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Rogue 5 (2013) Inks by SteveAndrew Rogue 5 (2013) Inks by SteveAndrew
This had a bit of a tortured history. Back in about 1991 (about the same time I did this Kitty Pryde image [link]) I drew a picture of Rogue in this pose, in her Australian outfit - she had huge spiky hair, a wonky face and looooooong legs. I was in my "ripping off Art Adams" phase.

Even back then I wasn't keen on it, so a couple of years later I re-did the image with her green & yellow outfit. (Then I'd moved onto my "ripping off Jim Lee" phase.) Unfortunately I still didn't have a good grasp of basic human anatomy - she was pretty, but the hair was awful and she still had unfeasably long legs. Seriously, Rogue was about 9 heads high and wearing high-heeled boots! This was about the time when "good girl" art was gaining popularity, when all female characters wore exploitative outfits and always stood on tip-toes for some reason.

Digging through my old art folder I found some of my old images and wanted to post them here. I was trying to get the old Rogue picture into a decent state, but it didn't matter how much I messed around with it in Photoshop, the proportions were still way off and I never felt I could show it to anyone.

So, I just thought I'd start from scratch and here she is! The third iteration of this picture in over 20 years! Still not perfect and her hair is still a bit big, but that was the style of the mid-90s X-Men. And at least her legs look like they belong to an actual human being. Although now I think of it her feet do look a bit large...

UPDATE: Made some slight tweaks to her feet and face to balance her out a bit.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Adjusted her right arm (left to us) so it looks more like it joins onto her shoulder.
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:iconhellbat:
hellbat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Nice!
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miroku13579 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
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:iconmiroku13579:
miroku13579 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Is it ok for me to color me I'm trying to get better at coloring.
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:iconsteveandrew:
SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Please do, I'd love to see what you do with it! :D
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:iconmiroku13579:
miroku13579 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
thanks! I'll start working on it.
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:iconmario2412:
mario2412 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Artist
beautiful work
very nice ink style Clap 
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:iconsteveandrew:
SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconmario2412:
mario2412 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Artist
no prob 
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work on her pose, she looks so confident!
The folds on her clothing and her hair is so well drawn and realistic, must have taken quite some time. The highlights on her suit are perfect, you captured her in all her glory! :heart:
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:iconsteveandrew:
SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Yeah, leather jackets are difficult to draw and shade, but very satisfying when done right.
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:iconherofan135:
herofan135 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed, and you're living proof of that. :thumbsup:
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theWitchofGrich Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
beautiful!
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sirjimryan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Nice :)
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:iconsteveandrew:
SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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KtObermanns Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Congratulations on sticking with it! It's gorgeous work. One criticism- her right arm (our left) appears to either be a curve or coming out of the side of her ribcage. Given the beauty of the rest of the figure, it's jarring. I'm glad you shared this work, and the story behind it. :)
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:iconsteveandrew:
SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, you're quite right. I think I was trying to suggest that her jacket sleeve was quite loose and hung down. But you're right, it does look a bit weird. When I get a moment I'll adjust it.

Thank you! :-)
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KtObermanns Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:thumbsup: Can't wait to see it. :)
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:iconcosaco:
Cosaco Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nicely done, I like it.
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:iconsteveandrew:
SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers, thanks! :D
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:iconcosaco:
Cosaco Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No prob! :)
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MissusToast Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
Rogue's hair can never be too big!
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:iconsteveandrew:
SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Quite right! Jim Lee was always the master of huge hair on Rogue.
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Jason-Steeel7 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool!
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MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Cute and beaatuil work on her
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:iconorabich:
orabich Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
great work!

:gallery: [link]

:points: [link]
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LaurinhaxD Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Work beautiful! I love Rogue xD
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:iconsteveandrew:
SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconytgarner:
ytgarner Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
awesome!
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:iconsteveandrew:
SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconmapend:
mapend Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think it looks great. :) I now very badly want to color this.
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:iconsteveandrew:
SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I can't wait to see what you do with her. :D
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:iconmarkfanboy:
MarkFanboy Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work. I always liked this version of Rogue best.
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:iconmister-23:
Mister-23 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013   Digital Artist
Mm, nice.
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:iconsteveandrew:
SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers! :-D
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Soundwave009 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Marvel aint got nothing in this 😉✌
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:iconsteveandrew:
SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice of you to say, thank you! :-D
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Blaze-Belushi Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
excellent! I like the idea that this is an image you've come back to over time. As a kid, I had a similar problem where I could never draw Beast convincingly. Finally did a decent take on him just a few months ago.
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:iconsteveandrew:
SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!

Yeah, one of these days, I think I might compile all versions of this picture into one image just to compare and contrast.

Hmm, I've never drawn Beast. Might give that a go.
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Aleximosaurusmon Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
I'd say you really nailed it in this version then!
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:iconsteveandrew:
SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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DeathScepter Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
with Rogue, Big hair is important
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:iconsteveandrew:
SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
In the 90s Rogue almost had as much hair as Medusa! I'm amazed she didn't constantly blind herself when flying. ;-)
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DeathScepter Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
is that a bad thing? Done well, Big hair is sexy on a woman
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DoStuffZ Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, nice. Can't wait till somebody paints her. She will be awesome.
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:iconsteveandrew:
SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Nice of you to say. :D
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Raqonteur Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its very good but...
You heard that but coming didnt you :p
I think the legs are still just touch too big and the head fraction too small. Its just slightly out of balance.

But the artwork itself is superb
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:iconsteveandrew:
SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!

I totally agree with you. The way I used to draw, I'd do ankles and feet way too small, especially on women. So when I came to update this picture, I think I went too far in the other direction and gave her huge clumpy boots!

I think when I have a spare moment, I'll tweak her a bit in Photoshop and re-post.

Cheers! :D
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think she looks really great, love her face and hair!
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:iconsteveandrew:
SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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Sabrerine911 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Wellits realy awesome!Love it very sexy!
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