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X-Men Evolution - Jean Grey by Femmes-Fatales X-Men Evolution - Jean Grey by Femmes-Fatales
Here's the oh-so-lovely Jean Grey as she appears in "X-Men: Evolution." Other than a drawing of Shadowcat and Rogue, I really haven't drawn any of the X-Men as they appear in that particular costume. It's odd since the X-Men recur so frequently in my gallery and also since I rather enjoyed that cartoon. Though it may have veered away significantly from the source text, it still did an admirable job re-inventing the characters.

Jean Grey was one of the characters I found myself most impressed with in her re-invention. Though it would have been easy to write Jean in as the archetypal cheerleader type, the writers and producers instead chose to present her as an athlete. While she was still popular and remarkable in her physical appearance, she was so much more beyond that. Of course, she was also notable since she had one of the most recognizable evolutions in terms of her powers. If I had to pick, Jean would be among my top three in terms of favourite characters on the show. They also get props for foregoing the Phoenix storylines as it allowed Jean to shine without it. Far too often people say the most interesting thing about Jean is the Phoenix (bullpoop!) so it was refreshing that the only thing about the Phoenix we really got was a small flash-forward in the final episode (although, it would have played a role in the following season had the show been picked up for another season).

I also rather like the look they came up with for her. It's simple but effective. They take some of her coolest elements from her 616 costumes (i.e. the face mask and the colour green) and created a brand-new look for her. I certainly had fun drawing her here and I think she came out rather well. Her hair was especially fun to draw. I threw in the baseball not only to reference her athleticism from the series but to also maybe reference her powers as well. It either looks like she's about to catch it or that she's holding it mid-air. You decide. :P

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Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Lovely work. Evo was easily Jean's best showing in animation. The 90s series was almost bizarre in its less than ideal treatment of her, and W&TXM... well, that was a mediocre show at best and she was as flat and vapid as pretty much everyone else for the few minutes she actually appeared on screen. Terrible waste of Jennifer Hale's talents to boot. 


But they, Evo = best animated Jean
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I quite enjoyed "Wolverine & the X-Men" as it had so much potential. It gave us substantial appearances for characters we hadn't really seen adapted in speaking roles since the '90s series (namely Psylocke and Polaris).
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Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner 2 days ago
I'm sorry but I thought the writing for "Wolverine & The X-Men" was pretty sloppy. While it's nice to see a light shined on characters like Polaris & Psylocke the writers didn't do a good enough job of selling us on why it just *HAD* to be Wolverine as the leader other than his popularity, they stubbornly refused to give Cyclops any character development (seriously, they should have let Emma live so Cycke could quit the team & dump Jean so he could go pal around with Emma instead), with th exceptions of Emma & Nightcrawler they stubbornly refused to give any sort of characterization or development to the other X-Men beyond their most bare bone archetypes (Kitty = spunky girl, Iceman = wise cracking young hero, etc.) and their rehashes of Days of Future Past and the Phoenix Saga weren't all that interesting. Hell, they didn't even do much with the idea of Wolverine being pushed out of his comfort zone from ornery rebel to responsible leader. Episodes wasted on Wolverine having G-rated fights with the Hulk and rescuing the X-Men from a bunch of lame ninjas could have been put to better use fleshing out the rest of the team so that they'd be more than a bunch of talking action figures during the fight scenes. 

And then there was the constant recycling of character designs, specifically the faces. Seriously, after a while I felt like I was seeing the same face stacked on 5 or 6 different bodies with different hair. 
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This is no different from any other adaptation we've received of the X-Men. Wolverine has been continually thrust into the spotlight and this has created an uneven snapshot for the franchise. Characters are regularly ignored in favor of highlighting him.

The '90s series featured iffy animation and varied in story quality. Some episodes were stellar, while others were disposable. The characters were also adapted poorly - especially Storm and Jean Grey.

The X-Men films degraded in quality and was responsible for the marginalization of other X-Men in favor of shoving Wolverine down our throats. Acting quality was spotty too.

Evo fared better, but still had its dull or predictable moments. It also tended to hinge more on teenage stereotypes than all other versions. Kitty suffered most because of this. What happened to the sassy smart nerdy girl from the comics? I'll never get why they gave her Boom Boom's comic personality.

Then there's the anime. Decent in tone, but harpooned the characters. They became melodramatic and the women were dumbed down.

Across all adaptations, writers continually ignore on simple fact - there's no logical explanation for why Cyclops or Wolverine are chosen for leadership over Storm. She's been the most successful and trusted leader they've ever had. Under her guidance, they've had fewer casualties and have made bigger strides towards improving mutant welfare. That's what makes zero sense to me. Wolverine is ill-suited for team lead, Cyclops' leadership has led to the death of many X-Men, and Rogue's leadership proved disastrous. The only person who has rivalled Storm was Nightcrawler, but he lacks many of the traits and skills Storm has. Adaptations will forever fall short of the comics as long as Storm continues to be marginalized. There's a reason why Chris Claremont's first run on Uncanny X-Men is still upheld as the greatest era for the X-Men -- because he wrote it as Storm and Her Uncanny Friends.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
Beaatfuil work on her not sure how I feel about Marvel bring the oringal 60's jean back into the comics
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Jkthelemonking Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
I personally like many of the features of Evolution the most, and the Phoenix thing isn't for developing Jean....its for making Wolverine and Cyclops's lives miserable.

Her development in the other two is minimal at best. Perhaps Wolverine's X Mecan get a slide as she was out of it for a while......
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The original Dark Phoenix Saga had very little to do with making Wolverine's life miserable. It was a love story between Scott and Jean. It's the adaptations that mess around with that by including Wolverine in a rather melodramatic soap opera love triangle that does no favours to any of the characters included. The original Dark Phoenix Saga also dealt with Jean and her own dark impulses and the Ultimate version of the Phoenix storylines place Jean in the forefront of those narratives explicitly dealing with HER perspective. Those familiar with Jean from the comics are aware that her narrative extends beyond Scott and Logan when it comes to the Phoenix.
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Lion-O-VS-He-Man Featured By Owner 4 days ago
The adaptations are evil - just like Wolverine. ;)
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Femmes-Fatales Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Kay...
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seanwiccan18 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Awesomesauce!!! I freaking loved this show. X-Men: Evolution was a wonderfully done show with awesome redesigns of characters. It's probably the only show I've ever really liked Rogue in, which is saying something. XD But this piece isn't about that wannabe murderer, it's about the lovely Jean Grey.

I actually really liked Jean in the show as well. I love how she was friends with everyone and her being popular didn't go to her head. I never got why she was with Duncan, since he was so annoying. Lol. Dumb jock. I always liked watching Jean on the show. She always seemed to be the one that helped save the day. Her powers always game in handy and she never became the damsel. She was tough and could take on anyone. I really liked the mentorship that happened when Amara was introduced. I always like the scene where they are in the caves below the school and Jean is helping Amara learn to use her powers. Of course that episode rocked all the way through since it was the Bayville Siren episode. I love how when Scott decided the "help" when the rock is falling and it crumbles and goes everywhere, Jean chews him out big time. That is so freaking hilarious. I actually think I liked the girls a lot more than the guys in that show. Lol. Jean, Kitty, Storm, Rogue, Amara, Tabitha. They were all awesome in that show.

I actually think they did an awesome job on Jean's redesigned costume too. I never really got the face mask, but I think that is does work well with the overall look they were going for. Each one of thier costumes was unique and stood out. I really loved the animation style of the show. I think that you did a great job on capturing that here. And remembering your previous Kitty and Rogue pieces, you do a wonderful job at making them look like the Evo animation style. I think that that is really awesome. I really love the pose you have her in as well. It's a pose that really suits her. Her hair is freaking fabulous in this piece. The way it's off to one side and cascades down her back and curls up. Perfection. You also made her very pretty, just like she is in the cartoon. I also like the background. It's interesting and adds a certain something-something to this piece. Lol. I also like how you have her using her powers by floating the baseball. And I get the connection to her athletic roots in the show, but shouldn't it have been a soccerball? I mean she was the soccer star at Bayville High. :P

Over all this is another amazing piece of Jean you have here to add to your gallery. I love seeing you do more Evo characters and think that it would be awesome to see you do more of them. Lol. Maybe that could be a new series since you seem to be completely a lot of your current ones. Lol. That would just mean that I'd have to go back and re-watch all the Evo episodes so that I could comment on the pieces with fresh knowledge. :D I wouldn't be opposed to going back and re-watching them either. XD
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