Wednesday, December 24, 2014

GOING OUT ON A LIM: Fan Bodypaints Silver Surfer Cover Recreation

I love the Silver Surfer, he's my fav Marvel character. Some people love artist Ron Lim's take on Silver Surfer, saying he's one of the best Norrin's ever had. Some people like Ron Lim's Surfer so much they take his cover to Silver Surfer Vol. 3 #20 and bodypaint it on a male model and his board, bringing the 2D art to 3D life.

Done by Hollywood makeup artist Cris Alex (X-Men: Days of Future Past), for those who don't believe their eyes, these work-in-progress shots show just how talented this lady really is!

 What do you think? 


  1. Got to agree with you Dan re Ron Lim - hes not my cup of tea artist-wise but he was pitch-perfect for the Silver Surfer, even more dare I say than the immortal Buscema ever was in the Surfers original run. He really captured that outer-space angst well.

    May I now take this opportunity to wish you a very Merry Xmas and ac Happy and prosperous New Year!

  2. Thanks Karl - and to you too mate! The Chrissy post is all set for tomorrow, but I hope you enjoy the holidays and thanks heaps for all the support this year!

  3. Yes, yes- I AM awesome, thank you for noticing!

    That looks EXACTLY like a drawing! I called shenanigans... until I noticed... THE UNDERWEAR.
    HOLY SHIT! That's amazing. Ron Lim's art come to life! Why was I staring at the crotch, you may ask? Because shut up, that's why!

    Ron Lim is THE quintessential Surfer artist! You don't know what you're missing, Dan.

  4. Ha! I knew you'd like it King :) I actually thought it was a cheat too until I saw his toes. Must be a sign of how good it was if it fools all. Just don't let him sit on the couch.

    I could do with some painted abs though...

    1. Ahhh, yes- I did not even notice the toes until now! Hah, Silver Surfer with toes. -Well, how else is he supposed to grip Toomie while rocketing through space?
      And don't say 'The Power Cosmic'- the answer is hidden toes...