My submission for Project Rooftop's Wolverine: Look Sharp redesign competition. As with my batman pic from a couple of months back the colouring is dreadful, but at least the design is a bit more original. I wish I had time to do a more detailed version though. Doh.
...well more of a reimagining than a redesign. I wanted to give Doctor Octopus a more inhuman look, so I imagined that he recieved major injuries in the explosion that created him; in particular losing his legs, scorching his lungs and recieving serious burns to his face and arms. This version of Doctor Octopus replaces his legs with the mechanical tentacles, and utilises breathing apparatus, making his hi-tech costume a kind of life support system.
Runner-up in Superhero of the Month's [link] Doctor Octopus Redesign Contest.
One of my favorite Marvel characters. I think he's deserving of a good redesign. The redesigns he always gets seem to always go extreme and loose the character. I just wanted to add some pop to his usual monotone red costume so I knew I had to add lines, I just needed a concept. A pitchfork fits the visual his costume evokes. That is a downward pointing pitchfork on his torso and arms. I then wanted to do something else with his cowl. I started thinking about him being blind and not needing eye holes. Some type of detailing similar to that of the Spider-Man 2099 mask that does not really have eyes but only outlines that there could be, would be perfect. I just hoped it would work on a cowl. So the horns were worked into the design and an added bonus was that it worked itself into another downward pointing pitchfork motif.
UPDATE 9/12/15 In an attempt to clean up my gallery some, I plan to replace some old drawings with new versions. This was originally my submission for Project: Rooftop's current Captain America redesign contest in 2010. I didn't like how it turned out and have been wanting to take another stab at it for a while. This is more faithful to his actual costume in the comics, while incorporating some elements inspired by the film Cap.