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look up in the sky... it has underpants!!! by nebezial look up in the sky... it has underpants!!! by nebezial
desingn is a very subjective thing. what one person likes, another doesnt, what one era deems awesomesauce... is just ... meh zto another.

so that being said. i just feel superman looks naked without his underpants XD

thats my own opinion, feel free to disagree XD

also as to his legys being long, or a short while this version will be up,,, a small bit of info.

notice the mid line. that is where in general you find the half of a mans height

final edit uploaded now, special thanx to vorokoth for pointing out the true thing that was bugging me :)
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Betawhofic Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016
That title! I laughed so hard I almost passed out. I was WHEEZING.

Awesome. I'll never be able to hear that saying again the same way. :D
shadowcub1 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
Good grief he looks like he has y fronts on, what does he have in there a banana?

The bottom part of the trunks are testicles, this one draws the eyes to the codpiece trunks.
LeniaLDZ Featured By Owner Edited Jul 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You think Supes looks naked without underpants? To me, he looks naked with the underpants because he looks like a guy wearing blue body paint and red trunks on the beach :))) Besides imagine what it must be like to stand behind him when the wind blows up his cape and find yourself staring at a bright red ass...poor Batman!  To each his own I guess. Seriously though, we have Kryptonian dogs, Kryptonian monkeys... If only we had a Kryptonian Spanish bull as well I could accept the undies as they would mark the perfect spots for the bull to aim for. :D

But I love everything else about this design, especially the gold S. Makes much more sense that way. :)
Phenometron Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015
DisneysFrozenFan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Hope - NaNoEmo Day 13 
Namikaze-Naruto-Sage Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to say I like the reverse color of his Crest. And love that it's gold instead of yellow. I like everything about it really. Makes him truly look like a Superman.
TenebraeBR Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
kind of a tribute to Reeve? Maybe it is just me.
Shadow-Jax Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
I prefer the underpants
Tmartin071 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
JayBay15 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
A more classic Superman? Godly.
MrArtvader101 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Student General Artist
Stupid man, not super 
LazorBlaaargh Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Looks a bit like Tom Cruise or its me?
Spider-boyN2Jesus Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
I understand why they think it's weird, for him to wear his underpants on the outside, but it really just looks so much better with the color separation of having all that red right there--same thing with Batman, but if it looks more like pants than tights and he has a big utility belt then it works okay for him--or heck, just make him all black (but I gotta say, he looks pretty cool with the grey body-suit--especially when look like light armor like in the Arkham games ;P). I like the briefs myself, but if they have to lose them I'd say go with a big belt type of design thingy instead. Maybe a wide belt with huge diamond for a buckle that sort fills out the space more or something... I don't know, maybe that's just me.
GoblinCrusher94 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sweet, sweet mercy, tell me how you got the look of his suit material :o (Eek) :happybounce: 
Arrowman64 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool. 
They should have used THIS suit in Man of Steel.
jediknightownsall Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Student General Artist
i for one am glad they threw away the red undies xD
Gakari93 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very cool! quick question how did you do his outfit texture?
bronxboy53 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
LincolnAlgirWest Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Still better than Man of Steel.
GabrielFrag Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Except the revere color on the chest plate S it looks awesome.
Good concept.
GabrielFrag Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i ment reverse color.
Not revere :P
warpspeed-argonaut Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
:rofl: @ the title!
icu8124me Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
tenpeoplez Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
the upper arm muscles look kinda inflated like a baloon other than that looks cool
DaveMail42 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There's something about him. He just looks...skinny, almost narrow-shouldered, even with the huge biceps. Maybe it is the legs after all.
Thanks for giving him the square jaw and spit-curl, which (as you probably know) is notably absent from the current on-screen incarnation of Supes.
I think you're correct on the underpants. Design is indeed a subjective thing, but the underpants serve a purpose in that regard. They provide a midline accent of red, breaking up the long mass of blue costume, sort of like an old-fashioned cummerbund did. Without them, his costume has a disturbing "long-underwear" look that is just as odd as are the underpants.
I do sometimes wonder about boots with a skin-tight costume, though...
nebezial Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013
ya i hear you about skinny, i messed up on the ratio of biceps to overall body mass :)
DaveMail42 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
But overall, a nice picture. Please do more. :)
sidetrack1 Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
I have a feeling that the "New 52" look will eventually change to a look like this when it comes to the trunks.It would help if after that though,the trunks look a lot more like long shorts.
Bracey100 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I like him without the underoos, but he's also the only hero they work for as well. The idea of the underpants started with him so its part of his iconic look.
costin55 Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you make the same mistake that i make a while ago with the left arm
626Ghost Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That looks amazingly similar to superman's costume in Injustice video game. [link]
GoodWorks-FKA Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
They're Trunks, Trunks!


"The Compass is in the Eye..."
–Michelangelo Buonarroti.
LumpyMonkyP Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
I always kind of preferred the old Kal-El design they did years back instead of the Superman outfit. Haven't really seen the new 52 design much, so can't really compare. Your version is really sharp looking. I like it.
singularitycomplex Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
I love how the material looks like really fine nit chain mail. If that's what the new movie was shooting for than they failed miserably.
Karinta Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Student General Artist
What long legs!
delaronde Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Question, ...How did you achieve the texture of the suite ?

Thank you,

Jean Claude
CrashDunlap Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. Gotta have the over-underpants.
art-by-mike Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
I like the design for the cape. Well done.
Darklarik Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Why do they alwasy wear tights....
Dacudo65 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I must say I prefer this version to the New 52 custom, you actually make the red Underwear not look ridiculous, it's subtle and still works with the rest of the outfit. I'm amazed at how talented you are, It'll take me 20 years before I get on your level.
Nx3Fox Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool concept.
Nice colours n good use of texture.
I dont like his underpants either :P

But I have to say that this is the first time im havin a deja vu kinda thing right nao. Creepy and funny at the same time :D
Cuz this reminds me of a drawing I did of superman and he had almost the same pose the cape waving n everything if i remember correctly. ... and also too long feet.

Anyways keep up ur artsy stuff its a pleasure to the eye.
jdarko82 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012   Digital Artist
This is good except for the shield
Omakeke Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Agree, don't like the inverted colors, but I am a staunch supporter of the trunks (or underwear if you prefer)
grams2300 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
hahahahahahaha i´m gonna need a new chest hahahahaha
appelt65 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
jamesleeisbuff Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
loving the fine detail in supe's suit!
Andy1979 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
I like it
Andy1979 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
I like this design. It really makes it appear that Superman isn't human you get the impression from the design of the suit that its something Kryptonian that has been modified - presumably due to a young Clark reading superhero comics - say possibly a Kryptonian military uniform.
rulkout1993 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That's exactly how I see it, too :)
ClaytonBarton Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Honestly I like the design. He seems more like he comes from another planet, (as he should imo).
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