Lamprey and Nightwind

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Photomanipulation of Lamprey and Nightwind from the Legion of Superheroes.
Both Lamprey and Nightwind were trainees in the Legion Academy. They both became fan favorite support characters due to an early story where they defended Legion member and thier trainer Wildfire.
Over the years they were the perenial trainees, whenever the Academy was involved Lamprey and Nightwind were sure to appear.

In later years they became members of the Legion, during the “5 years later” gap.
When I originally posted this image on Legionworld it was one of my more popular images and a particular favorite of longtime member (and one of the founders of the Legion of Message Board Posters) Cobalt Kid. So Cobie, this one is for you.

One of the models is Luba, not sure who the woman with her is.
 
 

Kid Quantum

Kid Quantum 2
 
Photomanipulation of Kid Quantum 2 from the Legion of Superheroes.
This manip of Kid Quantum is the first I created in a new series of Legion of Superheroes based photomanips centered on the post Zero Hour Legion.

Source image courtesy of Wicked Weasel
Model: Cat
 
 

Sharn Nux

Sharn Nux
 
Photomanipulation of Sharn Nux from the Legion of Superheroes.
I don’t think I did a good job on this manip. Sharn Nux ended up looking too manly in my opinion and I don’t think the costume came out great either. Oh well, I can’t win them all!
 
 

Gear

Gear photomanipulation

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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.

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Sensor

Sensor

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Photomanipulation of Sensor from the Legion of Superheroes.
This version was (not so affectionately) known as Sneckie by Legion fans. Despite the general dislike for this version of Sensor, she certainly provided a visual challenge for a photomanipulator. It took quite a bit of work to get her even decent looking, but I feel that in the final image Sensor looks as close as possible to her comic book form. Clone brushes and Displacement maps were my best friends for this photomanipulation.