Of these, the piece titled Girl of Steel in my opinion is the best, with Evil Supergirl taking a close second. Without pondering too long on it (since this time I don't have several hours to devote to deep thought and analysis), Evil Supergirl has some glaring oddities, particularly her skirt, which looks as though it was a uniform, stock skirt which was colored and shadowed separately and then warped into place in the final piece, shadows and all. It looks completely two-dimensional. The obvious nipples pushing through the fabric seem out of place, as I don't think I've ever seen official DC artwork where a character's nipples were showing through their costume like that. (let us not speak of this repressed memory, please)
Lighting remains a consistent issue in both; reliance on bright white light in Evil Supergirl makes the fires surrounding her look shopped in. Darker shades in general (the darkening at the top of the background indicates the scene is night) and orange/yellow tones in the highlights would enhance the background and make her look more immersed. In spite of the good work done on her abs and suit, which is mostly well-drawn (centerline on her abs is far too abrupt) and certainly well-designed, the piece would be more effective if most of the little details were more obscured by the darkness that should be present in the scene. The hair is okay, but seems a bit "supermodel-ish" like she just flipped it up for a photo. Her mouth...well, I hate to say that I can't put it into words, but there's just something off about it. I still consider the color selection in the entire piece to be well done, discounting the disconnected background/foreground.
By contrast, Girl of Steel is more natural and dynamic, and the colors go well with the background. The shading issues are simpler there, back to the basic "doesn't match the light source" problem which you're probably sick of hearing from me by now, but it's not particularly glaring (though that could simply be because Supergirl in this piece is smaller and those details aren't so obvious). Her cape and hair are fluttering consistently, and the skirt is at least more dynamic than in Evil Supergirl, though I'm not sure it's consistent with the way her hair and capes are blowing (I'm no expert on miniskirts, though). The pattern on the wrist-guards is the most two-dimensional part of Girl of Steel, but they might actually be a two-dimensional pattern - the problem is I can't quite tell. That's the extent of the problems here, very minor things.
So, Girl of Steel is better in my opinion because the piece as a whole has the least wrong with it. It doesn't get super-detailed, and it doesn't really need to. I hope your next piece will have better lighting, though
Wow, impressive yet again. There are some very well thought out and purposeful responses here. I think what stands out most to me here is that you recognized that the contrasting colors of the background for Girl of Steel complimented the colors of the figure better. That is something that certainly stood out to me as well. Thank you again for your thoughtful comments!
I choose the cloud shot, It is not a cover I see very often let alone during dusk or dawn. You have set the mode with great precision in this pick and I feel that a cover that draws your attention not because it looks cool but because it stirrs up feelings inside is worthy of being called true art.
I mean the Apocalypse one is great for the action (it's probably the best image you have that conveys her sheer power). The comic page one is just solid all around (the last paragraph is perfect, love it). Girl of Steel is excellent.
I picked Maid of Might (narrowly) because it just seemed a bit happier, and I liked that. And it's probably how I'm feeling at this moment.
And I have to give you special props for: Damn those are some nice abs (in every picture). I mean: DAMN! (I think Girl of Steel might be the best in this regard, which I think makes Girl of Steel my #2 pick)
And you deserve a special award of honor for making the new uniform not look like total ass. On the new uniform, I don't like the boots, and I don't like the red shield on her pelvis. I actually like most of the rest of the uniform. Somehow you made the elements I don't like not as noticeable or as glaring to me, so the other elements carried the day (and for once I could appreciate them). I consider this a small miracle.
And, basically MORE points for all your slight (and no so slight) variations on her costume. All of them are excellent.
Yay! Thanks! Maid of Might is a good one but I'm also glad that you mentioned the Apocalypse one. When I was looking through them I was surprised how it stood out. Either way I'm so glad to get all your input.