You know what, I think this “make dina saying what a meme” thing might work out.
wow that’s how it’s done
Maybe if I built myself a date, I wouldn’t feel so alone.
Somehow, I got through the first round of Batman LEGOs, the Star Wars LEGOs, and (nearly) all of the Indiana Jones LEGOs. No problem. But now there’s a new round of Batman LEGO also featuring some other DC heroes and villains and so now there’s a goddamn Lex Luthor mech set. I am only so strong. And more than LEGO Batman, more than LEGO Han Solo, what my heart really wanted was a LEGO Lex Luthor.
And he’s even specifically businessman Lex Luthor. CEO industrialist Lex Luthor. Black-tie suit and all. And he’s piloting a huge-ass robot brimming with Kryptonite and weaponry designed solely to crush Superman.
How did LEGO know this is exactly what I wanted?
Yesterday, I named Wonder Woman the top DC book for 2011 for female characters. The art on the book has a lot to do with the book’s success. But while I’ve spent a lot of time discussing Cliff Chiang’s pencils, mention should be made of Matthew Wilson’s coloring which has given the book a edgy feel and perfectly complements Chiang’s style. If this Wonder Woman feels bold, Wilson deserves a lot of the credit.
Wilson has posted some of his thoughts about how he colored the latest issue specifically the bar scene and it is fascinating reading. Here he discusses the technique he used:
I want to talk about a scene in Wonder Woman #4 that was set in a night club/bar and that presented two challenges that could be addressed with color. The first is that we have our group of characters split up, and in different parts of the club, and I knew that I could use color help the reader understand which part of the bar each character occupied. There are also quite a few panels with a lot of people drawn in them, and if I were to do my job poorly the art could flatten out and become hard to read. I had to make sure that I did a good job of separating planes (foreground, middleground, background) to properly show the depth of space in the club. In this case coloring different areas of the club with different color schemes solved both problems. These different colored “pools” of light include the blue-green seating area, the yellow bar area, the red stage area, and the crowd being a transition between red (stage) and blue-green (seating area) ending up a pink-ish/purple.
Here’s how his technique was used on the first show of Diana.
Here’s the page with the original colors:
Wonder Woman is lit by red-ish light but I needed her (and the crowd) to separate visually from the guys on stage. So I took the red from the stage, and the blue-green from the rest of the club and met in the middle (sort of) with pinks and purples…
He also writes about Cliff Chiang’s direction for the pages including what the band should sound like.
“Professional” artists are complete failures at anatomy and should never pick up a pencil again until they figure out how to draw women without destroying their skeletal structure.
I’m not a professional, but even I know that Wonder Woman, no matter how powerful she is should be dead because her spine is broken in at least 10 places and her ribcage is twisted into a gelatinous twizzler.
Learn how to draw you incompetent fuckall.
haha make sure you full view this cause at first I was like “what are they talking about?? it might be a little off but still!”
and then I full-viewed
seconding the fullview man
it hurt me just to look at it
make sure you full view, for serious…
Even if you ignore the spine-crack… what, exactly, the hell is Diana doing? Does Wonder Woman attempting to use some kind of super-fart attack that I was not previously aware the character possessed?
I got my JLU 7-pack in the mail today, signifying the end of that toyline. Which means it’s time to finally take stock of all of the duplicate Batmen, Supermen, and whoevers that I amassed in the past decade in the quest to get dudes they were packed with.
When I am done, I plan to just sell them all on eBay for probably five dollars. In the meantime, some preliminary photography. For example:
1) Man, I am surprised I can only find one extra Martian Manhunter. Clearly I must have more somewhere! Did I really only ever end up with just one extra of him? It seems impossible.
2) My original bin of extras was packed in SUPER TIGHT. Like, creating-diamonds-out-of-coal-tight. Related to this tidbit is an observation on how soft and goopy Giganta’s dress is. Whoops.
2a) (Not entirely limited to Giganta’s dress. I had one Superman’s cape embedded in the neck of another.)
3) Woo, “I can breathe in space” Batman!
4) Woo, “Atmosphere-destroying missile” Superman!
5) A sweet ass Scuba Flash. I have a whole team of scuba guys, probably came with an Aquaman, but Flash is the sharpest of those.