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Green Lantern Concepts (John Stewart) by NateHallinanArt Green Lantern Concepts (John Stewart) by NateHallinanArt

EDIT: I originally did these concepts a while ago, but I came across them going through some folders. I just made some updates that I've wanted to for a while. I'd still love to do an illustration with one of them eventually.

These are some Green Lantern concept variations I recently did in my free time. In contrast to the first film, where the suits seemed to reflect the anatomy of each GL, I decided to explore the route of a galactic defender; considering stars, nebulae, and elements (like alloys/minerals/crystals) imagery. While the overall quality of a film falls on the various people working on it, I believe Idris Elba could easily take the character of John Stewart to that level we all hope for. Personally, he's easily one of my favorite actors when you consider the TV series Luther and many of his other blockbuster appearances.

What do I know, I'm just a concept artist. Anyways, I hope you enjoy these as much as I did making them.

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turbosuo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
I totally agree about Idris Elba.  However a GL movie is always going to be difficult to pull off due to the nature of GL's power and the scope of the story.  But if a furry raccoon can be pulled off Green Lantern can be as well.   These rock so much.  Great work.
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smlshin Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Perfect man. He would look great standing along side Ryan Reynolds. Would have been awesome. 
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CommanderRogers Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
Awesome!
And you're right about Idris too.  I mean, I like the Rock and all, but Idris is actually BLACK like the character is supposed to be plus he's a great actor.  Johnson is good, but he's actually south Pacific Islander (I keep getting Hawaiian, Maori, Polynesian, and tons of other responses. There has to be a definitive answer on that one). 
And personally I'd go for the better actor anyway, which would be Idris here.

As for your designs, that middle one really blows it away!  It really gives the feel that the whole universe is at his beck and call or that the power of the universe is almost contained in those shoulders. Really powerful imagery here.
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SupaNerda Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Really nice variations!
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TheDaidoji Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
the middle one!!!! AWESOMEEEEE :D luv that
great work
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TurkishJade Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like them all, especially the first one. However, to me, the one that fits Stewart best is the last one. It invokes more of a "military" feel to me, probably due to the different greens.
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Tiancum Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it! probably the coolest GL design i've seen. if i had to pick one it'd be the first version, but they're all really well done. :nod:
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Dancing-Kitten Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
These are super pretty!
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artspell Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
wow, awesome costumes
really cool
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DrawMonkey Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Wow.  I just started watching Luther tonight.  This is such a cool design/casting idea.
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