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Supergirl red and blue by ChristopherStevens Supergirl red and blue by ChristopherStevens
Rejection..Yeah, it hurts. This one was rejected by the client. Only the second time I've had that happen. Not use to stings, I won't lie. He disliked it enough to explain to me twice why it sucked. To make it worse, I don't think it does suck. I mean....I don't like anything I do, but I didn't think this piece was bad or anything. According to him, it's one of the crumbiest commissions I've ever done. Ouch.

Prismacolor cool and warm greys on vellum bristol board.

Supergirl DC Comics
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Blue-Jedi Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
I don't think there's anything wrong with the composition, but her facial features  seem a little too angular.  I actually like the S-shield in the back, the rocket, and her basic pose.  And she's wearing my favorite costume of hers (minus the dingle-berries from the original 1960's version of the costume).

Maybe if she was flying the client might have given it some leeway? 
kolas310 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
Well I won't throw shit at the client - he's entitled to his opinion, but I personally love it. :) Nice interpretation of the character, I think that's what You expect from a true artist - that he'll make his art one-of-a-kind.
RyanGutz Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
the critique sounds like an ass. yes, it's stylized, but if you look at any fine arts portrait, you'll see similar choices. just remember little people like to throw shit at giants and tell them their too tall.
Kaedegirl Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the person who rejected it is a total douchebag... I mean, he has the right not to like it, but could have not acted the way he did >> they don't understand how much we get involved in a drawing!!! I would have taken it if it was my commish! you're awesome and you'll be even more <3
MJBivouac Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011
Well, I have no idea what your client is paying for his commission. probably a Hell of a lot more than I will ever receive, and consequently perhaps he has a right to be extra critical. But I'd be proud to own this image.
TracyWong Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, that guy sounds like a real tool. Your work is fantastic! :D Don't let guys like that get you down, Chris. You rock and I hope you know it!
JTessier3 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011
Well, all I can say about this commission, in the negative, that is... is that the face looks more mature than a supergirl is. Other than that, she looks great. By the way, I like girls with a lil bit of meat on their bones too. Really good job, man.

Strict31 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Fuck that guy, then.
Mur2008 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow very beautiful drawn
geralddedios Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is a great piece and that client comment really stinks. I've also heard horror stories for sketch card commissions during cons. I heard some will watch and guide the artist exactly how they want the pose...... ridiculous right? Some clients/fans just don't realize the hours and skills it take to create an illustration. This Supergirl commish has everything: action pose, anatomy, rendering.... and even composition! That's another job.... a graphic designer's specialty! So that client was getting more bang for his buck! Sorry, had to vent there for a minute. Bottom line, it's a kick-A$$ Supergirl.
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