Wednesday, December 8, 2010

"Mera"

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This piece started out as just a portrait of Aquaman's wife and queen Mera--I just thought it would be fun to do a portrait of my favorite redhead (fictional division), something relaxing to work on in between client projects.

But as I worked on it, I thought hey, it'd be fun to have Mera holding an Aquaman comic book (featuring one of her favorite covers, I'm sure). And then the piece sort of morphed into a First Person ad for Aquaman, sort of playing up that old adage about you can tell how good a guy is by the woman who's with him. And since DC (Geoff Johns, specifically) has done such a great job transforming Mera into a top tier character, I figured an ad from her point of view, telling you how awesome her husband is, would be a good, effective way to promote any potential new Aquaman series.

You're welcome, DC.


4 comments:

Sean Tiffany said...

wow....just wow.

Beautiful piece!

Wings said...

WOW. Just wonderful, Rob. Truly one the best Mera pieces, ever!

Wings said...

And I thinking adding in the comic is awesome!

rob! said...

Sean--Thanks!!

Joe (and Joe again): Yeah, it all came together--conception and execution--quite nice.

Thanks for the kind words, guys!