Here is another idea that I had that illustrates the problems I have with the traditional comic size paper for commissions and general pin-ups. I worked on this pose forever it seems. Trying to get the anatomy right. It's not done and I still didn't get the left foot right yet. I did all of this digitally based on a little doodle I did on the corner of a manuscript. Normally I set my page size to 11" x 17" but forgot this time. And the size I did have looked close enough to fool me. As you can see by the box, which represents the 11" x 17" format, her leg will be cut off. If I make her smaller to fit, the figure is too small.
The solution it seems is to bend one or more legs. I tried just bending the left one but it didn't look right. I like the two legs bent better. But I still like the legs straight out best of all.
One of two ideas for a couple of White Rabbit pin-ups I have penciled on watercolor paper. Colors to come some time soon.
Currently I am working on digital coloring for two recent commissions. And I am doing roughs for a painted pin-up piece. After that I'm done with my current commission list. In November, I may be opening up the last round of Conventionless Convention Sketches for 2012. I will probably announce it here and on eBay. But that won't be until the first of November at the soonest. Stay tuned if you think you will be interested.
How about a little update? I recorded the process of coloring Sue. At some point I will start putting all these clips together and posting them. This has been a slow process I know. Hopefully the wait will be worth it.
This is the last day of our week with the Legion of Super-Heroes. And up today is Bounty. This is actually the Legionnaire Dawnstar. In a timeline reset of the Legion (Don't ask. It's cool, but don't ask), Dawny had been possessed by an entity called Bounty. This entity amputated Dawnstar's wings and used her tracking powers as an assassin. Dawny did break free of Bounty's influence not long before the big Zero Hour story line wiped out that Legion's timeline. In the reboot that followed, none of the earlier events took place. They really make you work hard to be a Legion fan. :)
We are winding down to the last two Legion related requests from Michael. This one is Chlorophyll Kid, a founding member of the Legion of Substitute Heroes. In early appearances he carried seeds with him that he would grow extremely fast with his power, but in later years he seemed to have the ability to control plant life, not just the seeds he sowed. His attire fits the time period of the Legions Five Years Later series. The Subs were mostly a resistance force against the Dominators occupational force. Thanks again Michael!
The only real drawback to Stone Boy's power of turning himself into stone is he is completely immobile when he does. Really he should have been called Statue Boy. Which is why I drew inspiration from Michelangelo's Statue of David for this pose. :)
Another request from Michael for a member of the Legion of Substitute Heroes. This time up it's Color Kid. As you can guess from his name he has the ability to change the color of an object. Thanks Michael!
In the early days of the Legion lore, you would feel bad for the rejected Legion applicants who banded together secretly to become the Legion of Substitute Heroes. But time and time again they did help the Legion and prove themselves heroes. Then later the Subs were used as comedy relief. They were made fun of and treated without much, if any, respect. Granted some of those stories are pretty funny, but still. Then came the Five Years Later story line. There was no Legion on Earth and The Subs became a resistance force to the Earth-conquering Dominators. A race of aliens that had been after Earth and the United Planets for decades. Or centuries, depending on what rebooted universe you read. It was the first time the Subs were portrayed as, well, bad asses. Fire Lad is one of the original members of the Legion of Substitute Heroes. His ability is fire breath. His first appearance was in Adventure Comics #306, March 1963. Thanks to Michael for this request!
Another request from Michael of a character I haven't drawn before, Gravity Kid. He was introduced in the last few years as a student in the Legion Academy. He is one of the few characters in the Legion in a same sex relationship. Gravity Kid's boyfriend Power Boy graduated from the Academy and was assigned to the Science Police on the the prison planet Takron-Galtos. After a short time apart, Gravity Kid left the academy to join him. Gravity Kid can mentally manipulate gravitons which enable him to control gravity. His name probably gave that away though. :) Thanks Michael!