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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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Tiancum 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:
Dancing-Kitten Feb 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
These are super pretty!
artspell Feb 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
wow, awesome costumes
really cool
DrawMonkey Feb 13, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Wow.  I just started watching Luther tonight.  This is such a cool design/casting idea.
nekrosith Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome :)
Frankly I'm very upset the Green Lantern movie didn't have Idris Elba playing John Stewart with one of your designs here. This is such a fantastic idea it just makes me want to keysmash.
Mr Perfectionist :)
One hair out of place, and you're not happy.

Face it, we all love it :)
goor Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great Work
Tikatu Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer

The second one looks a wee bit ST:TNG to me, especially across the shoulders. I like the first and third best, especially the third one's treatment of the legs and feet.

I agree with you on Elba as John Stewart! He'd be fab!

DromeP Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

These look pretty fantastic.

I've only seen Elba in Pacific Rim but I'd love to see him as John Stewart as well.

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