One of my favorite client collaborators, J.R. LeMar, popped into my inbox for a quick character art commission that turned out REALLY well, if I do say so myself (which I do). . .
This is J.R.'s new character Super Heru, a pan-african reimagining of the Man of Steel. At least that's the angle I took when drawing this. I would not describe J.R. as a Pan-Africanist dude, but he is very skilled at conceiving of rich and diverse and authentic characters. I drew a similar character for him before based on other artist's renditions, but I think I am the first one to draw Super Heru, which is huuuuuge to me. I tried to do the idea justice.