Justice League redesigns, part 6 of 12.
Having asked you all pick your favourite Justice League members from a selective list, Hawkgirl settled in the middle. Out of 92 votes, she only received six.
For Hawkgirl's character, I wanted to re-imagine her as an academic whose occupation as Professor Shayera Hall at Columbia University serves as an interesting flip-side to her alter ego as the warrior Hawkgirl. I see Shayera as gentle and loving individual whose presence was calming for her husband Carter (the late Hawkman). Furthermore, I see her as Wonder Woman's closest friend and would work alongside the Amazon Princess' dear friend Julia Kapatelis at the university. Her position as a historian opens up a lot of interesting narratives and it enables me to really slide her into Wonder Woman's world effortlessly. As Hawkgirl, however, Shayera's warmth and gentility seemingly melts away as she becomes an unstoppable warrior. It's an interesting dynamic that I feel works for the character.
For the look, I wanted to really have her warrior status come across in her clothing. The look is a hodge-podge of details that I threw together to create something that hopefully shows off how badass she is. I was truly inspired by how her character acted and appeared in Brightest Day so I that is really reflected here in some ways. However, there is a bit of Kendra Saunders' style thrown in as well. I was also partially inspired by the clothing of a character on Xena: Warrior Princess particularly with the straps on her chest as well as the black gloves on her arms. I'm happy with how she came out and I hope you all like it too!
For those interested, the rest of the League redesigns can be found in my gallery and if you'd like to read a review of the Hawkgirl-centric Brightest Day you can check mine out here: [link]