Wednesday, March 29, 2006

The House of Ideas

Well, there's not a huge amount to say about these images, they pretty much speak for themselves.

First up we have the lovely She-Hulk. Some of you might know that I am a HUGE fan of Marvel Comics, and it's always been my dream to work for them. Well, despite having read something like three thousand Marvel comics in my time, I've read very few featuring She-Hulk. Her look has always fascinated me, however. There's just something sexy about a big, green mucle-bound woman.

The She-Hulk figure I've used here isn't great, and I'd really have to come up with something else if I was going to be producing a lot of different pictures of her (I'd probably base it on Daz's She-Freak). I had to go in and completely revamp the texture, because it was incredibly low res. Her costume looked pretty much painted on to her body (which, technically, it is), so I added some texture to the blue part and some drop shadows and embossing to the white parts to make it look more like she's wearing clothes, as opposed to body paint.

Next up we're revisiting my pic' of the Silver Surfer. Chuck Sellner at Visionary kindly pointed out to me that the Silver Surfer doesn't have any ears, so I've fixed that here. I've also replaced the surf board model with one that's a bit more appropriate for the character.

It looks like I might be doing a little something with this character soon (that's as much as you're going to get out of me on this for now). I'm no longer doing the art for Project HERO as the writer decided that my style wasn't what he wanted for the book after all, so I've got some more time on my hands. I'll be announcing a few new projects over the coming weeks, both in the realms of CG art and comic book colouring (and lettering!).

It looks like my first project with Supreme Knight is finally on the cards. It's early days yet but it looks like I'm going to get another chance to flex my colouring muscle. At the moment, it seems that every time a door closes on me, three open up in its place. Now I just need the financial security to enable me to do this full-time!

Lastly we have a picture of everyone's favourite Canadian mutant, Wolverine, aka Logan. This one pretty much speaks for itself. You combine the claws, the snarl, the hair...and a smoking cigar...you've got an iconic image of Wolverine. Sure, he's been the victim of gross over-use, but forget that for a minute, at the core we have one of the coolest, most complex characters in comics. Simply put - is there a man inside this beast struggling to get out; or is there a beast inside this man.

To me that was always the essence of Logan's struggle, his quest, if you like. He's on a journey to discover what truly lies at the core of his being.

Okay, well that's it for the Marvel renders for the time being. Check back tomorrow for some Young Gods action, it'll knock yer' socks off!

1 comment:

Derek Hartley said...

Great stuff! I love She-Hulk especially. Looking forward to seeing the Young Gods pages tomorrow. Not around much today as it's my birthday! In work this morning as very busy but then I'm off!