Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
POWER GIRL on Apokolips by DouglasShuler POWER GIRL on Apokolips by DouglasShuler
For this piece, I wanted to do something with more action -- I've done plenty of pin-up style images, it was time to move towards more narrative. I wanted the image to look like something that could be on the cover of a comic.

Additionally, I pushed for a more painterly look, overpainting almost every element in the image.
Add a Comment:
 
:iconshiftdane55:
shiftdane55 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014
Nice art
Reply
:iconshulkie:
Shulkie Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Simply breathtaking work. I love the battle imaging over a pinup sometimes. Very realistic in her face and body work. I love the background battle-damage look. she's gorgeously done and her face has depth making more 3-dimensional:love:
Reply
:icondouglasshuler:
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Glad you like the action shot of Power Girl. Sometimes, it's the best approach.
Reply
:iconshulkie:
Shulkie Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
It's very surreal. Love it.
Reply
:iconjfiore64:
jfiore64 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
INCREDIBLE!
Reply
:iconhankypanky68:
hankypanky68 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Power Girl sure packs a mean punch! Very well done! :)
Reply
:iconmightymorphinpower4:
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Awesome
Reply
:iconjose-ramiro:
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very impressive.
Reply
:iconphenometron:
Phenometron Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Power Girl can totally hold her own. :)
Reply
:iconisikol:
isikol Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Doug can i see the base un-postworked render of this one? thanks!
Reply
:icondouglasshuler:
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's in a lot of random pieces. Which segment are you interested in? Just PG?
Reply
:iconisikol:
isikol Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
yeah..PG should be fine...im very curious about the lighting and how much did you changed.. ;)
Reply
:icondouglasshuler:
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
PM sent.
Reply
:iconsamcollends:
samcollends Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The hottest woman in battle :icondroolplz:
Reply
:iconskaramine:
Skaramine Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel bad for the Para-demons. She's really taking it to them! This looks like it could be a movie poster!
Reply
:iconrompex23:
RompeX23 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
MAn oh man I simply love your Power Girl pieces!!
Reply
:iconbrewski2444:
brewski2444 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Glad to see you are producing! I know why your Serra angel didn't fly like she should! I hope this one takes off like she should!
Reply
:iconladytania:
ladytania Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, very dynamic and such awesome art. :)
Reply
:iconlexana:
Lexana Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome work!
Reply
:iconong76win2:
ong76win2 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Wow! Great work!
Reply
:iconnorthwarden:
Northwarden Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
I like it! :D

