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Batgirl No. 30 by AlexGarner Batgirl No. 30 by AlexGarner
Cover to Batgirl #30
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Manarkana Featured By Owner 3 days ago   Digital Artist
very beautiful!!
telenia Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Probably my favorite of your covers for Batgirl, but it's difficult to choose. XD
AQUARules Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014   Traditional Artist
GXTAS Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014   Writer
Wow! Ragdoll looks awesome in this. Rivals the Secret Six artist for him.
kolsyrad123 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
She should get some neck armor, lol xD.
Syahtrec Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesoooome *___* I want to say this to all your deviations but I think I won't xD
Shawneigh Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ChristyTortland Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I just cannot get over how insanely fantastic and incredibly dynamic these covers are. :)  Do you have any recommendations on rendering cityscapes? Do you use phototextures or 3D modeling at all, or is it just by hand? I've been struggling with painting them, and I've been trying out different things, but I'd love to get your input! :)

Also, will you be at San Diego Comiccon this year? 
AlexGarner Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! 

I personally hate drawing two things: cities and guns; just mind-numbingly dull. As for cityscapes, I try to avoid multi-point perspective as much as possible. This one was easy; just one vanishing point. Concerning 3D modeling, I use a really old program to model primitive shapes as placeholders for the buildings. Letting primitives do the perspective work speeds up things as deadlines are always hectic. I really do need to buy and learn some serious 3D programs like Zbrush and Modo but I just never have the time to learn them. Someday...

I plan on being at San Diego Con. I'll definitely make an announcement when we get closer :)
ChristyTortland Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Firstly, thank you so much for always responding to my questions; I can't tell you how much I appreciate it! :) 

I've been trying to diversify my portfolio and get better at environments and cityscapes in particular, as I'm graduating from art school this fall. But I completely agree -- cityscapes are incredibly boring to paint, which is why I love the way you paint yours -- they're anything but boring to look at; they're so dynamic.

Do you find you use one-point perspective in most your pieces? Unfortunately they don't teach perspective very well at my school, so I've been struggling with it, three-point perspective in particular.

It's my first time going to SDCC, so I'm beyond thrilled. :) I'm hoping to get a portfolio review while I'm there, if possible. I do hope I get to meet you! 

- Christy Tortland
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