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Is this piece below professional quality? 

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15 deviants said Yes, I would expect to see this in a real comicbook Supergirl's New 52 Uniform 2.0 by Spacecowboytv
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4 deviants said No, needs more work on quality
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4 deviants said No, needs more work on shading
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4 deviants said No, needs more work on expressions
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4 deviants said Other, please explain
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3 deviants said No, needs more work on backgrounds
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3 deviants said Maybe, I'm just not sure
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2 deviants said No, needs more work on flow
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No deviants said No, needs more work on writing
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No deviants said No, needs more work on story

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:icononihikage:
It currently looks more like webcomic quality to me. A few things stand out that need improvement.
1) Superman's face. Also, no one in the comic ever really opens their mouth; if they're talking, their mouth ought to be drawn at the widest that it opened. This will help show the tone and force with which they're speaking.
2) All the art needs to follow a consistent style; pick either cel-shading or soft-shading and then stick with it throughout. The only tolerable style changes are between cover art and the story panels.
3) The backgrounds need to match whatever style you use in the foreground, even if it means taking a photo, applying a filter, and painting over it. Your style also needs to remain consistent regarding which it is - I see a few places in cel-shaded panels that look soft-shaded, and some of the tiny details are out of place against the less-detailed cel-shading style (example: you drew individual eyebrow hairs and eyelashes)
4) Perspective and proportion seem iffy. Some body parts are smaller than they should be, even accounting for perspective.
5) Capes simply aren't matching the movements that the characters seem to be making; flying in a straight line at great speed like in the first panel will make the cape generally flat from the side, though still with the ripples making the end all wavy. The second panel has the same issue, that cape should be flapping behind her, but the way it's drawn looks as though she is standing still for each pose, with the cape draped over her.
6) Some of the poses just don't flow into each other at all, especially that second panel. If the poses did flow into each other, it might be a good idea to apply a slight motion blur to the faded after-images.
7) Hands need work, they don't look natural or realistic.
You do have a lot of potential, but you have a ways to go yet. I would recommend focusing your efforts on improving faces, hands, and dynamic poses, as well as maintaining a consistent style. Don't compromise the style you like most for the sake of speed, because you won't get better at it that way.

In short, I wouldn't expect a recruiter from any major comics distributor to look at this piece and say, "We want you to do the art for one of our comics!" but you really should be able to improve yourself greatly from where you are now. Your gallery is full of sexy drawings, but I think it might help if you drew a lot more of the un-sexy things. Landscapes, cityscapes, still lifes, figure studies, hands, extreme close-ups, animals, civilians, clotheslines, forest scenes, or anything else you can think of that could refine your artistic ability.

If you're concerned about producing art in a timely manner but feel you're making no progress, vary your methods to find something that has a better ratio of time spent to quality of the finished piece. If a piece completed through your current methods is 80% of where you want it to be, while a completed piece with a different method reaches 70% while only taking half the time, that method is a better investment of your time.

Sorry if it feels like I'm saying tons of things you already knew, I like giving advice and want to cover all the bases I can think of. Good luck!
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Spacecowboytv 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very very well thought out and concise information.  There is certainly a lot to digest for me here but I appreciate it all.  I especially think you are correct about my style and the timing it takes to do.  I am shockingly surprised how long it takes me to get art out the door and since comics are about speed, I'll need to work on that first!  I'm extremely thankful of your comments, I know not everyone on Deviant Art comments and more so, not nearly as in-depth as you.  So thank you again!  I'll certainly be able to grow from this.
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c-dubbkitari5 5 days ago   Traditional Artist
Fairly good flow in regards to panel distribution and composition. the most professional thing about this page, i think, is your caption boxes. Definitely how i would expect to see them in an official Supergirl comic. I think all the necessary info has already been given to you. The faces do look a little doll-like, so work on more expressive faces.

Subtlety is key when it comes to more westernized traditional comic art. But it does seem like you're a bit conflicted about which style to confine yourself to (Manga-inspired vs. Western-comic realism). I've been through this dilemma myself, so i know how tough it can be. It looks like your style is still developing and it's clear that you're trying to raise the bar with these pages. I just think you have to be careful when trying to adjust your style abruptly or when trying to imitate a certain level of "quality". One can run the risk of paying so much attention to imitating a certain style that one can get lost in the most arbitrary of details. Almost like forgetting the basics of anatomy or sequential story-telling. Hope I'm making sense, lol. I'm done rattling. It looks good. I hope you keep it up. 8-)
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Spacecowboytv 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH wow!  Hey C-Dubbkitari, I'm a big fan.  I actually just ordered my copy of Summons Issue 1 (print).  Any way thank you for the comments.  I started drawing at a late age and was so drawn toward that anime style.  Since then I've certainly started to try and do more Westernized Comics style.  Your keen eye picked that up right away from my work.  I'll need to work on my subtlety with faces and expressions, The simple lines of anime don't lend themselves well to the expressive abundance of lines in traditional comics.  Any way, thank you again, I really appreciate you taking the time to comment and I'll be excited to get my first issue in the mail!
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c-dubbkitari5 17 hours ago   Traditional Artist
No problem at all, man. Lookout for my Summons Kickstarter soon. I'm trying to fund issues 2 & 3. I've got a lot planned out. Just need the funds to pay my wonderful collaborators as well as the printer. I'm also offering a lot of very cool incentives for each amount pledged, including prints, bookmarks, sketches, and even an original soundtrack! I hope to launch it this week. So keep an eye open. Either way, thanks so much for the support. Best luck to you and your progress. I think you have a great style and I look forward to how you develop it. Keep it goin'! :D
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:iconshidaku:
The bodies are good, the poses are a little static though and the faces need some work before I could see it in a for-pay print comic.  You could certainly do your own webcomic at this level though, and I'm sure doing so would help you improve to more industry standards.
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Spacecowboytv 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!  That is an interesting idea, I have never thought of doing a web comic.  Perhaps that could be a lot of fun and much more fluid and fast.  I'll take a look into that.  Any way I really appreciate the comments.  Thank you again
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:iconshidaku:
You're welcome.  You can also Kickstart print books for a comic you create too.  That'd be a good way to get your foot in the door of the published comic industry without having to actually work at a major company.
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:iconshidaku:
A little more thought: it feels like you have great anatomy from the neck down, but the faces are very manga-styled and I think you need to blend those a bit more.  Either go more manga on the body, or more comic-realism in the face. 
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:iconkillerbob7:
Lol, now it works.
It's just numbers in the poll title.
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