Tuesday, June 14, 2011
CENTURIUS (Version 1)
Centurius is this old Marvel character from the 70's that's now on the Thunderbolts beta-team (or Underbolt team!). I got a chance to do this modern update on him, which was great fun. If you're reading the book, you know what he looks like (or you can see it here along with the other Underbolt redesigns).
This was my first pass at him; I tried to stick a little closer to his original design but making him look more regal; kind of like a knight. Jeff Parker (T-Bolts writer) asked me to lose the helmet and goggles as he thought there was this unusual trend of black superheroes having blue goggles. Y'know what... he was right! Jeff also asked that I lose the front cape and make his face more visible. I still kinda wish I had that front cape bit... I thought it would make him more visually interesting; just to have something flowing off his stiff frame. Still; it was no big deal and I really like the final version.
Jordie helped me out on colours with this guy too. Thanks Jordie!