Here's another redesign that I've been working on for a while now. I've always fancied simplifying the original five X-men's outfits, keeping the team uniform dynamic, whilst simultaneously evoking each character's individual personality and power. I did this by working off the traditional circle-and-X symbol and extrapolating various patterns and motifs for each suit.
Project: Rooftop have recently announced Beast as the subject of their next Fan-art Friday, so I started off with Hank, before getting carried away. Here are the results of my toil.
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Being a redesign of the First X-men Class, I went with pre-furry Hank. His symbol, extrapolated from the X, is supposed to evoke a fang-filled mouth, referencing his moniker rather than his temperament.
Cyclop's X symbol is actuall two Xs plastered together to look more like a giant eye. I was going to use it on his visor, but then it left the rest of his suit too solid and featureless and made it too top-heavy as a whole.
Angel's power-set/mutation is a little different here: instead of having wings growing out of his back as separate limbs (which would require huge pectoral muscles just to move, let alone fly), I made his wings grow from his arms, kind of like a feathery bat. Like Spidey villain the Vulture, he uses his wings primarily to glide rather than fly. Still, I wanted to imply that he is capable of flight, so I enlarged his chest and elongated his arms to emphasise how much strength he needs to take off.
Jean's x-symbol is made to look like concentric waves, referencing either her telepathy (mind-waves) or telekinesis (force-field). I gave her a full face mask just because the long red hair would act as a pretty clear clue to her identity, and I just thought it made her look cool :)
Not much of a change here at all really: I went for my favourite, original Jack Kirby 'snowman' design, and added the X-pattern to the boots, as well some gloves.
That's all, folks! As always, comments appreciated in the box below.
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