Hawkgirl The new Hawkgirl from the pages of JSA! The model under the helmet is Daniela Pestova. I have no idea who she is, but I thought the image looked right for Hawkgirl. I'm most pleased with the gloves, which I did by taking an image of the original hands from the source photo and promoting them to a layer. I then applied a texture to them. I recolored them to the beige they are. On another layer I just drew some wrap lines using the darkest hue from the recolored gloves. Then I used soften to blend the wrap lines in. I think it looks pretty cool. Add some claws and she's ready to kick ass! I like the helmet too, which is just several layers created with Kai Gel and then merged and blended. In the background we have the pyramids of Egypt, a gold statue of Horus (played by Nicolas Cage) on the right and a Coopers Hawk on the left. Oh yeah...those are peregrine falcon wings on her back...which just ruins the whole thing, doesn't it? An 800x600 wallpaper version may be downloaded by clicking here.
Timothy Olyphant as Doctor Strange I saw this image of Timothy Olyphant in Movieline magazine and thought, "hmmmm...he'd make a good Dr. Strange." Many hours of photomanipulation later we have this image...not one of my favorites. I have Nicolas Cage playing the Dread Dormammu here, because Cage is the best actor ever and should be cast in every single comic book movie ever made.
WELSHCAT: Iron Cat All Jet Ablaze! It is with great sadness that I bid farewell to Welshcat, the most influential artist to grace Comics2Film's Digital Concept Gallery with his work. Back when everyone else was taking headshots of actors and turning them into portraits of superheroes, Welshcat was pioneering a new style of photomanipulation: the scene. While WC delivered beautifully rendered superhero costumes his art went well beyond the simple paintovers we had grown accustomed to. Heroes, played by Hollywood (and oftentimes Welsh) actors played out dramatic scenes ripped from the pages of the comics themselves. The fact that the fictitious story on my fictitious cover is titled "PARADIGM SHIFT" is no accident. I don't think it's an exaggeration to say that Welshcat's finest works rival those of realistic painter Alex Ross. Welshcat's Fantastic Four Vs. Sub-Mariner comes to mind. Welshcat was not just a force in the gallery. He also has maintained a regular and welcome presence on the message boards. He was responsible for the creation now-popular DCG message board. There he regularly offers constructive critiques to artists, inspiring many with his advice and his art. Outside the DCG board WC has been known to interject humorous comments in all the ongoing discussions. Recently, Welshcat has decided to move on, for personal reasons. This is cause for great sadness. Comics2Film and the DCG will suffer for his absence. I, personally, will miss my friend. When Kev rallyed the artists for this tribute I wanted to come up with something suitable. I know Iron Man is a favorite of Welshcat's. I hope my meager efforts have put a smile on the little, purple cat's face. Meoww! You Clown! ( CLICK HERE for a high quality version with corrected spelling) God, I'm so lame!
He's Got Radioactive Fur! Who can forget the climactic scene in the new Spider-Man when Kraven is just about to kill Spidey once and for all when the webbed-wonder is SAVED by his new sidekick: Spider-Cat!!?!?!?? I know I never will!
Live and Let Thai! With my Fantasy Film now in production, here's the poster for...LIVE AND LET THAI! It's The Matrix meets Iron Chef as Kenshiro Bahbi (Jon Favreau) goes to gastronomical war with the evil Colonel Satan (Matthew Matthew McConaughey). Even with the help of his childhood friend Sum Yung Gai (Brendan Fraser) and the mysterious Agent SP-7 (Camerson Diaz) Kenshiro may not be able to withstand the tempting forces of Satan's barmaids, Miso Honi (Angelina Jolie) and Tammy-Jane Constance-Marie Borchardt (Rachel Weisz). Don't wok! Run to the theaters to see LIVE AND LET THAI!!! (Anyone who doesn't know what the heck this is about, visit the Fantasy Film League.
Pratt/Hurley - Birds of Prey This is my attempt at Black Canary/Oracle - Birds of Prey (which is a swell comic written by Chuck Dixon...if you only read one Batman title a month read Birds of Prey). It kind sucks, doesn't it?
HAPPY HOLIDAYS Wishing everyone a safe and happy holiday and looking forward to BIG things in 2009 Clockwise from top, "Big Guy" by Mark Rudolph, "Little Guy" by Jason Kruse, The Revenant by Mat Santolouco, Devv Hel by Mark Jones (better quality look at http://www.robworley.com/g/misc/holiday_card_2008_comp.jpg.php)
Contest Entry : (Ex.) Men Loved Darkness This entry is for exhibition purposes only (I'm a judge). I will not be considered in the final judging of the competition. Here's my rendering of The Darkness Movie. I've cast Jude Law (with hair extensions) in the lead role.
Halloween '01: Legion of Monsters!!! There\'s no such thing as a bad team-up and Marvel broke the mold with this issue of Marvel Premiere. Four favorite monster heroes against one fearsome villain. Man-Thing - Most of this guy was fabricated from scratch. The arms and legs belong to a body builder, but everything else (including hands and feet) were built up with Kai Gel. I used Alien Skin hair to make him look fuzzy. Nicolas Cage does motion capture for the CG creature in this movie. Morbius - This is Nicolas Cage again, playing the living vampire. Werewolf By Night - Also Cage Ghost Rider - Cage...natch! Note of Caution: When doing cover recreations, don\'t start with a cover that has crappy art! Click here for a before & after comparison with the original cover.
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