As I mentioned when I posted my recreation of the Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice movie logo the other day… I went back and made those cutouts around the “S” shield full cutouts so that the logo can be used on any background, and not just a black one as I had originally done.
The more I kept looking at it, the more interesting it became. Speaking, of course, of the logo from the movie posters for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. For some reason, and on not much sleep, I decided late last night to tackle this… so tackle it I did!
As I was drawing this, I was having a hard time visualizing everything that was going on with that “S” in the middle. For some reason I couldn’t wrap my brain around it after staying up all night… but I kept methodically plodding along until it felt finished. When I woke up this morning after about 8 hours of sleep, and looked at this again, I was pleasantly amazed at how I now easily understood the construction and that somehow I had managed to capture it correctly with my brain on autopilot!
The only thing I didn’t do… that I might do later… those cutouts for the “S” in the middle aren’t really cutouts. It all looks better with black behind it, so I did it that way… but in truth, these should be cutouts so you can see through them to the background behind… whatever that might be. I’ll probably tweak it and make a version with true cutouts later just in case I need it for something else.
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So… there’s a new movie in town… Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Some people like it, some people hate it. I haven’t seen it. I tend to not see movies until they hit satellite or home video. That’s how I roll! But I was inspired to create a little thing here.
The characters are based on some movie stills of Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman. I was really only interested in doing bust drawings, but I went a little farther… Look ma, no hands! 🙂 Oh, and I realize Wonder Woman and a few other characters are also in the movie… but it was going to get complex fast if I drew everyone, so I just went with the two primary characters. Maybe I’ll draw Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman as her own picture at some point.
It’s all digital, vector art… from start to finish. No preliminary sketches this time. I didn’t time anything, but it felt like it all came together pretty quickly. Either I’m getting better at this OR worse at keeping track of time!
I think I generally captured the look of these recent movie versions. I probably could have worked a little more on the faces… especially the mouths and Superman’s nose… but I think these mostly do the trick. Let me know what you think and remember, if you’d like an original commission by me or would like to hire me as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.
I’ve been trying to think of some more things to draw as sketch cards lately. I haven’t drawn any since my comic convention appearance back in December. I like the small canvas and I like that I can make a bunch of them and they are easy to carry around and show to people. But I also feel somehow like I’m wasting them if I just draw random things. I need to get over that, and just draw random things. Sometimes the random things turn out the best, even with my apprehension to do them in the first place.
That said… After drawing my Supergirl the other day, I kept thinking about the classic look to Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, particularly the exterior. In the old days, it was a hollowed-out mountain for the fortress, so from the outside it was just a giant door on the side of a mountain. Way far away from the door was the giant key, disguised as a direction marker for airplanes. That’s what I wanted to try and capture, so that’s what I did earlier this week…
I think it turned out pretty well, with my minimalist approach. It’s another thing the sketch cards are good for.. because drawing this on a larger scale would mean you really need to put more detail into it or it would just look mostly blank because of all the white snow you want to imply is there in the Arctic… so the sketch card is really the right size to draw something like this.
As always, let me know what you think and remember, if you’d like an original commission by me or would like to hire me as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.
So… there are a lot of comic book TV shows on right now. It’s something of a renaissance of comic book heroes on TV. I’m watching most of them, at least the ones on traditional TV and not the ones exclusive to streaming services to which I don’t subscribe. I hadn’t drawn a new picture in a little while, so over the weekend I tackled this one.
This is, of course, Supergirl… and I had a promotional still of Melissa Benoist from the CBS TV show to use as reference. She does a really good job in the role, and the show itself is generally entertaining. She’s the second person to be grabbed from the Glee TV show (Grant Gustin plays the Flash on the CW) to play a DC hero. I wonder who might be next?
I tinkered with this one for quite a while. I tried something a little different with the nose than I was doing last year. Basically, less line-work and more shading. I like how that turned out. The more I look at it the more I’m happy with it, though initially I wasn’t sure I had captured the actress in the likeness as much as intended. I was sure I had successfully drawn a pretty woman, but wasn’t sure I had drawn the one I meant to be drawing!
Please do let me know what you think, and remember, if you’d like an original commission by me or would like to hire me as an Illustrator, please use the Contact page and let me know as much as you can about your request.
I see a lot of the logos and titles that I have drawn bubble up high in Google searches, and a lot of visitors to the blog come here looking specifically for them… so here’s another good one that I whipped up recently, the classic DC Comics Superman comic title logo!
I’m a longtime Superman fan, and this is one of the classic title logo designs that everyone recognizes and just looks really cool! I used it already in one of my comic strips as part of a parody too. I love creating these logos as closely as I can to the official ones. It’s good practice in various digital illustration techniques, plus I get a solid vector art creation that I can use for lots of other ideas down the road.
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