Nobody was more thrilled than I was to hear that the former Ms. Marvel, Carol Danvers, would be getting a new series in July of 2012 as Captain Marvel. I'd been hoping to see this happen for years. With the new title came a new costume. While I did make a few "creative adjustments" to the costume design (mostly from the neck up), I tried to stay pretty faithful to Jamie McKelvie's new design.
I also did this as a speed paint exercise. As I'm always working at a snail's pace, I challenged myself to do something quicker. 6-7 hours, Photoshop and Illustrator CS5 with a Wacom Intuos 3.
Edit - 6/23/12:
I'm amazed at the positive response this piece has gotten. It's now been featured on both Project Rooftop
and Comics Alliance
! Thank you for all of the support!