Sunday, March 25, 2012

"Days of Future Past" X-Men 141 movie version

After doing the loosely inspired Avengers 221 multi-panel cover I got the idea in the back of my head to do this one. X-Men #141 is one of the iconic covers from the modern age of comics and is one of the more "covered" designs by other artists. This one turned out to be a lot more work, taking an extra long time to do. I think I did a better job overall of getting the likenesses down than with the Avengers sketch cover. The exception being with Ellen Page as Shadowcat/Kitty Pryde. These tiny portraits are difficult where it comes to capturing the likeness of somebody that people are supposed to recognize. Not that I'm making excuses. She looks just slightly more exotic than Ellen Page is so if we want to say it's Wolverine's later sidekick Jubilee instead, I'm fine with that. Also, if anyone wants to guess who the characters are supposed to be in the 2 mostly hidden panels behind Wolverine, post it in the comments section. I will contact the winner privately for their mailing address so that I can ship them an extra special no-prize.



And here's the original cover as drawn by John Byrne in 1981.

4 comments:

  1. My guess on the hidden frames are mystique and juggernaut the one behind kitty pride was the hardest to figure out if it's not juggernaut than my second choice is colossus lol love the new covers and the ones I've won on eBay thanks for sharing your awesome work.
    Leslie

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    1. okay i thought it might have been mystique and magneto because of the helmet but since he was in the bottom right corner it wasn't him but maybe hes on there twice lol

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  3. After wracking my brain and wasting a lot of time I should of spent working ... Mystique seems to right, so I'm guessing the other is Sabretooth.

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