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Kai 2.0 by cheeks-74 Kai 2.0 by cheeks-74
Here's a redesign I did for Kai. I felt he needed to feel a little more modern. Or it could be that I grew out of the older design. haha

Hope y'all digs!

The old design can be see here:



Other redsigns:
Teammates:
Pierre/No. 2
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xxTchan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
cool
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Jackademus Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Buddy, gorgeous art as always, but your sense of design just blows me away. I love how energetic and exciting this is.
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cheeks-74 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011   General Artist
thank you so much, Jack! the feeling is mutual. i love the way your characters breathe life!
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celaoxxx Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome dude!
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011   General Artist
thank you!
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daninioart Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
man, you can draw!!

you rock :P
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011   General Artist
haha thank you so much!
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:iconkyo888:
kyo888 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
hey Sean, will u be attending Wondercon this year ?
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011   General Artist
yes :)
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:iconkyo888:
kyo888 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
kick ass .. to bring your new sketchbook for people to buy ?
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:iconcheeks-74:
cheeks-74 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011   General Artist
yesiree. :) haha
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Transbot9 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
For some reason I see this and think Astro Boy...
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ASTRODEVIL Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist
Perfect design Sean...I Thing It Gives Your Character More 'Personality' Than Before...the first Designs were Nice Too but ...You Know what i mean..:) theres times when u do like 20 different designs of one character in specific but something inside always tells you that it needs some tweaks that comes a little bit later with time..but i tell you for me..this is one is perfect. kudos!
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Monyo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
very nice ones...
Are you drawing it on the PC or still do it on paper?
I ask you because sometimes, in your work, the sketch lines looks different.

best, Jorge.
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AnimalPack Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Liked the old design. This one doesn't feel like it belongs.
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Medallion2012 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I like it better. Much fresher modern look, as Tim Gunn would say. ;)
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McPandaBurger Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
I like everything but the boots (feel to separate from the other characters, more astro boy/ mega man)
Though as many people have said the original feels better to me, try sticking them side by side for a good comparison (the silhouette is more interesting on the old one)
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SPetnAZ1982 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I like it, however, I must admit that I prefer the old design.
I can't explain it, I just prefer the vibe from the original.
Maybe it's because I get a bit of a Boy Scout vibe from this one.
Then again I am more an Anti-hero fan.
:confused:
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whaborg Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
It is pretty good Mr. Galloway!!! It feels more energetic than the original!!! But I liked original hair's better and you he should wear longer shorts. Overrall is pretty good!!!
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JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice job dude! May have to do some fan art with your new designs, I haven't drawn B7 in a while... I miss it! See you in a couple weeks at Emerald City =)
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superhilalo Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2011
good one very nice work
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nsilverwolf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
I didn't read modern from this one at all. Not sure if it was those boots or the shorts but I immediately "read" Astroboy.

If you're going for more definition in him from a form and line perspective, you've succeeded. I definitely see that 2 line dynamic pose going on. But perhaps you've lobbed it a bit in the other extreme. Those boots need something else to define them, they're a lot of dead space. The Pierre/No. 2 redesign seems to straddle the baggy versus thoroughly fitted styles a bit more naturally.

Kai also seems *much* younger now than the storyboards/animatic you've shared imply him to be. Since we don't know too much about him as a character, if you've shifted something in his written personality this redesign might make more sense.

Still awesome to see you working towards making your "baby" into a reality!
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eugenecommodore Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
The new design really works Sean I like it.
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Salvador-Raga Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
He looks like a hispanic guy!
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NickSmithWilliams Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
GOT those raver boots
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utria Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cool. You always have a great work.
I was wondering if you could visit my page and give me an advice about my work.
Thanks, best regards.
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Taybrian1 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
The new design looks amazing.
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jeremymjack Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
doooood these redesigns are sweet!
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avancna Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Who does his wardrobe?
Astroboy?
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SeanMcFarland Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Definitely looks bolder, more confident.... may need longer shorts though. :)
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itSMEneon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
nice
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leonardomlk Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This one looks great, but I still prefer the older one.
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Brakkenimation Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011   Digital Artist
I gotta say I much prefer the previous one. I'm feeling the band-aid and shorts make him look too dweeby. I dunno if that's what you're going for, but... yeah.

By all means keep it like this, after all it's your character :)
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Beezul Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
eh. i really dont like this design at all. the other one is way better.
this one makes the kid look like a prissy gay boy
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paperfetish Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
I think both designs are very good, but this one definitely has a more active feel to it; as if the character is more of a participant in his story and less of a cipher.

While I like the overall redesign, I did like the original. I do like the sleeker look as I feel this blends in well with the other characters, particularly their combat gear. I'm not fully sold on the boots. I think there is too much volume in them, and I feel they read a little feminine in combination with the shorts. I get this more from the image on the left, which could be a result of the pose. I don't get this feeling as much from the image on the hover board.

With that said, I do think the overall changes you've made are positive. I feel like I have a better sense of who this character might be, but I love what you kept from the old design: the larger ears and the color scheme in particular.
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Diswir Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great!
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TheBrave Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
To tell the truth I liked more the past version.
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thebeastart Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
cool!
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fishcat101 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
great design ,very dynamic and weight in the character.love the trade mark mole at least this time you didn't have to fight with anyone to get it on as you did with peter Parker.

awesome work.how far away are you from the new trailer or the online comic?
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tysonhesse Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Love it. Old design was fine too, but this one stands apart from other scruffy-haired kid protags. Very sleek silhouette.
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CheungKinMen Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is he Kai or is he you ? I see a mole there, what's up with that ? hahaha. Looks phenomenal!
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SpiderGuile Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Brilliant!!
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TJFuZioN Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011
Nice. I don't think there was anything wrong with the old design, but this one definitely more... "protagonist". More confident.

I don't that much about his psrsonality so I can't say much about which design is more aporpriate for it... Either way: Incredible design! Fits well into the B7 world :)
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2011
Killer boots! And I love the bandaid on his chin. How do you get such thin lineart?
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