Note: Declan Shalvey is becoming a Rooftop Regular, and with good reason — from his contest entries to his Underbolts design and now this, Shalvey is chomping at the bit to take his favorite characters and give them a new set of duds. In this one, Shalvey took on the Generation X mainstay Chamber; This character has had his share of bad costume choices (New Warriors, much?), but Shalvey’s redesign here takes the best of what he’s worn and pushes it one step further. – Chris A.
Here’s what Delcan had to say:
With this piece, I just wanted to draw a really nice Chamber piece but I didn’t want to get bogged down with a specific version of him. For that reason, I just came up with a variant of the X-costume, something a little more ‘street’, hence the Vans-type-footwear and the loose trousers. I also wanted to portray a little of the tragic element of the character (that makes him so cool) so wanted to show him on a sad walk…. as everything around him burns.
Jordie added colour in all the right places. With great colour choices, she made the piece warm and also intense. I love that she kept the background open and white. It works as an illustration and makes the moment really poignant.