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sketchblog 02-06-07 [Feb. 6th, 2007|09:16 pm]
Les McClaine
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So I did some character sketches just for fun for a story idea I have no time at all to develop. I'm thinking maybe of doing it for the next 24-hour comics day? Anyone know when that's going to be?





Also, Supergirl! I don't like the current version much, so I thought I'd draw my own version of the real Supergirl.


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[User Picture]From: ericfmyers
2007-02-07 05:26 am (UTC)
That sheriff is too awesome. And the supergirl is crazy hot.
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[User Picture]From: orrin
2007-02-07 05:29 am (UTC)
First of all, those are some dead awesome sketches. My favorite is the top one. I completely love the way you ink/shade things. And I like that the guy's got one sleeve (or side of his shirt, as it were) completely gone.

Nice Supergirl, too. I like the pose, and the eyes and hair. I'm not up on my Supergirls, so I frankly don't know what the current one's even like, but this one's good.
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[User Picture]From: lesmcclaine
2007-02-07 07:09 am (UTC)
The current Supergirl has a little belly shirt and is drawn by Ian Churchill. She looks like a club kid. I don't like that because I have a lingering crush on the original Supergirl from the sixties, and the current one doesn't seem like someone I'd like to know at all. She needs to be cuter and more wholesome!
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From: uncle_white
2007-02-07 05:32 am (UTC)
Your Supergirl looks very Portlandy to me for some reason. Excellent drawing.
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[User Picture]From: lesmcclaine
2007-02-07 06:59 am (UTC)
Dude-- Why do you think I live here?
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[User Picture]From: radrobot
2007-02-07 08:29 am (UTC)
Ha, I was going to say that I see girls that look like Supergirl all the time here. So Portland.
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From: kevin_church
2007-02-07 05:47 am (UTC)
Les, Les, Les. I love that Supergirl. Can I put her on my website and give you all the credit in the world?
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From: kevin_church
2007-02-07 05:47 am (UTC)
(And yes, I love the Western Characters too, but c'mon, it's Kara...)
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[User Picture]From: lesmcclaine
2007-02-07 06:26 am (UTC)
Why, certainly. Last time you linked to me I got HUGE HITS!
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From: kevin_church
2007-02-07 06:46 am (UTC)
Awesome. She'll go up sometime tomorrow. She's so awesome!
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[User Picture]From: squigglycomics
2007-02-07 06:38 am (UTC)
I love the short hair on Supergirl, hehe!
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[User Picture]From: galsan
2007-02-07 06:50 am (UTC)
love that third one especially -- I think the next official 24-hour comic day is in October? I'd love to see these guys in a story!
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[User Picture]From: lesmcclaine
2007-02-07 07:00 am (UTC)
October? Ohhh... by then I'll probably have forgotten all about my idea. Maybe I ought to have my own 24-hour comics day. With clowns! And a trained bear!
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[User Picture]From: galsan
2007-02-07 07:02 am (UTC)
It used to be April 24th, you could always do it then! We got some people together to do it then last year even though the official day had already switched...I actually ended up doing a comic for the april day, but only attempting one and finishing it later for the october one.
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[User Picture]From: stormwyvern
2007-02-08 02:50 am (UTC)
I will remind you, because this looks interesting and I think you should do it. I could call you on the phone or fly out to Portland and poke you repeatedly.
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[User Picture]From: calamityjon
2007-02-07 07:05 am (UTC)
I sense a new meme approaching!
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[User Picture]From: yellowcardigan
2007-02-07 07:13 am (UTC)
That Supergirl is so cute. I LOVE the hair. That is some of the best hair I've seen since Ramona Flowers. It would be so practical for flying, too!
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[User Picture]From: losttoy
2007-02-07 07:43 am (UTC)
Cool, cool, cool, cool and cool! Awesomeness all around!
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[User Picture]From: radrobot
2007-02-07 08:32 am (UTC)
Man, that second one of the big dude, with the vest on, so awesome. I keep thinking that the kid in the first drawing has his arms folded on top of the trunk he's carrying though. Then I get confused.
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[User Picture]From: bottomlesspop
2007-02-07 10:16 am (UTC)
re: arms folded. ME TOO!!!

also, supergirl is supercute. A+
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[User Picture]From: justa_paperbag
2007-02-07 02:01 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA. I thought the same thing about the kid with his arms at first, too!
Then I studied it for a few minutes and realized he's holding the trunk. :P
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[User Picture]From: lesmcclaine
2007-02-07 05:48 pm (UTC)
I guess I shouldn't have put that fold in the middle of the bedroll. Live and learn!
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[User Picture]From: justa_paperbag
2007-02-07 02:06 pm (UTC)
Those Western characters are pretty amazing. Especially the big guy.

And, Supergirl is super hot. I'm not much of a comic book reader [yeah, I should be shot, I know, I know. I've got some Marvel comics, though. Never had any DC, so I don't know what to compare her to.], I've basically only seen Supergirl on the Saturday morning cartoons. This one looks nothing like her. This one's like a real [cute] teenage girl, and not a fake little girl.

