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07-07-2008, 05:22 AM
This discussion is for comments about the fan art UIR: Kara Visits Smallville (http://www.comics2film.com/index.php?a=gallery_item&l=23169).
07-07-2008, 05:22 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong the model is Rebecca Romjin... Nice work
07-07-2008, 03:27 PM
this looks pretty amazing bud, great mod work, but u know what trips me out, i can do probably a mod just like this and i wouldnt even make the front page, why........just because its me i am bettin
07-07-2008, 08:34 PM
Tragic_Hero is correct; the model is Rebecca Romjin.
She played Mystique in the X-men movies, Joan in The Punisher movie, and Pepper Dennis in her own short lived serious among many other movie and TV roles.
So to say the model is unknown is simply insulting.
As far as the artwork goes, it is well done. I personally don't like the color choices, but that's just me.
07-09-2008, 12:20 AM
OK, a couple of things... first off, I'd seen this posted elsewhere where one commenter had also suggested R.R. as the model and a mod there told him he was wrong... I'm not positive although I'd say quite likely so I can see how someone might err on the safe side by posting "unknown" rather than chancing providing misinformation so I don't think insult was the intent here. Secondly, I think Walley consistently posts high quality manips however he doesn't exactly get front page every time out either but this one deserves it... not because it's anything like favoritism toward Walley but because I think the mix of Smallville and Kingdom Come elements and giving Kara her distinctively feminine costume color all come together perfectly, setting this one above even Walley's usual high standard of excellence. I think it's place on the front page is well deserved. Great job, man!
07-09-2008, 02:24 PM
Thanks for keeping my back, Le Pijon. As it turns out, it is Rebecca Romijn ( :wink: Check your spelling next time KLA 1 :wink: )and she is a model that I do not use that much. The source pic I used did not ID her, and I do try to ID the models when I can. I'm just having fun here, folks and if I offend by not knowing or incorrectly identifying the models in my base pics, then I apologize. For me, it's all about the imagination and the art!
I should really check the forums more often...
(Oh, and thanks for the rebuttals, Pij)
First off, darthrobo, if you made a photomanip (or mod, if you prefer) of similar quality and it came up in an update with a similar group of other images, you probably would get a front page spot. Lots of things go into deciding the FP, the most important being the quality of the image in comparison to the rest of the update. The identity of the artist is NOT one of those things. This image got an FP because it's (IMO) one of Walley's better images (and he regularly contributes good ones) and because it's (again IMO) one of the stronger manips of this particular update. No one gets (or doesn't get) FP because of who they are. Now, obviously, sickeningly good artists like, say, Joshwmc get tons of FPs, simply because everything they submit really is that damn good... but I don't discriminate against anyone.
The model... like Pij said, it's somewhat unclear, and if Walley's doesn't know for certain who the model is, I like to think he's allowed to say so. Maybe "I don't know for sure who the model is" would have been better than calling her an unknown, but that's just semantics, and very obviously not meant as an insult. And in any case, I don't recall a law stating that all comics geeks need to be able to recognize Rebecca Romijn on sight. Unless she's blue, obviously. ;)
As for the image itself, it's an excellent job, as always. You've really become a very good manipper over the past few years, Walley. Good design, good costuming. Things you might want to watch out for: the colours are IMO a bit too bright and oversaturated, not quite as realistic as the base photo. And on a similar note, there's a pretty significant difference in picture quality between the base photo and your additions -- the costume's very smooth and "clean," while the rest (notably her face) is far more grainy and pixelated. You might want to check out Dan Perceful's tutorials on cleaning up skin in the art school. (http://www.comics2film.com/index.php?a=section_listing&c=11 at the bottom of the page)
07-10-2008, 12:01 PM
man this was an awesome conversation piece lol cool deal, i like very much how everyone got involved here to discuss this
07-11-2008, 09:53 AM
I like her wearing the Skirt, Superman wears the Red Underwear and Blue Tights. I didn't like Supergirl wearing tights. She be good wearing the Red or Blue skirt. Whatever she can be.
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