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JLA rebooted by rainingcrow JLA rebooted by rainingcrow
full download is huge, but totally worth it.

The latest in my dc characters redesign series, going from right to left we have green arrow, black canary, hawkgirl, huntress, supergirl, aquaman, green lantern, superman, martian manhunter in the back, wonder woman, batman, the flash, power girl , wonder girl , doctor fate, speedy, and cyborg on the far left... This will all eventually be stylized and hand illustrated one day when I have the time, but for now expect some oddities in the appearances. Mainly this is for concept, not artistic purposes.

ok so working back left to right here is the rationale behind the designs

Cyborg- I wanted someone that looked tough, athletic, and more grown than vic usually gets treated. So I went with tyrese gibson. the tech is supposed to look futuristic in some ways but purely prosthetic in others. experiemental combat prosthetics. that was the approach, so i kind of mismoshed iron man, robocop, and mechwarrior around in my head to get this.

speedy - I wanted to go with Mia as soon as i decided to put speedy in there. So considering mias style of movement in conjunction with her strengths and weak points i came up with this. a sleek, yet protective and flexible costume that is sexy, but shows very little skin at the same time... her hood still needs work

Dr Fate- I wanted spooky, ancient, mystic, crossed with hero... I think i managed it.

Wonder girl- no longer looks like a texas street walker. yay! I just wanted to make a blonde look like the daughter of Zeus. So yeah i made her costume less modern, more amazonian. I like it that way

power girl- an older alternate reality super girl whose whole original world looked like it would fit in at a roller disco. So i made her design reflect a retro vibe, reflection of what supergirl could have grown into.

flash - super speed needs areodynamics + eye protection + crash protection... Personally I would like to see him kind of like neil patrick harris under the suit.

see my big three individually for the reasons for them.

so after skipping bats ww and supes, we get to...

Green lantern - hal jordan. I wanted mature fighter pilot who would still have the right attitude... so he's kind of a mix between nathon fillion, david boreanaz, and john hamm. for the suit I kept coming back to the thought of power. powering up, emitting power, etc... and for some reason it made me think of tron, and a futuristic flight suit rolled together... this was the result.

Aquaman- Atlantean prince...pure simple.

supergirl - see my philosophy on supes and then feminize it.


huntress- sexy, catholic, night, rosario dawson... and daughter of a mobster. also considered were ease of movement and protection.

hawkgirl - ancient egyptian inspired alien tech

black canary - pink as a biker chick

green arrow - night vision first off, cause he mainly works at night, but i wanted high tech unobstructed night vision... so i designed some glasses. then I went crazy on the whole premise of modern robin hood.


btw just found this. find it interesting.

