25 February 2011 2:49 PM CST

9 Comments

  • sarah
    February 25, 2011

    wow! i love what you did with the tattoos, especially the mermaids on his chest. the light and shadow give off an air of sunset almost. a really great revamp. he looks like all the swimmers i grew up with.

  • Jess
    February 25, 2011

    Love the tats! I really like that you made him proportiante to a real person. One of my biggest gripes is that artists try to make superheroes way larger than life, with steroid type muscles to the point where they’re almost grotesque. (and laughable for that matter) While superheroes are in fact “super” so many of them are still human in some way or another. I really like this redesign. You kind of breathed new life into a character who doesn’t get a lot of the spotlight. It’s too bad realy, he’s pretty bad ass.

  • saulone (Daniel)
    February 25, 2011

    Thanks, Sarah! I wanted to do one that was a real departure from the others – slicker, and using body types of modern swimmers like Phelps and various Olympians. Something a little edgier, but still “Lord of the Oceans”. I originally had this elaborate scene for his chest piece, but starting looking at Japanese full back tattoo pieces for reference and thought red/orange sea creatures down his arms with either a Squid or Giant Octopus for his back would pay homage to his Orange tunic. I would love to see a story evolve from the tattoos on his chest…

  • saulone (Daniel)
    February 25, 2011

    Thank you Jess :) I really appreciate the kind words, and agree that body-types and musculature should be proportionate and as realistic as possible, (unless the story calls for the craziness).

    I also agree about Aquaman. He’s probably my favorite of the DC Universe.

  • King AdBeck
    February 25, 2011

    Wow! Aquaman swims into the 21st century!

    Thanks for the sneak peek. Can’t wait to see what’s behind doors number one and two.

    Adam

  • saulone (Daniel)
    February 25, 2011

    Thanks Adam! Yeah this was my echoed take on the swimmer. Thanks for cycling it out and the kind words :) hopefully project rooftop will dig…

  • Jared
    December 3, 2012

    Hot. I’m debating being Aquaman for halloween in 2013 and I found this while browsing Aquaman images. Absolutely stunning. Now I just want this tattoo. Love the site and your work. Keep it up!

  • saulone (Daniel)
    December 11, 2012

    Thanks a ton! Yeah I would love to get a crazy back and arm piece like this as a tat. Thanks again, man!

  • Chris
    October 19, 2013

    This is an amazing picture I love the design especially the full body tats. I am a huge, lifelong Aquaman fan and have only just come across this picture. Outsanding!

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