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Apr 13 '14

kristaferanka:

Four Redesigns I did for She Has No Head’s new article by Kelly Thompson

The theme were characters that need a redesign.

Okay, since seemingly people were complaining because they failed to look into the context for these designs, im providing my notes.

Harley Quinn

With Harley I wanted to take the approach of the super wacky and cute version of her that Bruce Timm created, but put her in the context of the more hardcore dangerous team. Given who she runs around with, and where she fits, it sort of makes sense that she would combat-ready up a bit, but I didn’t want to lose the charm of her character

Raven

When I think of Raven, “dark elegance” is what always comes to mind. With all her costumes, the “dark” is always apparent, but I felt there’s been a lack of “elegance” of late, and that’s what I sought to bring back. I also tried to incorporate as many design elements I could from an actual Raven. The tail inspired the shape of the cape, the wings inspired her shoulders, and I added actual feathers onto her, etc. I’ve never thought of her as a mobile character, so I chose to go a more “fashion route.”

Starfire

This was a tricky one. I wanted to balance equal parts Alien-Princess and Warrior. To an extent, I approached her how I would Wonder Woman – I didn’t want to hide the royal side, but I needed the costume to serve her very physical activities. Because of her power set, and her alien nature, I didn’t adhere to human practicality and the costume restrictions that might entail (bare feet), but I didn’t want her to look outlandish either.

Emma Frost

In keeping with the idea that she is currently lacking confidence from her diminished/unpredictable powers and just the overall turmoil she caused, I wanted to keep the black costume and general personality change she has now. I chose to make the full body covered, because as a character who prides herself on her confidence, and the confidence brought forth from her body, I’d imagine with this weakened state of mental resolve she wouldn’t be too keen on showing it off. But that doesn’t mean Emma won’t still be fashionable.

Mar 11 '14

hoursago:

has it really been a whole year……..

Feb 3 '14

monzo12782:

Title cards to the original nine Fleischer Studios Superman theatrical shorts. What’s great about these - which I couldn’t capture due to my deficient GIF animating technology - is that a number of them are themselves animated. The “magnetic” part of “The Magnetic Telescope” flickers like a neon sign, the “Terror on the Midway” spotlight moves, etc.

I’ve never understood why we’ve never seen the Mechanical Monsters again. Such great designs.

Jan 4 '14
brightsplashes:

A stupid comic cover variant I did based on this cover. 

brightsplashes:

A stupid comic cover variant I did based on this cover

Jan 1 '14

hoursago:

design for a pencil pouch, coming to a con… pretty much just in california actually. i dunno about online stuff yet. gonna test out sales at lbce/fanime i guess!! i only just ordered them yesterday, i’ll post pics when i get them

redrew one of my first avengy fanarts because it made my eyeballs hurt but my favorite thing is still superheroes in civilian clothes AND I WANTED TO DO IT RIGHT THIS TIME

Dec 22 '13
xplanes:
sunday fantasy #398: reblog: Theremina
“In the sequel to Black Wing we rejoin Volka, now a cadet with the Royal Air Force, as he is asked to don again his secret flying suit on a mission to track down an eminent atom scientist who has been kidnapped.”


xplanes
:

sunday fantasy #398: reblog: Theremina

“In the sequel to Black Wing we rejoin Volka, now a cadet with the Royal Air Force, as he is asked to don again his secret flying suit on a mission to track down an eminent atom scientist who has been kidnapped.”

Dec 21 '13

jakewyattriot:

13  Hawkeye

14  Hawkguy

15  Pizza Dog

So Hawkeye is probably one of the greatest monthlies in print at the moment.  It’s a perfect version of itself, a perfect fusion of artists and writer, of Hawkeye and Hawkguy, of pizza and dog.  Read it.  Read it all.  Let Hawkeye, starring Hawkeye (Kate Bishop) and Hawkeye (Clint Barton) and Pizza Dog (Arrow Lucky), become your monthly present to yourself.

Because every month could use some sprucing up.  Even a Mighty Month of Marvel.  Spruce it up by VOTING for the Marvel character you love best.

I love Pizza Dog best.

Drawing by me, Jake Wyatt

Dec 7 '13
adactivity:

[rap music playing]

cannot find source, assumedly from Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan

adactivity:

[rap music playing]

cannot find source, assumedly from Bat-Manga!: The Secret History of Batman in Japan

(Source: rainydayrecesstoo)

Jun 5 '13
spx:

Hand-drawn Indian movie-posters http://bit.ly/Yr8uRT

spx:

Hand-drawn Indian movie-posters http://bit.ly/Yr8uRT

May 21 '13
May 8 '13
gingerhaze:

my sexy sexy body

gingerhaze:

my sexy sexy body

Apr 4 '13

kristaferanka:

And finally, probably the most popular, and my favourite, of all my X-force designs: Storm.

The prompt with her was a subtle one. Sam dictated that he wanted her to both have the regal-ness that we’ve known her as but because of her recent divorce, showcase the turmoil in her life and that at one point she was the rebel of the team. Not only is she a queen and a goddess, but she is punk rock. I must be honest, I never grew up with Mohawk storm, so that whole era is unfamiliar to me. My first introduction of storm is the Jim lee white costume. So what I more thought to do was capture the badassness that a queen could have, and have the punk rock show through personality.

1. With this design I was getting used to the character. There wasn’t much that went into this except for it being my interpretation of a Storm costume, with just some of my bells and whistles. Although it doesn’t really show here, I tried to go with a more subtle storm cape, but two giant yellow pieces of fabric aren’t very subtle. Hey I’m trying shit out.

2. This is almost the exact costume that was used for the final. I wanted a more sport conservative look. More stream lined. Strong slender, tall silhouette. I thought maybe a ponytail might be more practical for this line of work.

3. My terrible pass at a punk storm. Only thing of note about this one was this is Sam locked onto the mohawk and fought for it. 

4. Tried a different form of punk. I took the mohawk idea and went a little more modern with it. Looking back at this now this is way too similar to the look and vibe of the modern Frenzy. 

5. Retained a more conservative body suit look, no capes or flowing, but I did go nuts on the awesome storm hair.

6. So after I sent it in what was chosen was the costume from 2, but the capes from 1. I mocked that up, and figured out something for the back. But I didn’t feel the capes worked in this context, so I fought for the dress thing from the 2nd design.

7. Sam won with the Mohawk. We got the go to include it, and I got the go to use the dress. Also simplified the back just a tiny bit. This was the version I would have wanted to stop at, but Nick wanted her to have a bit more of a graphic flare when she was flying, so we attached the dress pieces to her arms to allow them to open up when she is riding the wind. 

Mar 29 '13

hammpix:

Page 3 is here.

Mar 26 '13
deantrippe:

khealywu:

paulscheer:

GOTHAM MAP
Someone spent alot of time on this and it’s worth it



Map of Gotham City, created for Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.  From The Dark Knight Manual.

deantrippe:

khealywu:

paulscheer:

GOTHAM MAP

Someone spent alot of time on this and it’s worth it

Map of Gotham City, created for Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy.  From The Dark Knight Manual.

Mar 13 '13
comicscansms:

The greatest panel in comic book history. The Thing versus Devil Dinosaur.
(The Thing #31) 

comicscansms:

The greatest panel in comic book history. The Thing versus Devil Dinosaur.

(The Thing #31)