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Superman by jackieocean Superman by jackieocean
Long story short, I really enjoyed the new Superman movie, Superman Returns. I went in to it with some worries but came out all smiles. I thought Brandon Routh made a great Superman. And obviously, when I like something I tend to make fanart of it. Plus, I'm a sucker for a good profile.

Anyhow, this was drawn on watercolor paper with brown colored pencil and then painted over with a series of black ink washes to establish a base for me to work from when coloring. All color was then added in Photoshop using my tablet. It was finished in July of 2006. Obviously, the character Superman is owned by DC. Full view is recommended!

Wallpaper sized versions:
- 1024x768 (can be sized down for 800x600)
- 1280x1024

You can see another illustration I did of Brandon Routh as Clark Kent right here in my gallery.
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maria39 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2015
Wow! Amazing!
KnightRanger1947 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
Very nice! I also loved Superman Returns.:)
My favorite actor Brandon Routh 
Cereberal Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Seriously good.
Both a compliment and a discription...

: )
DARTH-VENOMOUS Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Very nicely done.
RatitaFutbolera Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
extraordinary talent
OriginaLeaDesigns Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very nice! I also loved Superman Returns. :)
Rouge2043 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
This is so realistic... It's really lovely!
Zedrick775 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this, great work!
Sonicblur2-0 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't know why I didn't comment when I faved this before, so I just wanted to saythat this is really cool, and I love it :)
LalaAdanwenB Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   General Artist
Ooh, he's so beautiful. I love it!:love: And btw, I loved the movie too, don't understand why everyone else didn't.:shrug:
Nijis Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Wonderfully awesome!
Fuller1754 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Looks great, man. I enjoyed Superman Returns, too, but I know it didn't get a lot of love. Good work.
The-Little-Falcon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist
loved thiss
nofear7 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
HI! I want to tell you that I used this for a personal graphic work.
salah-serpenthelm5 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
superman came out in 1938 of may not sure of the day but he is a 74 year old superhero in the comic realm. go supes. im still trying to find the actual day the first issue came out of action comics cause i want to start a superman holiday day thing. would love help from fellow superman fans.
Hecate34 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Hobbyist
love it...!! and i loved the movie brandon routh will always be my fav.. superman...
wnter06 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
superman good art
Yesterdayman1812 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
i give you a lot of respect.....great picture
Kira-Tobu Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
In my opinion, You've captured the spirit of Superman perfectly.
He's calm. Collecting. He has the worlds weight on his soldiers but he won't give up. He's a hero.. I really love this picture.
2595ziggy Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
solayange Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
normally, i hate superman. but this drawing... What a wow! i tell you what a wow! ( did someone reconized the line?)
Pubjunk Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy mother of Krypton, this is great! Perfect actually. I love the compositiona and your use of the colours, the way you didn't make any of them too bright OR dilluted. Everything in this complements the other parts perfectly.
Yeah, I think a lot of people were pretty nervouse when it came out. But persnally I loved it and was very happy with Routh's performance. The fact that he does resemble Reeve was a gigantic plus. :w00t:
JayBay15 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Randomking333 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011
this is so epic because he's not trying hard, he's just being superman :D .

I love sketching supes as well, but not this pro xD
latingeo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
love ur work
AngelCt Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
i love super man he is an amazing super hero and On top of that he has gorgeous hair
GeneralZod-47 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. Really cool!
jayce76 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011
All I can say is . . . Wow.
AMNlinkinparkfan115 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
He was a great Clark Kent/Superman! But he's being replaced by this Henry Cavill, who imo looks nowhere near either character...
leesaku4ever Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Student Photographer
Best superman ever!
JeffofStarCommand Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
This is outstanding. Coincidentally, I had just written a journal about Superman. And while I didn't mention Bryan Singer's film, I've gotta say I think Brandon Routh made an absolutely perfect Superman. I own all of the movies and pull them out when I'm depressed. I shudder to think about the upcoming re-boot. Enough on that. This piece just literally popped off the page and blew me away. Magnificently and reverently done. Just wow. Wow.
misstoril Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
That is utterly lovely. Brandon Routh was the perfect Superman. You did a wonderful job.
srhanson Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
This is fantastic.
maxynepayne Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WANT :iconwantplz:
jackieocean Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ahaha! ;)
maxynepayne Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
aly123405 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Student Photographer
jackieocean Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
aly123405 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Student Photographer
your welcame
MrsDuck90 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
I <3 Superman Returns as well (and Brandon Routh), and I am crazy about this fan art. =D It's brilliant!
jackieocean Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much!
Falln4DarkAngel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Brandon Routh is beautiful and you made him look very beautiful. I loved the movie when it first came out and I just watched it again the other day. Lovely work you did the colors
jackieocean Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks very much, glad you enjoyed it! :thanks:
brighteyesgal Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG!!! This is so beautiful and I LOVE Superman too. :D
Skywalker121289 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
What tablet did you use? I'm trying to purchase one but my knowledge base is pretty slim as of right now. :P
jackieocean Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2010  Professional General Artist
Mine is a 9x12 Intuos2 by Wacom. I've had it for at least 6 years now. I love the Intuos series in general. They last for a while (mine has even survived being dropped down the stairs) and they work great. They have newer versions of mine available now.

magicalpotter Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
This is amazing.
EmeraldBliss Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Love it!
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