Second in my character design series – Superman, the goal here was to recreate the superman suit design in a fresh and modern way yet keep the spirit and essence of the traditional comic book design. The problem I’ve always had with live action versions of the Superman outfit is that’s it’s not very 3D friendly and always looked like a Halloween costume, this was more of an attempt to make something a little more ‘other worldly’ or alien like.
The biggest obstacle I had was the red undies, I’m not fan of them so after many hours of thinking, I finally came up with the idea of incorporating the briefs as a pattern into the actual suit itself. Wanted a few tones of blue throughout just add some interest and made the red fairly bright. Couldn’t be bothered trying to figure out who could be a new Superman so I just used one of Brandon Routh’s promo stills. I’m actually surprised so many in the Superman fan base like this design, I really didn’t expect any positive feedback from them but so far, most like the changes.