kevinwada: Jean Grey redesign for Flame Con 20…


Jean Grey redesign for Flame Con 2018′s Designing X-Women IV panel.

She was a very hard character to redesign – probably the hardest we’ve ever done.  I went very simple.  Her silhouette was the most important thing, as well as making her look and feel ferocious and sleek.  “Make her look badass,” I kept thinking to myself.  It was also necessary to update her hairdo, as most artists don’t give a second thought to that.  Beyonce On The Run II hair felt very modern and appropriate, especially paired with her iconic headpiece.  I loved the idea of one arm flaming up when she’s using her powers.  Someone mentioned to me later that her fiery arm looks like it’s turning into talons and I pretended that was on purpose :P.