Tuesday, July 24, 2007

First look at Ace Amoeba!

You're not even reading this. You're scrolling down. Anyways, here it is! In the movie, Ace Amoeba is a silver age comic book hero created by critically acclaimed writer/artist Peter Whales. Ace is one of the many "made-up" characters custom made for the film.

The original design for Ace was whipped up by me using the superhero generator and Photoshop. I sent the design to artist Rafael Rivera with instructions to have Ace mimic some popular comic book covers from the past. Here's one that I sent him:

He drew some good poses up and sent them back to me in Photoshop files. I then took his Ace poses and created the rest of the comic book covers. Here is one of Raphael's images in its individual layers:

Here is the comic cover I did in Photoshop. I'm still going to tweak it before it goes to print, but I figured I'd show it since I keep promising artwork in this blog:

Hope you like it! Of course, I wasn't trying to make it exactly like the Superman cover, but you get the point. By the way, that's a Paramecium in the upper-corner. You'll see more of him on future covers. And wait until you see what other covers we're whipping up. Very exciting stuff!


Anonymous said...

VERY INTERES TING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pw

Steve A said...

AH Comics?... now where have I heard that before... hmmmm?

haha. good work, man. looks great

- Steve

clive w. said...

very good! very close attention to detail. but have you ever heard of a superhero named blockhead? now thats a cool superhero...

Brian Webber said...

Hey, if you ned anymore superhero ideas, I got a stack of unused characters for a superhero RPG camapign I never got to do. ;-)