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Old 06-24-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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Colossus - The Order of X, Nate Hallinan (2D)

Title: Colossus - The Order of X
Name: Nate Hallinan
Country: USA
Software: Photoshop
Submitted: 24th June 2013

The Order of X is a personal fan-fiction variation on the X-Men. I thought it would be a fun exercise to reimagine the X-Men in an alternate medieval/fantasy reality.

Colossus (Peter Rasputin)

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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Old 06-25-2013, 11:19 PM   #2
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Realy nice idea. I'm waiting other pics of this set
Old 07-01-2013, 03:27 AM   #3
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It's a great concept actually. Looking forward to seeing more pieces.
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Old 07-01-2013, 06:56 AM   #4
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Just checked out the rest on your webpage. These are fantastic concepts. I hope you are able to finish them all. Beautiful execution.
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:29 AM   #5
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Such a great painting. He feels so solid. Great work!
Old 07-01-2013, 05:40 PM   #6
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Thanks so much everyone! Recently finished Cyclops and working on Jean Grey right now.
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