Justice League by Alex Ross

One of my favorite artists is Alex Ross.  Premier artist for DC heroes.  His life-like rendition of the different heroes in the DC Universe is unique.  I have done several covers of his works.


Here is my first attempt to draw based on Alex Ross’ work.  I gave this to my friend, Jeff, as a birthday gift.  Jeff is a Superman fan.In this rendition, I relied mostly on shading by smudging.  This technique uses either your finger tip, cotton buds, shading stump, or a small piece of paper to smudge the pencil lead to effect different shades.  The shading allows the artist to give contour to his subject. You’ll notice this on the forehead, cheeks, nose, chin, neck and chest.

Batman: War on Crime (cover)

This was derived from the cover of Batman: War on Crime folio-format graphic novel written by Paul Dini, art by Alex Ross.  This is my favorite graphic novel of my favorite comic book hero, done by one of my favorite artists.  The illustrations are superbly done, and life like.My difficulty here was rendering the black parts (which was most of the illustration)!  The paper tended to warp due to the excessive pressure applied ot the pencil.

JLA Trinity

Here’s actually my 2nd version of the Justice League Trinity: Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman based on the artwork of Alex Ross.  I wasn’t too happy with the outcome of the 1st one.

This is the cover of a collection of 30 postcards entitled Super Heroes: The DC Comics Universe of Alex Ross, published in August, 2005 ISBN 9780811849326

The next one is based on the work entitled In The Light of Justice. This features more members of the Justice League of America: Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman, Hawkman, Hawkgirl, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Black Canary, and The Martian Manhunter.

In The Light of Justice

This one is entitled Classic JLA. Our heroes are on the steps of a building in Washington, D.C. Featured here are the Atom sitting on Wonder Woman’s shoulder, the Green Arrow and Black Canary, Green Lantern, Aquaman, Batman, Superman, the Martian Manhunter, Flash, Hawkman and Hawkgirl, Zatana, the Red Tornado, and Elongated Man.

Classic JLA

As of October 2011, I’m more than half done with a newer version of Classic JLA.  I’ll post it here when I’ve finished.I’ll update this page when I have some more.

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