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Green Lantern by Hungrysparrow Green Lantern by Hungrysparrow
My tribute to Hal Jordan The Green Lantern celebrating his 50th anniversary as a comic hero. First published in 1959, co-created by writer John Broome and artist Gil Kane, along with legendary DC Comics editor Julius Schwartz.

Created in Photoshop 7.

This is the (hopefully) improved version following the very helpful critique from suka. The lamp handle has been changed and I have tried to add more motion to the figure with little motion blur and fade out . The original version of this piece can be found in my scraps. [link]
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yanilachinga Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
wow!it has a greg staples/clayton crain feel to it!really nice!
Hungrysparrow Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers man Greg Staples was a big influence on me when I first got serious about art ( I used to do a lot of acrylic painting back n the day).
yanilachinga Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
yeah same here, him and Bisley are like gods to me.speaking of Staples,you wouldn't happen to know where i can get his Loaded /Reloaded character profiles would you?they were a big influence on me as well!all i find is low resolution stuff.
Hungrysparrow Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah Bisley was another big inspiration along with Glen Fabry and Dermot Power. I can't find any decent sized Loaded art either (I only played the sequel). I still have the speedball 2 game box just for the Glen Fabry cover art.
suka Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
Sorry for the late reply. To me, he still looks very static even with the blur on his legs. I feel that it is because of the position he is in that makes him appear static - his full frontal body is shown with one leg forward and one leg back. I believe if his upper body were forward with his lower portion of his body pushed back into the background, he would seem more like coming at us. The thick outline of his left hand makes it look as if his hand is in front of the handle.

A suggestion is to maybe add a tiny bit of reflective lighting on the right part of the lantern handle (because the light bouncing off his left side would hit it).

Also a critique I forgot to mention is his abs look as if they go straight down in a stiff manner. Maybe add some darker shadows on the middle abs somewhere to show that he is slightly bending forward.

I apologize if my critiques are a bit vague. I hope this information helps.
cluedog Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Hal's always been my favorite Green Lantern. Great image.

As a tribute to Gil Kane, though, you should have had it where we could see straight up his nostrils. ;)
Hungrysparrow Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
LOL thats so true about Gil Kane. I've never actually read a Green Lantern comic. This was just an attempt to get my art into the comic con magazine.
tdman45 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
Awesome work mate! You seem to have gotten the foreshortening spot on. The rendering of his gloves look fantastic, as do the overall light effects and textures of the piece. Favourited. :)
Hungrysparrow Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot mate. I'm gonna tweak it in a little while hopefully it will look even better!
Pathard Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
That's pretty awesome, dude! I see what Suka is saying though.
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