3Boot Lightning Lad Photomanipulation
This photomanipulation of Lightning Lad is the third one I created based on the 3boot version of the Legion of Superheroes. The main issue I have with this image is the same as most of my male superhero photomanipulations. The quality of the original photo was not very good. Its always more difficult to find decent sources for the male characters.
The actual photomanip itself I am fairly pleased with. I feel I captured Barry Kitsons Lightning Lad design very well. The lightning arcs on his costume came out great, the white areas of Lightning Lads costume look really good (getting white to look right is almost always a challenge). I even modeled a version of the 3Boot Legion clubhouse in Lightwave and rendered it for the background. The worst part of this image is when reduced to thumbnail size, the model bears an unfortunate resemblance to the guy from “That 70’s Show”
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of Monstress from the Legion of Superheroes
as she appeared in the Legion Lost
I don’t have a lot to say about this one. The model is April Hunter
, who had the sheer muscle mass I needed to create Montress. My apologies to Ms. Hunter for what I did to her face to make it look like Monstress. The background is a simple scan from the Legion
Lost series, with a few filters thrown on it.
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
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!
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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.