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Warner Brothers Animation's Superman/Batman Apocalypse hit the shelves last Tuesday. I had the good fortune to be asked to do the designs for this movie. Even though I don't consider myself a character designer, it was a lot of fun and a lot of stress trying to emulate Michael Turner's style. Special thanks goes out to *johnsonverse for doing a ton of the heavy lifting with the finishes, turns and, and incidental designs.

:iconlaurenmontgomery: Produced and Directed

I'll post the other main characters once I finish my work for the week.
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tomytieneblas74 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Loved that movie, Summer Glau really captured the character well :)
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AI-100100101 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
You are very good and I :heart: your style!! :D
It's so sad Michael Turner died of bone cancer.
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samliu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! Yeah Michael's passing was tragic. Gone too soon...
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Roxy734 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
The best and most beautiful Supergirl cartoon!
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samliu Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Haha thanks!
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Roxy734 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
^-^
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LorenzoArt Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love Supergirl.
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Roxy734 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Me too!
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samliu Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Me too!
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thedanperez Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'm glad they chose you as character designer in Turner's style. you did a fantastic job. it would have been great if he could have seen the animation
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samliu Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks Dan! It was an honor a little stressful. But also a lot of fun trying to quantify what makes someone's style. I couldn't quite get it right but hopefully it was close enough. I've met him a few times, the first was when he was an amateur waiting in line for a critique, and he had always been very kind and gracious. Even after he became the rockstar we all knew him as. It would have been nice to be able to ask him if he hated it or not haha! And how I could have done things closer to his style.
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thedanperez Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's awesome that you bumped into him! Personally, I never know what to say when I meet my art heroes.

When I first heard the film's art would be in the style of the comic, I was thrilled.

However, I do think Steigerwald's coloring integrated itself so much into Turner's S/B work (and unfortunately colorists that magnificent are hard to capture in an animation). And that's what people forget when comparing your emulation to turner's original because, as far as the pencilling goes, it's spot on. But of course, you wouldn't be an artist if you felt your pieces were perfect.
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
Looks cool
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doodlemaniac2 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist
Awesome!! I watched this for the first time two days ago and I loved!! You did a fantastic job on this!!
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samliu Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for watching! Glad you liked! :p
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Malinidk Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012   General Artist
Simplicity and beautiful in it's own way. Awesome turn around.
Gonna serve me well as reference. :)
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Kingoji Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Just saw the film the other day, and I was very impressed. I think your character models might be my favourite designs since the Bruce Timm days!
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samliu Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Wow thanks! That is quite a compliment!
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radsechrist Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional Filmographer
wow, so good!!!
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:iconsamliu:
samliu Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks! You too!!!
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wdesigner Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Student Interface Designer
amazing jobs!!!
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ojunior Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No comments... Very simple and very good :eyepopping: . Perfect... Woops! I said no comments...
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samliu Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Haha thanks!
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Spike-The-Bloody Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Wow. She looks beautiful. You've done the Last Daughter Of Kyrpton justice, my friend.
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samliu Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you kindly!
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Constantine00 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Guess that answer my question the designs are amazing!
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samliu Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Lol Thanks, glad you like them!
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Constantine00 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
No problem very excellent done with or without colors!
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Balled2 Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
I loved the movie :D The designs are incredible, and you really caught the Michael Turner feel of it. Although a little different, but the feel is still there. Great work :D
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samliu Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much! Was a lot of fun doing it.
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Woerlan Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
Excellent work with the emulation. I have the movie. Very entertaining, and the interpretations of Turner's style helped make them that way.
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thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
cool turn arounds
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RedJoey1992 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Student General Artist
beautiful. I lovin the design.
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samliu Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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RedJoey1992 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011  Student General Artist
welcome
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Redarm84 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love it, ya really nailed the look.
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samliu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you sir!
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Redarm84 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome.
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MustangGTDevil Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Just watched this movie last nice. Really love the character designs. Especially Kara. She looked great. Awesome job.
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samliu Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you sir!
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Divina-H-ART Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
wow pretty cool i need to start summmiting art
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hairypackman Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Loved the movie! The designs for the Furies on Apocalypse were pretty awesome, any chance we'll see those on here?
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samliu Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks man! I still have to get WW and Barda up once I get back into work. I feel kind of weird putting up the stuff :iconjohnsonverse: did (which is most of the Furies) since I technically didn't do the turns. But I'll try and put up the 3/4 front of the one's I drew.
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hairypackman Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! Can't wait.
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CoranKizerStone Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Dude you already know how I feel about your stuff so I wont even go into it.........

LOVELEEEEEEE!!! oops! :D

This is Ace character work that complimented such a fun movie so well!
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samliu Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Haha thanks Coran, just trying to keep up with you talented kids!
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CoranKizerStone Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
haha! Your doing that without even trying bro. Don't worry bout it.
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Michael-Chang Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Very nice Sam I am!
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samliu Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks Mike!
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EJ-Su Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Artist
Awesome! I've been watching some of those movies you directed.
I kept telling everyone around me that I know the director of the movie, they were all like "WOW!" XDDD
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