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Colossus - The Order of X by NateHallinanArt Colossus - The Order of X by NateHallinanArt
The mountain of metal; Colossus. His father was a blacksmith and eventually apprenticed him in the family trade. Hard labor made Peter strong but he was always larger than the other kids. His size and strength even made certain people nervous. Others even rumored that it was ‘unnatural.’

By happenstance, he developed the ability to cover his body in metal and increase his strength. He discovered his abilities in his youth when his younger sister became trapped under a collapsed cart. When villagers witnessed his transformation they became frightened. Thinking that Peter might be some monsters, a mob formed and came after him and his family. They couldn't harm Peter but he couldn't protect his family without harming the villagers. Peter and his family were driven from their home but they found refuge in the land protected by Lord Xavier.

(Personal notes) I didn't want Colossus to have the typical perfectly sculpted bodybuilder look he usually does. I wanted his form to come across as though he gained it from hard labor. The best reference were guys from strongman competitions. His name is after all is Colossus, so I not only wanted him to be mountainous in muscle but pretty thick as well. I also thought it would be cool to make more iron (not chrome) giving him a darker, rough, natural look.

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CommanderRogers Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  New member
I love that he's just grabbing that hot iron with his bare hands.   And this interpretation does make tons of sense, even more so because of the medieval setting you're using.  I could see this also working for an Earth X type thing too, with Colossus being older and fuller.  But I'd much rather see this done into a story than another Earth X or just about any other "alternate" reality.  
Now that I've finally learned how to collect favorites (yes, I'm kind of a newb here) I will be adding all of these.   ....and following your work from now on too.
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CadenLWelborn Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Artist
Makes me wonder why he doesn't just pound the heated metal with his fist. ;)
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NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
He could but it's probably not as precise in getting flat shapes with the hammer. *shrugs*
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Lordofthememes Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
coooollll
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superj0ka Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013
Makes me wonder what Shadowcat would look like. Hint, hint, anyone?
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Ja-Kitsu-Ryou Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry for the double comment, but I would like to add that your lighting is absolutely superb.  :)
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NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Filmographer
:)
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Ja-Kitsu-Ryou Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!  I love the iron-like finish on his skin, instead of that horrible, silvery segmented look he has in the comics.  This is much more natural and suits him well.  the fact that he is a blacksmith is very appropriate, and I really like his story.  :)
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NateHallinanArt Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I really appreciate that. :D
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jessienude Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013
These are SO AWESOME!!!!
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