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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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SteveAndrew Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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KtObermanns 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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SteveAndrew 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 Feb 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:thumbsup: Can't wait to see it. :)
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Cosaco Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Nicely done, I like it.
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SteveAndrew Feb 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers, thanks! :D
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Cosaco Mar 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
No prob! :)
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Rogue's hair can never be too big!
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SteveAndrew Feb 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Quite right! Jim Lee was always the master of huge hair on Rogue.
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