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JLA CG Concepts - Clark Bruce by DanielAraya JLA CG Concepts - Clark Bruce by DanielAraya
A few weeks ago, just for fun I started doing concepts for a faux Justice League CG movie. I've always been a huge fan of Bruce Timm and the DC Timmverse he helped create, and I thought it would be cool to basically design the JLA movie that I would direct if given the chance. I didn't do any huge drastic changes because I didn't want to betray the characters in terms of who they are and what they're about. I just wanted to build on what's already been established and tweak things the way I saw them. I was going to wait until I had more artwork before I posted this, but with all the freelance I've got, I don't think I'll be able to work on this again for a while.

THIS IMAGE: This pic is kinda what started the whole thing. I always thought Bruce Wayne and Clark Kent were a great opportunity to play with contrast. They both have similar features in a broad sense (Caucasian, black hair, relatively good looking) but I don't think they need to be drawn to look the same! These characters couldn't be more different, and so I tried to play that up with the shape language used in their design. I made Bruce primarily out of triangular shapes to associate him with danger, and I made Clark mostly out of chunky block shapes to emphasize a sense of protectiveness (which I think is what Superman is all about). I rounded the corners off on Superman's "blocks" to make sure the shapes were still comfortable and friendly.

I also made Bruce slightly more pale than Clark because I feel like it emphasizes the lack of warmth and is another way to appropriately add contrast to the characters.
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Walker75 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
I love what you did here I get tired of artists drawing Bruce and Clark the same, with the only difference being glasses and may be different hair cut. I always pride myself in drawing them very different because they are different people.  Awesome work my man awesome work  
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kirateufel Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bruce looks so Bale :P
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It's funny, that was really accidental...
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Kestrelio Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Really interesting take on the contrast between the two.  Bruce appears much younger than usual, but maintains the intensity appropriate to the character.  Clark looks huge, yet innocuous and doofy, the latter two are standard affectations the character takes on to maintain his identity.  Good work.
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah I imagined this taking place shortly after the formation of the Justice League
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Captainjjb84 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
Clark looks like Mr. Incredible while Bruce's chin is extremely pointed
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DLagers Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist
Amazing work, the skin tones on Clark are perfect. Well done
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DanielAraya Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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KirRasamA Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really, reeeeally like your Bruce design. Clap  
But, you know what will make it even better? His famous bat-eyebrows and pointy ears from the TNBA-cartoon design!
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superdonx2 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
I like the shapes of the Bruce and clarks head, it reasembles who they are :w00t:
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