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DC character redesigns by SamSaxton
DC character redesigns
The superhero genre is driven by wish fulfillment. Because of that, it's important for the viewer to want to wear whatever costumes are shown. Every character has to look and be cool. But most people these days seem to think the only way to be cool is to be 'dark', like Batman. I disagree with that. This set is an attempt to explain why.  

There's something inherently cool about just being goddamn better than everyone else. It doesn't matter how committed you are to principles of honor and so on; the winner is the winner. 

Double W is dope cause she's superior to masculine men in the main ways they would normally define themselves as such. She is cool as the embodiment of traditional, animalistic strength, with the help of some fantasy magic of yester-age. 

Batman (Movie costume, no redesign by me; cause you can't improve on perfection)
Batman doesn't use a gun, cause he doesn't need to; he IS a gun, and this costume embodies that. There's a reason every riot police uniform designer around the globe has been copying this suit since it came out: it's the ultimate costume for intimidation; a tactical black mechanistic musculature (with demonic looking horns and wings for good measure of course). 

Green Lantern
Green Lantern is a man whose power comes from his creativity, like many people in real life, and as such he can have a rock star-like appeal to him. 

Speed is fun, man. It should look fun. 

Aquaman (Jim Lee's awesome design with very minor edits by me)
I don't know what they were thinking when they rejected this Jim Lee design.… It makes him look royal and cool and everything he needs to be without actually changing anything fundamental to the original design. Easily the best redesign yet, but never used anywhere. You deserve better, Jim. 


Sam "No Nickname" Saxton
United States
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Mardoza Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Mr. Saxton I presume.
Been a while... Love the new stuff!
SamSaxton Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Indeed it has! I hope Massachusetts has treated you well. 
Mardoza Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Mass was a good time and on top of that I finally got a very expensive piece of paper with my name on it! You still in NY?
SamSaxton Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Indeed. Storyboarding, mostly. 
darkterry Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
haaaaaaaaaaaapy birthday:airborne::alientwo::cake::party:
MurphyAlter Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
As group founder, I welcome you to SkepticalArts.
SweetMyrrh Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
lol i need to stop favoriting you work. thnx for your gallery. it's schmexy o_O take care >:l
SamSaxton Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
thanks. I'll take all the favs I'll get. :)
vjavierv Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I was looking at your toshiba skins, yhey are cool, and I read your saying it will be desqualified. just get rid of the name and re-upload them. I'll do the same with one of my entries, thanks to what I read on your comments.
Splokamakis Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
Hey I took a look through a few of your pieces and I was impressed at the quality of a lot of your inked work. I didn't realize that you were a fellow student at SVA. Are you an alumni? This year is my senior year in the cartooning program. Are you still in school? If not have you been able to find jobs out of school or are you just doing your own work and building up your portfolio?
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