The Order of X – Beast

Beast – Henrick McCoy
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With a mind as fierce as his appearance, Henrick was endearingly monikered as Beast. As a scholar of many disciplines and one of the most senior members, he is one of the most respected and wise members of Lord Xavier’s council. More so, Beast is also one of the most ferocious melee combatants on the battlefield.

(Personal notes) There are several versions of Beast in the Marvel-verse, but I thought it would be fun to do my own take and make him more bear-like. Some have noted his small legs and large torso, but when designing him I liked the idea of him having a body with proportions somewhere between a human and bear. (A fun anatomy study with bears having huge barrel chests and very short hind legs.) One of the biggest challenges was figuring out how to visually convey his polar characteristics of being both intelligent and fierce too. When conceptualizing his clothing, I explored practical options that would give him mobility and freedom needed for the style in which he fights.

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