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03-25-2007, 11:13 PM
Comments for UIR: JLA: Superman by Winterhawk and by B (http://www.comics2film.com/DCG/DispArt.php3?f_id=21827)
03-25-2007, 11:15 PM
OK, B... I think this is the time, you're in need of one of those much needed haranguing I'd promised you :lol: I can't believe what I'm hearing... " the background's not important"! I've probabably spent too much time on my backgrounds at times (and consequently not enough on the characters) so that's a perspective on where I'm coming from here. I like Superman; a fine job there, classic strong resolve Supes pose and expression. The costuming looks good too. Still, your work was pretty much already done there... From a conceptual perspective, I'm not crazy about the American flag behind Supes although it's been done many times and is probably something of a classic Supes background, I like to picture Supes as a guy looking out for Earth rather than America so I think an exploding planet (Krypton) with a rocket heading away or Planet Earth from Space or alot of wreckage with Supes in the shadow of gigantic behemoth would've worked better. The flag doesn't work from a technical aspect for me either as there appears to be a strong breeze blowing the flag but not the cape and the Supes shadow on the flag doesn't follow the folds on it as it should. OK, so this is my own personal buggy obsessiveness however one of the hallmarks of your excellent work has always been attention to detail so I do expect alot from you. Still, having said all that, I guess it's really still a testament to the very strong work done on Supes here because this still works and works well. I know I may have a funny way of saying it but good job. :)
Hey, I never said the background isn't important, I just said that the background here sucked. :lol: Like I said, I couldn't really think of anything better than that cliched flag (though I rather like your suggestions, and will keep them in mind should i ever do another Superman pic. Which I probably won't, cause I don't actually like the character much... ;)). As for the technical note, well, to me the flag's an abstract background rather than a real one. I don't generally bother to match foreground and background details for abstract backgrounds as much as I do for real environments.
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