How appropriate that it rained this entire weekend in Chicago! It ties in perfectly to my latest comic book portrait.....Storm of the X-Men! The mutant able to manipulate the weather!
When I finished my Cyclops painting, a potential buyer requested I do Storm next, specifically wearing her original costume. Though this is mostly a head shot, you know it's the original outfit by the headband and the yellow-rimmed collar on her neck.
Out of all her costume changes I prefer the original as well. God forbid I do a painting of her punk look as seen below:
Uggh! What was she thinking?!
This was a pure joy to draw! It took just a few hours and was relatively effortless. I was totally in the zone for this one.
And I needed this BAD. Lately I've been disconnected with my comic book blog, debating whether to delete it altogether. Feeling defeated, like I wasn't really doing much to foster the goal of becoming a comic book illustrator.
But this drawing turned out so well it sort of re-energized the dream. It gave me hope again!
The concept really excited me too. Normally you always see Storm behind streaks of lightning. *yawn*
I wanted something a bit more subtle and harder to capture. So wind seemed like the best choice. I had so much fun penciling in all that hair! When this is done she's going to look F-A-B-U-L-O-U-S!
Things are off to a great start! The next step is to add paint and lay in the color!