Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Wacky Reference Wednesdays, No. 39
Page 16 from Mythos: Captain America dramatizes the frozen, violent moments following the mid-air explosion that sent Steve Rogers into suspended animation. To accomplish this I used several reference sources ranging from myself to a 1:6 scale action figure. I try to avoid drawing from mannequins for anatomy and gesture, but I find them indispensable for clothing reference. However, I rarely copy the contours verbatim; the model serves as more of an inspiration for the types of folds and furrows one would find at full scale.
It's much easier to pose the figure (my college roommate named him Captain Catastrophe) rather than trying to photograph myself in the correct costume. These figures are now widely available online, complete with highly detailed clothing of just about every period and style. And that's not to mention all of the accessories. I'll dedicate a future Wacky Reference Wednesday to my tiny arsenal of 1:6 scale weapons.
You may have seen this maquette previously. Here, I've partially submerged him to get an accurate water-line.
And here's me hamming it up. Google didn't pay me to wear that — my former roommate used to work for them. Of course, they do host this blog.