Sunday, 31 July 2011

UPDATE

Hello everyone!

Thanks for all the comments made for my latest superhero pictures, you're all very kind :)

Good news is that I should have some actual animations up here soon enough!
Stay tuned!
Here is a picture of me after eating too many mushrooms.

Monday, 11 July 2011

Spider-man Webhead 2.0 - Project Rooftop Submission



My Spider-man redesign is also slightly a re-imagining. One thing that always troubled me a bit about Spidey's costume was how very little actual 'spidery-ness' it conveyed. The red and blue combination, the giant eyes... Visually iconic, but not very spidery except for the web motif and obvious spider emblem. I'm also one of those people who prefer the organic webs to the 'high school student who is magically able to invent something which is practically impossible given the resources he'd have' webshooters.
So first of all, I went for a poisonous looking red black and white colour scheme. It's been done, but I still find it fits spidey best. I gave him four-lensed goggles, in an attempt to give him that weird 'four-eyed' spider look. A practical explanation might be that they provide Peter thermal and night-time vision or something.
In the second picture I wanted to show how I think peter's webshooting would work. As spiders produce their webs from their abdomen, I figured that if peter mutated and gained this ability, a web-producing gland would develop somewhere on his back. I turned the back spider-emblem in to a kind of storage unit/backpack for the webbing, with tubes running from it and along his underarms to his wrists. The usual pressure-pad at on the palm of each glove shoots the web, channelling it from the unit on his back.
Finally, the compartments on his waist might contain gas-bombs or flares that might aid spidey in his fight against evil. Standard super-hero stuff.

TF

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Bananaman & The Phantom (Project: Rooftop)

Phantom: Loved the original costume and the purple, but decided to add a couple of elements to make him look more ghostly (more black, hooded skull mask and tattered cape). Not much of a departure from the original, but hopefully more imposing.

Bananaman: a superhero spoof character created by the british comic book 'The Dandy', he combined elements of Superman, Batman and Captain Marvel. I wanted to make him more of his own character, thus getting rid of the Superman blues and reds as well as the Batman-style banana-horns and cowl, in favour of more yellows and browns, as well as a banana-skin helmet in the same theme as the gloves and boots. Hopefully still comical, but perhaps a little more original.

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Je suis de retour!



Yes, I'm back home in sweet, backwards Italy.
The weather is sweltering, the food is great and I'm no longer wearing socks or vests. Life is good.

As I'll be trying to find stuff to do other than procrastinate/study during these next two months with fellow organisms of my same age, the blog will most likely gather dust for a while. The lack of comments in the last month reassures me that this won't break too many hearts :) It IS summer after all. I hope you're all having fun, wherever you all are!

Me, I'm going to try to get creative. Still nothing on the animation front, but visits to the Pompidou Centre and the Musée d'Orsay in Paris have inspired me to more drawing... so comics might be seeing a comeback soon. In the meantime, I'm going back to destroying all of humanity.

Buone Vacanze!
TF