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The latest in my dc characters redesign series, going from right to left we have green arrow, black canary, hawkgirl, huntress, supergirl, aquaman, green lantern, superman, martian manhunter in the back, wonder woman, batman, the flash, power girl , wonder girl , doctor fate, speedy, and cyborg on the far left... This will all eventually be stylized and hand illustrated one day when I have the time, but for now expect some oddities in the appearances. Mainly this is for concept, not artistic purposes.
ok so working back left to right here is the rationale behind the designs
Cyborg- I wanted someone that looked tough, athletic, and more grown than vic usually gets treated. So I went with tyrese gibson. the tech is supposed to look futuristic in some ways but purely prosthetic in others. experiemental combat prosthetics. that was the approach, so i kind of mismoshed iron man, robocop, and mechwarrior around in my head to get this.
speedy - I wanted to go with Mia as soon as i decided to put speedy in there. So considering mias style of movement in conjunction with her strengths and weak points i came up with this. a sleek, yet protective and flexible costume that is sexy, but shows very little skin at the same time... her hood still needs work
Dr Fate- I wanted spooky, ancient, mystic, crossed with hero... I think i managed it.
Wonder girl- no longer looks like a texas street walker. yay! I just wanted to make a blonde look like the daughter of Zeus. So yeah i made her costume less modern, more amazonian. I like it that way
power girl- an older alternate reality super girl whose whole original world looked like it would fit in at a roller disco. So i made her design reflect a retro vibe, reflection of what supergirl could have grown into.
flash - super speed needs areodynamics + eye protection + crash protection... Personally I would like to see him kind of like neil patrick harris under the suit.
see my big three individually for the reasons for them.
so after skipping bats ww and supes, we get to...
Green lantern - hal jordan. I wanted mature fighter pilot who would still have the right attitude... so he's kind of a mix between nathon fillion, david boreanaz, and john hamm. for the suit I kept coming back to the thought of power. powering up, emitting power, etc... and for some reason it made me think of tron, and a futuristic flight suit rolled together... this was the result.
Aquaman- Atlantean prince...pure simple.
supergirl - see my philosophy on supes and then feminize it.
huntress- sexy, catholic, night, rosario dawson... and daughter of a mobster. also considered were ease of movement and protection.
hawkgirl - ancient egyptian inspired alien tech
black canary - pink as a biker chick
green arrow - night vision first off, cause he mainly works at night, but i wanted high tech unobstructed night vision... so i designed some glasses. then I went crazy on the whole premise of modern robin hood.
btw just found this. find it interesting.[link]
these are dc characters, this is fan art etc.