Thursday, January 12, 2006

Beware my Power...

Beware my Power... Originally uploaded by Gelatomettista2.
[jimlee]

A quickie here today. Got to run to the airport...ah, the work never lets up.

Here's one of the first sketches of the New Year--one of my favorite DC characters of all...Green Lantern. Was a big fan of Alan Scott, Hal Jordan and of course, Jon Stewart. Great concept, great characters. Why they can't do an amazing liveaction movie with today's technology is beyond me. I'd ditch the weakness to yellow, wood, or any combination of the two though. As a fan, I love the classic elements of these characters but even these greats need a bit of updating. Nips and tucks though...nips and tucks.

Bigger shot here.

18 comments:

GoingNuckinFuts said...

Just when I thought I couldnt get any more suprised at your sketches you frekin blew me out of the chair.

Just wondering....since you did your own ink this would be "easier" I guess...but how would you do the bg if you were just penciling it?????

jrsorrell said...

Love the effects in this piece Jim, especially how you executed the planets. Have you ever considered or been asked to illustrate a book solo? Sort of in the mold of your wash technique (Hush flashbacks/trade covers) or even drawings like this one (your own inks.)

God Bless,
Jeremy

meek? said...

Oh... GOD bless you, Jim!! John Stewart's my favorite Green Lantern! These "quickies" make me look forward to the rest o' 2006. Thanks!

Peace...

bat2supe said...

Hi, Jim & Happy New Year for all the Gelatomettistas!!!

Like allways, even I'm repetitive, great pic.

You've done a great Jon Stewart but the details u put on the planets especially on the left corner & the ring FX are really cool!!

Bye,B2S

UrbanBarbarian said...

The planet is truly beautiful. Clearly you've been spending a lot of time in air planes looking down on our little globe!

I think limiting super powers is actually a good thing. Superman is too damn powerful and because of that it's really hard to relate to him. Plus, though he looks human, he isn't... We all have weaknesses we need to overcome and if our heroes do to - it's that's much more satisfying when they provail.

Jon Tsuei said...

wonderful piece Jim. I've always loved the Lantern Corps, such a great concept and I think Jon Stewart is great too, there really needs to be more minority heroes in comics. I've always really liked your rendition of Kyle Rayner.

I think that's the best part of the Lanterns, same concept yet each one is so different. Hooray for DC's space heroes, hehe.

antonio said...

Beautiful work Jim!

JESUS ANTONIO

Gabe_Eltaeb said...

awesome

Fogger said...

Oh MAN.... I want one. That's just gorgeous - the background details are stunning!

Neo said...

Jim?
Yeh right, that really looks like a quickky sketch :-) hardly an detail, especially on the planet below!!!!!lol
Fan-dabby-dozi pal.
Nice one.
Neo

Elayne said...

See, I consider this a major problem with The Daily Show's popularity - so many people are leaving the "h" out of poor GL John Stewart's name! :)

'S lovely as always, Jim.

Marvin Durán said...

John S. is my favorite... got fond of him with the justice league cartoons... anyways, the planet has to be my favorite part of the picture S-:

monsanto said...

Such POWER!

savon599 said...

That is the tightest John Stewart I've ever seen!

nohoohboy said...

Awesome stuff Jim. Any chance you're comin by WWLA?

shaan said...

Hey Jim... Just a simple question....How?? How?? How the damn heck are you able to bring out these small details that almost everyone else fails to notice and how the damn are you able to just .... I mean you're too good and you know that but even you seem to be raising your own standards with each piece you do and if that's a quickie then what'll a piece that's done with patience look like ??
Just Amazing MAN !!!
shaan

patman said...

simply amazing, jim! never really cared for john stewart as GL but art like this would actually make me pic up a title under his name.

btw, isn't yellow no longer a problem for GLs?

Bruno Xavier said...

What can I say...? Always your best Mr. Lee, always your best... ^_^