Finally, the first image of Superman is complete, at least for now. I tend to keep messing around with things for a while after 'finishing' a vinyl design, cleaning up lines and making small adjustments to things that I notice aren't quite right, and it's likely that I may do some more work on the cape, depending on how many layers the rest of the final car design uses up.
Anyway, here are the last stages of the design. First, I cleaned up the face a little and blocked in the basic outline of the cape:
Then did the first pass on the shading for the main figure and face, as well as adding a little more detail to the shading on the fist:
Then, finally, the line work and some basic shading on the cape finishes things off (well, like I said, for now anyway):
Next up will be the second image, a close-up of Supes' head and shoulders for the other side of the car. I probably won't bother with lots of 'stage by stage' shots for this one, but I'll post a pic when it's done.
As anyone who's been following this will have realised, I don't work very fast, just doing a little bit here and there as the mood takes me, but the second image is a lot simpler, so I'm hoping to get it done relatively quickly. Then it'll be time for the Superman/Batman logo and putting it all together on a car, before moving on to the Batman version. I still don't have any real idea what car I'm going to use, so if anyone has any suggestions, feel free to leave a comment.