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Blue Beetle: Reach Warriors by dou-hong Blue Beetle: Reach Warriors by dou-hong
More Blue Beetle design work... how... unsurprising...

^^ Hope you guys have been doin' well! Here's another round of BB designs, but this time, I've taken a different route! Taking another stab at designing the reach warriors.

For me, I view the Reach army as pretty much a version of the Green Lantern Corps just without the freewill to control themselves. From what I've seen from the comics, It seems that just like the GLC, there is one (multiple?) individual chosen from each planet, and they possess great power.

But one thing that kinda throws me for a loop is how similar everyone looks. On one hand, I can see the point of that because, if you're on a team where individuality doesn't matter, why should your overall look delineate from anyone else (besides body shape)? Problem with that though, is that it's extremely hard to tell them apart (example: [link]). That's what I like about the GLC, is that it's extremely easy to tell everyone from everyone else for one: their faces are exposed, and two, even though everyone's wearing green/white/black, they all have different costumes. You cover earth's main five lanterns heads with boxes, you can still tell who's who, even if they all have the same exact body shape.

I wanted to try my hand at redesigning some existing Reach warriors that I'm... somewhat familiar with. There's not a lot of info to work with, I don't even know what species these aliens are, so for some of them, I really took them to a different direction... because I could, baw baw baw! I think the only thing that I really wanted to keep intact is the fact that these guys are completely covered head to toe, and that each one has some indication of cold heat (the really bright blue areas on their body that emit light)

Just to reiterate, THESE ARE ALL EXISTING CHARACTERS, NOT ORIGINAL

You guys should look them up on the DC wiki if you have time. ^^ [link]

From left to right:

Khaji Da
[link]

The Negotiator
[link]

The references above are only to show my made up size comparison. Jaime Reyes is probably only 5'6" to 5'9". He would be tiny compared to these guys
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Djo Sut
Okay... took probably too many liberties with this one, doesn't really look like his counterpart, but I was influenced by him, especially his headshape. My headcanon is that the scarab can pretty much create any skin surface/projection that it wants so even if the species in question maybe doesn't look insect-ish, it can make it so that it has elements of what you would think insects would have.

Djo Zha
Tried keeping his pointy head, everything else was up for grabs. XD

Khaji Ro
Made her the same species as Saint Walker from Green Lantern, so that would make her an Astonian? (From Astonia). Astonians don't have hair, so removed that from her, but kept the signature head tail.

Khaji Tal
Not as bulky, and yes, he look like a totally different species. *troll face* oops, my bad! I think out of everyone, he might just be my fav...

Djo Mek
I think he's probably the most similar to his original design. Don't know what his lower half looked like, so I just made something up. Made his eye vertical instead of horizontal. Out of all of them, he's the one that looks closest to the Jaime Reyes version.

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So lesson to be learned apparently...

If I take a stab at designing you (looking at things that I've done), I could stay relatively true to your origins, or I might just change your gender, color, species, and/or personality.

o_O

Anyways, going to See Wreck-it-Ralph today with my buddy :iconkwestone:! See you guys later, and have a nice day!
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therealRIZ Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really like that Khaji Da has this pharaoh-looking style. Sweet designs.
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EarlsJS Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
VERY cool
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Kronosam Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
whoa! That's so cool!! AWESOME WORK!!
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Kajiji Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
nice :iconkonataplz:
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samuraiblack Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
so sick
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Tastikixtutsu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very very niiice :D
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NemoMcJagger Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh. Preeetty.
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DarkPanik Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So. AWESOME!! I especially love how Djo Zha looks. So pointy. :3
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dou-hong Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Filmographer
XDD Thank you! ^^
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DarkPanik Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No problem! :D
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