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Deathstroke is back! by AndyPoonDesign Deathstroke is back! by AndyPoonDesign
I've been waiting very impatiently for this one, cause its a pretty important one for me. The new badder and improve Deathstroke returns in the latest episode of Arrow "Blindspot". I was very excited when i find out that I get to do a new version of him, but also comes the burden that Arkham Origin just came out and their Deathstroke is BAD-ASS!!! What to do?? I looked up every single version of him that has been done to find key elements but also things that has been done. Almost everything has been done........ so the only strong direction is to stick to the style of the show and ground him. The Arkham version is super cool but has a lot of more fantastic elements that I can stay away from, his armors are almost abit medieval inspired. I was also excited when Costume Designer Maya Mani told me that they are finally open to more hard body armor and even some colors other than the black and greys! We've talked about that it should not be a completely new suit the he built, but more like an upgraded version of Slade, so I took alot of the Island Slade elements and incorporated into the new Deathstroke. I know it will be compare to the Arkham one, but I think we found a good balance that it is cool enough but realistic enough so I'm not so worried by the end of it. Enjoy!
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MacSchaer Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014
Picking a favourite between this design and the one for Wintergreen is a hard one. Both are brilliant. The original armour used seemed to give Jeffrey some freedom to jump and move around. Making the character appear like a more agile version. This one just looks outright threatening, what is fantastic because let's face it: it's hard to make orange and black appear like a threat. But this design just captures it. Also it seems like the 'bigger challenge', equiped with bazillions of weapons this one sure captures what originally made me pee my pants when reading Batman.

Both are fantastic and incredibly loyal to the source material. 

A new Dark Archer suit would be awesome by the way, now that the LOA is sporting the same costumes that might be a fantastic new costume to design. Especially with the original Merlyn outfit. 
I'd go with the 'Green Arrow in Black' look, only with a few difference like the double quiver :D
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AndyPoonDesign Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks ! Good to know that a die hard deathstroke fan approved.
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M479 Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, i just started watching this series, AND I'M HOOKED. 
HOW CAN YOU STOP WATCHING IT?! I LITERALLY HAVE BEEN BINGE WATCHING IT ALL OF THE PAST TWO DAYS.
HELP ME.
NO WAIT DONT.
The series is just too good to be rescued from.
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KeybladeKnight99 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 1, 2015  Student Writer
The only way to stop you is to put an arrow in your eye.
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SleepyFoxes Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...I need to watch this series now.
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StorySurgeon Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
So I see on the show his new Deathstroke has a katana rather than the tactical swords he used on the island and in this design. I really love his blades on the island so I wish they'd gone the route of this initial design and kept those. Just a minor nitpick to an overall awesome new suit.
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DissolutionFP Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Thank you guys so much for not pulling a Smallville and making every single costume a vest, a hoodie, or a combination of the two.
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TheDawrkKnight Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
This is awesome but his Arkham Origins look is even better. Wonder why they couldn't adapt that aesthetic look onto arrow? It's still realistic. I prefer the Origins mask.
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DissolutionFP Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Origins is way too medieval for my tastes.
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elDrow Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014  Student Artist
I have to agree, and I like medieval. This design is modern with a militaristic look to it that just makes it fit with the theme. It's far more realistic.
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Lalbiel Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
The mask is the same except for the mouth piece
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DissolutionFP Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
Not really.
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martinbaranyika Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
This is how to bring comic book characters to life. Great design and great drawing.
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zoralpha Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
Awsome design... now I just have to figure out how to make a cosplay suit of this for my wife :)
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Montross Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm a big fan of Deathstroke, and this is a thing of beauty. Well done. :salute:
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ABlackRaptor Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Awesome, this is just the perfct design for Deathstroke. Only complaint is the loss of the scarf he wore in the first season/Island segments. I liked that bit for some reason, it gave him a special forces vibe.
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ZachValkyrie Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Writer
Amazing!!!!
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i-kingpin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Massive improvement on the previous Arrow version of Deadshot. Hard armor and colors are the way forward!
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DC-Daina-Comics Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014
Two words... Fucking Awesome. Real good man keep it up!
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benshark92 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
So f***ing fantastic! I was so excited to actually watch this on tv! It looked so good on tv!! Great job, Andy :)
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rotten-apples Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Professional General Artist
I was super psyched by the costume reveal last Wednesday. Great design job :) It looks amazing-- cool, intimidating, and bad ass. Manu definitely rocks it.
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YorkeMaster Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!  YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! YES! 
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Steamland Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student General Artist
okay i can see a bit of the island elements in this one, however THIS SUIT IS EPIC! and WAY BETTER then the Arkham one.  Hands down the suit is also very fictional and looks great in live action and really captures the character of Deathstroke perfectly well. 
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AndyPoonDesign Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Haha I wouldn't say that it is BETTER than the Arkham one, I'm a huge fan of that design. This is different and works for arrow, i'm really happy how it turned out. Maya the costume designer and her department did a great job!
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DissolutionFP Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
You shouldn't be so modest, you all did an incredible job with the design.
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Steamland Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student General Artist
well i like arkhams design as well however in my opinion you both did an amazing job. to me I want to see you do batman awfully bad and what your incarnations of flash and superman would look like because its still an amazing, great take on the character and your right, just about everything has been done with Slade.  When I make concept art, concepts like your slade are the ones I try hard to aim for. 
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AndyPoonDesign Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I would love to get my hands on batman one day, that would be my dream but it would also be extremely scary! Too close to home.
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daw327 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014

DEATHSTROKE'S BACK B***HES!!!!!


WHOOO!!!!!

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Steamland Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student General Artist
yeah I can understand being scared, however I have faith in you Andy that your batman design would be amazing.  I am sure they will hire you, heck if I where in charge of the WB I'd hire you to just do batman or at least my incarnation of batman [which isn't Bruce Wayne but someone more fun.] 
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