It all started with a sketch.. and a book
I think my first memory of drawing any comic book heroes was of x-men in a math note book back in 4th/5th grade(lost to time).
it started with a sketch again, that i posted online on forums and it became a sketch daily thing. That gave me the courage to post more and try and learn to get better. I than started to color them for fun and when people started to request them at cons i grew to learn to love character i didn’t love before.
After/during college i was ready for work and thanks for a random email i wrote to Steve Gordon i got to live my dream. Thanks to him and the great late Boyd Kirkland i became a ntern/effects artist for Wolverine and the X-men and he taught me so much in the short time i worked in that small studio. I designed every characters effects except a couple like night crawler and some others. I was also self proclaimed office x-men encyclopedia know it all and when any director needed nerd knowledge i knew it. Don’t worry i was bummed like everyone else when season 2 got canceled and that show is something i have always been proud of and glad to be apart of it.
So in the end why am i drudging up ten years of old men sketches?
Now that I am compiling a new sketchbook i was forced to go through through all my records from the past ten years and that piece at the very bottom of the dark phoenix team in blue line is my first sketchbook that i started when i first moved away from home and have never show or posted anywhere. I’m steal learning and it nice to remind myself that i can progress and remember where it all came from.
They arent the only fandom i keep in my heart but they been there one of the longest. In the end my love for x-men is hopefully lifelong and they helped shape the kinda of creator i am today.
(fun fact lol) My first comic book was the storm vs Callisto reprint found a local carnival in Hawaii.
(funfact lol) My first action figure ever was gambit toy biz with plastic coat and feet kicking action bought my dad in vacation in California.
(funfact) I’ve always said i wanted magnetism as a superpower. La traffic is the worst
(Pieces are almost in chronological order from the past ten years)
Everyone knows wolverine but do you know the great amazing Whiz kid?
He is but not defined by being a Japanese American mutant techno path robot building glasses wearing handicapable teenager from the 1980s with attitude and friends currently in every corner of the marvel universe. #whizkidsolo2014
With her pasts presents and future. .
Inks by the great
Higher res and more information about the piece here
Cya guys at c2e2 in a couple weeks :)
I saw the movie I instantly want to switch out her ex husband with Steve Rogers and make it more positive. I love there relationship and I think I might like them more than poor old Clint after this movie.
Just for the note this was for a Japanese commissioner and I didn’t decide what characters. I get allot of comments at shows like why did you define her by her men and this is so Scott pilgrim. Also one girl said she only had seven ? Though I can’t disagree with some of that. It’s just always interesting to me how people interpret charters and art cause I never saw this piece that way. These men might not have define who widow was or is but they are still people who are in her life now apart of her past but in the end she’s still badass.