awesome job! :D
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:iconjpat-rick:
JPat-rick Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
How many hours did it take you to do this? :]
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:iconexperiment-with-life:
I think I'm in love with her. It's so sad.
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:icon8supergurl8:
8SuperGurl8 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol you should be proud to be in love with me.
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:iconartboy0128:
ARTBOY0128 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful & skillfully executed . . . it hurts! It hurts . . . so good!
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:iconkaren175:
Karen175 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
AWESOME!
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:iconxxnessixx:
xXNessiXx Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
It would be so awesome if you had an YouTube channel where you can show how you draw in Gimp! (?) :D
It really looks like you use professional programs like photoshop...But it's just -Gimp- ;o
Your Supergirl looks so awesome :)
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:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012
I love the way you drew Supergirl. <3
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:iconicevalaxy:
IceValaxy Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The shading is amazing oAo <3
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:iconsketch252:
Sketch252 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
LOVE IT! Just REALLY wish you didn't have to put a watermark on it though... I won't steal it I promise!
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:iconstudmuffintommee:
studmuffintommee Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Great job!!
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:iconxauten:
xauten Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist
H-V-C-I=The Hero and Villains Character Ideas Group. This group is for those people with with hero or villain character Ideas or for the people who want to post up pictures, drawings, paintings etc. from their favorite heroes or villains!
[link]
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:iconodd3r5:
Odd3r5 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she looks cute.
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:iconexilefallen:
ExileFallen Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice!
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:iconkukunia92:
Kukunia92 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe I can give a chance to gimp ^^ If you draw so cool in it :)
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:iconjay34ever:
Jay34ever Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
CUTE!!!
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:iconnucicoms:
NuciComs Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous work!
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:iconalwayssaidhedcometon:
Alwayssaidhedcometon Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Yeah. This is pretty much the best fan art ever. I tip my hat to thee.
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:icondctb:
dCTb Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol i appreciate the wordss
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:iconninis05:
ninis05 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
Superwork !! :)
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:icondctb:
dCTb Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lolol thanks for the supercomment ;)
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:iconfallenangelgm:
FallenAngelGM Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012
I hope you get a DD for this!
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:iconnighthauntachika:
NightHauntaChika Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
O_O very very very nice.
*bows to master*
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:icondctb:
dCTb Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:iconbeardstrokeplz: lolol sike

i'm no master :iconehesmileplz: but thanks for the comment!
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:iconlecteur:
Lecteur Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012
superb
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:icondctb:
dCTb Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
nice word choice to describe a "super"girl pic :iconcoolplz: LOL thank you!
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:icons-a-k-u-r-a-haruno:
S-a-k-u-r-a-Haruno Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing!
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:icondctb:
dCTb Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Wonderful
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:icondctb:
dCTb Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks DC :iconcoolplz:
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:icondulcetto:
Dulcetto Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
:iconslashshine: Oh my~ Supergirllllllllllllllllllllllll


:icondoushioplz: *touches everything*
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:icondctb:
dCTb Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
*imagines you touching your computer monitor cuz thats all you can actually touch :iconsiclaroplz:*
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:icondulcetto:
Dulcetto Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
LOL whatdafuqq ct pshtttttttt
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:icondctb:
dCTb Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
just thinking of these things realistically :iconheplz:
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:icondulcetto:
Dulcetto Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
*TOUCHES ANYWAY*
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:iconladyburrfoot:
ladyburrfoot Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
amazing!
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