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Avery Curry / Aqua Concept by Harseik Avery Curry / Aqua Concept by Harseik
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EDIT: BTW UGH THIS IS A TERRIBAD DRAWING.

Is it wrong if I think this is a good idea? I dunno. I think about stuff, and when I think about my version of the JLA this lady keeps popping up in Arthur's place. :/ (And so does a girl version of J'onn J'onzz, but that's another subject...)

I almost find her... manlier than Arthur. xD Like... she doesn't have to try as hard as him to look naturally cool and interesting? And it doesn't help that I feel like the current Aquaman comic writers are trying to overcompensate for all the abuse the character has suffered through (I'm probably wrong on that front - he deserves to be awesome, right?). But eh. What do I know? I gender-bent an American icon. Dx

So if I ever start a comic... don't be surprised to find a gender-bent Aquafish. Bring it on, angry nerds. >D No please don't. ;_;

I doubt this is the final design, knowing me, but at least she's out of my head now! Screw dolphins. Let's get some sea serpents up in this b, and water that kind of surges out from nowhere down a hallway toward her enemiiiiieeeessss. Her skin is lightly patterned and glossy, like an amphibian or a fish. I'm still playing with markings though.

And... that's all I got so far. 8X So, uh... what do you guys think? In general? Like the haircut, suit design, ideas of your own, etc? Do you think this would be interesting, or does it need a lot more work? Thank you for viewing, guys. Love! <3

Except I don't want to change the build. I'm leaving the curvaceousness with Wonder Woman. Haha.
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:iconmissmcguire:
MissMcGuire Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
Aqua-chick! The Justice League needs more ladies.
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:iconharseik:
Harseik Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love the idea of an Aquachick. It's never gonna be a thing. D;
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DancingDragon18 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Freakin' awesome! :D Very slick design!
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JessieRoxs Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
MY NAME IS AVERY!!! AND SHE IS A-MAZ-ING!!!
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:iconharseik:
Harseik Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Really?! Two Averys thus far. Wowser. I've never known an Avery before either. xD Thank yoooouuuu!
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JessieRoxs Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Ya i dont know any either.
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Phoenix1701 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
It's OK.I often think the same thing about Green Arrow....
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Cobra-Eyes Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
You are not wrong. Geoff Johns IS overcompensating. Instead of just making Aquaman awesome and heroic, they have to say that he's a laughing stock and a butt of jokes, thereby weakening him. It only prompts the reader to wonder why Aquaman is considered a joke, and to perhaps agree with the sentiment. Johns is supposed to be writing for new readers, but instead he is writing for the decades-old fan who may have a bias against the character (which I don't share nor understand). Mera in the comic is awesome (especially with her water power). Why isn't Aquaman?
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onwardwall Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Student General Artist
This is strange, my name is avery and I have hair like that. I'm also a huge aquaman fan... IM THE QUEEN OF ATLANTIS!
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darkphyre0 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And that's how you shake things up.

I always liked the idea of Aquaman more than the application. But this way, being awkward - and a girl - definitely makes for a more interesting angle. Not to mention that it also redresses the balance a little bit so the team isn't all guys with the odd token female.
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Harseik Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeeeaaah, I think that was what was bothering me subconsciously, not that I'm necessarily angry about the lack of ladies (don't have a 'minority rights' bone in my body), but I think it'd warrant more storytelling ideas if there were more females among the main cast. No matter what anyone says, guys and girls will always have different wiring. Gender creates conflict, both positive and negative. There are more emotional avenues to explore when there's more than one chick around. I think that's what I'm shooting for. :]

Thanks so much for the great comment.
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CrazedPochamaXD Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This design is great! :D
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Little-RedBird Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The whole thing looks modest, but feminine. I never understood the artist that thought a girl needed super curves and a split two piece with boobs about to fall out. I like the build, really.

The suit is pretty. I like the idea of opening the sides. It adds a girly touch without having to make a two piece--and forcing the boob issue. The colors are balanced and properly subdued. The little bit of lighter green brings out the darker shade, balancing both rather nicely.

I am in love with her hair. It is simple and functional. She is underwater and fights with giant sea serpents made of water--it needs to stay out of the way. It does look gender neutral, which isn't a bad thing. You can add one or two small barrettes in the bangs (almost parallel with the ear) on just one side to give a more feminine look without having to compromise the style. I had a hair cut like that and I did the same thing. Hell, toss in a green bracelet that looks like seaweed and ta-da! Girly.