And as somebody else noted, this is by far the better costume design. :D

B.V.V.
Reply
:iconconnerkonel:
ConnerKonEl Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! This is by far the best shot I've seen of Powergirl yet in 3-D. Usually (and I don't blame them) we get endless shots of Powergirl's breasts or something and the few scenes that do come along are second rate at best but this one is nothing short of incredible! I love this image mostly because you captured everything that makes Powergirl such a lasting character and you did it perfectly with a terrific action scene to make things better. There isn't much I can say because its just that damn good but I would love to see a shot of her just flat out pissed in a fight. That's a side of Powergirl that only the real fans see in comics, to see it 3-D would be extremely interesting!
Reply
:iconmightymelinda:
MightyMelinda Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Great comments on a great piece of work!
Reply
:icondouglasshuler:
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the extensive comments. I agree with your points regarding the large number of Power Girl images that are either gratuitous or poorly crafted. She's an attractive character, so I'm confused why the portrayals aren't more flattering... but that is certainly some of my thought process on crafting this piece. I always saw her as one of the strongest characters in comics and I wanted to represent her correctly.
Reply
:icondaswookofheromorph:
DaswookofHeromorph Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome beyond words!
Reply
:icondouglasshuler:
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I hope DC agrees (soon as I get the courage to send it in). :)
Reply
:icondaswookofheromorph:
DaswookofHeromorph Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
send it. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose. Also have you ever thought of trying Image Comics? I'm sure they'd love for you to do a cover for some of their characters. Especially Erik Larson's Savage Dragon. Just a thought.
Reply
:icondouglasshuler:
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'd be happy to work for Image as well -- I just want my art in comics. Any avenue would be acceptible.
Reply
:icondaswookofheromorph:
DaswookofHeromorph Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Submit your art to Image then. I'm positive they'd be all over you. Also try some of the less popular comic companies like Dynamite Entertainment, Valiant and Broadsword Comics. Sometimes less popular comics are more ready to give an artist a chance than the big ones. Remember, Alex Ross started his comic career drawing "Terminator: The Burning Earth" for Now Comics and look at him now. I believe your art style is more than good enough for comics. Also, have you ever thought about submitting cover art for Heavy Metal/Metal Hurlant magazine? Boris Vallejo, Luis Royo and Simon Bisley became household names thanks to Heavy Metal/Metal Hurlant magazine.
Reply
:icondouglasshuler:
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I actually have two short-story treatments (and accompanying covers) that I'm designing with Heavy Metal in mind. I'll definitely be approaching the smaller houses as well, since very few jump right into the big-leagues.
Reply
:icondaswookofheromorph:
DaswookofHeromorph Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish you the best of luck. If any of the companies you send your stuff to are smart you'll be published in no time. :-)
Reply
:icontimewyrm:
Timewyrm Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
How PG should look........
Reply
:icondesignsbyeve:
DesignsByEve Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
:w00t!: New Doug art! Looks great and I'd say you pulled off cover-worthy easily ;)
Reply
:icondouglasshuler:
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Eve. I re-dressed the image with a price tag, title bar, mock writing credits, and it looked pretty sharp as a cover. Now I just hope DC agrees... :)
Reply
:icondesignsbyeve:
DesignsByEve Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Love doin' those! We did a magazine cover challenge few years back over at TAC's forum. Was fun stuff :D
Reply
:iconarchimedes-theory:
Archimedes-Theory Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Not a DC fan, but still love this!
Reply
:iconlovblondgirlmuscled:
LovBlondGirlMuscled Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Fantastic !
Reply
:iconjuggertha:
Juggertha Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Holy freak, Doug! Long time, no see (art)?!?!

Nice body, and nice choppy-style hair on her, man.
Reply
:icondouglasshuler:
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Juggy. Sorry for the long downtime, but I'm hoping to start rolling out images regularly for a while.
Reply
:iconisikol:
isikol Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
really a nice one Doug!!! So glad to see you in action again!!!
Reply
:icondouglasshuler:
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I've been working on a ton of stuff, so it's time to start showing things. I'm hoping to keep up some good momentum between now and Chicago ComicCon (I'm going as a guest this year).
Reply
:iconisikol:
isikol Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
wow! hope i could be there? when is comiccon?
Reply
:icondouglasshuler:
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
August 9 - 12, 2012. Lemme know :)
Reply
:iconisikol:
isikol Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
its during my Holiday vacations...i was thinking in going to Toronto at October...its 800 miles to Chicago i think...i certainly let you know!
Reply
:iconkraschman1111:
Kraschman1111 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Even better is that it isn't that gawd-awful outfit they have her in now...
Reply
:iconkant-lavar:
Kant-Lavar Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
They changed PeeGee's outfit? One more reason why I'm glad I'm not reading the DCnu stuff.
Reply
:iconkraschman1111:
Kraschman1111 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well SOME of it I'm enjoying. Supergirl for one is a real treat to read. But yeah, they changed PG's outfit and it doesn't even have a twindow anymore...
Reply
:icondouglasshuler:
DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Heh, thanks. I'm a traditionalist, I suppose :)
Reply
:iconknight22179:
Knight22179 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Love the action! :)
Reply
:iconartofjamiejones:
ArtofJamieJones Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is really nice. Love the look.
Reply
Add a Comment:
 
×




Details

Submitted on
April 15, 2012
Image Size
703 KB
Resolution
728×1152
Link
Thumb
Embed

Stats

Views
18,353 (7 today)
Favourites
460 (who?)
Comments
50
Downloads
807
×