Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Quick Render - Superman
Superman. All do-goody'n'sh*t. I've really not drawn Superman much in my entire life, despite the Superman the Movie poster being the one comic book related image I had on my wall as a kid. And I played the hell out of the Atari 2600 game too...these days, I love Alex Ross's Supes so much, I think I have the attitude of 'why bother, it's perfect' when it comes to doing him professionally. Same with Drew's Indy Jones, and Adi's Iron Man.
On to the rendering - and it may seem like a small thing, and I think many other artists avoid - is that hard to define area where chin and jawline meet the throat. I think I overcame it with how Dorothy is portrayed in my Oz painting (finishing touches this week!) but it's not something I've done digitally much. Of course, there's a whole lot more Supes left...! As with the others, I approached it simply, moving quickly over all the parts, and building it up. Path Tool of course to define the chest emblem, but freehand the rest of the way.
Again, I think the overall pose is lacking in personality, but I'm happy that a secondary goal I had sort of came through; a small effort to evoke Christopher Reeve's portrayal. I mean, I had that dude's picture on my wall all those years ago...