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Man of Steel: Brainiac Concept by Kmadden2004 Man of Steel: Brainiac Concept by Kmadden2004
Another warm-up sketch that got a little out of hand.

The body is a combination of Jor-El and Zod's battle armour and the neck plate is based on the Kelor robot from the opening of Man of Steel. I did a pretty crappy job of getting it down in the line-art (cut me some slack, it's just a warm-up sketch;)), but the head is supposed to be the "pin-art" style of holograms we saw them use in the film (I also threw in a bit of a Bizarro reference with the cracks on the face).

And, yes, that is supposed to be Jor-El's face. I thought it might be an interesting (and kind of creepy) take if Brainiac turned out to be the computer from the genesis ship that crashed outside Metropolis, and it started using his face and voice when talking to Clark (and that way we get Russell Crowe back, YAY!!!)

Yeah, sorry, I kind of went into full on fanfic mode for this one...

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horaciosi Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Not bad! Nod 
Led1v Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013
To Human, in my opinion Brainiac should have a face that is more machine then human, like what we got in the DCAU. Still a cool design though.
avaruus-apina Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Again a really cool desing. Can I ask what did you think about man of steel? Personaly I don't get why people hate it so much. Sure it had it's proplems (The unnecessary complicated plot totally collapses on it self by the end and it was about 30 minutes too long.) but it is also the only time I've been even remotely interested in Superman.
Kmadden2004 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well, I've kind of started regarding it much the same way I regard the first X-Men film, or last year's Amazing Spider-Man; it's a good-but-no-great movie, but it's at least something that the sequel(s) can build off.

I mean, while my opinion of the film is generally positive, it's hard to deny that I have mixed feelings about certain elements. Yeah, I do think it's about 20-30 minutes too long, and it probably would have been better to cut the Zod fight out at the end (or at least have that fight happen while Clark and the military are trying to stop the terraforming, at least that would give Zod and clark a reason to fight beyond "oh well, we've got nothing else to do now, right?").

Really, I feel a lot of the problems in the film (as I see them, anyway) can be summed up in one pithy sentence; Too much plot, not enough story.

Which is a pity, because all the pieces were there to make a real game-changer of a Superman movie, instead all we got was something that felt more "obligatory".
avaruus-apina Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013
Oh boy! After you mentioned x-men I remembered that the sequal to First Clas is also comming soon. In my oppinion one of the best superhero movies ever made.
ChenTheIrken Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist
HELL. YES. 8-3 And Benedict Cumberbatch should be cast as him!! ^3^
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