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Hi all! 

I wanted to update you all on the DC Universe head canon redesign series I've been working on for the past few months. For those of you that have been following the project, you'll know that I've drawn approximately 25 character so far from teams like the Justice League, Teen Titans, Justice Society and the Outsiders.

Since favourites and comments have been drying up a little bit, I take this to mean that perhaps I'm not drawing the characters or teams you all want to see most. I do have a list I've been working off of, so I wanted to share it with you all. That way, you can vote for the characters you want to see most.

Pick your top five or top ten, and I'll record it into a tally I'm keeping. Those that receive the most votes receive priority and will be drawn first. An argument or reason for why you chose who you chose is a major added plus too and I'll be tickled pink if you do so.

Also, note that I will not be drawing villains at this time, so please refrain from suggesting characters not on the list below.

My to-do list (from which you'll be voting) can be found below:

  • Arsenal (Roy Harper)
  • Aqualad (Kaldur'ahm)
  • Atom (Ray Palmer)
  • Batgirl (Barbara Gordon)
  • Batman (Bruce Wayne)
  • Black Bat (Cassandra Cain)
  • Blue Beetle (Ted Kord)
  • Booster Gold (Michael Jon Carter)
  • Bumblebee (Karen Beecher)
  • Captain Atom (Nathaniel Adam)
  • Constantine
  • Cyborg (Victor Stone)
  • Deadman (Boston Brand)
  • Doctor Fate (Khalid Nassour)
  • Doctor Light (Kimiyo Hoshi)
  • Elongated Man (Ralph Dibny)
  • Fire (Beatriz da Costa)
  • Firestorm (Jason Rusch)
  • Flamebird (Bette Kane)
  • Flash (Barry Allen)
  • Green Lantern (Hal Jordan)
  • Green Lantern (John Stewart)
  • Gypsy (Cindy Reynolds)
  • Hawk and Dove (Hank Hall and Dawn Granger)
  • Hawkgirl (Kendra Munoz-Saunders)
  • Hawkman (Carter Hall)
  • Ice (Tora Olafsdotter)
  • Jade (Jennifer-Lynn Hayden)
  • Kid Flash (Bart Allen)
  • Liberty Belle (Jessica Chambers)
  • Madame Xanadu
  • Manhunter (Kate Spencer)
  • Maxima
  • Mera
  • Miss Martian (M'gann M'orzz)
  • Mister Miracle (Scott Free)
  • Mister Terrific (Michael Holt)
  • Obsidian (Todd Rice)
  • Phantom Lady (Sandra Knight)
  • Red Robin (Tim Drake)
  • Robin (Damian Wayne)
  • Spoiler (Stephanie Brown)
  • Starling
  • Superboy (Kon-El)
  • Supergirl (Kara Zor-El)
  • Superman (Kal-El)
  • Vixen (Mari McCabe)
  • Wildcat (Ted Grant)
  • Wonder Girl (Cassandra Sandsmark)
  • Zatanna

For those of you who have yet to check out the designs I've done so far or if you've missed any, feel free to click on the links below and fav/comment on them. That's always appreciated. :)

JUSTICE LEAGUE



TEEN TITANS



JUSTICE SOCIETY



BATWOMAN & THE OUTSIDERS


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  • Listening to: Kylie Minogue
  • Reading: Lois Lane: A Celebration of 75 Years

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Justice League - Zatanna Redesign by Femmes-Fatales
Justice League - Zatanna Redesign
After asking you all to select your top five or top ten favourite DC Comics characters that you'd like to see me redesign next in my DCU revamp, Zatanna surprisingly placed in the second tier of the results. She was far from being one of the most requested characters, but received enough votes to give her priority. TristanDavis, ChazH101 and TylerMusselman all included her in their lists, so this one is for them.

As the daughter of the legendary stage magician Giovanni Zatara and the sorceress Sindella, Zatanna has a lot to live up to as a fledgling witch. A showgirl at heart, Zatanna feels most at home when she is on stage, thrilling audiences with her unique brand of backwards magic the way her father once did. She's only just begun to put her mystical gifts to use as a superhero and is still finding her way within the community, but she's eager to impress.

Much like my recently posted redesign of Vixen (found here: fav.me/d8zjpbj), redesigning Zatanna proved to be a huge challenge for me. She's so well-known for her suit and tie, that it's near impossible to come up with something that could be just as cool and just as iconic. For the purposes of my design, I really wanted something more heroic and something that had much more flare. I see Zatanna as the ultimate diva and as a consummate showgirl, so I wanted her to look really fierce and really fabulous. My major inspiration for this piece was the Amalgam character White Witch, who was a mashup of Zatanna and Scarlet Witch. I liked the cape and the overall aesthetic, but added my own touches to it.

