20 comments on “P:R Redesign: Ilias Kyriazis’ Vision & Scarlet Witch!
  1. As a kid reading Marvel books in the ’70s and ’80s, I never did understand this relationship. “She married a machine? Really?” That House of M featured her losing her mind really kind of made sense to me.

    That said, I dig these designs.

  2. Always love to see toes in supersuits. Vision is a wild departure, but sticks to the standard color scheme we’ve grown to expect. Similarly, Wanda’s red and pink number is by the books. I for one would love to see another, even wilder take on costuming.

  3. I’m not sure about Vision’s bare feet, but I really like his cloak, and Scarlet Witch looks like Scarlet Witch, so that’s good.

  4. Nice work overall. SW doesn’t stray far from her 80′s look though. Vision is cool, he needs shoes, love the hood.

  5. @John: he is a synthetic human with a human conscience, better then most heroes out there…besides his logical mind would be perfect to keep Wanda sane and from the path of total chaos.

    @Chad: just check my link, it’s a very rough sketch like most of my work.

    I like the simplicity of red skin, green suit, yellow hood, the seams do nothing for it, maybe another shade of green?

  6. Overall good art, but I’m quickly starting to dislike the extra seams and piping artists are adding to their superhero redesigns… I realize that it’s more realistic (after a fashion), but it seems more like a fad that everyone’s rushing to.

  7. Nicely executed, but they don’t really click for me as redesigns. The Scarlet Witch looks pretty much like her standard costume with platform boots and a belt buckle added (which doesn’t seem needed since she’s not wearing or in need of a belt). Tthe Vision’s costume seems like a forced compromise between retaining the classic elements and and adding something some obvious alterations in order to say there’s something new. The piping is too busy and doesn’t really add anything from a design perspective and the bare red feet and hands are distracting and don’t really make sense with the rest of the design or from a character perspective. I do like the hood (although I think the cape pins would look better if they were diamond or teardrop shape, to reflect wither his chest emblem or his solar jewel).

  8. I’m absolutely loving Vision’s toes (wait, that…that’s not how that sounded in my head). He’s a dang robot, what does he need shoes for?

    To an extent, I agree with Kyushu about the ol’ piped seams – they’re kind of the superhero design greeble du jour – but this, I think, is one of the times they’ve been deployed really well. It helps visually separate the green suit portion from the red “skin” tone; Vision looks like a red android in a green uniform, rather than the classic “oh, we just painted him all funny colours an’ that” design. It’s an inspired reconciliation of the classic colour scheme with a more modern and credible design.

    Scarlet Witch isn’t bad, but very…safe. Vision obviously doesn’t stray THAT far from his classic design, but the changes are clever and imaginative; Wanda just looks like she always does. It’s a good drawing, but barely a redesign.

    John: their relationship didn’t make much sense to me as a kid either. Makes quite a lot more now I’m an adult, mind :D.

  9. I like visions bare feet, it makes for red mask gloves and boots without having them. making the costume green and the cloak yellow is also a good way to keep things simple, the seams in both designs seem unecessary though.

    @ Chad just check my link above.

  10. The Vision costume looks like it’s an homage to old Wonder Man costumes, which makes a certain amount of sense – given their history.

  11. I appreciate all comments, thanks!

    Some insight to my choices:
    The seams in Vision were to reflect the lines in his classic costume’s belt/girdle.
    Also I liked that they create a (barely visible, it’s true) “V” between the lines and his chest gem. They also add some yellow in a mostly green outfit.

    Barely visible detail I’m proud of: Vision’s wedding ring! (in my mind Wanda has incorporated hers in the magical talisman she wears a belt buckle. A symbol of love should have SOME kind of magical power, right?)

    Not much I have to say about Scarlet Witches design. I just added her to go along with Vision. I worked with the mindset of “what if I was offered to draw the Avengers”… and in that case I wouldn’t change her costume much.

  12. John: As a kid reading Marvel books in the ’70s and ’80s, I never did understand this relationship. “She married a machine? Really?” That House of M featured her losing her mind really kind of made sense to me.That said, I dig these designs.

    Not just a “machine”. An artificial human. People forget that’s what “android” means. And I think a synthezoid is supposed to be one step beyond the average android. Imagine a being with artificial cells, artificial tissues, artificial organs. He’s as close to human as you can get at the smallest level, except that everything is fake. Also, on an emotional level, she couldn’t really help who she fell in love with. Of all the men in her life, he was probably the one who treated her best. Vision’s a true gentleman.

    Anyway, I agree that these designs don’t seem particularly different from the usual thing. Particularly Wanda’s design.

  13. Toom:
    I’m absolutely loving Vision’s toes (wait, that…that’s not how that sounded in my head). He’s a dang robot, what does he need shoes for?

    He’s a dang robot, what does he need TOES for?

  14. Also, on an emotional level, she couldn’t really help who she fell in love with.Of all the men in her life, he was probably the one who treated her best.Vision’s a true gentleman.

    Plus, his brain patterns (or personality template or whatever) are based on those of Simon Williams, so in effect she fell in love with Wonder Man but because he was a human and because of the emotional damage inflicted on her and her brother (who married an inhuman) by their human-hating father, she could never pursue a relationship with Simon at that point, who she subconsciously knew her father, who’s approval she’s always craved, would never approve of.

    Basically, Magneto f-ed his kids up royally.

  15. pamela: Plus, his brain patterns (or personality template or whatever) are based on those of Simon Williams, so in effect she fell in love with Wonder Man but because he was a human and because of the emotional damage inflicted on her and her brother (who married an inhuman) by their human-hating father, she could never pursue a relationship with Simon at that point, who she subconsciously knew her father, who’s approval she’s always craved, would never approve of.Basically, Magneto f-ed his kids up royally.

    Simon and Vision are similar, but not the same. The brain engrams basically give a person’s mind a rough blueprint. Simon and Vision are kind of like identical twins that were raised in different households. They have similar interests and tastes, but they’re still individuals. For instance, Simon is more emotional and liable to lash out when emotionally hurt while Vision is more logical and tends to withdraw when feeling hurt.

    Also, she couldn’t have fallen in love with Simon at that time because he was technically considered dead at that point. I fear we’ve strayed off-topic, though.

  16. pamela:
    He’s a dang robot, what does he need TOES for?

    So he can pick stuff up from the floor if his hands are full!

    Seriously though, he’s meant to be a fake dude, right? The first Human Torch had toes, too.

  17. ilias kyriazis: Also I liked that they create a (barely visible, it’s true) “V” between the lines and his chest gem. They also add some yellow in a mostly green outfit.

    I saw that but I read the whole thing more as an “M” instead of “V”.

  18. Maybe Vision has toes to make him feel like he’s more human? I mean, wearing boots all the time would look odd. For some reason Vision’s cloak says “Eastern European” like a Soviet Vision to me, no idea why.

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