A year and a half ago I was asked by DC/Warner Bros. to do some artwork of the recently-cast Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern. I was to stick to the classic Gil Kane costume. I would have liked to do more, but I was several steps removed from the real decision makers; I'm not sure what got through. Well, it was fun to be involved with a project this cool, and I learned a lot. Below is the key piece I did. I worked out the drawing and initial tonal work on gray paper, then transferred it to Strathmore for the color work.
I hope the movie is good. I like Ryan Reynolds for the part (although I would have preferred Nathan Fillion.) I kinda dig the designs: the suit does indeed look like it's made from alien energy, but the way it extrudes from the skin, then cracks with light coming through is kinda horrible, like a Clive Barker character. But still, there are lots of things I love about the movie so far; at the same time, other things - not so much. We'll see how it holds up through a viewing of the flick.