Suppa-rider was incredibly kind to offer me a free commission and it was such a surprised that I didnít have any ideas available. I didnít want to take advantage of his kindness and ask for something complicated. I remembered my description for one of these pictures stating there arenít many of them and dA needs more of these. I asked him to draw Donna Troy as a Black Lantern for the reasons previously stated. He did a superb job, especially on a free basis. Iíve done paid commissions with him before and heís a treat to work with and an excellent artist.
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Title: Black Lantern Donna Troy III
Background: The Black Lantern Corps are the undead forces of the supervillain Nekron. His power over Death includes possessing anyone who has died and returned to life. Donna Troy died fighting an android mimicking Supermanís abilities, but she was revived by higher powers. Confronted by Earthís heroes, Nekron turns the allies of life into enemies as his powers transform the living into the living dead.
Story: Nekronís minions sought more than to kill the living. By utilizing the dead of honored friends, lovers, and allies, the Black Lantern Corps sought to pull on the emotional connections of their intended victims and tear their hearts out, one at a time. Confronted by her dead husband and child, Donna Troy was bitten by her child in a moment of unsuspecting weakness. Infected with Nekronís influence, she fought with limited strength against the Black Lantern Corps members set to kill the Teen Titans.
At Coast City, the site of Nekronís entrance with his Black Lantern battery, Earthís heroes confronted their nemesis with disastrous results. Little did they know, his power exerted not only control over the dead, but those who had died and returned to life. Once stalwart allies, turned into homicidal enemies. While a Black Lantern ring sought out and possessed many of those candidates, it was the infected bite wound that catalyzed Donnaís transformation into a Black Lantern.
~The Picture: Something small that will probably scrapped later. This is only a 'Maxi-Kakao' (2 ACEOs), so nothing really big or special. But it was very much fun to do! I just read Final Crisis 3 and fell in love once more with The Rogues, especially Lenny & Mark (who have to face pretty bad situations in FC3). So here's Mark, comforting Lenny. (I have a weak spot for this kind of platonic friendship between men. ;u; ) First I wanted to do a bigger fanart, but in the end it just ended up as 2 art cards. Well~
~The Characters: -Captain Cold / Leonard Snart -Weather Wizard / Mark Mardon both from 'The Flash's Rogue Gallery
DC Comics Cover Sketch (Unused), The Flash. Pencil, prismacolor pencils, and markers.
Way back in my early comic book illustrator days at DC, I became somewhat adept at montage-style cover design. In a pinch, I rendered some art classified as "inventory" work, stuff that an editor keeps on file in case of a deadline emergency. This was around the time when DC had killed off the very popular Silver Age Flash, alias Barry Allen, in the epic event maxi-series called CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS (Hi, Marv, and George!). Taking up the Flash mantle was the former Kid-Flash, Wally West. It was an awkward transition, growing pains and such, a lot of self-doubt, and plenty of mourning. Wally made some rash decisions during this period. In this montage, I chose to represent his small farm background, his frivolous life after winning the lottery, his rift with the Teen Titans, and through this new struggle, the exhilaration of adopting his newest superhero identity, literally stepping into the speeding shoes of his mentor. In microcosm, it is a coming of age story, with all the inherent difficulties, and ups and downs. Over it all, the specter of the Barry Allen Flash looms, an inspiration for Wally, as much as it may be an onerous legacy to fulfill.
Now, it wasn't my regular routine to render a cover sketch with so much fastidious fuss and detail, nor is it ever customary in the business at all. But I guess I was trying harder to impress Mark Waid, an editor with whom I had never worked before. Heheh. Anyway, I decided to digitally clean up bits of this old drawing, and share it again online. It's a kick to go back and see the style in which I used to illustrate, so indicative of the era in which it was created. Yeah, this looks like the late 1980s. Haha! I hope you like it! Cheers!
*The Flash, Barry Allen, Wally West, and The Teen Titans are the copyrighted property of DC Comics.
yay! it's the dudes of Young Justice hanging around the superdudes in their families 1) Bats and his baby Robin
2) Barry and Wally (Flash and Kid Flash). it just seems like they would play video-games together when their off duty
3) Awww little Supes playing with the Superman toy he got in his Happy Meal. that's the closest he's gonna get to hanging out with Superman. (DANG-IT CLARK!! ACCEPT THE BOY AS YOUR SON AND SHOW HIM SOME LOVE ) 4) oh yes. i kid you not. see here --> [link] don't worry, it's just wikipedia
well, i hope you like! and happy Dad's Day everyone! (i used still-frames from the YJ episodes as reference for the costume designs... except for with Black Manta. i just kinda winged it with him. i apologize for any mistakes)
All characters (c) DC comics all McDonalds stuff (c) ... McDonalds? art (c)
EDIT: OHMYGOODNESSGRACIOUS OVER SEVENTY FAVS?!?!? i love you all so much! and i'm very sorry i couldn't thank you all individually (technical difficulties ) so from here i say: THANK YOU FOR SO MANY VIEWS AND FAVS!!!!!!