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The Christian: redesigned by VagabondX The Christian: redesigned by VagabondX
Many of you have already seen my character The Christian. [link] I've never been pleased with the design of him(much less the art but thats another story). I fear he evokes too much of Snake-eyes from G.I. Joe with the visor/goggles look and the dark blue outfit. I wanted his design to bring to mind how powerful he must be and hopefully even a couple of people might think it a cool design on its own but I don't feel the original look does that so I took a shot at a redesign. I went for an armored look this time. I think it looks cooler but that could just be because its new. I'll have to wait and see how it looks to me in a week.
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Senturion12 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018
Gives him a more Punisher/Terminator look! Great Job!
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donwhitt Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love your art! Pretty cool stuff. Like the color choices. Genius type stuff.
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VagabondX Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thank you. I doubt any genius is involved. If so it's either from above or accidental.
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donwhitt Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm Gods the Genius behind your art! Cool. He's always orchestrating something. I still love your work! Amazing.
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darthpaul99 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, like the armored up concept! :thumbsup:
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christianknightart Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
Very cool.
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VagabondX Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Who's the red guy in your avatar? He looks cool. Sort of Daredevil-ish.
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cyway Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Hi! I absolutely love this artwork. My daughter is involved in young adult group at her church and they are looking for a logo. The group name is transformed, and I think this would be awesome art to use in their design. Would it be possible to use it?
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VagabondX Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
Sure. I may have drawn it but God is the source of it. I doubt He would be pleased if I were to deny other believers the opportunity to use it.
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AutumnAngelArt Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is awesome! You've got great ideas!
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VagabondX Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Linzamous Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
I think most people can identify with Christian unarmored, much as we are in reality. When we go into spiritual battles, then we put on the "armor of God." I think you're right there with keeping him "pure" in a sense, then having Christian put the armor on in more precarious situations. Btw, the helmet cross symbol is my favorite part!
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MAJESTIC-XII-COMIC Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
I like this version best! You should go with it!!!!
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VagabondX Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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MAJESTIC-XII-COMIC Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
Your welcome!
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Phill-in-the-Blanks Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
I like the redesign a lot better! :)
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VagabondX Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Most people didn't like it much so I decided this armor will be spiritual in nature and only manifest when he has to do spiritual battle.
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Phill-in-the-Blanks Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
that works... so it enables only at certain times?
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VagabondX Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yeah I guess. I haven't thought it through completely. The majority of people liked his unarmored look better but I like the armor too so I was just trying to figure a way to keep both. Plus it goes along with ';putting on the whole armor of God'.
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Phill-in-the-Blanks Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
Yea I think thats a creative way to go about it.
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Gotetsu005 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think the character is awesome, if for no other reason than the originality. But this picture in particular is especially appealing to me due to the anatomy and design. I like the disproportionately large arms, balanced by the "gut-stomper" boots and gloves.

All in all, this is an awesome pic of a great character. :)
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VagabondX Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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Gotetsu005 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eh, I'm just brown-nosing in an effort to get free art...

KIDDING!!! :)
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Kid-Wasabi Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
I really love this character! And on a great minds thinking alike kinda vibe - I have a christian "inspired" battlesuit hero I created as well called the Ephesian. Who takes his name from Ephesians 6:11 "put on the full armor of God" But I have yet to fine tune a look for him, he has just been a character idea for ages.
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VagabondX Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
Funny thing is that most people like the un-armored version of Christian better. So I tell them that this armor is supernatural in nature and only manifests when he's facing demons. That seems to satisfy people.
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Kid-Wasabi Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
That is awesome - My own character is more of a "born-again" version of Iron Man - he build the armor himself and acts as God's warrior. I really liked that there was someone out there with the same notion on some level as well!
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VagabondX Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
That's a great idea. Is there a shot of him in your gallery?
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Kid-Wasabi Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Not yet no - I am having some scanner issues right now but hope to get him and a few others posted asap!
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VagabondX Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
I look forward to seeing it!
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JaimeMolina Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
that's a interesting hero...is created by you???
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VagabondX Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yes.
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JaimeMolina Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
and they are registered??? in case of yes, how did you?
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VagabondX Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
No but the easiest way to do it is to put the ideas in an envelope and mail them to yourself via registered mail. Don't open them when they come though. Just put them away somewhere. That way, if anyone tries to steal your idea you can bring out the envelope and have it opened by a judge to prove when you originated the idea.
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JaimeMolina Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
is a good idea. by the way, cool gallery
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VagabondX Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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youngyatie Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
Love the armored look i vote it should stay:)
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VagabondX Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Professional General Artist
I think if it ever came to it I would say its spiritual armor that manifests when he has to battle a really powerful demon. But he is in his regular outfit otherwise.
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youngyatie Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
Sounds good:)
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BrothaJ2 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008   General Artist
This is a cool design.I can see this as his heavy duty battle armor.I think I like the original hammer design better than this one..this design looks more like a futuristic mallet.Your original hammer has a more ancient,mystical look to it.

Awesomeness,K.
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VagabondX Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008  Professional General Artist
Yeah I like the old hammer better also.
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DominotheFembot Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
This guy looks really cool, is his armor based on the Armor of God?
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VagabondX Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
I sort of think so. People seem to like his regular outfit better than the armor in general so I figure it can be spiritual armor that only shows up when he has to combat a demonic foe.
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DominotheFembot Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2008
I think so too. Sounds like a good idea, the armor only showing when he needs it.
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5corchy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Student Digital Artist
nice, Are a Christian?
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VagabondX Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2008  Professional General Artist
I'm a Christian, yeah.
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5corchy Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Cool so am I.
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hulkdaddyg Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
Cool design!
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VagabondX Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Revelationchapter9 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Dude, i think this rocks!
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VagabondX Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thanks Sean!
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