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Superman animated re-deign by StephaneRoux Superman animated re-deign by StephaneRoux
For this one, I decided to go for what the character should always be about, in my opinion. Solar ( both as a metaphor and literally, as he gets his strength from a yellow sun ), conveying hope and heart-warming compassion, displaying confidence. Calm strength. Sure he can be pushed to limits, with his faith in mankind, with his respect for life. But the best in him, the kindness, the reason, the heart, the ability to harness such power should always prevail, in the end. Not some inconsiderate city leveller, or a super brawler lacking super brains.
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centaureg Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous. Everything you meant to convey leaps off the page. Nice to see the genuinely compassionate side of this much-bandied super superhero.
NiteOwl94 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WPardlow Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
bananacologne Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2013
Now THAT'S how to redesign the suit! Brilliant work, kudos.
TheAtomicDog Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Here Comes The Sun
Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool one.
rainmountain Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
FOUNDATIONIST Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Let's take Superman the hell away from DC/WB, and remake him into a creation of the fans. He's become a fan thing for some time. The real and true Superman is what Roux makes clear he is, and not some corporate ass had-around yutz.
JayBay15 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Agreed, Superman needs to be public domain.
ComicBookArtFiend Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013

I think with Superman, WB/DC always want to tear him down. Make him a na´ve idiot with no perspective on anything or any real concept of what his job really entails, make him a crybaby who's too afraid to make hard decisions and is willing to turn tail and quit in the event that he has to, make him a bumbler who can be easily manhandled by Batman, make him a victim who can be endlessly abused and mistreated by the people he loves (*cough* Lois Lane *cough*), make him a hothead who goes a rampage/goes bad the minute something goes wrong (any AU story where Lois dies)...basically, I think they're afraid to write Superman as a mature, seasoned hero who knows when and where to get his hands dirty, who knows how to get the job done, who has the smarts and self-respect to take care of himself, and ultimately is a man worthy of icon status. I've often thought that Superman is, or at least should be, the superhero equivalent of Jim Kirk (minus the skirt-chasing, natch), and he's consistently at his best when he is written as such.

Connan-Bell Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
What would you say are some of his best moments? I personally like his portrayal in the elsewrold graphic novel Kingdom Come, and I think he was handled sort of well in Superman vs. The Elites. 
ComicBookArtFiend Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013

I'd say the Fleischer cartoons, The Dini-Timm series (pre-JUSTICE LEAGUE), the George Reeves TV show, Matt Wagner's TRINITY...the incarnations where Superman had his sense of honor, but also wasn't a pushover. Heroic, but with some grit in there. I do like KINGDOM COME, and consider it one of the better AU stories. And there are some episodes of the '60s Filmation series that I really like a lot.

I have mixed feelings about "What's So Funny About Truth, Justice, and the American Way" and its animated counterpart. I like the Elite as characters, but I think it plays too much into the "killing is always bad no matter what" mindset. I agree that abuse of power and using superpowers as an excuse to kill indiscriminately is something Superman should oppose, but even Superman should know and accept that there are times where lethal force is literally the only way to save innocent lives in immediate danger. I think stories where it's presented as implausibly black and white ring hollow and make Superman look na´ve. So for me, it's six of one, half a dozen of the other.

I think there is room for Superman to be an inspirational figure of a sort, but he also has to have a harder, tougher side to him. He has to be someone who can throw down and take care of business. Swinging to one side or the other to the exclusion of all else is where the character's suffered the most.

AskOmiTheFilly Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I thought of Rocketeer when I saw this pic... I love it!
TheMorlock Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student General Artist
James-GF Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013   Traditional Artist
JayBay15 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
Perfect commentary is perfect. Superman is one of the most misunderstood characters in fictional history. I think you have a better appreciation and far more enjoyable vision of him than DC/WB does by miles. They never focus on Superman meaning love, connection, and zen. Or on him being the calmest in the room, wise, and so bright and warm and dependable just a hug from him could cure depression. They always go for confrontation and waste the values he has for enjoying life with those he loves while he has time together. I personally, don't care for it much. I believe if Superman were presented to us in a more romantic light he'd have the love he's long deserved and we'd have a richer DC universe. With the heart breaking disappointment that was Man of Steel, for me, I'm very grateful to have seen this!

jjstaples Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
I love the outstretched hand; that small detail right there symbolizes the character perfectly. Nailed it!
roleplay4life Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Augh, I just want to run up and give him a big hug. ;w;
(And I'm a Marvel girl! Oops! Don't tell my friend. C; )
Gibson970 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Great redesign and an even greater write up on the Man of Tomorrow.

Awesome stuff.
PrimeKage Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
This is awesome. I think the description sold it for me. 
NiteOwl94 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You description in and of itself is beautiful...

ArtsyGlitterkitty Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
StubbedToe Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013
Yup.  I think you nailed it perfectly.
el-douglas Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
best take on the suit I've seen on a while.
Kaedegirl Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You almost made me love this character! If he was Indeed still like this i Would have loved him. But to me he appeared too arrogant :/ too much for me to like.
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