Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Project Rooftop: JLA Redesigns

Ok, so my track record over at P:R hasn't exactly been that good...
But I though I'd give the old redesigning thing another go.
I thought I'd try my hand at redesigning the Justice League of America's original and main line-up: Martian Manhunter, The Flash, Aquaman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman.

Martian Manhunter: I've always loved the designs of J'onn where he really looks like an actual alien, so I knew I wanted to emulate that. Rather than an overtly superhero suit, I decided to give him a more futuristic, segmented and insectoid armour, whilst still keeping the blue and straps.

Wonder Woman: With Diana I really just wanted her to look as much like an Amazon warrior princess as possible. I got rid of the blue and red, replacing them with browns and golds. I tried to make her look as battle-ready as possible, designing a costume which is hopefully both practical and intimidating.

Green Lantern: I went with the John Stewart GL mainly because he's the one I like most and am most familiar with. By moving the lantern emblem to the shoulders and giving the costume a very angular pattern design I wanted to bring across both John's military background and the Green Lantern Corps' status as intergalactic military/police force.
Aquaman: With AM I wanted to keep the colours and try and make him look both regal and otherworldly. Hence the wrap/cape, trident and silver decorations on the belt and boots. I tried to model his facial features on a greek sculpture and give him a slightly greenish skin tone. Also, I figured if we can have a blonde Bond, we can have a dark green-haired Aquaman :)

The Flash: Didn't want to change things too much, considering how iconic his costume is. I did however mess around with the logo a bit, and added light mesh fabric sections in the joint sections of the costume, as I figured Flash would suffer from terrible overheating and chafing.