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Superman Redesign by SebastianvonBuchwald Superman Redesign by SebastianvonBuchwald
My first :iconskratchjams: entry in quite a while. The challenge was to, you guessed it, redesign Superman.

I toyed with many ideas on how to tackle this and tried a bunch of different designs before I settled on this one. I didn't have one particular desire in mind when redesigning Supes, I mostly went with something that I liked enough and would fit, if not the real Superman, then maybe one in some alternate universe.
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SUP-FAN Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Okay that's pretty cool.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Glad you like it. :)
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MadFacedkid Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Reminds me of Eradicator.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
SebastianvonBuchwald Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Yeah, there's some of him in there. :)
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fearlessforwarddrive Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! I love it. Superman is in serious need of a redesign in my opinion.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Agreed. And I don't quite think Jim Lee's redesign is a step in the right direction.
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BAILEY2088 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks good, though Id have to say this would work better for the Eradicator than Superman
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Yeah, I got a similar comment before and I agree with you both. I think it could work for an Elseworlds Supes as well though. :)
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newlordnc Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
this design seems more ultraman like, than superman like, and while I don't really like superman all that much, but this makes him look too evil? mean? unheroic? like the style but really dont like the redesign.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Yeah, he does look a bit "darker" in tone but that's kinda what I wanted. I've always liked Kingdom Come Superman who, despite only slight changes, always looks like he means business. That's the kind of vibe I was going for. :)
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omegaomegacyborg Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
I don't like superman, but I love this new suit design. It seems darker and not so goody two shoes
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thanks! It does have a bunch of elements from non-standard Superman outfits. :)
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omegaomegacyborg Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
which i love. but that's probably cuz I hate the blue and red suit
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
I don't really hate the blue and reds but I do think it could be improved with some slight tweaks and not have it lose that classic look.
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omegaomegacyborg Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
I just hate the idea of brightly colored spandex. didn't like the original robin either
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
With the swimming trunks? Yeah, I wasn't a huge fan of that either.
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omegaomegacyborg Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
swimming trunks would be fine. they were speedos. SPEEDOS!
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Different times, man. :)
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RobertBell79 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
This reminds me a lot of the Eradicator. Good job.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
I agree and thanks. :)
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ShinHadou Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011
The suit reminders me of Eradicator. Nice look.
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
I hadn't made the connection but you're absolutely right, it is similar in a lot of ways.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Awesome one of supes here
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very cool. Great job here.
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daisybits Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
My gosh. I DEFINITELY love the outfit. The black is much more sleek looking, and getting rid of the outer undies is ALWAYS a plus. ^_~

I like how you brought the red down, around the chest as well, instead of just leaving just the diamond shape. The gold on the waste seems to be a bit out of place in my opinion, but I do like something breaking the top and bottom besides just blue and black.

Your the muscle anatomy on this is quite lovely, and he looks very much like a man of steel in my opinion. ^_^ Wouldn't mind having him save me any day. ROFL
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:iconsebastianvonbuchwald:
Thanks for your comment! I'm glad you liked the piece and yeah, you hit the nail on the head on the yellow pieces around the waist, they're there to break up that area a little bit. I guess they made more sense when I had an almost completely black outfit, before I changed the torso from black to blue. Oh, well.
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