Lately I've been getting back into Saint Seiya and it reignited my passion for the whole series from when I was a child. "The Lost Canvas" and the more recent "Omega" series' also inspired me to do a redesign of the characters.
I'm not sure if I want to go along with the series' characters or go a different route and make new characters all together (I guess along with my own story as well?)
The Aries Saint seems to be a kind of "lineage" thing where the armor and title is passed down within the family or at least within the race of people so I wanted to keep him looking similar to the Aries we're all familiar with. I need to play with different hair colors because, right now, I'm not diggin' the "pink" color... works fine in anime... not so much when you're trying to pull it towards realism. Oh, right, I'm designing the characters as though they were to be made into a live action movie, so that'll play a big role in the armor designs.
Here are a couple of images of the series' Aries character: