Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Portrait of an Artist as a Steel Man.
After toying around with Colossus hurling cars, pressing danger room weights and various variations on similar strength themes I opted to draw Colossus the quiet, sensitive artist.
I've been reading the Essential X-Men vol. II because, well, I bought it and never read it. I'm a big fan of John Byrne's Fantastic Four and She Hulk but just never got into the X-Men! Mostly, and I know this is sacrilege, but I just didn't like Terry Austin's inking.
HOWEVER...now that I've really looked at it (in black and white) I appreciate what he did. There's one particular issue in Vol. I which is inked by someone else and it is hideous. Clearly the inker did not know what to do with John's pencils. That showed me really how strong Austin was at the time.
p.s. Andrew - Hope you dig the drawing.
p.s.s Just in case you can't click on it http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/5305/1601/1600/Colossus_tree_sml.0.jpg