Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Man of Steel : The Particulars of the Curl

At the drawing table, warming up tonight. Probably it's because SDCC is happening, but I was thinking super heroes. Superman showed up on the paper. I took a picture with an old Polaroid camera I had laying around and snapped a shot.*

Then a friend, who really knows about this sort of thing, pointed out, via Twitter, "His curl of hair is supposed to make a little S shape. Cool, subtle design idea, huh?"

So when the actual work was done, it was back to the sandbox to give it another shot.

I did a version of this with my normal shading and lighting. But, it looked better this way to me. Kicking it ligne claire-ish.

... with the effects.

*JK. Instagram.
** As with all posts, click on images to make 'em bigger.

You say Boson, I say Bison

Pretty much every time there is an article on the Higgs Boson Particle, I read "Higgs BISON." As his name is "Higgs," he's putting on the Ritz with a bowler hat and a monocle.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Kewbey (or) No Bang for Buckaroo

Sometimes a deadline gives you trouble. 
Sometimes you draw a picture of a cowboy with an empty gun
as a sort of allegorical expression of the situation.