After my Pyro concept, I was asked to design a J Jonah Jameson figurine at the Classic Marvel Figurine Collection blog. My design is practically the excellent Bowen bust that pretty much summed up what was asked for of the figurine, but I took liberties on the stance and the head as well as colours.
Saw a drawing exercise on deviantArt to redesign a character and reverse their gender. I randomly picked the first character I saw online, Mystique, and so I begun. Just a quick sketch as I have been busy all day today.
Daily Drawing #163. My 1st comicstrip since April. I really need to finish all the ones I got written down. Anway, the idea here is that every man has a football or sporting story where 'they could have made it'. Most of these stories only exist in their minds, but they still believe it.
Tried a new look for the comic. I think it looks fun.
CMFC posted an update of their sculpt on Pyro which I thought looked truly horrible. So with someone suggesting to use Bowen designs bust as a base, I designed a figurine based on that pose but keeping the same costume, which I also dont like but Marvel approved of. Personally I think it looks like Borat's mankini. Also did an alternate pose, either of these I would prefer over what they did, which hopefully can change their minds.
Something for Chumeng on deviantArt for winning my 2DF contest. His character Hinotori, a female wrestler type character. I sketched something out in Photoshop and inked it in Flash, soon to be taken back into photoshop to colour.
A contest on deviantArt to redesign a character Agent 42X. I did some quick warm ups and tweaks. My fave is probably the design on the right, while the design on the left is the original design. I may do more designs until I am fully happy, but I hope you like these so far. :)
Just playing in photoshop sketching with a different brush. Thought I would try a sort of watercolour children's book style and this character gradually turned into a sailor. Some reason photoshop didnt like me using the brush and kept crashing. I didnt save during this, so I was just screen capturing and keeping on building on top of the one layer.
So Marvel have released images of concept art for Captain America and Thor revealing what will more than likely be their movie costumes, so I thought I put put all the Avengers movie characters (sort of) together to get a feel of the big screen super team.
When I first saw the Cap design, I wasn't feeling it. I mean, it looks cool and has an Ultimates sort of feel to it, but look at the design of the armour, the feel of the costume. It doesnt seem like something made in World War 2, it looks like an armour for modern times, more akin to the Avengers than the actual Captain America movie. Why go through the hassle of this design when the comics nailed a real life WW2 Cap right here.
As for Thor, I was never happy when they released the promo photos, and seeing this full design looks even worse. I understand ancient Asgardian Thor may not work on screen, and they dont want to go down the Ultimates route to avoid annoying the hardcore Marvel fans. So instead it looked like the costume was inspired by this. What is awful however is everything. The rubber armour arms to hide the fact that the actor is not very muscular. The rubber chestplate. Its all very reminiscent of Power Rangers and Batman Forever. While I can understand that the same chainmail type armour effect may look really camp on the legs, its stupid to mix and match costumes and just give him leather trousers and weird alien looking boots. Seriously, who designs all these costumes in the world they live in as they are all ultra modern, sleek designs that only a art design graduate could produce.
The team do work well together, but is that the downfall? I am really looking forward to every film, but are they trying to make these characters live in Iron Man's universe instead of standing alone in their own right, in their own designs. Thats the beauty of crossovers, the mix of visuals, but when you start making everything look the same, it loses abit of what makes them special.
Anyway, I am excited for these films and I hope they look better on the screen than what they do as these concept designs. Marvel are hitting home runs with their films and having a huge say in what goes on, so I have faith in them and that if they are going to approve it, then it must be pretty decent. Only time will tell.
Until then, Make Mine Marvel!