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The Black Terror of Earth X by TomKellyART The Black Terror of Earth X by TomKellyART
hey all this is a Black Terror redesign I did for Project roof top. FYI the Black terror is an Old golden age comic book character. The Black Terror was a pharmacist/chemist who using science discovered a formula to make him super human ( basically,stronger,fast,tougher, similar to a Captain America type of hero). The character's main look was a skin tight all black uniform,a domino face mask, a cape, and a poison symbol (skull and crossbones) on his chest 
       So for my take on this classic character is that I went with a very streamlined  outfit, Back terror Still has the skull and cross bones on his chest but I made it more stylized. Also instead of the domino mask I gave him more of a ski mask/bandana type face mask that covers him up to his eyes.  I added the skull jaw on the mask to replicate the effect some bikers have on there face masks as they ride. I kept his color palette black and white. Also I gave him a smoke effect the his suit gives off to make him more spooky and menacing. Since his back story is that of a batman meets superman sort of character who was given powers from the chemicals he uses as a pharmacist, I thought he would make use of smoke bombs and other chemical devices to intimidate his foes. 
     The Black Terror has black gloves and a jet black Axe. The Axe styled off a fire Axe because those type of Axes are both fire fighting tools as well as a kind of weapon that is both menacing and very uses full.

If you get a chance pop on over to project rooftop and check out all the cool art. here is a link:
www.tencentticker.com/projectr…

I created this illustration using Illustrator CS6 for 90% and then Photoshop cs6 for the coloring and rendering effects.
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at0mb0mbn0m Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Way cooler than the old school version.

Lol, his sidekick's name was Tim. Just..Tim

Nothing gets people in more of a panic than sayin 'oh shit, it's Tim, RUN' lol
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TomKellyART Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
oh Tim you gotta love just time.
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at0mb0mbn0m Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Anybody with a name like that must spend all his time kicking ass instead of naming himself Lol.
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TomKellyART Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
ha indeed!
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c0rwyn Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014
bad ass. I like. 
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TomKellyART Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome thanks!!
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ELLOCABRUJA Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
awesome
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TomKellyART Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hey thanks again!
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foulmouth Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Just saw this over at PROJECT ROOFTOP and I have to say .... it awesome!!!
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TomKellyART Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
oh thank you I'm glad you enjoy it. Also thanks for crossing over from Roof top to my page here. Rooftop is such a cool site I always enjoy there fan art fridays or the other redesign challenges they have.
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JeremyWhittington Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Very nice design work!

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TomKellyART Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
oh hey cool thanks!
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kylebice Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Love it! I'd love to see an inked version of this bad boy.
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TomKellyART Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
cool thanks and yeah if I get a chance i'll try to post a inked version of this guy.
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marcialrms Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
can you give a swing at The Revolutionary
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TomKellyART Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yeah sure when I get a spare moment or two I will totally take a crack at the revolutionary
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marcialrms Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Cool!
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marcialrms Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
nice!
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TomKellyART Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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marcialrms Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
:)

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chopperman69 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student General Artist
this is badass:D (Big Grin) 
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TomKellyART Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hey cool I'm glad you like it!
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cloud61587 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The Design and style look great. He does look like an inspired character from Marvel's "The Punisher" and its obvious that the skull design on his costume is the first clue. fc06.deviantart.net/fs71/f/201… just like this.
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TomKellyART Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh hey cool thanks I'm glad you like it! Also just a heads up The Black terror actually predates the Punisher by like 20 years or so. The skull and cross bones on the chest originally referred to the poison symbol on the bottles of some chemicals. The original costume was a very simple lift from superman, it was all black and he had a mask. As for the My use of a Punisher like skull design well sure it's hard not to do something similar to those because almost every variation of his chest skull has been done. For example Alex Ross redesigned this character with a more Pirate look so the chest symbol matched more of a jolly roger sort of theme.
  My felling with redesigning or updating a character's look is to try to keep the core of what works and then tweak/update elements to fit whatever narrative is in play at the time.
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