I was inspired by Morganza's depiction of himself as a superhero, and took a crack at it, as a character named "Massiv" (misspelling intentional). I searched PencilJack to see if anybody had done a thread for such an exercise, and couldn't find one. I think it should be done, with one caveat: you should include a photo (as I have done below) to keep ourselves honest about it. I didn't try to capture my resemblance, merely tried to do something interesting with my body size.
The Character ("Massiv"):
And myself as I am:
This is the first thing I ever tried with the Wacom tablet and stylus; Up until now, I'd always get frustrated too fast to see it through. Here, I did, and now I finally have the confidence to keep working with it. This was free-hand in the computer (no scan, drawing or reference) in PhotoShop CS, 72 dpi (so that I didn't get extra frustrated with my slow computer), using the airbrush and smudge tools.
I was half asleep, and I began thinking about an old friend and colleague of mine, last-named "Lynch". Because it was mostly my subconscious working (which often doesn't make any "rational" sense, but produces some weird and interesting results nonetheless), I began to envision her as a Matta Hari, Tokoyo Rose type of spy, only during the Cold War. I also thought (while still half asleep) that the name "Lynch" was really cool for a spy-girl. "Madame" comes from the fact that she's married in real life. The fourth drawing is a try at the character in a less stylized/cartoony style. I was inspired by the work of Brandon "Ragnar" Johnson: www.ragnarama.com/
I went through a Space Babe obsession from the end of June until the end of July
Space Girl Figure
The same as above, but with clothes on:
You might note my attempt at the way Chris Sanders draws his womens' heads in the one above. In another thread, I'll post all my attempts at immitating his style.