Sunday, April 09, 2006

My favourite superheroes Pt. 2


Another super-hero from my childhood:

Cyclops!

Like most kids who read comics in the early 80's, I was an X-Men fan. And my favourite X-man was always Cyclops. Sure Wolverine was cooler (and he was even Canadian), but for some reason, I just dug Cyclops more. Maybe it was because he was the leader of the X-Men, or maybe its because he was always depicted as the silent stoic-type, or maybe it was just because he could blast $#!% with his eyes. Whatever the reasons, Cyclops was always the X-Man I'd end up drawing in the margins of my notebooks -- usually in a faux John Byrne style.

This painting was done in gouache on watercolour paper and was one of the pieces I had on display at the recent Speakeasy show.

6 comments:

Mike Thompson said...

Cool! I liked Cyclops too, though Colossus was my favorite X-Man growing up (hint: future illustration?). Great image, Michael.

Carlos V. said...

The design is excellent! I love it!!!

ONESICKINDIVIDUAL said...

that's dope!

Nathan said...

wow michael, you've got some great great work on this blog. i'm really quite jealous.

Frannie said...

Such lovely shapes and silhouette. Looks like you do vertical as naturally as landscape compositions. I love the torso tapering down to the waist with the excellently-executed line-less belt! ...And I'm not being facetious.

m cho said...

Thanks, everyone!

Mike -- see my buddy J. Bone for a Colossus pic instead...

Frannie -- thanks, honey: you bought me the water sketch book in the first place!