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.

1 comment:

Sydney said...

I'm kind of bummed you're missing SDCC. But at least this happened as a side-effect, of sorts! I was previously unaware of the S-curl. I learned something new AND beheld your stellar skills! 'Tis a good day!