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Asked to redesign his character 'Slick Breeze' and look into his backstory.
I was asked to make the design inspired by the Hart Foundation from the WWE. I had real fun with this one, being a Bret Hart fan myself. I think the original pink design was ok, it was sort of a tweaked version of his first costume, just pink with a jacket thrown on, and looked very much like a wrestler. I wanted to put the superhero 'wow' factor back in while having the same theme. While Bret Hart was known for wearing combinations of white, pink and black, I thought a black outfit would suit a modern day superhero who wants to be cool and gain fans across the world. It's a little more hollywood, while the other could too in your face.
I looked into the backstory as well, and the way it was described to me and the suggestion of the name change, I thought it absolutely made sense to change the character to 'The Excellence'. A cocky, fame hungry superhero sounds like fun, so I tried to give ideas on how it could work, while also giving the character some flaws.
Anyway, I really enjoyed this piece. Since I had already drawn the character before it made it a little easier, and designing a costume inspired by Bret Hart, one of my wrestling heroes was good fun.