I have always liked Supergirl. I really enjoy drawing a cute, but sexy face for her. The crazy thing about this picture is that I initially over-rendered her face with a lot more lines, crosshatching, and shading. But I took a hard look at it and decided that it made her look too old and put White-Out all over it to cover those old lines. It is comic book artist Jim Lee who once said that a female face should have as few lines as possible to avoid making her look ugly. I gotta agree with him on that one.
The sketch that I drew here was inspired by this old Supergirl cover where it is just her bust and head. I like the simplicity of it. It looks fun and just a hint of sexy. It really resonated with me even though this cover is, like, ten years old now.
|By Michael Turner|