Another “Jack Kirby in 3D” experiment. I probably should have spent longer picking the pose, something more “biff! bang! pow!” Kirby. But I just grabbed a classic statue pose to test the look of a 20mm lens and a “stretched” perspective camera.
Here I’ve also added vintage paper as a background, some light halftoning via VanDerLee’s fine Halftone plugin, still available and in some ways still the best for Photoshop. My tests show that 2.2.13 runs fine as a plugin in PhotoLine and its serial “sticks”. However in Photoshop it must still be run inside a 32-bit wrapper, via the $25 AlphaPlugins LaunchBox. It will appear to run fine once its serial is input that way, and it does — but registration will not “stick” after the LaunchBox and Photoshop quit.
Then some subtle finishing from a module found in the more recent Nik Collection.
The 3D figure and suit are not optimised at all for tooning. Again, the head is not ideal (too cluttered), and for production a lot of work would need to be done on it to have it work well with the filter.
Before you go buying a halftone filter, note that the free Paint.NET has a free Ed Harvey Effects v 4.0. This has a fine fast Halftone, found under: Effects | Stylize | Halftone.
The main drawback is that, like most Paint.NET plugins, it can’t save repeatable presets. And it can’t also be run in Photoshop.
G’MIC has a free Halftone filter, but it’s difficult to control, slow, and is not always WYSIWYG. Photoshop also has one built-in, and while fast it’s also quite basic.