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these are dc characters, this is fan art etc.
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V1EWT1FUL Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
dr fates head, is that Dr Destroyer?
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rainingcrow Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2016  Professional General Artist
Not really but I will say that I do see the similarities now and they cannot be unseen. lol
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V1EWT1FUL Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah
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RoberimusMillar Featured By Owner May 30, 2016
Do you have any individual shots of all of them? These are remarkable!
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rainingcrow Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Professional General Artist
That file was lost. I do have a few of them like the big three posted on here individually. One day when I have a tablet, I will be improving upon the artwork itself with these same designs
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RoberimusMillar Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
I'm so sorry to hear that and I wish you the best of luck with that fix. I think these redesigns are pretty brilliant. It's obvious that you and I think in pretty similar terms about the world's greatest detective which is one of the few I can see clearly on your page! By the way as one artist to another I could desperately use a critique from someone which is as much of a fan of the DC Comics universe as myself. Would you mind taking a look at my Batman Arkanjel concepts and commenting on what you think of them? I need a second opinion!
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moustiquezzz Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
OMG MMH is awesome…… 
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:iconrainingcrow:
rainingcrow Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
there are so many problems with the execution of this... but I still like my designs. I'm going to get a tablet one day... and then Im going to do good versions of all my old stuff.
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ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You wanna conquer Earth? You'll have to go through them.
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ragdollfun Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013
I really like this redesign.
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LastDracon Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
digging Dr Fate. you did Nabu proud. in my opinion the strongest player the JLA has. only person to go toe to toe with Spectre and hold his own
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Starfirechelle Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!!!!
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:iconrainingcrow:
rainingcrow Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you
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Starfirechelle Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
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9threaver Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
these redesigns are incredible! i cant seem to find a single one that i dont like, brill
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rainingcrow Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
:)
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BLADEDGE Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student General Artist
dang, no Plastic Man. still a nice pic though
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:iconrainingcrow:
rainingcrow Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
never really care for his backstory...I will admit he has potential though. His costume could use some upgrading, but I would base his look off Johnny Knoxville. :)
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sharinfranvenom Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Which flash did you used Allen or West? and green arrow is Queen or Hawke or maybe Harper?
Sorry for annoy you wiht this questons T_T
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rainingcrow Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
west and queen
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sharinfranvenom Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
I see, Thanks! :)
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:iconrainingcrow:
rainingcrow Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
np
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XAMOEL Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The Flash and Batman re-designs are the greatest ONMHO
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rainingcrow Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
well thank you
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RoninReviews3 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
You have Hawk girl but not hawk man? WTF?
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rainingcrow Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
I like Hawkgirls dynamic in JLA better than Hawkmans. I like him better with the JSA.
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RoninReviews3 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Epic! Really great work!
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rainingcrow Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you
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Kerevon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
All of these are fantastic! I don't really like the Black Canary one, but that's just personal taste, as I think it fits her. And thanks so much for taking PG seriously, as she really doesn't get enough love (well, she DOES get lots of love actually, but for very superficial reasons).
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:iconrainingcrow:
rainingcrow Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:). I tried to convey the heart of each character in their new designs.
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Starfirechelle Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing!!
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:iconrainingcrow:
rainingcrow Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
thank you
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halfnakedninja Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Flash is the only one I'm not fond of, I prefer the mask that most of the flash family wears. Batman's is a little.. eh. It looks more along the lines of a full-on stealth suit, not the kind of suit Bruce would be wearing on his normal crime-fighting runs. So I could see if that was supposed to be a suit for conditions where extreme stealth was required, but good design nonetheless. I love Cyborg's design, it looks less bulky then his new 52 costume, and still retains that robotic badass feel to it. Doctor Fate's costume looks good. It really has that mystical, wisened feel to it. I love Aquaman's costume. Not too crustacean, but also not incredibly similar to his normal costume(which I'm not a HUGE fan of). GL's costume is pretty neat, the Tron look to it is very good. Only downside is it looks more at home in a computer game/cyberspace then it does out in actual space fighting aliens, but that's just a minor thing and not enough to make me dislike it. My favorite though has got to be Martian Manhunter. It looks simply amazing. I love that you chose the head shape you did, and his costume kind of reminds me of the Aztecs a little bit. It really makes him look more like an actual Martian. So great job on this.
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loser018 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011
I like most of them. I think the Batman costume is a little over-complicated and flash's and Hawkwomen's helmet are just a little... I guess tacky is a good word. Other then that I love MM new design looks so sweet, and Power Girls costume dose look like it could come from the 70's, and that alone gets you points there. So, all things considering, I give it two thumbs up.
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Cure4 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I like all except for Black Canary. She looks off to me.
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rainingcrow Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
i designed her to look like a tough rock biker version of Pink. I did the fishnets over the face because It gives the idea of a mask with a hint of darkness, but without actually covering anything... Because canary doesnt really cover her face anyway.
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Stark-liverbird Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I think DC stole your Green Arrow
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rainingcrow Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
well that might be cool to see
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3LW00D Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011
Ok, GL=Tron=AWEOME!

I also Love the design for Flash, and I agree, NPH's voice acting of him was really good.

The thought and time put into all of this is amazing.
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rainingcrow Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you
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SailorQuaoar Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love all the thought you put into these designs, and most of them are superior to what DC's coming out with. Seriously, why can't the official creators be this good?

The only redesign I don't like is Superman. Sure, his character may be hopelessly dated, but he's Superman. You can't really change him. He gets the grandfather clause.
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rainingcrow Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
actually superman is the only one dc is really making look kinda the same. If you check out the new superman for the actual dc reboot, he wound up with the collar, the belt, no undies, and new boots. So Its kind of fun for me that I got my design out before they released theirs. I also made a call on the actor for the new superman about a 2 or 3 weeks before the announcement.

But then again I was the first one online to start pushing the idea of Bridget Regan for wonder woman, and that took off too.
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Kerevon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Sorry, that was a long rant. I just think it's long been time for the briefs to vamoose.
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:iconrainingcrow:
rainingcrow Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
yeah me too
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Kerevon Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
Aye. Despite the MASSIVE amounts of fan complaints about it, Superman's new suit in the reboot is actually quite similar to his old outfit. From a distance, the only discernible change is the lack of undies, and maybe the fact that his belt is red now.

Also, the whole "Grandfather Clause" for comics characters is... unsatisfactory to me. Sure you can do something because that's the way it's ALWAYS been done, or you could make an effort to at least lampshade in-universe the dated look of his outfit. But no, nobody comments on it, whilst most Everworld stories and "Future Versions" of the character silently renovated the suit a hundred times over, almost every time removing the underpants.

You know which moderns (as in since 2000) version of Superman I DID accept the undies on? Clark Kent from 'Superman: Secret Identity' I was fine with, because his goal wasn't to inspire people or have a dashing outfit. His goal was to look like the comic-book character Superman so that anyone who saw his heroic feats would either never mention it or be counted as crazy. And the only other version I was really fine with was from fake concept-art for a CG animated JLA movie, and that's because that version of Superman was intentionally supposed to be a rather corny and notably dated character, while remaining the team muscle and moral center.
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tat2tiger Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
great job love the layout as well. :D
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rainingcrow Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
ty
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superhippieman Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
this is freakin' cool!
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rainingcrow Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
ty
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GoseiGreen Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
I vote for Vixen
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