Whew, project finished...well my part anyway. Finally got a chance to give some attention to the X-men resident genius and happy go-lucky Beast!
I've always really enjoyed this character. I loved the duality of his intellect with his main power set being so physical. Of all the transformations these characters have gone through, I think when he went from a more human form to this version was a stroke of genius. It added so many new elements to his character and a uniqueness to his appearance.
Interesting then that his new "cat" form drives me so crazy. He went from more feral and ape-like to a blue lion of sorts. I never quite understood the necessity of his transformation, as it didn't add anything to his character. Emma Frost's new diamond form that came about during the same story arc involving a second mutation, made some sense. She acquired a new power set, but with Beast I just miss the old days I guess.
This was treat to do, like the Colossus and Nightcrawler sketches, it was nostalgic and fun to draw such a distinct looking character.
X-Men Month - Beast - 084
Original Art for Sale - $60 + $6 shipping
9x12 Ink on Bristol Board.
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