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    Comicon '15 | 2D | Alexjh | Power Girl + Quasar (Phyla-Vell)



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    This time round I shall be combining Guardians of the Galaxy member Phyla-Vell (aka Quasar, aka Captain Marvel, aka Martyr) and Power Girl (aka Kara Zor-L) into a new fusion hero. Not the most obvious choice perhaps, but they are both the third member of their extraterrestrial originated superheroic families and both exist in their universes due to reality changing hi-jinks.

    The resulting character will be called something like Phyla Zor-L (a kreeptonian? kryptoree?) although at this point, I'm not sure on the superheroic identity. I'll start posting some sketches soon hopefully.

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    Very nice looks like you got a solid idea on the direction already Good luck!!
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    Hey, thats seems an insteresting choice!! Both characters have some cool designs!!
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    Thrown out a rough initial sketch as a starting point and though I think its heading in the vague right direction, currently it's lacking the visual impact of either parent design - too much flat white space needing some interest in it. Immediate thoughts are: boots probably need to come above the knee, collar and sleaves probably need the gold border and I need to do something bolder with the cape buckle/star emblem logo, at the minute its a bit fiddly and over busy relative to the overall design.
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    Made those changes, but now it's leaning a little too far towards Phyla, I think the next few designs need to have a bit more Power Girl in them.

    Any thoughts and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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    A couple of new versions.
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    A few more sketches, the outer two are leaning a bit too far towards Powergirl, but there are some features here I like. I've got one or two more ideas to try out, but I'm seeing more of what I think does and doesn't work.

    Any thoughts or criticisms would be greatly appreciated!
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    A few new concepts:

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    Plus some reference for their costumes, they've both had a few, and though all of Phyla's are fairly decent, some of Power girls costumes from the 90s are fairly ghastly (there was some retcon weirdness going on back then).

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    A few new versions, beginning to hone back round to the final design now including a couple of variations of hair this time. I think a few versions including a black starburst at this point.
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    Nearly there now I think! I think the middle one is the closest yet, but the broach of the 3rd option makes more sense as I can't really fit that chord in AND the star design. Boots should probably have the gold stripe rather than white and I'm prefering the high neckline on 1. The only other thing is slightly adjusting the angle of the starburst pattern so it alights with the broach more neatly and then I think that may be just about it.

    I'm thinking the dark grey material is probably some lightweight protective suit worn under the other stuff.

    Any feedback / people lettign me know what they like at this point would be massively appreciated!

    Not sure which hair to go with.
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    I'm now fairly happy with using one of the above now for the final costume design. A is a cleaner design but B has a bit more Power Girl. If anyone has preferences, they'd be much appreciated!
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    A few rough pose doodles, almost certainly some variation on #1, perhaps at a slightly lower angle to give a greater impression of descending.
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    Started the composition for the final piece, just getting the vague layout at this point. I also need to be careful of colours at this point, my monitors tend to show slightly different colours to each other. I'm aiming for a more pastel set of values for the background, so if it isn't showing that let me know!

    At the minute I'm having the sword pointing up as down seemed more combative/less heroic, but that may change.
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    I like your concepts I combined some of your concept art maybe you like it?
    Is it allowed if i show you this combination or will i be disqualified?

    (No Teams, groups or collaborations. Everything must be made by "1" single person.)

    I'ts just feedback right?
    Let me know, if its possible or not.

    Good luck
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    Thanks, glad you like them!

    There shouldn't be an issue with just showing me stuff as feedback as long as I don't go on to directly use your edits in my own work, so I'd definitely be interested in seeing what you reckon to things, it always helps to get some perspective on your work!
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    Also, progress with the final piece - decided that dual wielding, though not really coming from anywhere particular between the two characters gives a bit of a nicer balance to the image and is entirely possible within Phylas powers anyway. I definitely need to sort out which of my monitors colours are right though. Face is still a placeholder stolen from the concepts at this, will sit down and work on that last probably.
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    I realy liked this combination, let me know what you think.

    Keep up the good work!
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    Ahh cool - I did actually like the black/white version a lot, but I just kind of felt it ended up giving me a vibe of "Templar/Crusader" while I wanted to go for more a classic cosmic hero type this time round. But glad you like it, might have a play around with that route later if I finish with plenty of time to spare!
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    Quick update - generally just going forward with rendering a bit. Still have the other arm to work out what to do with though - I think I need to have the quantum bands doing something perhaps to give a sense of weight/power to the flight.
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    A bit more of an update, slowly getting there.

    Currently priorities on the agenda:

    - Work out whats going to happen with the other arm
    - Fix her hand, including going back to the black/whiterd colours of the design.
    - Patterning on the dark sections
    - Background features
    - Adjusting starburst (particularly the "east" direction so it matches chest contours
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