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Fairchild by AlexGarner Fairchild by AlexGarner
This was a fun warmup piece to do, especially in light of my history as the original inker on Gen 13. Fairchild was always one of my absolute favorite characters (and still is). You just can't go wrong with an amazonian goddess who's blissfully unaware of how hot she is.

I'm don't know what the character is like these days and I don't think I want to. I'll always prefer the original.
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Neilsama Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous.
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amazoness-king Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My favorite Gen 13 character, really wish there was a way I could either read the comics or see the tv show.
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jems007xxx Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
great....
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Gorgeous
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Knight3000 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was a big fan of Gen 13!
I loved Caitlin and she`ll always be my favorite
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orabich Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great work!

:gallery: [link]

:points: [link]
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
Sexy work on her
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Estonius Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Beautiful.
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adreamforyou Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
You're right about where the characters are now.

You don't wanna know.
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Captain-Paulo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love fairchild!
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JS-Graphics Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
That's great!
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jesspark Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
This is really beautiful. I love the expression on her face and the way you've managed to blend "strong" and "feminine" so masterfully. That's something that many people can't seem to pull off, so seeing it done right always catches my eye! Awesome job. :D

Can't believe this was just a "fun warmup"! Color me jealous. ;)
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much Jessica! :)
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degreelessness Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this piece captures Fairchild very well. You can already get a feel of who's she like with out any description.
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Rodimus78 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
I like this painting. I always liked Fairchild, but I liked her best as Supergirl. I wonder if she kept that Kryptonian costume.

-R78
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Dave-Dreamer Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
I prefer the original too.
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uruseiranma Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
After Campbell left Gen 13, I grew rather tired of the more realistic depictions of Fairchild that were done. I guess I was predisposed to Fairchild being this tall. slightly muscular girl who seemed to have plenty of extra muscle and energy that didn't really bulk her up.

That extra bulk to Fairchild that some artists added later on didn't make her look as appealing...it looked almost like most guys would be apprehensive of approaching her, given that she almost looked like she could snap your neck.

I think you did a great job finding a pretty good balance: she's got the muscles, but she still exudes that hot look kind of hidden behind an almost shy smile on her face. Kind of like the little girl who hasn't quite let puberty (or Gen-Factor activation 'bonuses') sink into her head.

Btw, I also yearn for the good ol' days. The one thing that attracted me to Gen13 was it was based in San Diego. I loved recognizing street names and places I'd see on vacation there.
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! You totally nailed what I was going for with this drawing of her. Like Campbell, I think Adam Hughes really understood Fairchild very well.

:)
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Mycael006 Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
The original still is and always will be the best! And you are right, you don't want to know...
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duendefranco Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
she looks great :)
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Zeartist Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Powerful, beautiful, and yet not over-the-top. If I had to change one thing, I would have zoomed ina little more and focused more on her and not have sucha large background.

Good work.
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americanspartan37 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2009
Sweet! Nice work on giving the original Fairchild some well deserved love. Rock on!
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Variable-Edge Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009   Digital Artist
I agree, the original Fairchild was definitely better. And this is one of my favorite interpretations of her!
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azndevil6 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
awesome work, had to comment cos the original gen 13 by campbell got me into comics in the first place, but havent read gen 13 for awhile, its not the same to me...
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MikeMcelwee Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is just beautiful.
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ahxkim Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
nice work man, i like the colors, one of my fave characters from gen 13.
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midknight23 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009   General Artist
really liked your work on that book
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Nexxorcist Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009  Professional General Artist
dude, that is some great texturing with the outfit. really cool effect you did there.
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ModernGentlemen Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
Loved your Gen 13 work. Original Fairchild (and the rest of the gang) is the only thing worth reading.
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IvannaMatilla Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
%100 agreed. Some characters don't resist to be transformed into some crazy weird Power Ranger (I have a comic in which the poor Caitlin becomes that.) She looks so genuine and real this way you have portrayed her. Lovely work!
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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RL2VAS Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional General Artist
Cool! I have to agree the Original Fairchild was the coolest. Thanks for bringing back the memories. I like the rawness of the piece. Feels like you could have just broke out the paints and gone to town.
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:)
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RL2VAS Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
I've been a fan for a long time. It's great to see your work here.
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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z0otsuiter Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009   Interface Designer
I will always have a fondness for the original Gen13. Ur work is amazing. I am glad dA has you within its ranks for the hobbyist inkers out there to be inspired to keep practicing.
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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anarsonslitany Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
How do you do it? Amazing job, dude!
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Djota Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Student General Artist
I like a lot the freefal boyfriends too, but Fairchild is the best characters of gen 13!
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Shikakun217 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Another well down pic. Personally, she looks slightly bulky in the shoulders, but since I don't know much about the character that could be how she really looks. Nice hair detail. I like the shoes too. lol Good job.
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
She's 6' 5" and super-strong, so yeah, I went with broader shoulders and a bit more solid, muscular look overall. Thanks! :)
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SpidermanRJ Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
really like this piece, how loose it is painted and yet there are still details on it, i like fairchild too.
did you pencil this or went straight on painting ? i'd never be ablet to get the hair detail without some pencils for guide, its the part i like the most in this piece,well with the face too :P.
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
All digital. I sketched it out roughly on my cintiq and then just went for it. I always change the hair as I go along so it's usually way different than in the initial stages.

Thanks! :)
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Odd-Voodoo Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Wow, that is gorgeous and one of my favorite renditions of Fairchild ever. Great work.
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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yatoy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i wanna see a Gen13 movie
but who's gonna play Fairchild? ( a teenage hottie that is more than six feet tall??)
i love Gen13. it was the most fun comics of the 90's...
I have a question
Is it the comics that launch you and J.Scott Campbell's comics career?
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AlexGarner Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yep! Gen 13 launched Campbell and myself into comics :)
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masterfulfrost Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
new yet nostalgic, nice.
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geraltoftrivia Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
man it's good to see Fairchild, i really miss the Image days, really cool!
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U1trawoman Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work
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