Now, every time I design Zatanna I get A LOT of flack for drawing her in high heels. These are probably way higher than anything I'd drawn her in too. So before lacing into me about the practicality of this outfit, let us remember that we're discussing a fictional character that speaks backwards spells. In other words, this is a woman who has the ability to enchant herself and her clothing so that she can fight in just about anything without having a wardrobe malfunction or breaking her ankles. As a few of you know, I design by character and consider their powers and personality. I would never draw Batgirl in heels, but with Zatanna the magic gives me room to provide a more diverse and extreme appearance. Yes, the shoes are stripperific, but she's also a burlesque-style showgirl in my head who can perform spells that make it impossible for her to injure herself wearing them. So there.

That said, I do love hearing from you all, so please feel free to drop me a comment below to let me know what you think of this design ("Hiss - those shoes!") and Zatanna herself.

Enjoy!
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Batgirl Inc - Flamebird by Femmes-Fatales
Batgirl Inc - Flamebird
This is yet another fan demanded redesign, selected through a journal asking you all for who you wanted to see me redesign next. To my pleasant surprise, a few of you named Flamebird as one of them. Godzilla713, AWRowland and justinator119 all included Flamebird in their lists, so this one is for you guys.

Born in Gotham City, but raised in California, Elizabeth Kane is a passionate tennis player whose world changed forever when she discovered her cousin Kate was the vigilante known as Batwoman. Inspired by her older cousin's adventures, Elizabeth donned her own costume and took to fighting crime on the streets of Los Angeles, much to Kate's dismay. Though she's still fairly rough around the edges, Elizabeth is an exuberant young woman who lives for the thrills of being a hero. She's recently developed an occasional partnership with the Teen Titan Nightwing, but spends most of her time working for Batgirl Incorporated as one of its key operatives.

Flamebird was yet another interesting challenge. She's only really had three notable looks - her Bat-Girl ensemble and her two Flamebird costumes. Obviously I took the most inspiration from her modern Flamebird look, decking her out in fiery reds, oranges and golds. I gave her a skirted bodysuit over her tights in order to reference her status as a tennis player and accessorized the look with a utility belt, flaming cape and a mask. I eschewed the goggles in favour of keeping it simple on this one.

In reimagining her background, I wanted to link her to both Batwoman and Nightwing while still allowing her to be her own character. Part of that meant making her a west coast hero with only the faintest of ties to Gotham City. I also figure that Nightwing and Flamebird would have met in their civilian identities by going to the same college, which then led to their friendship and partnership. For those curious as to what Nightwing and Batwoman look like in my version of the DCU, you can find their accompanying redesigns by following these links - fav.me/d8ugn41 (Batwoman) and fav.me/d8jvc7x (Nightwing). For more Batgirl Inc. redesigns, head on over to my gallery.

As always, I love hearing from you guys so feel free to leave a comment below letting me know what you think of this piece and of Flamebird herself.

Enjoy! :)
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Justice League - Vixen Redesign by Femmes-Fatales
Justice League - Vixen Redesign
When I asked you all to pick your top five or top ten favourite DC Comics characters that you'd like to see me redesign as part of my revamp of the DCU, the biggest and most pleasant surprise was that Vixen landed in the top tier of the selections. She was one of the more popular characters amongst you all, receiving just as more votes than Cyborg and fan-favourite Black Bat. TristanDavis, ChazH101, Leumasy, justinator119 and TylerMusselman all included her in their lists, so this redesign is for them.

Once a popular supermodel hailing from Nigeria, Mari McCabe traded in the catwalk for the boardroom when she became the editor-in-chief for a prominent fashion magazine in France. It was around this time that Mari inherited a mystical totem from her grandfather, one which enables her to channel the abilities and traits of any animal on Earth. With this new gift, she has taken to fighting injustice as the heroine known as Vixen, with a special focus on diminishing drug and sex trafficking in Africa and Europe. She has since become a valued member of the Justice League, taking part in their International division.

Like most heroes who have one iconic look, it was a challenge to take on Vixen for a redesign. I decided to give her a two-piece suit that references her namesake in its colour scheme. Her hairstyle further refers to this, with it being like a tail. The fun thing with Mari is that you can vamp her up while also showing how strong she is, due to her fashion background and since her abilities make her fairly impervious to harm. I was really happy to add her to my growing cast of characters though, since I think she came out really well.

As always, I love hearing from you guys so feel free to drop a comment below letting me know what you think of the art and of Vixen herself. Of course, if you'd like to see more redesigns head on over to my gallery.

Enjoy! :)
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Classic Captain America by Femmes-Fatales
Classic Captain America
Since I drew the Wasp in her classic Silver Age costume (found here: fav.me/d8z3ps7), I figured I'd test out another Avenger on you guys. I haven't drawn a lot of Marvel lately and drawings of guys are hit and miss with you all, but I wanted to try my hand at Captain America nonetheless. I've only drawn him a couple times before in my life, so this was a bit of a challenge. I wanted to keep it sleek and classic, giving you all hopefully a timeless take on one of Marvel's most iconic Avengers.

