Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Super Smile

Melissa Benoist.
What a lovely, lovely human being. As a longtime comic book fan I don't
always have an opinion on live action casting choices when new movie or
television adaptations are announced as was the case when the casting
of the new "Supergirl" series came on the wire.
I had thought that Supergirl is mostly intended for the female audience to counter the mostly male superhero shows currently on TV, finally giving much needed "girl-power" inspiration ladies and young girls so I only had a passing curiosity to the character and series when it was
announced and when I read the name of the actress playing it, it didn't
ring any bells for me which I thought was a good thing because I thought
it had worked out really well for the other new comic book adaptations
on television lately like The Flash, Arrow, and Daredevil.
I gave the pilot episode a peek not knowing what to expect of it and was
blown away at how perfectly fitted for the role this actress is in the type of
character the series chose the direction to be. Melissa plays bubbly, goofy,
grounded Kara so well it's beyond believable and looks so good in the caped
costume as well. Everybody in production should be commended for
bringing back that bright, hopeful vibe in a superhero series in the tradition
of the Christopher Reeve and Lynda Carter era.
This portrait was done on new year's eve day while waiting for the fireworks
and other NYE revelry to start. If you would like to have your own favorite superhero
portrait or would like a photo of your own or of a friend's drawn in this style please
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