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Sketchbook: Arisia

Posted on 2006.10.04 at 07:28
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Arisia is one of those odd little characters who pops up from time to time to remind us how far we haven't come. A litteral child-woman, Arisia was 14 and in love with Hal Jordan, then physically aged so that the sight of the two of them making out wouldn't be skeevy. Despite being a member of the Green Lantern Corps, she constantly needed saving. Recently, she was brought back from the dead wearing the latest in a series of cringe-worthy costumes.

Zamaron, a Green Lantern fansite organised by women, recently put out a call to artists to redesign the character.

I got dear JR to pose for this. I should really do that more.

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Pat!
sxyblkmn at 2006-10-04 18:11 (UTC) (Link)
you gonna send it in to them?

(and i'm glad i'm not the only one who thought the whole hal/arisia "thing" was weird. even as a kid i was like "uhhh...okkaayyyy")
Jared
planetx at 2006-10-04 18:25 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I just need to do another, more static pose so you can see more of the costume, ink both and color them in.

I really like the energy of this sketch, though, so I wanted to scan it before I did anything with it.
Pat!
sxyblkmn at 2006-10-04 18:32 (UTC) (Link)
god's honest truth, i think the GLC is the best idea DC comics ever came up with

it's just so epic when you think about it

and i really like the 'coming right at you' pose too
Jared
planetx at 2006-10-04 19:19 (UTC) (Link)
It's one of those concepts that straddles "serious" sci-fi (intergalactic police force) with childish wonder (main weapon: wishing ring), and works both ways equally. Also, the fact that power could be bestowed upon anyone who was worthy in the eyes of little blue space gods--as opposed to dumb luck with a spider-bite or a meteorite crash--adds a pleasent wish fufillment to the whole concept. This is added to by the inclusion of John Stewart and Guy Gardner, who are far more "normal guys," than, say, swaggering test-pilot Hal Jordan. It makes the whole concept obtainable, while not losing any of the epic quality.

Which is funny, 'cuase it's that exactly combination of elements that the LEGION OF SUPER HEROES try for, and never quite get.
Pat!
sxyblkmn at 2006-10-04 23:28 (UTC) (Link)
i don't know

i used to get that feeling reading old school legion (levitz/giffen era) and even after giffen left and it was just the levitz era i thought it still had that feel

everything after that, well, not so much
Jared
planetx at 2006-10-05 12:59 (UTC) (Link)
I feel like there's a great deal of untapped potential in the LoSH, that it gets bogged down with the worst sort of superhero baggage. I have a whole rant on this planned...

But the Levitz/Giffen era did get closer to that potential than I think the other two eras have yet, though it may be too early to judge Mark Waid's version.
Pat!
sxyblkmn at 2006-10-04 23:30 (UTC) (Link)
oh, and i really agree with this part: Also, the fact that power could be bestowed upon anyone who was worthy in the eyes of little blue space gods--as opposed to dumb luck with a spider-bite or a meteorite crash--adds a pleasent wish fufillment to the whole concept.
benjamin sTone
benchilada at 2006-10-04 19:20 (UTC) (Link)
Yep.
And now, to make up for it, she looks like a 22 year-old whore.

Yay DC!
Jared
planetx at 2006-10-04 19:58 (UTC) (Link)
"Whore" doesn't even begin to describe it.

Maybe she'll date the suddenly 22 year-old Captain Marvel Junior.
Pat!
sxyblkmn at 2006-10-04 23:25 (UTC) (Link)
LoL!!
morchades at 2006-10-04 20:17 (UTC) (Link)
Nice! I'll link it on the website when I get home from work. :)
Jared
planetx at 2006-10-05 12:55 (UTC) (Link)
Thanks!

Just be sure to check back when it's in color.
Magical Truth Saying Bastard Spidey
mtsbspidey at 2006-10-04 21:35 (UTC) (Link)
you know...maybe it's just me...but i miss the days when green lantern uniforms were...um...what's the word?...uniform...skott
Jared
planetx at 2006-10-05 12:57 (UTC) (Link)
What? You're saying a police force should all look the same? All wear the same clothes to suggest solidarity as a unit?

But...why?
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