Enjoy!
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Teen Titans - Cyborg Redesign by Femmes-Fatales
Teen Titans - Cyborg Redesign
Having asked you all to pick the top five or top ten characters you'd like to see me redesign most for my take on the DC Universe, Cyborg ranked high amongst the entries I received. TristanDavis, Leumasy, K-Jounin and Jyger85 all included Cyborg in their lists, so this piece is for them.

College student Victor Stone was always used to being the best. He regularly placed top of his class and excelled at nearly every sport he tried. It's this competitive spirit that has propelled him forward in life, but tragedy has marred his once optimistic outlook. While interning for his father at S.T.A.R. Labs, Victor was caught in an explosion that left him at death's door. His father performed a life-saving procedure that fused Victor with organic cybernetics. These enhancements have granted him superior strength and speed, sharpened his intellect and have weaponized his body into a top-of-the-line shapeshifting armoury. Though he struggles with his humanity, he has used these new abilities to fight for justice as the hero Cyborg alongside other young heroes.

Of all of the redesigns I've done so far, the Teen Titans' have proven to be the most popular. Nightwing (fav.me/d8jvc7x), Donna Troy (fav.me/d8jzqlh), Raven (fav.me/d8k1nie) and Starfire (fav.me/d8ks2i3) showed that I was on the right track (sadly, they all left Beast Boy [fav.me/d8oe21t] in the dust). Interestingly, I'd left Cyborg out of the equation. I couldn't quite figure out where I wanted him. My original plan was to post both his and Martian Manhunter's redesign (you can find his redesign here - fav.me/d8oe21t), with whoever had the most favourites taking the seventh spot on the Justice League. As time passed, I just threw caution to the wind and opted to put Cy on the Titans.

This actually isn't my first Cyborg redesign in this current line of redesigns. I did one a month or so ago, but scrapped it because I felt it was too clunk. Armour is hard as hell to get right and I'm just not very skilled at making it look good. As such, I went back to the drawing board and attempted something much more streamlined. I was really inspired by Cyborg's most recent look, as well as the Superior Iron Man suit. It's basically a silver and black suit that is organic in nature, which means that he can shapeshift parts of his body to create cybernetic weaponry. The only parts that don't transform are where you see skin. This enables him to do everything from create a sonic canon to being able to fly to teleportation.

As always, I love hearing from you guys so feel free to leave a comment below letting me know what you think of this design and of Cyborg himself.

Also, feel free to check out my gallery for more redesigns or click on any of the links above to see the rest of the Teen Titans.

Enjoy!
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TylerMusselman Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
tylermusselman.deviantart.com/… Here is the redesign finished, also please ignore the batman like hood ( I couldn't get rid of the tips lol )
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Commented on it. :)
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TylerMusselman Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you ever see this www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-y78J… ?
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
There's actually a scene in the comic book storyline Hush where Batman tasks Catwoman with, essentially, holding Talia hostage. While doing so, Lady Shiva busts in and wipes the floor with Catwoman. Talia then blindsides Shiva, knocking her out, allowing her to escape. Man I love Hush... One of my all-time favourite Batman stories, second only to The Long Halloween.
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TylerMusselman Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That reminds me since you said Long Halloween , do you like Catwoman's long Halloween costume in Arkham City ? Not many people do but I think it's pretty cool looking. 
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
No, I don't. Tim Sale, the artist who originally drew it in the pages of The Long Halloween, adapted it from the costume she was wearing at the time in her solo book. He added the bangles and made the mask look like a rat mask. They were unnecessary additions in my mind, especially the bangles. What thief goes out prowling in what is notoriously known for being one of the loudest jewellery known to man? Haha! Oddly enough, The Long Halloween takes place early in her career so it made no sense for her to be wearing that costume instead of her Year One look.

In case you're curious, this is the look Tim Sale based her costume off of - archive.facetasm.com/bundles/b… . I wish they'd actually chosen her iconic '90s costume, admittedly one of my personal favourites, but I have a feeling they didn't due to how difficult it is to animated hair. You can see that costume here: capesandwhips.com/wp-content/u… .
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CrazyFunPunk Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Love your artwork
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I noticed you almost exclusively favourited my old work prior to switching over to Photoshop. If you like my work, I definitely encourage you to check out the stuff from late 2014 onward. :)
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CrazyFunPunk Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
I will
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TylerMusselman Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have a question for you if you don't mind. There are a couple of characters I am thinking about giving a redesign but I can't choose between Storm or Scarlet Witch. Thank you in advance :)
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