In Memoriam: Stan Lee (1922-2018)

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Hello, Steemit!

I know I'm late but... I want to make a tribute to Stan Lee, not only to go with the train or to show some love, but also to show some respect for him and his work. I've read a lot of quotes and stories and I've watched some interviews of him since his decease, and thinking about the person he was, the things he did, everything he created and gave to us, motivated me to make this piece.

So I imagined him in his room, reading a letter from Spidey, who is telling him how important he is for the ones he created, that they all loved him as much as he did and they are thankful with him. The room is full of "gifts" for each hero I considered (I know there're a lot more, but I decided to go with these ones).

Stan Lee is a person who indirectly motivated who I am. From the cartoons I watched when I was a kid, to ones I watch today, summing all the series, movies, theme parks and so on. These heroes and villains that exists nowadays due his work and influence, and all the hearts they are touched that motivated people to do things that end up affecting me somehow. I think Ironman and Anthony Stark motivated me a little when I decided to become a Physicist, as well as other comics motivated my drawing teacher into become an Illustrator and to open his academia (Alesky Arte), where I could study by a couple of years, or to the founder of the Digital Academia Dr. Graphic, where I studied too for some years. Stan Lee and his work has touched too many lives and hearts, and in a positive way I must say. I'm very thankful with him and his work, I think all of it influenced me a lot.

Rest in Peace, Stan. Excelsior!


I did it in Clip Studio Paint (CSP). And, as usual, I want to show my process here:

  1. First I made a sketch of the full composition using a pencil I customized.
  2. Then I proceed to draw the lineart for each piece using a customized pen. Sometimes I delete the parts of ink that shouldn't be seen, but since the wall woud require a lot of effort, I decided to cover it with colors instead of erasing the lines.
  3. Then I applied flat color to each piece.
  4. Added lights and shadows for each individual piece, some textures (like Stan's sweater or the bricks on the wall) and some extra lighting (like on Ironman's eyes or the spell's light). Of course I added a message for each piece, showing a bit of love from the character(s) to Stan!

The individual process for each piece was as follow:

Stan Lee

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This one was such a challenge. The head, the back, the shoulders, the hands, the fingers... I'm a bit out of practice. I had to do several fixings on the march but I ended up liking the final result.

Hulk and the wall

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So yeah... Hulk's "gift" was a smash in the wall... It took me more time than it should because I did parallel lines and then erased what wasn't necessary. Not my smartest choice!

FF - Susan

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The first one of the Fantastic Four's figures is Sue! She ended up better than I thought!

FF - Ben

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The next FF is Ben! He was as complicated as fun to do!

FF - Johnny

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Johnny is the next one. He really knows how to sell himself, right? A floating flaming figure...

FF - Reed

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So our final FF is Reed. I wonder if he would like his figure...

Fantastic Four

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And that's how the four of them looks together. Plus the message that Johnny sent with the figures.

Dr Doom

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So of course Victor had to send a helmet bigger than the figures to show some supremacy, right? The plate is cool too.

DareDevil

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Can you read braille? ⠠⠞⠁⠅⠑⠀⠉⠜⠑⠀⠷⠀⠽⠗⠋⠂⠀⠠⠌⠁⠝⠖

Dr Strange

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Magic can't stay quiet, so the message had to be made of two portal spells and sparks haha.

Mjolnir

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It's not a replica, it's a Stan Lee's own Mjolnir. Just the ones that are mighty can lift it!

Ironman

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One of the Stark's helmets, so, in Tony's words, Stan can looks cooler.

Spiderman

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One of the Spidey's masks, because even he knows how Stan loves them.

X-men

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Three X-men emblems, with the colors of Magneto, Wolverine and the one that Xavier uses. Apparently Erik, Logan and Charles left a message...

Overall process

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Additionally to the steps above, I also added global lights and shadows in the last two steps of all the composition.


I hope you like it! It took me almost a full month to accomplish. (Well, I've been sick and I've also graduated from college, but still a lot of time and work...). As always, comments, suggestions and questions are welcome!

GC6


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Great colors and composition. Well done :D

Amazing amount of details!

Thank you!

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What a lovely fanart to pay homage to one of the great. I like all the details that you drew in this art, and the letter is such an adorable one too. Rest in peace, legend <3.
                     
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It was great to read the introduction of the drawing. reading the step by step was even more rewarding ... you have to tell me what it says in braille because I can not read it (I can't be left with the doubt) ... it is more to say that the illustration reflects what you wanted to express. How happy Stan would be. I shared your post with some friends that I am sure they will appreciate as much as I do.

every detail is unique. I loved. Each gift of his heroes tells a story, conveys a feeling well done friend. Excelsior!

I'm really glad you and your friends liked it that much, it means a lot to me. Thanks :) The braille says ⠠⠞⠁⠅⠑⠀⠉⠜⠑⠀⠷⠀⠽⠗⠋⠂⠀⠠⠌⠁⠝⠖ hahaha It says "Take care of yourself, Stan!".

oooooooh I tried many times to translate but it was impossible... now I know. And of course now my friends know too. btw, they love it.<3

What a great tribute to a great guy. He indeed inspired many. I can imagine it took you one month to do so many great illustration. I must say you made me laugh with the hulk one :)

I do like all of them a lot. You work stands out!

Oh, and better later than never ;)

Thank you for sharing!

I'm very glad you like it! Thanks!

Amazing tribute, @gc6 !!! Stan Lee will be sorely missed ; __ ; He is a giant and he leaves us with a richer world... And your art is really wonderful and well considered <3 All the details and all the messages from his characters <3 <3 <3

What a gorgeous work !

Congrats for curie, also <3

Hello @gc6, thank you for sharing this creative work! We just stopped by to say that you've been upvoted by the @creativecrypto magazine. The Creative Crypto is all about art on the blockchain and learning from creatives like you. Looking forward to crossing paths again soon. Steem on!

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