I was rummaging through my childhood drawings and came across some of my early superhero drawings. I was a big fan of the X-Men TV-series back in the 90’s, and it has always been my favorite Marvel property. Of course I still enjoyed Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man, but X-Men always seemed more interesting to me with the way they tied in unconventional super powers, political drama, and interesting personalities (“Hey, bub!”).
Middle school became my superhero/videogame phase. Although I didn’t have much money to purchase comics or a console, I’d make up for it by drawing my own versions of X-Men and Megaman villains. They weren’t that great, mind you, but it eventually led me towards drawing humans. Anyways, I thought it would be a fun exercise to redraw one of my old characters. I don’t have a name for her, but she was supposed to be a Chun-Li/Psylocke type. I’ve also been going through a drawing funk and have been having trouble finishing some of my personal sketches. Maybe years from now, I’ll cringe at this new drawing and do another remix.
Super cool, Nolen! Always enjoy seeing the before and after like process of other artists. Love the style chosen for the illustrated art too!
Thanks, Hannah! It’s fun (and painful) looking at past drawings. Doing these redesigns is my way or redemption!