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BREAK THROUGH by isikol BREAK THROUGH by isikol
i don't know what to say about this piece...

This is dedicated with love and respect to the master Alex Ross...

He made his version for the cover of the San Diego comic book convention program back in 1998!

When i saw that image in the Mythology book of Alex i was so thrilled...I thought that this was one of the more powerful pictures of Man of Steel....

ive got to try this i said to myself...

Hope it isn't noticeable that this is M4 and this is a 3d picture with heavy postwork...

Guys in the comic book industry doesn't jump around when they hear the "3d" word :o

Superman belongs in DC comics and the original idea of this concept belongs to Alex Ross
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The detail on Superman is unbelievable. Honestly he looks real in many aspects. The only thing I would even consider mentioning about him is his hair. It is either covered in dust from the whole in the wall or where ever it came from or he is much older. Looks like it is grey. Not sure if it is intentional cause his logo has changed in shape and size over the years, but the S , well the whole logo seams a bit big. Other then that he is awesome. The hole, well I know it is suppose to be a wall, but the way you have it done it looks like a hole in a wall of paper in several places. Could just be the light coming in making it so you can't see the edges, but hard to tell. Either way this is such an amazing piece. I do love it so. You do very good work. I think I like pretty much everything I have seen of yours.
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I really like this piece. It has a strong, classic feel that Superman needs to possess, and the shape of his torso is very good. His hair seems a bit light and doesn't seem to fit the color of the body. My eye is also drawn to his briefs in the area of the highlight - they aren't sitting flush against his leg. If you removed the shadow being cast by the briefs, it would look more form-fitting.

It would be cool to see a city-scape behind him in the brightness... maybe a smashed robot or something. But that's only an idea.

Other than those very minor nits, it's a very strong piece.
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NeRrOo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
nice
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isikol Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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MajorO Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013   Writer
I have been a superman fan since the 1950s and have over 2000 images of the man. I think this may be my new favorit. ?t ihti wo gp tlrigrepu sf ot ieki len oo duo ydluo C.kro wtaerG
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isikol Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really? Thanks..i cant understand the second half of your message
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johnfboslet2001 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
looks like the Golden Age Superman....nothing like it! Fantastic!
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isikol Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks John! :)
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Professional Writer
One day, I hope to have some fraction of your skills. Wow.
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isikol Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm positive that you will...;)
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AbaKon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Professional Writer
Well....I suppose 1/1000000 IS a fraction.
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exonii Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012
cool
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Druce-White-Owl Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional Writer
Wow, how have I never seen this before now? This is a fabulous scene, plenty of others have given far better critiques than I could so I'll just say that you did a great job, I instantly recognized the homage to Alex Ross and it's a splendid likeness!
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isikol Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much!
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RomCas1963 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
A lovely piece of work isikol, shows the power of the Man of Steel, great work
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isikol Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
thanks romcast!
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ultimatede Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
This is so classic, I love it. One of the best supermen pictures out there
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SammyWammyBoy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Isi, can u tell me which cape r u using here?
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isikol Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yes...its the sshodans dynamic cape...you can find them in renderosity
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SammyWammyBoy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! =)
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AYAKRAPPER Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuper man
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CapnSkusting Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Congrats! Featured here... [link]
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Teq-Uila Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Hello! This artwork has been featured here: [link] :heart:
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DaveMail42 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice work and an iconic image. Reminds me of the classic George Reeves Superman of my childhood. Alex Ross will see this. He'll be delighted by your homage and your skill. :)
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isikol Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Dave... do you really have a way for Alex to see this?
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DaveMail42 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will try to send it to him. I'll let you know if I am successful. If I don't someone else will. :)
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Mokinzi Featured By Owner May 25, 2011   General Artist
Oh, gee!
I am a hopeless Superman fan, and I am afraid I am drooling all over this piece :)
The man himself look great - you have captured such a powerful pose - and the roughness of the background looks great with the more detailed execution of the main motive.

Brilliant work!!!
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zakaz92 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011   General Artist
this is just stunning work i know not what to say there aren't anywords on the dictionary to explain this awesomeness
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hellmanns Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I like to see that you did the fabric. and it is not glued in his skin. cool piece.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Awesome one of Suoes here
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lordlunacy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
I'm a fan of Alex Ross, and to me his Superman IS the way he should be, and your rendition is faithful to his vision.
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isikol Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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BlackQueen77 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
The I saw this picture the fist time I went :wow:
Then a good friend of ours told me that it wasn't a drawing (which I thought it was) but an actual render with heavy postworking (that to me is like drawing in this case) and so I went :faint: :)
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isikol Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hahahaha...let me guess who that was :)
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Ariel-X Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are so talented it hurts :)
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Awesome work here
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ExGemini Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The only thing that make me ponder about this picture is his hair.
The picture itself is pretty self explanatory, it looks more than a comic book picture, a drawing for a poster or a very limited edition thing.
You gave him the classic "hovering" stance after he punched something pretty hard ... like he is either pondering what to do next or thinking of his favourite plate cooked by his mom back in SmallVille :)
The Logo on his chest is huge... it could have been Just a 5 cm less bigger but that's just my opinion.

About the hair: If you ment to have that specific Kal-El with grey hair you did a pretty prefect job, otherwise I think you made a too distinc split between the light and the shadow :nod:
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isikol Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ok..yes the hair is the grey from Alex Ross series...i know i didn't make them look as good as i wanted but hey..i m making my first steps in drawing hair :D

The chest logo...you should see the original picture (if you don't have Mythology from Alex Ross you should buy it...no1 reference book...) the logo is twice as mine...(im kidding but its really big)
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ExGemini Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Then forget my comments :) They are based on ignorance, especially for the Logo Part.

I think the hair came out pretty well, both the design and the flow looks real to me, it's just that clear cut between light and shadow :)
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isikol Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
no actually they hit on target...i just followed what alex did...i wish ill find the original picture somewhere on the net...
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ExGemini Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I trust you.
Alex Ross made one of the most realistic and iconic SuperMan I've ever seen ... aside from Christopher Reeves :)
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warman546 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
LIKE SUPERMAN AS A GOD LIKE BEING
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DarqueChyld Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wow!
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Kraschman1111 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
A wonderful homage. In fact, when I first saw this I thought instantly of Kingdom Come. I have to agree regarding the wall. It seems to have broken in a slightly unnatural fashion. Logo size for me is perfect as I prefer a larger logo on Kal anyway.
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vipa567 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
whenever I see I always think Watchmen for some reason
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leroysquab Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
You really capture the mood and style as well as the power here. Love the lighting and the older more mature Supes in this one. Outstanding! :thumbsup:
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isikol Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
thank you Leroy!!!! i wanted to make a less detail image but also to put more "detail" in the mood and the impact..;)
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leroysquab Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
...and at that, you've definitely succeeded, my friend! ;-)
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DanielMurrayART Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Very Very Nice.
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isikol Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:bow: thanks Master Daniel
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SojournerNomad Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
incredible!
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Meejay7 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
Simply wonderful!
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