So recently I've been drawing a lot of cute little foxes and wolves in some pretty classy outfits, after I received so many compliments for my vintage fox cards at christmas. I wanted to do some in a more modern style and attire, and in all honesty got completely addicted. They are freakin' adorable, and so much fun to draw that I find myself surrounded by the little buggers.
And for the longest time now I've wanted to draw something that reflected my love of those smoulderingly attractive avengers, but wasn't sure what the best way was to capture both them and my style. I mean there are thousands of illustrations of the avengers all over the place, and in classic seth style, I didn't want to be like the rest of them, darling.
That's when it hit me - somewhere between the foxes, the fashion, and the fabulous body of Chris Evans... wait, I got distracted there for a second... ah, yes. I decided it would be amazingly brilliant and fun to combine my love of the foxes and the love of the... well, foxes. Those sexy avengers were almost crying out to become fashionable and furry!
There are loads of cool little details in each one that relates to the character, which was one of my favourite parts of designing and drawing them - take a look and see if you can spot them, and when you fall in love with your favourite one head over to my Society6 page and get them on a mug!
I actually drew Black Widow twice, the first time I went a little too black and ended up with this freaky, kinky vampire looking thing, which didn't feel right. So once I get done with the boys I went back to her, and gave her a more casual outfit with a touch of blue and polkadot tights to tone down the black. I love that she has a spider-man shirt on, y'know, 'cos she's black widow... too cute.
With Hawkeye it's easy to get too arrow-heavy in his theme, so I just went for a simple shirt design, biker-look jacket and boots, and the Target bag as a (in my opinion) hilarious nod to his character.
More of a wolf really, but I didn't want to split hairs. This guy had to be super cool, and because of his mask I wanted to cover up his face a little, hence shades. I love his letterman jacket, with his colour scheme it seemed like the only sensible option. His arc reactor tshirt underneath, and converse all stars, obviously, because he's so hip and cool.
I wanted to steer clear of the classic american flag tshirt here and go for something more subtle - it would have been easy to put stars and stripes on everything he was wearing, like the 4th of July threw up on him... but that wouldn't have been very in keeping with his character, so I found this adorable shirt and paired it with big red stompers as a nod to his original design.
The newspaper was a happy accident too, I wanted them all to be doing everyday things, and it wasn't until I wrote the caption underneath that I realized how on point that was for Captain America...
The hulk is only one side of this character's personality, and as Bruce doesn't have a very iconic wardrobe, I thought this was the best way to combine the two - keeping it casual with his harem yoga pants and buddha beads, and yet intellectual with those slick bifocals.
Obviously Thor would be mega metal in his look, and the sleeveless tank was a good way to incorporate the cape into his outfit without, y'know, an actual cape. The tattoos were great fun, I put subtle references to his family, Loki, Viking culture and Jane in there, and then Mjölnir is there on his other arm too. For some reason I didn't like him with a tail, maybe it's not metal enough to have a tail.