I think it is a great design. I would love to see her in a comic. I mean, as long as she gets to torment Arthur a bit.
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darkkingfox Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
I love this concept!
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Drakogy Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012   General Artist
Love the shoulder gills and killer serpents! For some reason the one piece band doesn't fit right with her shorts.
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:iconharseik:
Harseik Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think you might be right. Probably needs to have a thicker shape, or go full-on one piece, or maybe make an observable means of attachment, like overalls. 8D *Shot* Thank you for the great comment, dude. It's been a while. <3
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Drakogy Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012   General Artist
It definitely has! :v Been trying to get the o'l art pistons a firing.
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wachey Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think she looks cool too :3
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Harseik Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thaaaank yoooouuuu, Wachey. :]
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Aracely Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
I am totally with you when I think a gender-bent Aquaman is manlier. o.O I-I don't know why. So I stand by you when you make this comic of a lady Aquafish and we will be trampled by angry nerds together! D<
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Harseik Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
If I make her awesome enough, maybe she'll be embraced by the masses. She doesn't even have to be respected - just fun to root for. ;B Thanks for volunteering to be my meat shield.
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Aracely Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012
Bros for life!
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mr-redx Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Hehe. Nice!
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:iconharseik:
Harseik Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're nice too! Thanks.
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mr-redx Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Anytime!
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kingofthedededes73 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
outrageous design
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Harseik Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I see what you did there. Thank you, old chum!
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kingofthedededes73 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol your welcome
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ThatsNotInTheScript Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
amazing concept! i'd read this comic in a heartbeat, and i love the little shoe thingies!
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:iconharseik:
Harseik Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
That is very encouraging to hear you say that, wow. x3 Thank you! I'll see what I can do about managing my time around this thing.
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DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That's a great design for a Rule 63 Aquaman. :XD:

As for overcompensating in the current stuff...I really don't see it that way. In his own book, he's been a pretty calm, chill guy most of the time. When I think of overcompensating with him, I think of what they did in the 90s by killing off his infant son, putting a hook for a hand, and just overall making him a surly asshole.
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Harseik Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, if you put it in that light, I see what you mean. Ah, the 90's. Everything was so EXTREEEEEME, lol. Maybe I should give DCnU more credit. Thank you for the comment. <3
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dreaminpng Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like it! And a girl!aquaman is one of the few times where a "bathing suit" superhero costume makes sense.
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Harseik Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hm. YEAH, huh? Never thought of that. xD Thank you for commenting, Yumeru.
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Cool work
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:iconharseik:
Harseik Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You're cool too! Thanks!
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Shadowmanic Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like it.
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Harseik Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aw, thank you. :3
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Kerevon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Nah, I understand what you mean by her being slightly more butch than male Aquaman. The fact of the matter is, the powers ARE immensely cool, but Aquaman was always obviously being seen alongside the likes of Superman, Wonder Woman, and Batman. Of course he's going to seem tiny.

Where I think Avery succeeds is that she looks distanced enough from the "classic" superhero look that you're not immediately comparing her to the powerhouses. Also, it's long been imprinted in the American mind that "Aquaman" is useless, so if you drop out just that tiny last part in the name it allows people to come back to the character with interest.

As I've always said, it doesn't matter if you gender-bend a character as long as said GB either has a positive or neutral effect upon the character. This is definitely a positive effect. :)
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Harseik Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yeah, I think I have to agree with you. He always seemed like an unusual feature of the JLA, and I don't think it helps that people are constantly replacing him or just using the six members instead. It's almost groundbreaking to see the New 52 keep Aquaman and extract Martian Manhunter. I was tempted myself to take him out several times and replace him with someone else, but like you said, his powers can be awesome - he just needs to stretch his legs. The JLA could always use a representative/warrior who could deal with the 70% of Earth they're unequipped for.

I'm a little happy that I stuck with Aqua, now that you said that. I was also playing with Aqualass. xD Buuuut, the crudeness of Aqua will probably be best.

Thanks a whole lot for your opinion, and all of the other ones you've smoothly given me. It's always a pleasure, Kerevon.
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Kerevon Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
That means a lot to me. Thank you.
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:iconharseik:
Harseik Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No problem, man. I appreciate you watching me all this time. <3
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MrHades Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
I like the re-design. Not crazy on the midriff being exposed, but what the hey.
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:iconharseik:
Harseik Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm always open to suggestions. I'm still playing with the design, so thank you for your opinion. I'll do some tests. :]
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Sayajin-kun Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh that's kind of cool! Although I loved your awkward Aquaman idea.. This doesn't sound to bad either. But stiiill. Awkward Arthur accidentally summoning things from the sea... I wanna see that too! Haha.
But yeah, not a bad idea I think. I can see this working.
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Harseik Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
For sure, that aspect will be kept, especially in the beginning of her discovering her Atlantean heritage, which would be where I'd start the story. An aqua-awkward lady who needs to grow into her powers while sea snakes are making homes in her sleeves without permission and amphibious monsters are chasing her up the lighthouse. xP The hallway scene I drew would be like a pinnacle of her power focus... maybe even something of an accident. Like, "Finally cornered you, HA." *Water and serpents fly by her* o__o "I... meant to do that."
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Idoshi Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I love this design!
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mysticmoron72 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
Second that!
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Harseik Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aw, thank yoooouuuuu. *___* You mystic... moron you. Mystic lovely pants. Yesh.
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Harseik Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, Idoshi!
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