Infectious Lass photo manipulation from the Legion of SuperHeroes.
Created for Klordny, a Legion of Superheroes fanzine.
I’ve only created two Infectious Lass photo manips, and both feature this woman as Infectious Lass. To the best of my knowledge her name is ANELI. She hits some great poses so she is really good for superhero photo manipulation. Many of her photos are available on Met-Art and Domai.
The Infectious Lass costume is pretty complex. My method for creating it correctly was to make the costume 50% grey with all the folds, wrinkles and seams in place. I then turned this greyscale costume into a displacement map. I then created the colour texture part of her costume and applied the displacement map to get the odd little shapes to “bend” correctly over the folds. The full size image does not look good online but is fantastic in print, its intended form. The background is a collage of various virus and bacteria, mostly taken from the CDC.