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Raven 2013 by tsbranch Raven 2013 by tsbranch

A re-visit of my…second try at a redesign. There’s not much difference, but some pattern work. I know what you are thinking, and that’s about her cloak or cape, but in my version, her powers makes the cloak or the cape. It envelopes her when she needs it, to pull to around her to protect her or lash out for attacks. Its smoky-ish like how steam comes off the body in extreme cold weather. Her gauntlets have the “Eyes of Trigon” which allows her to do ‘darker’ things, kind of a Pan’s Labyrinth thing.

The best feature, imo, is the lip ring. Its an expression of her, not what was given to her or inheirited, but her choice. But thats me.

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superj0ka Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
Is it just me or does raven have a Pacific Islander look in her face? Because if it's deliberate, it gives her an even more exotic feel than portraying her as a Caucasian female.
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tsbranch Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014   Digital Artist
I think thats a pretty good assessement. To me, she was never Caucasian, because they (DC colorists) never consistently colored her that was, it was more reds, tans, and browns. With computer coloring now, it would seem that they made her very pale and gothy, which is too bad.
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superj0ka Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Out of curiosity, you wouldn't happen to know any pale, Raven-skinned girls ,would you? That would be awesome!
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tsbranch Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014   Digital Artist
'fraid not. Not for a lack of looking? =)
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superj0ka Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Ha! Keep on with this, man.
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pupemployed Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013
I love it. This is one of my all time favorite characters, and you've given her an awesome and genuinely interesting redesign. I would love to see this in place of the New 52 Raven.
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tsbranch Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Blurg. That look is TERRIBLE in the New 52. Makes no sense, she looks like an evil Dove, like Dove's evil sister or something!
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KaijuDuke Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
THAT is way better than the New 52 version, by far lol.
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tsbranch Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah, she....looks odd.
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ROCKCHIC179 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student General Artist
Now this looks awesome.
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tsbranch Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks, man!
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KTHunter Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Love the quote.  I think she said that back in the 80s to Lizzie Angelo in "Runaways"?  Or something similar to that?
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tsbranch Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Digital Artist
I....think you're right. I tried to find that quote again in one of the wikis, and I'm failing miserably. Sorry.
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KTHunter Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
No worries!  No failure!  No need to apologize.  I recognized it, and it was used well here.  You did a great job.
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4ScarfAce4 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nice piece of work. I can see the thought that went into it ... is the overing on her head hair or her hood?
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tsbranch Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Its a hood. =) I hadn't really thought too deeply on her hair style, but when designing this I was inspired by Lisbeth Salander from The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, so I would think she'd have a very radical hairdo.
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4ScarfAce4 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
And the quote might fit in quite well there, from what I've heard.
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mattkrotzer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Far better than the New 52 redesign! I love the chest design work.
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tsbranch Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks. Another chance for DC to make Raven.....I don't want to say contemporary, but relevant. She's very powerful but is never written or designed that way. If she's going to be dark and emo and gothy, it should reflect in her design, because there isn't much difference between Raven and Rachel.
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Detricr Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
This Raven exudes confidence. She's been to Hell and back and she's owning everything from her birthright to her womanhood. I like this a lot! Damn good job!
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tsbranch Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013   Digital Artist
And that's IMO is how she should be. She should own the room. Always
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Dan21Almeida95 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome :-)
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tsbranch Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you
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Gaston25 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Awesome redesign once again! Really like those gloves, and she screams attitude.
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tsbranch Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks, dude!
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pixiequeen28 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Finally, a Raven that is kick ass!She was portrayed as such a wuss in the comic. This is what Raven should have been!
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tsbranch Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Absolutely! She's a powerful character, with a terrifying edge to her, it should be reflective of that
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bishop01 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Well done, great imagination
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tsbranch Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks, man!
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RandomSketchGeek247 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Deep stuff, this would look good in the Teen Titans :P :)
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tsbranch Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Its got to better than what she's wearing now. Its like a cross between Raven and Dove.
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Sagakarikikkaru Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Student Digital Artist

She could go running around in a pink leotard and it be better... well maybe not pink but you get the idea.

 

Awesome design by the way!

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RandomSketchGeek247 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013
Hmm, good point :P
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NKOSI-Publishing Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
VERY NICE!
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tsbranch Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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