Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Contemplating Superman

For a character I like so much and one that really did have a massive impact on my childhood - I draw Superman on surprisingly rare occasions.



When I do draw the character, I draw Superman, not Clark, never Clark and it's odd, because I always find that when I've finished drawing... the Superman I've drawn is Clark in a Superman suit... if you know what I mean.

6 comments:

mygrimmbrother said...

Nice, a very dignified Superman there Kev.

Conor said...

I think there's room for the 'grey area' in between. That way you get heroism and contemplation. Makes for good, atmospheric compositions. Like this one! Keep 'em coming.

Anonymous said...

Wouldn't like to be his position right now, looks like he's got an uneviable task ahead! Really love the balance between the hero as thinker and 'do-er' which you've captured gracefully here. Makes me wonder what's his story? Bertie Wooster #:-)

Philip Morgan said...

Nice work Kev, he has a very modern look about him.

Emperor said...

Coincidentally, I saw another image of Superman drawn from a similar point of view and the contrast is interesting. Leaving aside the expression, you have got the build just right - the other one has him so big I wonder how Clark Kent can find shirts to fit him and why no one wonders why he has to turn sideways to get through doors. There is a debate about Superman's build, as he is so strong there is nothing, this side of bench pressing the Moon, that would give him the resistance required to build up muscles, muscles he doesn't actually need. Your take seems a much more reasonable and realistic build for the character.

The expression is great - he has the world on his shoulders (I'm sure sometimes literally) and has to deal with the terrible realisation that he can never save everyone.

Richmond A Clements said...

I know exactly what you mean!