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JLI - Ice Redesign by Femmes-Fatales JLI - Ice Redesign by Femmes-Fatales
Justice League International redesigns, part 2 of 8.

Having asked you all pick your favourite reserve Justice League members from a selective list, Ice landed second last. Out of 70 votes, she received a low 7.

Hailing from a small Nordic kingdom, Tora Olafsdotter is a Princess who is known for her kindness and sincerity. A constant fixture in European tabloids, Tora's international tours have drawn a lot of press and has endeared her to the world. When the US government paired with the United Nations tasked Amanda Waller with putting together a metahuman strike force, Tora was chosen due to her popularity, reasoning that she would give the team a likeability and would lead the public to trust this Justice League. However, Tora was largely untrained in physical combat but was a master of her unique ice-casting abilities. Nevertheless, Waller required Tora to pass several tests and specifically had Tora train with the team's top agent -- Beatriz da Costa. Despite their differences, Tora and Beatriz became quick friends. Upon passing her tests, Tora adopted the codename 'Ice' while Beatriz took to being called 'Fire.'

Ice's redesign here is obviously a marriage of her various outfits. I wanted to create something streamlined that could pass for some kind of spysuit. It should be practical. While I initially toyed with giving her a furry hooded shrug, I eschewed that in favour of a cute fuzzy scarf. I think it really highlights her personality a little better. Her design is conservative and girlish. I also decided to keep the little iceberg logo on her chest as well. You'll notice that each member of the JLI in this series will have some kind of logo on their costume. It's a way to allow the public to brand them and recognize them. I also decided to keep Ice's hair cropped short but not too short. It's essentially a modern take on her classic hairstyle. I actually based it off of a haircut "actress" Katie Holmes once had.

Remember, all the other DC Comics redesigns can be found in my gallery. Also, all biographic information here is a speculative and create re-envisioning of what I would do with the character so naturally it's non-canon.

Enjoy! :)
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LazerBat Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd buy that. Nice job.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Not really sure what that means but it sounds like a good thing so I'll take it.
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LazerBat Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a good thing.
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DrKaleidoscope Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
is Fire gonna be next?
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
If you've read the comment box, you'll see that the order of the pieces is determined by the related poll I had on my page so to see the sequencing all you have to do is check that out. :)
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DrKaleidoscope Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
just think the two should come in a pair, since that's how they usually work in the DCU. I love those two, especially since Fire's fire is green colored! Awesome
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Despite the fact that they're very much associated, Fire has proven to have more popularity than Ice for some reason. In previous polls where they've both been involved, Fire always gets more votes and her drawings have generally received more favs.
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DrKaleidoscope Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
that's sad, I think fire wants to stay with her bestie, don't keep them apart.

btw, love your Huntress, she is the epitome of a badass superheroine
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I imagine part of why Fire's popularity extends a little further than Ice's is that Fire is more sexualized so there are some people who gravitate towards her for her physical appearance. It's sad, but true.

Yeah, Huntress is pretty badass. Although, I wouldn't say she's the only "epitome of a badass" in comic books especially when you consider the fact that she's part of a company that features Wonder Woman and Black Canary as well as D-listers like Lady Shiva.
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DrKaleidoscope Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
fire is pretty sexualized, but Ice usually has a giant cleavage window that rivals powergirl's
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ice has never had a cleavage window in the comics. The only time she's ever had a cleavage window was in the kid's show "Batman: The Brave & The Bold." Elsewhere, she's always been very modest. That's the whole point between Fire and Ice. Fire is the feisty and sassy Latina with a bold sense of style while Ice is the quiet and demure Nordic princess.
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Spoiler-Ticket Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Time to do some commenting up in her. I'll try not to disappoint you good sir.

Well first thing I saw on this redesign that I loved was the scarf. I just love how you drew and colored it and I feel as though it fits Ice's character very well. And I've said before how much I love your way of drawing hair styles. I mean I could look for your gallery for ages and never find a repeat of a certain hairstyle and I feel that is what attracts me to your art so much.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness, you just paid me a rather incredible compliment with the whole hairstyles thing. You know, I do try to really draw a variety of hairstyles and I think it's really meant to reflect the personalities of the characters I draw. It'd be boring for every comic book female to have generic diva weaves and for all the men to have the stock guy style. So, thank you so much for touching upon that and for actually showing appreciation for that effort. It's also good to see that the scarf has gone over well as well as the colour scheme. I was actually worried it might be too dark so it's gratifying to hear that it's done well. Thanks! :)
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Spoiler-Ticket Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think the scarf looks too dark at all. I really liked that you outlined it though with blue lines rather then just black lines like most would do.

And yes those hairstyles man. I envy your art so much when I look at the hair XD It's like 'How do I get that good?' I mean how you draw hair it looks just so natural and flowing on some characters and that's just really cool in my opinion.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I was actually referring to the costume itself as being perhaps too dark. Ice is moreso known for wearing icy blues so using deeper blues is a bit different.

Honestly, I don't think my art is "that good" so it's really flattering to hear that some people do think it is. When it comes to hair specifically, a lot of the times I will have to reference actual styles when I'm not doing the generic diva weaves. Something else I find really helps is observing those little Micro-Heroes and seeing how the lines of those hairstyles work. As every artist knows, it just takes practice. Actually, a friend of mine on deviantART is someone who I personally uphold as being a great illustrator of hairstyles. Her name is ~Chalaya and the way she colours hair is awe-inspiring. If you ever have the time, you should definitely check out her stuff.
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Spoiler-Ticket Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will indeed!
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Brandiphaba Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The scarf was a really nice touch :)
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. :)
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Brandiphaba Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ^^
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timbo2727 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
the scarf looks great, you've nailed it with the hair giving her the perfect balance of fun and sophistication.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks man! I'm glad you like the scarf as well as the hairstyle. It's good to hear that it's a balance of fun and sophistication. I appreciate it.
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timbo2727 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
haha good! that's what I like about your redesigns there always innovative and inventive but still ring true to the character.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wouldn't say my designs are "always" innovative and inventive since I owe so much to the designs that have come before mine. I'm always the first to admit it when something I've designed isn't original and I'll cite my inspirations. It just doesn't seem right to take credit for things that you are not wholly responsible for. Of course, this is probably bored into my head from being an English major where plagiarism is regarded as the ultimate scholastic sin.
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mpz28 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
nice :)
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todsen19 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Seriously, are you ever going to make JSA Redesigns??
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have any plans at the present to redesign the Justice Society. Of course, as ~seanwiccan18 stated if you would like to see them you can always commission me to do so. When he knew I wouldn't be drawing redesigns for Magma, Multiple Man and Sunspot in my X-Men series, ~seanwiccan18 commissioned me to draw them. He also touched on something in his reply to your comment as well that I hope you take to heart. It can be discouraging when a person comments on a work of art and their comment doesn't bother to address the art itself. It's nice to hear encouraging words about a work of art so when us artists get comments that come across as orders or as ignorant of what we've drawn it can feel really disrespectful of the hard work we've put into doing said piece. I hope you'll think about that when next you comment on something. :)
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seanwiccan18 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
I don't know if you are aware, but he does take commissions. You could always commission him if you want to see those redesigns so bad, you know, instead of being pushy and rude. I don't know if you meant to come off as rude, but that's how it reads. Also, what does an Ice redesign have to do with JSA redesigns? I would think that you could have at least said something about this redesign. That's what the comment section is for, so that you can make comments on the piece that has been posted. So you can say what you like about it, don't like about, that kind of thing. Just some food for thought.
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todsen19 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I was not being rude at all!!!! I was just asking a question!!
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