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Jason-Momoa-as-Aquaman by vshen Jason-Momoa-as-Aquaman by vshen
I am doing a fan art series/run on some characters from the DC Universe. I'll be starting of with Aquaman, and since Jason Momoa was casted for the role for Batman v Superman and hopefully on the upcoming Justice League, I did it as him. Personally I like the idea of him playing the character, he would have made a great a Lobo as well.
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JAV1966 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
You have done such an amazing job on this.
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lamafinjoe Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016
Ooh my good lord this is the way you do it bravo
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SkullStriker10 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
And people say Aquaman is lame. look at this and then tell me if you sill think his lame.
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vshen Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Nice to hear some good words for this one. I really got some heat from the internet on how far I went off the original. Thank you :)
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mongrelman Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
sick design..love it . 
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vshen Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm sorry for this very late reply. Thank you for your kind words for this piece as this wasn't really accepted kind from the internet. Too out there from the original. lol. 
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mongrelman Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2016
rubbish  to the internet trolls, the metallics beautiful...excellent concept, love the organic look and it would be a nice way to introduce the og colors with a modern,and  bio-"logical"... solution lol   keep them coming....cheers
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feliu Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
 FOR ONE MOMENT I THOUGHT THIS WAS THE DARKNESS, AND GOT UBER EXCITED...LOOKS NICE AS AQUAMAN ALSO...
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grisador Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015
Wow...a Not blonde aquaman is always worth to see !
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vshen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
yeah looking forward to seeing Jason Momoa in this role :)
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grisador Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015
İndeed :nod:
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AStoKo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love Heart +fav 
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vshen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much Thank You Hearts Sign 
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RSH26oct88 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Professional General Artist
This one is better than the medieval armor suit bullshit. They should hire you and use this one.
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vshen Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the compliment mate I appreciate it. With the medieval armour, are you referring to the one that they officially released for the movie?
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RSH26oct88 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
No prob. Yes, i do love it though, but i mean, people expect the orange-green in Aquaman...unless its when he looses his hand, he looks bad-ass with his harpoon-hand, and i believe he wore some type of shoulder armor or something.
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VMJML1er Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015   Digital Artist
aquaman a krypton human or méta human or mutant ?
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vshen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
not sure which do you prefer?
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VMJML1er Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015   Digital Artist
More for Kryptonian human, a descendant, as in the movie Man of steel, the first Kryptonian would probably created Atlantis. And other Kryptonian, we created the Amazons.
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gmonk003 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love this. wish he had a had more of a golden hair tho. 
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nkosazana91 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014  Professional Photographer
This is...amazing.
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Leggurm Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
No one will laugh at Aquaman now.
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Bat-Dan Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Cool idea for Aquaman. I'd be very interested in them going this route.
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ThePork-ChopExpress Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Professional General Artist
Badass!!
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Connan-Bell Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
*rises from the deep* "How long have these haters been laughing at the king of Atlantis?"
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!!
Thanks for sharing...
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vshen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the feature! It is much appreciated :)
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jixustudios Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting take. Though there are things I might change, I really like the originality of the design.
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vshen Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for stopping by I appreciate it. I also love the original design (especially when Alex Ross paints it). Casting Jason Momoa as Aquaman, to me is totally out of the box as there were other actors who could pull off the original look. So with that odd choice of an actor I used it as an excuse to be more experimental with the design and free myself of sticking to what I originally loved. I also understand that not everyone will like it. 
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jixustudios Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
actually, looking back to my original comment, I neglected to say what I really meant, which was, "wow that's impressive artwork.. and an interesting take" :). I totally get that you wanted to do something new with it and I'm glad you did.
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vshen Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks mate it's all good.. it's always a risk trying be creative with things because some people don't like change. I admit I sometimes get like this but I am glad you are very open to my ideas because guys like you make me wanna do more even if it's hit and miss at times :)
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GavinMichelli Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This looks absolutely amazing. Mamoa is definitely going to have to dye his hair blonde for the part, but the costume you've come up with is so dead-on, yet so strikingly original that I will probably be disappointed if the movie suit looks any different.
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vshen Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow thanks for your reply mate and your great compliment I totally appreciate it :) Because Jason Momoa was the last person I expected to be Aquaman in the movie, I used it as an excuse to kinda experiment and go outside the box a bit. I also understand that going in that direction.... not everyone is going to be pleased and there will be very strong opinions specially from very loyal fans.
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Mich974 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014   Digital Artist
great work!! fabulous!
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Lpsalsaman Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your artwork and concept is great, the way you made the suit is really awesome.  I think is hard to think of Momoa playing Aquaman, he could have been a better Namor since the Sub-Mariner does look more Pacific Islander or Asiatic. Aquaman is straight up Caucasian, so to me he does not fit the part. However we are not the WB/DC, so on that note, you should send them this and see what they think?

Again excellent work!
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Bracey100 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I like the concept, like he's covered in crustacean armor or coral.
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DarqueImages Featured By Owner Edited Sep 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Honestly, I think Momoa would make a much better Jackie Estacado from Top Cow's "The Darkness".. why they haven't made a film based of that book yet is beyond me.  As far as the suit design, they could pretty much use a texture similar to what you've used here. 

While you've got an interesting take on Momoa as Aquaman.. this isn't one of my favorites, the suit looks more like a symbiote or organic body armor .. more of a merman with legs look.   That and Aquaman is blonde, he's always been blonde and I hope that Momoa dyes his hair or something for the role.
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Lpsalsaman Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You are absolutely correct about him playing Darkness, he actually looks the part in every way!
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MadFacedkid Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Loos interesting but not big on this. Kinda dislike the idea of Momoa as Aquaman, but if he is I'd want him as close to the source material.
Blonde Hair
Blue eyes
Orange scale top
Gold belt
Green bottoms
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Shinzu911 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
I hope Zack Synder and WB is takin notes from this :) Nicely done
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Isaiah00 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014
Interesting take!
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MichaelAtaraxia Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Truly gorgeous work. And I agree, Momoa would have made a wonderful Lobo. 
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JujuPosei-kun Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So many fucking yesses. Great job. ^^
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SicG Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
NICE!

Please, make it blonde!
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supermarioART Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible character and textures!;-)
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MajinNeda Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow! Truly fantastic work! The mixture of colors is beautiful done, and the scales look so real!
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RawGraff Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
I would've loved it if you'd cut his hair shorter and paint it blonde, but it's awesome nevertheless :clap: :bow: 
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KlausTeufel Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014
I'd prefer a costume that looks less like a severe skin disorder.
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falco974 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting .
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Karantheartist Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Student Artist
Nice!
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