Holy crap. There's no artist credit for the drawing above, because it isn't a drawing of Marvel's Silver Surfer at all - it's an actual person, painted to look like him. How amazing is that?

There might not be an artist's credit for a drawing, but the credit for this incredible photoshoot goes to the fabulous Cris Alex, a hollywood makeup effects artist who's worked on the likes of X-Men: Days of Future Past and The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Cris painted a male model with body paint and then used strong lighting to create the flattening effect of making him actually look like he's straight from the pages of a comic book - more specifically, the Ron Lim cover of Silver Surfer Vol. 3 #20. Here's Lim's original cover:

And here's Alex's recreation, complete with a surfboard and rock she constructed out of foam core:

I mean wow. My ghast is well and truly flabbered. What an incredible piece of work!

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There's more images of the photoshoot at the link below, but you should also check out Alex's 'Surfer Selfies' showing some behind the scenes pictures of her project. It's well worth a look.

[Crisalexmua.com via Comicbook]


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