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Aquaman Redesign by DanielHeard Aquaman Redesign by DanielHeard
My redesign of Arthur Curry for Project: Rooftop's Sea Change contest.
With this I just tried to remain as faithful to the classic look as possible while throwing in some little twists, and a really big A. The center "eye" of the A was inspired by pacific northwest tribal art and is meant to imply an all seeing eye of the King. The Harpoon was inspired by his old hook hand, which in turn inspired the Captain Ahab beard.
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Universe18 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014
No hoodie
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PeterSaga631 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Really nice redesign and render! One comment though - Perhaps some googles would add some additional interest to the design as well? Like the one's the Olympic swimmers wear! 
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CarlPearce Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional
Very cool. I like it. It's a little more intimidating than usual too.
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L4nd0 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Student General Artist
this is great
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DanielHeard Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
hey thanks.
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L4nd0 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student General Artist
yup i love it
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richyunspoken Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great pic shame aquaman sux but sitll good pic
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KratosSon Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
cool!
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hippie-monkey Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Very well done! My only nitpick is the hood is a little silly. Perhaps a full cowl?
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DanielHeard Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011
Perhaps. I think that it fit too tight. A little looser and it would feel more natural, but I was going for a streamlining effect for swimming.
One contest judge said that he looks like Cornhoolio. Hard to argue.
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Incognegro65 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Awesome, I dig it!!!
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DanielHeard Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
Thanks man. I really dig the one you did with the aqua fish scales.
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BatFromFire Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
This is pretty awesome
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Grailee Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
NICE! Love it! Not sure if the "eye" of the "A" look like Pacific Northwest tribal art, but its a nice touch and thought. Like the way you gave Arthur a medieval look by giving him a chainmail hood. Not to mention the color usage is beautiful.
This piece will definately be in the top running in the contest! :)
A technical question: Out of curiousity how did you do the scale armour? Did you painted it in one by one or do you use a texture to map it over or you made use of filter?
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DanielHeard Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Thanks. The "A" shape used to have much more tribal pattern within. Most of the time as the final is being drawn from the sketches, a lot of the detail is reduced.
The fish scales were sourced from a photo of fish skin, that was then 'warped' in photoshop to fit the individual cylinder shapes of the body. That's composited with the shadow and color layers. Takes a lot of little tweaks to get right.
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Grailee Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Ah I see. Thanks for the insight. I guess finding the right image and compositing it to make it look natural isn't an easy task.
By the way, congrats for winning!
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snibbits Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
very fishy, very royal. I love the scaly texture and the webbed fingers :)
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