Saturday, June 27, 2009
Here's my latest painting; the Avengers in their most current costumes. I chose to do these versions of the chararcters simply to show that I can stay current. I'll be the first to admit that I'm a comic purest and my favorite versions of superheroes are always their classic, most recognizable costumes. However, this is how they look now and in all honesty, I really like these updates of the heroes. They appear much more practicle and realistic. Especially Iron Man and Thor, in the sense that Iron Man's armor looks like it could bend and allow movement as well as protect and Thor looks more like a Norse god than somebody in bright bue tights.
I started by taking pictures of myself in each of their poses. I also took pictures of Marvel Select action figures of these characters in the same poses. Using these photos, I drew out each character, then took those drawings and projected them onto the plastic board and from there I painted them. I left Iron Man for last because I knew he'd be the most fun. It was awesome to draw myself and then draw the armor over me. I was rushed to finish this one but I'm quite happy with the outcome!