Aquaman: King of the Outstanding Seas!

Project: Rooftop posted their Aquaman: Sea Change winners yesterday and mine was one of the runners up!

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I do not consider myself a decent costume designer. There are far more people doing a far better job of costume designing than I (just take a look at those entries!) and I am fully content on leaving this intelligent and creative art skill to them. But as a pretty big fan of Aquaman I had to give it a shot. And considering I had to nail something out fairly quickly because of my ridiculously insane schedule right now, I’m pretty happy with how he turned out. Since Arthur Curry is not solely a superhero but also King of Atlantis, I wanted to find a good balance between those two vocations. To keep things iconic and recognizable (and because I really don’t think there’s anything wrong with it) I kept basically the same color scheme/placement/etc of his original costume. Just melded it a bit with something that could be some sort of Atlantean armor or something to give him that kingly “maybe I have to go into battle every so often” touch. I also couldn’t decide if I wanted Arthur one-handed or not which is why I gave him that lonely green glove on his left arm. I figure why not let it be mysterious. Plus I thought it looked cool. And then I put him on some coral. Because he probably feels very comfortable standing on coral.

It’s just my opinion, but I think this was one of the best turnouts for a P:R contest yet. I’m thrilled to be among so many thoughtful and well executed designs. Congrats to Daniel Mikah GovarJordan Gibson, and Nate Bellegarde for their much deserved top honors!

8 comments

  1. Ben Avery’s avatar

    I think I just found my new iPod background image.

    1. ANdy’s avatar

      I actually thought this one should have been in the top 3. The orange chestplate and green undershirt combo works well in my humble opinion.

      1. mike’s avatar

        thanks, Andy! it’s all subjective. totally happy with 4th.

      2. Sarah’s avatar

        Yes!!! I love Aquaman too! Very nice, Mike!

        1. mike’s avatar

          see Sarah. just another reason you are so awesome. :)

        2. Ati’s avatar

          i like the way u draw water
          keep on following your fingers

          1. mike’s avatar

            thanks, ati. will do!

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