Batman v Superman – Batgirl Concept

So rumour surfaced a few days back that Jena Malone’s secret role in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice may very well be Barbara Gordon (possibly as Oracle).  So naturally the idea popped in my head to whip up a possible look for Batgirl in the DC movie universe using Jena as the model.  Given this DC movie universe is adhering more to comic book designs for its costumes I followed along the same lines giving her yellow/gold accents to her costume similar to what she’s traditionally had in the comics.  The Robin suit in the Batman v Superman trailer seemed to have the same texture as the Batman suit so for consistency I used the same texture for her.  Also altered the logo slightly and the belt to be a bit different to Batman’s.  About 12 hours of work in total. batgirl_bvs

The base for this concept was a promo image from The Hunger Games and the textures from some shots of the new Batsuit.

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Phase 2 Lady Avengers Wallpaper

So something of a happy accident occurred in the making of my Phase 2 Lady Avengers series that I didn’t notice until today and that was I created them all with the light coming from a similar direction.  With all the images having a similar lighting direction it gave me the perfect opportunity to combine all four pieces together to create a massive group image.  Only some slight tinkering was required for each character in order to put this together, a couple had to be flipped around and a few body parts here and there moved.  The character placement wasn’t easy especially with Lady Hulk taking up so much real estate.  The lighting doesn’t match perfectly because I never intended for there to be a group shot, but it’s good enough for the purpose of being a desktop wallpaper.  Enjoy!


Solo images can be found here:
Miss America • Thora • Lady Hulk • Iron Maiden

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If Women Ruled the Earth – Age of Ultron Edition: Iron Maiden

The final of the four main Phase 2 Lady Avengers is Iron Maiden, again portrayed by Sandra Bullock.  The last one was a bit of a mishmash of Iron Man suits cobbled together, this time around I specifically tried to remain faithful to the Mark 43 suit in Age of Ultron as much as possible.  Probably about 7 hours of work involved with this one.  This is all the artwork for this particular series I have planned for the moment due to time constraints, but should some more free time come my way I may do a few more.


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If Women Ruled the Earth – Age of Ultron Edition: Lady Hulk

So next in line is Lady Hulk, again portrayed by the Rachel Weisz.  I tend to feel somewhat guilty whenever I turn such a beautiful woman into a giant, green rage monster (sorry once again, Ms Weisz :) ).  I noticed they gave Hulk what seemed to be stretchable pants in Age of Ultron so I followed suit and did a similar design for Lady Hulk.  A little trickier with this was as there weren’t many good quality Hulk images to work off, but overall happy with the results.  About 12 hours for this in total.


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If Women Ruled the Earth – Age of Ultron Edition: Thora

Ok, so next up with the Phase 2 Lady Avengers is Thora, once again starring Amber Heard.  Like the Miss America manip this piece benefited from greater quality and range of images to use as the costume in Age of Ultron and Thor: The Dark World are virtually identical.  This was about 8 hours in total.

Update: I had to make a couple of changes to her that I wasn’t happy with.  I realised only a couple of days after I posted this that she looked a bit unbalanced, so I rotated her slightly to make her stand better, had to also adjust the head a fraction too.  Sometimes you don’t see mistakes until you give yourself a break from your artwork for a few days.  Fresh eyes really helps with spotting errors.


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If Women Ruled the Earth – Age of Ultron Edition: Miss America

Hi all once again, been along time between posts.  To celebrate the release of Avengers: Age of Ultron I’m revisiting the Lady Avengers concept I did about 2 years ago as all the characters costumes have been upgraded since the last film.  I’ve currently got 4 concepts sketched up (the 4 main Avengers) but depending on how I go for time there may be more down the line. Miss America (she’s still a Captain, it’s just for title purposes) is first up, once again portrayed by Alison Brie.  I had a lot more luck this time around  finding hi-res images to use of this costume than I did the previous one, although I still couldn’t find a decent shot of the helmet to use so once again she’s uncovered.  Overall about 8 or 9 hours of work.

Update: Thora artwork has now been uploaded.


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Future of the site and other projects

Hi all, sorry it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, things have gotten super busy in the last few months with work and side projects which have left me little time to be creating anything for this site.

Firstly about my artwork, the landscape for superheroes on film nowadays has changed, both Marvel and Warner Bros are moving forward with their respective universes with dozens of new characters being introduced in the next few years.  For years I was happy to focus on creating characters for non existent films I had in my head, now those films are finally becoming a reality.   As many new characters are about to grace our screen it’s leaving me fewer option to create characters not yet explored.  In terms of photo manipulation artworks I think the superhero genre has run its course for me.  I have attempted work on a couple of characters in the last few months but the enthusiasm I once had isn’t as strong as it once was because of the slate of movies coming our way.  I think now I’m more happy to just sit back and watch these characters come to life instead of trying to bring them to life myself. Instead, I’m hoping these films will inspire me to do some illustrated artwork which I will post when I can.

Going forward I’m going to keep this site active and update with new artwork when I can, it’s probably not going to be as frequent as I’d like it to be.  Thanks to all who have stuck around and supported this site.  Here’s to the future!

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