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Sunday, October 20, 2013
Back when they were remaking Superman (the most recent time), I was working on creature designs for a movie called R.I.P.D. My boss at that time was designing for both Superman and Dark Knight Rises, so (being that he had his hands full with those two mega-shows) I was happy and lucky to get a call to do some fun monster stuff.
However, a part of me started to wonder what I might come up with if given the opportunity to design a Super-suit.
Ever since I was a kid, my favorite Superman was George Reeves (mostly, I assume, because he was the first one I was exposed to), so I thought it might be neat to 'update' his look from the cheaply-made felt(?) suits of that era.
(By the way, People have already complained to me of my that lack of a giant 'S' on his chest already, but I always thought it a bit silly to have a giant Letter or logo on heroes, especially in light of more recent incarnations of the Dark Knight.)
I sculpted in a chiseled, angular Zbrush suit in the style of more recent films, and photoshopped George Reeves into it. When I showed this to a friend, he receommeded that I do a whole series of these, and my next choice was 1949's Robert Lowery and Johnny Duncan from the 'Batman and Robin' serial.
I, some time ago, had a dream that I was designing a 'Robin' suit for a film (yes, I sometimes even am thinking up ideas even in my sleep) and made a quick color sketch when I awoke. That idea inspired the ROBIN suit shown here (which I tried to make as badass as possible, since the character's rarely given a chance to shine), while trying to subtly keep in his trademark colors.
Actually, I learned a lot during my research (I had no idea that there was a ‘Captain America’ serial!) trying to find some old-time Superheros of the era, and I have included a few that I ran across in this blog posting.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Have been quite busy with a few design jobs, lots going on, BUT....
...wanted to update with this cool skateboard deck a friend of mine in Australia laser cut for me based on one of my drawings. Here are the first pics that have been released.
Going to start work on another very soon!