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Impulse Redesign by stratosmacca Impulse Redesign by stratosmacca
Okay. So I'm trying to get back into drawing again. I just haven't had the heart to do much of anything these past few weeks. I've just been very... sad.

The folks at Project Rooftop are having a special Mike Wieringo tribute week starting today, and last week asked for people to submit their redesigns of Mike's and Mark Waid's character Impulse (aka Kid Flash aka Flash). Mike really dug the redesign art jams, and this seems like a perfect tribute.

This is my submission of Bart Allen during his Impulse days. Mike's design was damned near flawless, so I felt a bit weird attempting to tackle this. I didn't want to stray too far from what he had invisioned, but at the same time I tried to bring something different to it. Simple, yet striking.

Don't know how well I succeeded, but there you go.
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pulser375 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
In fact, would you mind if I use a similar design in my fanfic (it won't be published on the internet). I mainly write fanfiction for my own enjoyment. I am sometimes relunctant to let people read my work. Though I do pretend that someone would read it in case I agree. I always disclaim other works whether directly referenced or inspired :)
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sure, have at it!
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pulser375 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014
Thank you so much! I personally think this outfit would fit YJ Bart's character. It could have been used as an oxymoron since Bart acts happy but has a dark outlook on the world because of where he came from. It would have been interesting to hint at Bart's true self that way than do the flashback at the end of his debut episode. Then they could have developed his story from there. They missed a lot of oppurtunities but I can't judge too much because I don't know what budget costs they went through.
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pulser375 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
I love this design. I personally like this better than the YJ canon attire. It gives the costume a uniqueness equating to Kid Flash and The Flash
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0beast Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Now see, I think they should have used THIS design for Bart's redesign in the new Teen Titans series rather than the one he's using now.
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Hamm3rtym3 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I really like this, and like steelio, I too am writing a fan fic story similar to the Terror Titans story, just the Titans and Young Justice are now the Justice League, and not evil, just future versions of themselves.

I have scouring the internet looking for a costume very similar to what you have drawn here, and would love to see your take on an adult version of the characters, all with costume redesigns similar to what you have here.
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steelio2006 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
nice job. this definitely inspired me for my fan fic i'm writing, which is a Teen Titans re-imagining. i was gonna have Impulse be completely energy. but ur design showed me what could be possible.
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008  Professional General Artist
Wow, that's awesome! Glad you liked his look-- I had fun redesigning him. And good luck on the story :)
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NickAlmand Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
Yahoo! Impulse has always been my favorite DC character, and your redesign definitely does him justice. ^^ Bravo
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FalconFan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007
I really like this--great energy and a wonderful character design! Putting your own stamp on it is in itself a tribute to his talent--he'd probably be quite honored! Very nice work--and I hope that your art can help you through your "low point" now... :D :hug:

FF
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stratosmacca Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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jrfan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007  Student General Artist
Mike will be missed. You did it justice. Great job!
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Marker-Mistress Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I think you pulled it off, don't be so hard on yourself! :hug:
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