I love filling in these blank covers!
A sketch of Cable of the X-Force.
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So to wrap things up on the redesign project with the stock pile crew, I have redesigned a character of my choosing. After messing with the colors for the Whizzer, I really liked them, and wanted to test them out on a new simple costume for Wolverine. Not much to say otherwise, I made him short and burly, and got rid of any kind of belt. Removed his gloves, and exposed his arms. Why? Because I needed to make an X out of his overall design. fashion over function bub! Peace!
Even on my birthday, I still don’t stop making art. So I was given the tough job of redesigning Omega Red by Joel Lolar. Because he picked my name out of a hat! Well, I wasn’t too sure how to tackle a Jim Lee 90’s era designed character. They are so over the top in their designs back then, that I went in a new direction of simplicity. Omega Red is essentially a zombie turned killing machine. I gave him a Russian influenced coat, boots, and headband. I decided to make his adamantium tentacles come from his palms, as I feel that gives more accuracy when ejecting them. Yes, they do have lubrication or they would sound terrible when flailing all around. I removed Omega Red’s nose, as that is one of the first things to decay when you die. The real feeling of my redesign is best seen in the small illustration of him standing with the tentacle peeking out from the big coat. I thought he would be way more threatening this way. I had to keep his blonde hair, but decided to make it dread-lock style, but surgically attached to keep his head skin together, as you can see it coming under the head as well.
So, hopefully the big coat idea is well received, as I feel like too many times villains just get super muscular bodies with spandex. Here’s to jackets and coats of all kinds!
I have always been intrigued by the sketch cover variant of marvel books over the recent years. I have boughten a few and never got around to bringing it to an artist to have a sketch on it, mostly because I don’t think after paying an artist I really like draw something that I would want it on a comic cover. But I just recently bought the All New X-men comic from Marvel Now, and decided I am gonna make my OWN sketch cover. In the story Beast goes back in time (sans delorian) and tells young cyclops that he needs to convince the present day cyclops to stop being a monster. So i just assume these two will come face to face and defy any time parodox. So that’s what I decided to go with on the sketch cover. I posted a series of pictures showing my progress. Also you can see my wide array of copic sketch markers that came in very handy with this peice. I was pretty happy with it, and may post it on ebay with a reserve and see what happens!