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WWII Ultimate Captain America by ReillyBrown WWII Ultimate Captain America by ReillyBrown
Here's a commission of Ultimate Captain America from SDCC. People really love this look for him!
It's kind of funny that people think of this as a more "authentic" design for him circa WWII, but the fact is that his regular costume was actually designed in the 40's! This one was designed in 2000.
I think that's what's called "manufactured vintage ;)
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Felipe400 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Nice art!
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SnowBunny91 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Verra nice. Did you do this in copics?
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Gh0stdance Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Awesome shading! He just seems more manly with this design, lol
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
More manly than his blue leotard? Never!
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Gh0stdance Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
:O lol
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KChrist Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
This made it on to MTV Geek Twitter report!
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:iconreillybrown:
ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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mechwarrior3 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Whoa. Nice stuff! Love the details down to the partially obscured leg/pouch in the smoke and the barbs on the barbed wire. Great stuff. :dance:
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arrowhead42 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Great work! I love the costume - what media did you use? Looks like an ink wash.... something I've never been good at!
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eiledon Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent interpretation of his "40s" retrofitted look. It does feel more believable as a uniform for out in the battlefield where his regular costume seems better suited to propaganda posters etc.

Looks good in greys (also like the barbed wire in the background - nice touch)
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bairdduvessa Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011
honestly, this outfit is so badass.
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Ragnaroker Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Nicely done.
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:iconreillybrown:
ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Samurai-Poet Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Sweet~! :iconthumbsupplz::iconiamhappyplz:
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Samurai-Poet Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
No prob!
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dark-yux Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Manufactured all right, how are we supposed understand the 40s better than the people who lived in those times.
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hindsight's always 20/20, I suppose. I think the difference is that back then they were trying to create a character that would stand out, but the throwback design was trying to create a character who would fit in. Just different design objectives.
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dark-yux Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting.
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Always liked this outfit,. Cool job :)
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:iconreillybrown:
ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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AlphaRaptor2k6 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Ultimate Marvel is about realism("cough" some anyways) and is a turn away from Spandex/Latex bodysuited Heros.
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AlphaRaptor2k6 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Manufactured? Vintage? This is a reallistic approach to a costume. It's not like they would have a lot of cash left for a singular 'Super Solider' . This is quick and simple and easy to reproduce after one is worn from battle. The 40's suit some sort of Chainmail... Kinda lame and heavy even for a Super Solider.
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Strannik Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that this costume looks so period, while the classic Captain America costume looks... like a superhero costume.
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I think that's probably the key-- The design made in the 40's was just trying to look like a superhero, not a 40's-themed superhero. The newer design couldn't just be American-themed, but had to be WWII-themed as well.
I wonder if some characters created today will one day be redesigned to look more "early 21st century."
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Strannik Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
I don't think it would. Contemporary costumes are much more in touch with contemporary fashion than what we saw in the 1940s. Look at Arana, the X-Men: Academy kids, Young Avengers, Misfit and Black Alice from Birds of Prey and (arguably) Runaways*. But we will probably see those characters redesigned to keep up with the changing fashion sensibilities.

*Arguably because I'm not sure one should really call them "superheroes."
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grimslider Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
yeah that makes him look more human than super i love when heros look like that very good desing btw
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ReillyBrown Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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grimslider Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
welcome
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