As for the 24-hour comic day thing, I think it should be once a month, at least. Like the first of each month, or the second Tuesday of each month, or something along those lines.
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[User Picture]From: dial_k
2007-02-07 04:23 pm (UTC)
It may be because I read too much Cracked as a kid, but I see a little John Severin in those western characters. I'd love to read that comic if you do it.
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[User Picture]From: lesmcclaine
2007-02-07 05:50 pm (UTC)
You know what's weird? I was sort of thinking of Severin's western work when I was first thinking about this, but decided to go in a different direction with the sketches. Maybe I didn't move as much away from it as I thought?
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[User Picture]From: dial_k
2007-02-07 06:38 pm (UTC)
I don't think there's a lot of similarity - just a little bit. I may not have made a connection if I hadn't been exposed to so much Severin as a kid.
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[User Picture]From: passiveangel
2007-02-07 04:57 pm (UTC)
Dig that sheriff!

Supergirl's outfit looks a little out-of-date to me. You should make her outfit look even more like what the kids are wearing these days. ;-P Actually, that might be rather amusing now that I think about it...
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[User Picture]From: lesmcclaine
2007-02-07 05:49 pm (UTC)
Damn kids with their baggy pants and grocery-bag shirts...
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[User Picture]From: dryponder
2007-02-07 09:31 pm (UTC)
excellent supergirl, les! the cool younger sister kinda vibe is really rocking here. i also just love how you handle fabric.

it's funny, i've been working on a new sg pic this week to kick off a meme, but yours is a great starting point already! i'll try to finish my new one up tonight. :D

SUPERGIRL MEME IS GO.
http://dryponder.livejournal.com/103442.html
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[User Picture]From: lesmcclaine
2007-02-08 06:03 am (UTC)
neato!

But someone on newsarama says "I hate the hair."

:(
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[User Picture]From: dryponder
2007-02-08 06:49 am (UTC)
bah! i think it's cute, and it really sets your version apart.

guess you can't please everymelon all the time.
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[User Picture]From: lesmcclaine
2007-02-08 07:10 am (UTC)
I just think girls with short spiky hair are cute! Is that so wrong?
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[User Picture]From: orrin
2007-02-09 06:01 am (UTC)
Hey, the hair is my favorite part! (Besides maybe the pose. And possibly the skirt...)
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[User Picture]From: j_m_hunter
2007-02-08 01:08 am (UTC)

The Indian.

The indian looks like your style mixed w/ Joe Kubert's.
I don't know, that's how I see it.
-Hunter
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[User Picture]From: lesmcclaine
2007-02-08 06:04 am (UTC)

Re: The Indian.

I can see it. This new brushpen is doing strange things to my work and I kind of like it.
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[User Picture]From: j_m_hunter
2007-02-09 12:47 am (UTC)

Re: The Indian.

I'm sorry what type of brush pen are you messing w/ again?

I got the Faber-Castell 4 PITT "artist pen" Black set.

They come w/ the following sizes:

Small, Fine, Medium, and Bold.

The Bold has a sorta brush tip on it. I'm hesitant to use this pen only for a strip or panel, as I'm already getting nailed on not having enough "depth" and "line variation". Any excercises or tips?

-Hunter
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[User Picture]From: breakstone
2007-02-08 03:56 am (UTC)
That first illustration has so much fun drawn into it, I don't know if it's legal. I want to learn more about those dudes!
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[User Picture]From: lesmcclaine
2007-02-08 06:04 am (UTC)
Well, that's a stagecoach driver and his son, and they're walking across the desert. All I've got so far is a few images I want to use that I have to build a story around.
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[User Picture]From: forvrin
2007-02-10 04:23 am (UTC)

Supergirl

I've been drawing Supergirl all week, trying to put something I don't hate together for the meme. Every time I get discouraged, I come back here to see what I should be striving for.

Good jyorb.
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[User Picture]From: lesmcclaine
2007-02-10 05:15 am (UTC)

Re: Supergirl

aw, shucks, thanks!
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[User Picture]From: ndgmtlcd
2007-02-12 11:57 am (UTC)

Super girl

Several days later, you still have the best Supergirl in that new meme. Like you said, cute and wholesome is what counts here.
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[User Picture]From: frakfraco
2007-02-19 04:35 am (UTC)

nice

I love your supergirl!
That is how she is in my head too, not the Paris Hilton reject they are making her out to be.
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[User Picture]From: mr_cow
2007-02-19 08:55 pm (UTC)
your take on supergirl is just too cute. i love her hair.
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[User Picture]From: kasumi_sora
2007-02-24 08:26 pm (UTC)
Ws linked from here: http://zip.4chan.org/co/res/559461.html

That is a wonderful supergirl, they could learn a thing or two from you.
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From: rayfrenden
2007-03-02 04:25 am (UTC)
Lovely as always. I just finally did a supergirl myself.
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[User Picture]From: dryponder
2007-03-10 10:15 pm (UTC)
Hey Les! Your Draw Supergirl meme entry has been selected for inclusion in a Project: Rooftop special event focusing on the character. It's going to be a fun week over at P:R, and we're happy to show off the great work you've done with a character in desperate need of a makeover, and send our readers your way.

So, if you'd like your Supergirl to be included in our reviews, please email us with your name, website address, and location. (We're including locations this time out, to give a sense of how widespread Supergirl fandom is/could be.) Our email address is:
editors -at- projectrooftop.com
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[User Picture]From: periwinklepixie
2007-03-13 01:56 am (UTC)
um... supergirl a la dykey pixie cut??? AMAZING

best kara to date.
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