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New 52 Superman by GavinMichelli New 52 Superman by GavinMichelli
Well, it looks like he's not going away any time soon, so I relented. For the first time ever, I drew the new Superman. *crosses arms* I still don't like it, though. Now get off my lawn, you darned kids!

For those who are curious: this is not a "template". If you alter this in any way and post it as your own without asking my permission or giving me credit in the artist notes, I will come at you like a spider monkey. I'm all jacked up on Mountain Dew.
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Sketch252 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
this is really good, they got rid of the S curl at first then brought it back but I like how you made it swope around the eye....   And I kind of like the new Suit But think it's F-ING Stupid that all the othe charaters seemed to go to the same Talor, They are all the same!!!

And by the way would you mind if I inked and colored this?
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Go for it! Make sure you send me a link when you're done so I can check it out!
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Prometheus273 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I hate the new outfits with a passion but HE looks frighteningly butch.  If I was a criminal and that landed in front of me I'd put down my gun, sit down, cross my ankles, fold my hands in my lap and say, "I'm sorry."
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
HA! I love the way you put that! To me, Superman should command immediate respect at first look. I mean, he's the leader of the Justice League, right? If guys like Batman and Martian Manhunter take orders from Supes, there must be something about him that sort of exudes strength and power.
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organicSTEEL Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
I love your shading on this. It looks awesome. I don't hate the New 52 costume, but I'm not a fan either. It just seems like a very unimaginative(boring)redesign. Putting armor on the man of steel is redundant. I do like the overlong sleeves, but that's about it. I've always said that no comic character should be wearing their underwear on the outside of their pants anymore. .....Except for Superman. He just doesn't look right without it. I always reasoned that he's from another planet. Maybe that's the style on Krypton. ......Chip!!
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't mind him not having his underpants, but I think the lack of yellow hurts the costume. I liked the Earth 2 suit better.
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organicSTEEL Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Speaking of Earth 2, one of my all time favorite Superman looks was the Ultraman costume from that JLA: Earth 2 story. I'm really not even sure why. It's very plain, with no boots or short pants. It may just have been the way Frank Quitely drew the character, but it just looked really sharp to me. Superman is one of those characters that is really fun to do redesigns on though.
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yeah, I love that one. Actually, I just love the way Frank draws Superman. The art in All-Star was so awesome. As far as character design, though, he has this way of simplifying a costume that I love. He boils them down to their basic shapes in a really cool, retro way.
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organicSTEEL Featured By Owner May 19, 2014
Absolutely. You hit the nail right on the head.
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DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Damn, this is bad ass, his arms!
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha, he may be invulnerable to bullets, but he still uses those guns!
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DenzelAJackson Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
haha, word
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DemonQueen17 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it and the way you drew him.
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Well thank you!
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Artist
Spetacular stuff, buddy!
Keep it up!
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, man! Will do!
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Emerson-Fialho Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Professional Artist
:icongreatjobplz: :D
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RolandParis Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional General Artist
Supes does NOT look happy with his wardrobe... "Ma, do I HAVE to wear this? All the kids will make fun of me!"
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HappyBirthdayRoboto Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
As a pissed off old guy myself I wanted to ask, what do you think of the high collar and the longer sleeves? 
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I like the longer sleeves, hate the high collar. I REALLY hate the red belt. I feel like trying to eliminate all of the yellow from Supes' costume is a bad move. Sorry for the late response, btw!
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HappyBirthdayRoboto Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Brother, we could not agree more on that damn costume! Wonder Woman's is also kind of lame! 

The rest aren't so bad, they've only removed Batman's underwear, given Flash energy lines and Aquaman and Green Lantern collars, for the life of me I don't get how hight collars are representative of modern times! 
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
WW's is another great example of how removing all of the yellow hurts the costume. She looks incredibly bland with all of that silver-colored metal instead of the gold/bronze we're used to. The changes would look fine if they had kept the color scheme intact.

I actually like the high collar on Green Lantern. It reminds me of a priest's collar, which is cool for that character. The three little lines that come off of each side Batman's emblem really irritate me. It draws attention away from the emblem, which is exactly the opposite of what you want, right? That's a small things, though. Superman definitely got the worst of the bunch.
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HappyBirthdayRoboto Featured By Owner May 1, 2014
Seriously though what the hell are those three things? I've been going crazy trying to figure it out. 

I can live with GL's collar as it looks military and the GL Corps is military and Aquaman's costume is hardly different. 

I wasn't happy with the Flash but then I saw what he'll look like in the show... eh...
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Freaking badass! Love how you did the armor and reintroduces the S-curl!

It takes some time, but you get used to the armor XD

I never really got the Mountain Dew thing; tastes like battery acid, and is worse for your body. The spider monkey thing made me laugh XD
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
The best thing about Mountain Dew is that they make Amp Energy Drink, which is tasty AND will keep you up for days! But, I guess for little T.R., Mountain Dew would do the same thing ;)

Oh yes, I will NEVER draw Superman without the S curl. That just won't happen. I don't care if he never appears in a comic with it again, it will always be on my drawings. The S curl is what gives Supes his power. Without it, he's just a mere mortal.
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
XD T.R.? Eh, I don't like energy drinks either XD I am a Pepsi and Ginger Ale addict though :)

I think the S curl could work for N52 Supes, he just needs to grow his hair out more in comics XD
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, you didn't catch the reference! It's from Talledega Nights...his kids are named Walker and T.R. (Texas Ranger). Their grandfather tells them that they're being disrespectful, and T.R. (the youngest...he's like 5) yells out "Chip, I'm all jacked up on Mountain Dew! I'll come at you like a spider monkey!"

I'm a real life Amp addict, though ;P I'll drink anything with caffeine, but Amp is my favorite.
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, never saw the film, that might explain why I didn't get it XD Isn't the Grandfather the only one with a modicum of sense in the entire film?

Only thing with caffeine I can really tolerate is Pepsi etc; not an energy drink fan, as stated, and not a coffee lover either.
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha, I don't know if there's a single character in the movie with a modicum of sense. The whole thing is just absurd, and half of it is made up on the spot.
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Dkalban Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That...doesn't surprise me as much as it should XD
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