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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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:icontherealriz:
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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:icontastikixtutsu:
Tastikixtutsu Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very very niiice :D
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:iconarchive-of-giullio:
Archive-of-Giullio 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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:icondou-hong:
dou-hong Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Filmographer
XDD Thank you! ^^
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:icondarkpanik:
DarkPanik Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No problem! :D
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:iconsuperuk:
superuk Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
my one of Blue bettle is a little bit like iron man
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:iconsuperuk:
superuk Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
pretty cool stuff
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:icondou-hong:
dou-hong Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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:iconsuperuk:
superuk Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
your welcome
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:iconkatordecember:
KatorDecember Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
this is amazing
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:icondou-hong:
dou-hong Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks buddy!
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starcru Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
NICE.
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bigfatcarp93 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
I love the Negotiator as a villain. I only recently started reading the '06 Beetle series, and I really like the Negotiator's calm, controlling persona.

Anyway, drawings are great, I especially like the bright blues which help offset the black and make them look more organic.
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:icondou-hong:
dou-hong Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
XD I like it when he's calm too, but I can't help but like it when he starts to freak out. He has the best reaction faces. Thanks buddy!

Have you kept up with the Young Justice series? The Reach is featured as the main villain for the second season. ^^ Their first animated appearance!
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:iconbigfatcarp93:
bigfatcarp93 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Yes I have, and I think it was a good call using them as the villains. Hopefully, though, BB will get his own animated series someday...
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:icondou-hong:
dou-hong Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
XD Oh I'm sure, he seems to be blowing up in popularity. XD I've even heard YJ:Invasion being referred to as Blue Beetle Animated. ^^
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Keiayra Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would love to see you do the Green Beetle. I love your work! This is entirely amazing!
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:icondou-hong:
dou-hong Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Filmographer
XD maybe one day, thanks!
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:iconszczeniaczek:
Szczeniaczek Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
This Beetles are awesome :D. I always have problem with drawing hybrid man with bug.
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manikai Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whooooaw!
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:iconbloodhaze101:
bloodhaze101 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Artist
Can you do a beetle for every color and a different beetle type please :)
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:icondou-hong:
dou-hong Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Filmographer
... XD gosh that would be crazy!
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:iconbloodhaze101:
bloodhaze101 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Artist
There's a green beetle in young justice already he's a Martian it's bad ass
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:icondou-hong:
dou-hong Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I know!!! Hopefully he's not a bad guy indisguise... XD
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:iconbloodhaze101:
bloodhaze101 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Artist
Hopefully :)
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realarpmbq Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wicked man!!
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:iconkhialat:
Khialat Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I looked up the comic book counterparts, and I have to say, I love how you can actually see the "insect" elements in your versions :) :thumbsup:
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:iconionrayner:
ionrayner Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
F*&$ING FANTASTIC!! :clap:
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:iconweremole:
weremole Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Digital Artist
I want more cross media Blue Beetle. Anyway, these are great. Love all the bug-like shapes and the first one feels kind of crustacean with those scoop like shoulder thingies.
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darrenrawlings Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
so cool.
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:iconmicquestion:
micQuestion Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012   General Artist
Frickin' sweet! I hope you do or design for a BLUE BEETLE comic book one day if that's ever in your interests.

Peace.
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shadowhacker7 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
love how varied they are but still conform to a common design
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:iconrevan005:
Revan005 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
I like.
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:iconcolorsergeant:
ColorSergeant Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
bwutiful :iconaaahhplz:
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:iconm3tr0idgrl:
M3tr0idgrl Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
i love this =D
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Burtonfan96 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!!
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:iconhar13quin:
Har13quin Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
fantastic! Wonderfully conceived and beautifully rendered.
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cause-im-fuday-k Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
mm still thinking Khaji Da is sexy ;)
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:iconwabi777:
wabi777 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome job!
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OuroborosI Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This might be selfish but is it possible to upload Djo enforcers in greyblack.

great redesign love this Djo Zha better then in the comic more uniformly to the rest.
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dou-hong Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
XD Well, I don't usually reupload things without new material, but if you have photoshop or a computer, you could save the picture and maybe modify it yourself.

Much thanks!
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dcjosh Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Blue Beetle's not been something i've known much about but the more im seeing of it the more interested i am becoming! these look great!
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:icondou-hong:
dou-hong Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
XD much thanks! Love the guy, so I can't really help myself.
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DestinyDecade Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If Blue Beetle was an actual series... I'd watch it no questions asked.
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jessibot Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
These are fantastic and the colours are stunning, but at the same time it's kind of disappointing how the only female has been given a tits n' ass pose.
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