This was a fun couple of pages because I began experimenting with how I would draw the Bizarro's in the next issue. instead of using sharpened pencils and leadholders, I used all blunt tips tp create the sharp angles of their features.
This is an example of why I became a visual artist:Creative problem solving. However... it's also an example of my occasional frustration with being a commercial artist. If you look back at the post for the previous issue, you'll see that I tried to create a lead like finish to Supergirl's body. So I was taken aback a bit when i got the script for this issue and read this:
Here's the problem. Lead statues aren't reflective.
So I decided to go with a chrome finish and instead of a single reflective image, I would do multiple variations within the reflections. it took time to figure it all out, but is really a great image in the end.
The first part of the issue was inked by Richard Friend, a really talented guy who I hope to work with again at some point.
Yes, I based my Perry on Lane Smith from "Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman"
Yes I did really research the type of break indicated in the script.
These pages were inked by frequent collaborator Marc Deering
the rest of the issue was inked by John Dell and I wish I had scans of his beautiful inks because Johni s one of the finest inkers in this business.
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