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OCD- The Visitor, the Alien Superhero by RobertMacQuarrie1 OCD- The Visitor, the Alien Superhero by RobertMacQuarrie1
This one took a little more refinement.  I had an idea for a hero with an odd shaped mask that I reasoned would be due to his alien heritage, but it took some refining to get it onto the page. 

For the Visitor, I decided to try and implement several notions of "alien" looks into his overall design, while still retaining the superhero elements.  His mask would have odd shaped eye holes, and would be oddly shaped, to hide the fact that he isn't human underneath the mask.  The three fingered hands and feet would help with that.  For the coloring, I was initially thinking about red, blue and gold, but I decided to make it a shiny silver and gold so key back into that "Little Grey Men" concept we have for aliens.  For the cape, I wanted something that looked less like the big, flowing starchy capes that I've done in the past, and something more like tinfoil or something out of a 50's sci-fi or alien invasion movie or show. 

For his powerset and history, I see the Visitor being an alien from another planet that fell in love with Earth and it's culture, and decided to use his abilities to help protect the planet.  He'd have great mental powers, including powerful telepathic abilities, augmented by his culture's technology, that he would use to pass off as typical feats of superhuman strength, flight or invulnerability.  He'd wear a costume in order to make it seem like he was more of an enhanced or mutated human rather than an alien. 

Overall, the design may be simple, but I think it says "alien" at the same time is says "hero." 
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admiral-lilwall Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018
Awesome design
SpideyViewer Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017
Bracey100 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Valient comics had a similar concept back in the 90's (might have even called their character Visitor) which included the oblong head and bug eyes. I always like the character as a concept and Im rather happy to see that someone has come up with a like concept. The reasoning for him and his design are fantastic. Valiant went with Superman's color scheme though and I have to say I like your character much better for not going that route. He looks much more alien and etherial for it.

The Visitor of Valiant Comics…
LionLightningStrike Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Now that's look cool.
Trex841 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015
Kind of has a Superman feel to it. I like it :D
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