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FANTASTIC FOUR by DouglasShuler FANTASTIC FOUR by DouglasShuler
I've always loved the Fantastic Four and have been wanting to create this image for ages. I kept putting it off because I knew each character would require a unique set of challenges, but it became time to give it a shot.

The characters are Poser figures rendered in Vue xStream. I used the base renders as the core, but heavily Photoshopped each character... perhaps more than I've ever done before.

The city = Dystopia set by Moebius87.
Thing = Freak and Bodysuit (with my own textures)
Torch = Michael 4 and Bodysuit (with my own textures)
Invisible Woman = Victoria 4 and Bodysuit (my own textures), Summer hair by Valea
Mister Fantastic = Michael 4 and Bodysuit (my own textures), Rievel Hair by AprilYSH
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AbbySoto Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
love it
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JonSpaghetti Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn! It's amazing!
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colin6969 Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work on this piece !
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Brotherlobo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Fantastic!
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shockingrom Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
A really good job with the Fantastic Four, we see you love them :-)

I just can't imagine that it's possible to get this kind of quality with poser figures, great job
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shockingrom Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Really nice render, i just can't imagine it comes from Poser figures !
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Dibujantte Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Speechless! You made my jaw hit the floor with this picture! Excellent work!
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DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Now if only I could get Marvel's attention :)
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:icondibujantte:
Dibujantte Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
You're very welcome! They are crazy if not. Joy!
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alyxwrites Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Writer
This looks great. Even though I enjoy the other two films... there has to be a reboot. Too bad Chris Evans is Captain American otherwise he could be Johnny again, he was great. Honestly, they could keep the old cast except Jessica Alba. I like her but I don't think she was right for the part not to mention, they really just made her a pretty face and always naked... Sue was badass and hopefully they stay true to the comics AND give it substance. The first movie had too much nonsense in it. Whenever they do the reboot... it just needs to be smarter.
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flyashy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
so well done!
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FoxxyLover Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012
Kind of reminds me of their two films. Sucks now that there's to be a reboot.
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Philart666 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Great tribute to FF ! I love all your work!
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Philart666 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
Just one word : Fantastic !
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DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I was shooting for 'amazing' or 'incredible', but I guess those are the other guys... :P
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mestophales Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very well done!!!!!
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RogueFTW Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding job, with one small mistake. Ben isn't called the "ever lovin', blue eyed idol o' millions" for nothing. ;)
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DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I decided to make his eyes reddish to imply an inner glow, like lava. Makes him look angrier. :)
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Robenix Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... this is pretty epic.
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MarioMcclodden Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet!!
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WCLEON Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
Damn good art, so life like.
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cptpatriot Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
I just love how it came out. Just told my friends on Twitter and Google+
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DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Heh, awesome!
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MLauviah Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012   General Artist
esta bueno!!!!
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thegreenfoot Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
maaaaaaaaan please i need the thing Textures pleeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaase :D
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DouglasShuler Featured By Owner May 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thing started as The Freak with a set of custom textures, but he was less than half done at that point. I spent several hours cleaning him up, adding lighting, adding cracks, and generally getting the result I couldn't get in textures.
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Rogi37 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
wuahaha, thats so cool. The colours and their faces and just everything is just wow
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BcRice Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Maaaaaaaan you just damn right.

That's all I got for this one sir.

Damn straight.
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wuruhi Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
I'm not much into super heroes but I like this image.
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Knight22179 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
I've always wanted to do a render of the FF, but I was always stumped on how to do Reed, Sue and Torch. The Thing I can do easy, but stuck on the other three.

Very AWESOME! Beyond awesome. Seriously, you should do comic book covers. DC/Marvel would be insane not to hire you. :)
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zosco Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
absolutly amazing!!
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KnightTek Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing!!!
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Lexana Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work! I love the colors in this one. Intensive. Great dynamic.
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StonedSmeagol Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Beautifully done Doug. Great rendering & detail, love the effect with Torch & Susan! :painter:
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ziopredy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
amazing work!
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StingRoll Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply stunning work!
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SammyWammyBoy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect! The Thing looks totally awesome!!
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DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. He was a ton of work to pull off. Even though I did my own texture and bump mapping, it was still necessary to do extensive photoshopping to make him look reasonable. He's a challenging character, to say the least!
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SammyWammyBoy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can totally see ur work there, the bump map u created is just perfect...Simply loved it!
How did u elongate the body of Mr. Fantastic though? Doesn't really look like postwork to me :-/
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DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's all postwork. I had to photoshop his arms and torso, painting in the stretchy parts.
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JeremyVilmur Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing job!
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VKrull Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
I always thought your work was top notch. This just takes it to a new level. I know you must've spent a ton of time on this. Excellent Job!! :D
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DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Modelling the characters was the most time-consuming, with Thing taking several evenings and multiple failed experiments to get right. Fortunately, Sue and Reed both wear the same uniform, although I had to make custom textures since they have different texture maps. Torch was the simplest. Overall... I'd estimate about 6 evenings of work spread over two weeks.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Fantaisc work ont hem
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Cobra-Blade Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So well created you wouldn't even know that you used DAZ figures. :)
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DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. That is my ultimate goal.
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DaswookofHeromorph Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! They look...well...Fantastic!
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HAL001 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
although I'm a great fan of your work I think that this is one of your best artwork so far.

Each caracter is a real challenge and you managed to render them perfectly. On top of that lighting, composition are fantastic.
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DouglasShuler Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Hal! This piece is more indicative of where I want to go with my work - action, dynamics, and motion. I've done plenty of pin-ups, so now I'm trying to push into new areas.
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HAL001 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And you clearly succeeded going this way Douglas. You two last composition are far more dynamics than your older ones and (from my point of view even better). :)
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