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Daken - Redesign by Josh-Gowdy Daken - Redesign by Josh-Gowdy
Wonder Woman wasn't the only one who got some new duds recently. I was a bit underwhelmed by the new costume design for Wolverine's son Daken, so thought I'd have a crack at what I thought might be more fitting.

I tried to work in a few elements of Wolverine's costume plus a few Japanese elements.
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rairyu Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
This is freakin awesome!!
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sethu13 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
i must totally thank you for being the utter inspiration for my Daken costume design hope you do not mind your idea just utterly fits him
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SNComics Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Actually, this design is not only badassery at it's finest, it makes total sense, it totally relates to Daken , Wolverine and Daken's origins
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Raffyjack Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
THIS is amazing :D
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Josh-Gowdy Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
Thanks :)
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micQuestion Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012   General Artist
VASTLY superior to the brown onesie!

Peace.
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Josh-Gowdy Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Thanks man.
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calamosis Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist
OHMYGOSH THIS IS FANTASTIC!!!!

First of all, the oni design of the mask is a delightful nod to his ethnicity as well as his father. And oh, the colors! Just bright enough to catch attention and just muted enough to be suave. The shoes are of a very modern look, and by comparison to the rest of the costume look just about out of place--but Daken is just 'cool' enough to say "So what?" to that. Conformity was never a thing he seemed to like much, after all. The 'tail' on the top is also a very nice touch--on the coat of an Englishman, it would be classy. Here its--and pardon the pun--sassy. And....! And....!

...Well, that's really all I CAN say without completely gibbering my awe. So. Really: GREAT WORK! :D
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Josh-Gowdy Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Thanks! You're way too kind. I agree on the shoes-- if I was to go back to it, I'd definitely switch those out.
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calamosis Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Really, your design deserves far more attention than it currently has. I am still rendered to incomprehensible gibbering when I see it! Oh, the shoes! No, I actually like them! They DON'T fit--which is kind of nice, in my opinion. Daken is a little bit of an oddball, so I happen to think it fits.... Ah. The whole outfit and.... *sigh* My apologies--illiteracy and incoherence is returning! ;D
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Josh-Gowdy Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
:D
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RoninReviews3 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
weird but in a good way!
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Josh-Gowdy Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Cheers!
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ElwoodKlown Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is genius, i couldnt have done it better myself if i tried. this fits the character so well, i'd submit this to marvel this is an awsome look i totally dig it man :) keep up the good work I'm gonna go check out the rest of your work
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Josh-Gowdy Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
Thanks :D
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CJ-Williams Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice design. That looks like something he would choose for himself too. I love the mask, and the costume elements playing up to his heritage (as you mentioned), but still having that unique flair that his character has. Great work, Tiger-Bill!
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Josh-Gowdy Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2011
Thanks-- glad you like it.
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JeRkY-ChId Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
the shoes are the only thing I don't like, love everything else
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tapwater86 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is sooo much better than what they designed for Daken! The design is just awesome. Vests just look damn good on him
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Josh-Gowdy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
Thanks!
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thealicemalice Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Artist
I was a bit underwhelmed about the new costume as well...especially in the actual comics about how he was able to get the costume. It suits him at least but...I do like yours. Any chance I could get some explanation on the whisker things? I would guess some sort of Japanese influence. I really don't mean any disrespect, like I said I like this a lot it just made me curious.
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Josh-Gowdy Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
They were meant to be curved teeth like a Japanese Oni (Demon) mask. I tried to mix an Oni mask with a wolverine mask and this is what I got. :shrug:

Thanks for commenting-- appreciated. :)
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thealicemalice Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Artist
okay that totally makes more sense, I'm a goober. Sometimes I feel like nothing about the way he's drawn makes him look japanese. It is indeed a very cool design.
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Josh-Gowdy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Haha. No worries-- the teeth are a bit whiskerish. I think if I was going to do a second draft I'd probably lose them (or colour them red?).

I agree about the Japanese aspect which is why I played it up so much in this. I'd probably even like to see him with the dress sensibilities of modern Japanese youths-- I'm not cool enough to keep up with that though :)

PS - Thank-you kindly for the :+fav:!
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thealicemalice Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional Artist
I'm actually a big fan of Japanese fashion and Daken (obviously!) so if you'd ever like to do another piece let me know! I'd love to help. And your welcome :D
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Josh-Gowdy Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Thanks-- will keep that in mind :)
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snarebang Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
I dig the new robes but he looks a lot better with 6 claws (3 per hand) With only four claws it looks like something is missing.
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Josh-Gowdy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Yeah-- I think he lost the third one recently? I might be wrong.
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snarebang Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
:laughing:
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Josh-Gowdy Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
and thanks for the :+fav:!
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Rhiethreal Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Not a fan of the sneakers but other than that this is really, really great.
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Josh-Gowdy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Yeah-- the sneakers were originally going to be less 'sneakery' and more like slippers. If I was doing something with this I'd work it a bit more.

and thanks :D
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konijnemans Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That looks pretty darn cool.
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Josh-Gowdy Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Cheers! :highfive:
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DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Very cool piece. :)
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Josh-Gowdy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Thanks!
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DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :)
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cerebraleye Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I like this much better then marvels current costume for him. you should see if they will accept it!
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Josh-Gowdy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Thanks for the kind words!
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darkfenixrising Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
I second this!

I don't like Marvel'c condom Daken.
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Josh-Gowdy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
Cheers! :)
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