Project 15: Stamps - DC Comic Homeworlds
When I think of the artwork on stamps and in stamp collections, I think of stamps full of beautiful scenery. That may be a mix up between stamps and post cards but I put stamps on postcards so any additional though was deemed irrelevant. Having recently finished binging on the Green Lantern animated series, I knew I had to take a stab at my version of Oa and by association, other DC Comic homeworlds. Let me take some time to explain each one and yes, I did a bit of research to help validate certain things.
With it being the homeworld of the Green Lantern Corps and the Guardians, it is always portrayed and will continue to be as green, green and more green. I learned that in some arcs, Oa was mentioned as to be a desert like planet with the Guardian’s city rising out of it. The reason for having such a stark black contrasting the green is to nod to the Green Lantern oath…darkest night yadda yadda yadda.
Krypton is said to have been one of the most technologically advanced worlds so I used the buildings and their adornments to appear futuristic/spacey. Pulling from the mountainous terrain seen in Man of Steel, I added a mountain range and then the piece of controversy is the green kryptonite littered throughout the landscape. Additional research touched on how kryptonite is the substance at the planet’s core so I thought it could be interesting to see it present on the surface, especially concentrated where erosion could’ve uncovered more. I took into consideration that kryptonite is harmful to Kryptonians but found out that in more recent stories, the material is not lethal to them but merely strips them of their powers.
I imagined the Thanagarian soldiers living in and being surrounded by rocks that are reminiscent of Avatar’s “Hallelujah Mountains” (James Cameron’s). They would have great halls and watchtowers high off the ground to give them the greatest military advantage.
Using my knowledge of the Dark Knight trilogy and what Bruce Wayne’s dad said, I chose to showcase Wayne Tower and all of it’s grandeur dead center in the middle of the city.
I got better at illustrating as I went along so see if you can figure out the order in which these were made!