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Green Lantern 1:4 Scale by No-Sign-of-Sanity Green Lantern 1:4 Scale by No-Sign-of-Sanity
This is the concept art I did for the Hal Jordan Green Lantern statue for DC Direct’s “1:4 Scale Museum Quality” line. The final statue was expertly sculpted by the completely awesome Ray Villafane and can be seen on DC Direct’s site here [link] There is a “full 360 turnaround option” that I’d recommend you click to get the full idea of what the final statue looks like.

If you click on the link above you can see that this one went thru a fair amount of changes after I did this initial piece of concept art – most notably the entire base was changed from an experimental aircraft to a planet crater. Here’s the deal. The initial idea was that this statue was going to depict the final scene from Hal’s origin story.

Origin story Cliff notes – Abin Sur, Green Lantern of Sector 2814, crash lands on Earth and is on the brink of death. His power ring seeks out a successor. The ring finds military pilot Hal Jordan testing an experimental aircraft. The ring brings the experimental aircraft with Hal inside back to Abin Sur’s crash site. Abin Sur offers Hal the ring and the duty of being his replacement. Hal accepts the ring, and he and the experimental aircraft return to the military base. Hal steps out of the aircraft reborn as the new Green Lantern of Sector 2814.

So that’s what the concept art depicts – Hal Jordan stepping out of the experimental aircraft reborn as a superhero. The problem with the idea is that in order for the aircraft to act as the base for the statue, it has to big enough for it to look like Hal can actually sit in it. Unfortunately what ends up happening is that the base becomes twice as large as the figure and starts taking away from the impact of the character. Plus the statue then become ridiculously expensive due to the enormous base that dwarves the figure.

So once I did the concept art I think it became pretty apparent that the initial idea, while totally cool, just wasn’t really feasible. The base then became a planet instead and the character Ch’;p was added as a fun nod to all the hardcore Green Lantern fans out there. ;)

Green Lantern characters, Hal Jordan and Ch’;p, are copyright DC Comics.
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Batman-Begins Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012
Mr. O' Neal, this.is.awesome. This would have made it much much better than the actual statue. Hope Sideshow picks this up :)
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Music-Energy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
1 thing ..i HAte you! :)) why i can't draw like this! (just kidding with the hate part :) ) this is just awsome!!
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Kenjisan-23 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow :heart: Very great job!
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utriv Featured By Owner May 2, 2011
Oh this is goooooood-uh!!
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WesleyJames1985 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Artist
this is awesome!!
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KingTZK Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
sweet latern
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Sakuseii Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing pencil technik
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graffilthy Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
Good work, excellent
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nancyraygun Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009
Walter, This piece is beautiful! Really love your GL!

DD.
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chimera335 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This 'concept art' is fantastic. :)
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