When preparing my portfolio for commercial art school there were several mandatory projects, one of which was to remake a logo for a company you like. Being well before the current New52 debacle, DC Comics were still awesome so I took on their logo for that project. I retained a similar font to what was used at the time, just giving it a little more height. I replaced the multiple stars with a single larger star with trailing streaks to represent their place as the first big comic book publisher. I then wrapped the letters in a waveform to represent electric current, tapping both the company name and the energy they represent in the field. (before anyone comments, yes I know the wave shown is for AC current but it worked better with the design than a proper DC current wave)
Denise Richards as the Emerald Empress.
This is one of my earlier manips, created in Corel.
Easily one of my better superhero photomanips for the time period, this picture of the Emerald Empress still stands as one of my favorites. This is one of the first pictures I experimented with including the seams and folds that I am known for today. They are quite rudimentary on this manip of the Emerald Empress, but you can see the beginning of my current style emerging on this image.
Photomanipulation of Gear from the Legion of Superheroes.
I had a lot of fun creating this image, as to create Gear’s “fold out” head and internal glowing mechanisms I had to use some new techniques. This picture of Gear is also the image that started me down the road of doing my own stock photography.