"I AM BECOME GALACTUS, THE DEVOURER OF WORLDS"
Having scoured all life from our universe Galactus awaits the next cosmic cycle so that he might rise to feed again.
Created by Jack Kirby and Stan Lee for Fantastic Four Comic #48 Galactus is one of the major characters in the Marvel Comics universe.
Originally an alien from a previous cosmos, he survived the Big Bang and was reborn as a gargantuan meta-powered super being who, alas, requires the life energy of entire planets to sustain himself.
Which of course has thrown him into conflict with Earth's Mightiest Heroes on numerous occasions.
Anyway, he's always been a favourite character, and I was immensely chuffed to aquire the action figure, which had to be assembled from bonus bits included in a recent Marvel Legends Series figure set. I've got lots of cosmic powered ideas for this one, so stay tuned...
This shot was done at night. I used a super bright red L.E.D for the primary lighting, as well as an ordinary desk lamp for some backlighting to help define the piece.
Lots of photoshopping in the background. The 'green' difference clouds spoke to me (though in what language I'm not sure!) because I was trying to suggest a new born universe... Galactus has just been born from an egg on a recently formed mountaintop on some freshly coalesced planet..
He's going to want his brekkie...
I've added some dust elements to suggest a bit of activity as well as fledgling stars, some directional lighting and the obligatory camera flare.
The rocky debris is hydrocal plaster that's gotten a bit dampish, it makes wicked rubble! I set it up on a board that I angled into the sky so I could pull a suitably isolated background plate to work on. Even had the moon in some earlier shots, but it was too fuzzy to keep. Had a lot of trouble with the wind blowing the plaster away, and after the shoot we had this huge storm...mock Ye not the Fate of Galactus!