Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

If you have any good Halloween superhero redesign costumes you made for Halloween, send them to 23spades@gmail.com! Here's Angel Bonesteel sporting a new twist on the traditional Robin costume for the holiday.

Happy Halloween!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Fire and Ice

Here are the 1920s themed Fire and Ice entries. We will be accepting entries up until Halloween for this theme as well, because we got AMAZING results this time around and got a lot of e-mails expressing further interest in submissions/wanting to submit if more time allowed. So keep them coming guys!


Christopher Duran's Fire and Ice:



Maya N's Fire and Ice:




Marie Provence's Fire:


Michael Nelsen's Fire and Ice:


Ronnie Munter's Fire and Ice:


Stephanie Kern's Fire and Ice:



Jack Foster's Fire and Ice:

Fire and Ice...

Will be posted TONIGHT before midnight...get them in, guys!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Fire and Ice Extension

Hey guys!

A lot of us who wanted to do Fire and Ice this time around were unable to finish in time due to midterms but still want to draw them...so we're going to extend the deadline to next Saturday, October 23rd. So please make sure you have them in by the NEW date, October 24th.

Thanks for your patience...this will allow for many more awesome and creative entries!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Matt Ryan's Nightwing

I love Matt Ryan's Nightwing, especially his creative backstory.



After a long stint as the drummer for the hardcore death-metal band Dynamic Duo, Dick Grayson now tours with the Titans. The Titans, as you may recall, include Wally West on electric guitar, Raven on tambourine and Koriand'r on lead vocals. Garth Jackson Hyde replaced Roy Harper on bass and back-up vocals, during his long battle with heroine addiction. Victor Stone, though not an official member of the group, has worked on several collaborations with the Titans in the past, and is rumored to be featured in the Titan's next album titled "You Suck, Dan DiDio Please Stop Killing Us Off."

Sunday, October 3, 2010

The hero(es) for 10/17 are...






The theme for this duo is 1920s. You can feel free to redesign only one of the two if you wish, but doing them together is preferred. Here is a good site for some inspiration--there's definitely a lot to draw from.


They are due by 10/17/10 so make sure to get them into 23spades@gmail.com before the seventeenth!



Fire and Ice image courtesy of Adam Hughes.

Nightwing

Here are the musical genre/movement themed Nightwings! I'm impressed with the variety we received this time around.


Justin Wheeler's Nightwing:


Brittany Seiveno's Raver Nightwing:


Kayla Cline's Baroness Album Cover Nightwing:


Alex Barton's Metal Nightwing:


Elliot Boyette's Punk Rock Nightwing:


Michael Vinson's Jazz Nightwing:

I don't really have a description for him, other than he is a 1940's Jazz/Big Band Nightwing. You could always go with the obvious pun: "He had such a bland costume I thought I would jazz it up."

Brian le Golem's Disco Nightwing:


Erik M. Held's Nightwing:

"This next one's for Barbara...." Richard Grayson, performing live all this week at the Nightwing Lounge, Gotham City's premiere blues club! Really, this is a guy at a piano, save that the glasses have a modified version of his Nightwing (3rd costume) logo. Also, he's smiling a little, as Grayson is eternally optimistic, compared to his mentor, concert pianist Bruce Waynovitsky. Pardon the sketch; no time to ink or scan properly.

Juan Antonio RodrĂ¿ffffedguez Armas' Glam Nightwing:


Calvin Vankeersbilck's Nightwing:

My design is Nightwing as a member of a mid 1960's Mod band. I think of them more similar to the Who, or The Kinks, rather than the Byrds or the Monkees.
I tried to combine Nightwing's whole costume history in the design, the tie represents the yellow wing pattern that was on his first two costumes, and the blue tones are also there to reflect that. I decided to go with a grayish purple rather than black for the jacket because the black really washed out the details.
For the Robins I decided to try and represent versions of their different costumes.
I also tried to embody the different personalities in each outfit, Damian was given an edwardian Arthur Rimbaud like style, the green is a lot more subtle.
And Jason's outfit looks kind of like he's trying really hard to be cool, and not pulling it off as well.


Jeremy Todd's Nightwing:

The idea was kind of a Jimi Hendrix-esque look for Nigthwing. I was trying to brainstorm what kind of look from class rock would work for Nightwing and came across a picture of Hendrix in this Hussar's jacket. I thought all the piping would make a nice parallel to his 70s look and allow for a big collar. The western shirt kind of continues the look. And the guitar strap pays tribute to the Robin/Batman utility belt.



Thanks for submitting to the regulars, and to the new contributors as well! As usual, the next superhero will be announced later tonight, so keep looking.