Today is the release of Man of Steel in theaters here in Brazil, and I'm really pumped for it. I know some people didn't like it, but seriously, it's Superman, the greatest superhero of all. Unfortunately, as you may have heard, Legendary Pictures is no longer working with Warner Bros, so there's a great possibility we won't get a JLA movie with the same team that came up with Batman and Man of Steel. So, cheering for a good JLA movie in a near future, I'm sharing with you guys some great character designs by artist Franco Spagnolo. These are super great... fresh takes on the characters we all love. I hope you enjoy these as well! For more of Franco's design, check out his portfolio at Behance. He'll definitely enjoy your visit. Cheers! ;) Superman Batman Wonder Woman Flash Green Lantern LJA
On August 12, 2012, one of the greatest and most influential comic book artists passed away. Joe Kubert is praised as one of the main artist at DC comics during their golden era as the man behind characters as Sgt. Rock and Hawkman. May his art stay on our hearts and pencils. Joe Kubert don't have a official website, but you can find a lot of references on his Wikipedia article.
Alright!! My last post of the year and of course it would be the meeting of my favorite subjects: Comics and Illustration! Searching something nice to show you guys I ran into these amazing reboots by Aaron Diaz. Aaron came up with some super sweet designs for DC's characters, making them really fresh and quite different from what we're used to. I really wish Aaron kept doing reboots, 'cause these are fantastic. For more information and background on each character, you may check out Aaron's tumblr, by clicking each image. And of course, I'm really thankful for all of you who kept checking my posts during this year, and I hope you keep enjoying it during the next! Lots of great things will happen in 2012 for me, and I want the same for you during it. Cheers, people! Have a great beginning of year. ;) Rebootin the Justice League Superman (Kal-El / Clark Kent) Wonder Woman (Diana) Cyborg (Victor Stone) The Martian Manhunter (John Jones) Green Lantern (Midori Ota) The Flash (Ananth Patil) Power Girl (Karan Starr) Rebooting DC's Villains Conerlius "Gorilla" Grodd Metallo (John Corben) Giganta (Doris Zeul) Sinestro (Evan Qward) Rebooting Batman Batman (Bruce Wayne) Tim Drake (Robin) Batgirl (Stephanie Brown) Barbara Gordon (Oracle)
Going through my DeviantART favorites I remembered some great illustrations of The Flash. These are some awesome characters, from the original Flash to Wally West. It's time for some super-fast stravaganza. From various artists, these illustrations are super cool! Of course are a more artists out there with great representations of the Flash, but these are the ones I've found. Do you know more? Anyways, I recommend you to visit these guys' portfolios. They'll appreciate it, and I hope you all enjoy these. Cheers! Cinar Francis Manapul Cinar Cinar Evan Shaner Evan Shaner Fabio Yabu Evan Shaner Francis Manapul pacman23 Karl Kerschl Stefani Rennee Mateus Santolouco Sean Ellery Stefani Rennee Francis Manapul Cinar Francis Manapul Admira Wijaya Francis Manapul Dominic Wong duss005 Evan Shaner
I've probably said it before, but watercolor is definetely one of the greatest techniques of painting there is! It's truly incredible what a good illustration will do with it... so I thought it would be cool to find some watercolor illustrations of Super heroes and villains. And as usual, I started looking for some cool illustrations at DeviantART, and found a whole bunch of sweet, beautiful illustrations, and they're listed below! The colors give each illustration a particular feeling, a single mood for every and each one, and that's exactly what I found fantastic about it. Anyways, I hope you guys enjoy these as much as I did... and please, don't forget to give some love to each artist by visiting their galleries!! There are much more great art at their galleries. Cheers. ;) Doudourock Kameron Gates Brian Shearer Marcelo Di Chiara Chris Stevens taguiar Garry Brown Julia Bax Matthew Fletcher Leinil Francis Yu duss005 Ryan Ottley Lora8 KidNotorious KidNotorious duss005 duss005 duss005 duss005 duss005 Paul Renaud Stephen Arthur Schaffer duss005 duss005 duss005 duss005 mbreitweiser Mike Mayhew Mike Mayhew Mike Mayhew Mike Mayhew Mike Mayhew Mike Mayhew
If there's one superhero that I totally dig, that superhero is the Green Lantern. Actually, any of them... because the Green Lantern Corps are one of the greatest inventions of the comics world, ever. A super powerful ring moved by will? Awesome! The GL is so cool I just had to select some cool illustrations for you guys. So, looking for images, I ran into some that I had already seen, like the ones from Tom Whalen and Marcio Takara, and found many others that are totally wicked. Also, at the bottom of the post, you'll find a little treat I found over at YouTube. I just KNOW that everyone who digs the Green Lantern will freak out when they see it. Enjoy! Cheers. ;) Robert Hough Bakanekonei Bakanekonei Bakanekonei Chris Stevens lefl-wepn Jamie Tyndall Frank Martin Jr. Heartattackjack Raúl Vega Tom Whalen Tom Whalen tonks rodolforever Josh MC Jim Lee ShaunWard Marcio Takara Ivan Reis Brandon Peterson Brandon Peterson Fan-made trailers
During one of my several reseaches for post subjects, I was looking through some comics art... and the things one finds are totally amazing. Amazing fan-art. I really love how some artists just think out of the box and develop whole series of fan-art, like these truly awesome comics characters mugshots. Going through the Marvel universe, and passing through many comics universes, like DC, Watchmen, The Monarch, Doom Patrol and many other, Evan Shaner really stands out in the crowd. His style is really inspiring: simple, but stunning. I love these, and I really would bet all my chips that you guys will like it too. Don't forget to visit Evan's portfolio at DeviantART. This guy deserves all the attention! Cheers. ;) Edit: The artist has deactivated his DeviantART account, so the images were taken down. To see his work you may visit his portfolio.