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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Hulk Illustration Commission

Hey all!  I totally forgot to post this ages ago.  I did this a while back for an old school friend for her son’s birthday as he is a massive Avengers and Incredible Hulk fan.  I think without doubt Hulk is one of the coolest and most fun characters to paint given his size and animal like qualities.  Had an absolute blast painting this. Overall about 6 hours of work in total done in both Corel Painter and Photoshop.

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Man of Steel Supergirl Concept

Hello all!  Long time since the last artwork I know, been super busy as of late but I’ve finally managed to come up with a brand new manip.  Some of you may remember I got commissioned to do a female Superman artwork last year, however that was just an adaptation of the Man of Steel costume. I’ve actually been wanting to do a proper updated Man of Steel Supergirl concept for a while now, one that isn’t just a feminised version of the Superman costume but rather has it’s own design unique to her side of the family.   Inspirations were taken from the classic Supergirl costume as well as the New 52 costume .
I went with Chloe Moretz as the model who is about the same age and height as the character even if she is a bit of an obvious choice, but she’s a pretty good actress from what I’ve seen. Overall about 11 hours of work.  Quite happy with the end result.

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