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Justice League - Hawkgirl Redesign by Femmes-Fatales Justice League - Hawkgirl Redesign by Femmes-Fatales
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]

Enjoy!
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MitchThe1Soul Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014   Digital Artist
Great resigning here. Looks like a warrior here.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I appreciate it.
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superfan22 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Love it.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks.
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Warriorking4ever Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Cool work for Hawkgirl :3, is your version of her still an alien & have that reincarnation thing going on?
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The bio provided here implies that she's human. I'm not really a fan of the alien origin. The Egyptian one is much more captivating. However, her origin here relies on neither. The reincarnation aspect of her narrative would not exist.
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Warriorking4ever Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
I'm okay with the alien origin (loved her on the show after all lol), but I will admit the origins of the Hawks are a bit convoluted at best, so I can see why taking one aspect of their origin over the other to simplify matters would make sense. The idea of her being friends with Wonder Woman & an archeology professor is pretty cool too, I could see Diana going to her for help tracking Cheetah, who's a tomb robber & archeologist gone bad herself after all. You go to an expect to hunt down an expert.

I liked how they gave her organic wings to drive home the idea that she's an alien on the show (& make her more exotic, since Kryptonians are basically the only aliens in DC who I feel can get away with being totally human looking). However, the mechanical wings work too if she's just a human wearing a hawk themed costume. How does the anti-grav aspect of the metal work? I assume it has to be charged or something otherwise it would float out of control
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's best to keep things simple, otherwise you confuse the audience. It's important to make works accessible.

As for the Nth metal, this version would be dependent on the user. It is inactive without a human host to guide it.
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spawndon Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
may I throw in a suggestion?
The strap coming down from her ...assets... down to her stomach, and the strap across her stomach, kinda looks uncomfortable. As in like it will be an impediment when she's doing agility based moves.

otherwise, all's great looking design overall.
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You'd be surprised on what is and what isn't comfortable. Despite the fact that it was initially very uncomfortable, Lucy Lawless states her Xena costume eventually felt like a second skin for her so straps are nothing in comparison to a bodice with all kinds of constrictive boning.
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