Thursday, May 26, 2011

Shadow Lass - HeroesCon Advance Sketch

Another Legionnaire from the HeroesCon Advance Sketch List. The first of two that are for Michael! 

Shadow Lass © DC Comics

Michael asked for the Shadow Lass of the Levitz/Giffen era. An all black costume with a black cape presents a a bit of a challenge. I don't want to do a big black mass like having her wrapped in her cape. That was done a lot in the comic which is okay, but for a pin-up commission, not so much. So I worked out a way to have her curvy figure against the inside of her cape. The inside of the cape would be dark blue if it were in color. I think this worked out. And below I have posted the rough pencils to show that just because the figure is all black, doesn't mean you don't have to work out the structure. 

Thanks Michael!

The final are was done in ink on 11" x 17" bristol board.

This is Post #1333


Royce Thrower said...

Always a pleasure to see a Legionnaire show up on the blog Gene. There are a lot of us Legion fans that tend to show up here. By the way, what did you guys think about the next to last Smallville episode where Jor-el convinces Kara to go to the 30th century to join the Legion? Would like to see a few episodes of that made!

Gene Gonzales said...

There are a few of us Legion fans here, that's for sure. I liked the scene from Smallville that you mention. Nice finish for Kara.

John Matthew Stater said...

Very nice indeed!

Gary M. Peiffer said...

Gene- this piece is striking! You are a true Legion artist!

Gene Gonzales said...

Thanks Matt!

Thanks Gary! We really need to get you into a place of power over the Legion books. :)