Monday, 25 February 2008

Illustration Friday - "Multiple"

Multiple identities and multiple personalities equals multiple dilemmas!


I loved Superman as a child, I used to rush around the garden in my blue pyjamas. On Saturday mornings I'd watch the George Reeves adventures avidly... of course the late, great Christopher Reeve, for me, was Superman and more recently I enjoyed "Lois and Clark" (Teri Hatcher didn't have anything to do with that at all!).

I like the concept that despite the invulnerability of Superman's body, he is inside, like all us sensitive souls. The new Superman, Brandon Routh seems to carry that vulnerableness in his portrayal of Clark Kent too.

I always felt for the position Clark found himself in... desperately wanting a normal existence, having multiple thoughts, feelings and attacks of conscience... all at superspeed! This week's theme scratched that particular itch in my mind, so I worked on this over the last couple of days. I hope you like it.

10 comments:

Linda said...

i think you've conveyed the feeling perfectly, great illo!

André Gribble said...

This is amazing. I love the motion trails that show movement. I agree, you managed to convey the feeling perfectly.

Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Utterly impressive!!! Really great work!

Moyse said...

Great composition and execution. Nice work, Kevin!

ms. froggie said...

AWESOME!!!! i just love a conflicted superman...killer composition, too, kev. really flows right. :)

Vhrsti said...

Cool! Love your works here! Amazing blog!

Bee said...

Great idea, loved Superman as a child too and it's great to see this interpretation of him. And it goes without saying that your illustration is super!

matt dawson said...

Not much more that I can add...lovely colour and staging...and of course great superspeed! The simplification of background to highten the forground action is very sucessfully done. It's always good to give your mind a good scratch from time to time :)

Kevin Levell said...

Thanks for all your generous comments, such encouragement is a real boost!

Gary Levell said...

You forgot to mention that you had red pants over your blue pyjamas Kev!