Every so often I like to dig into my collection of old drawings. The ones I did as a kid. Luckily I’ve kept all my childhood drawings. I’m kind of a pack rat when it comes to things from when I was a kid. When I was 11, I put all my toys in plastic bags and put them in to storage boxes. Somewhere at my moms house are boxes of He-Man, GoBots, Wheeled Warriors and Star Wars toys. I really enjoy going back and looking at the art work I did as a kid. It helps to inspire me and my current art work to see what I use to like to draw.
Here is a drawing I did way back in 1989 of Excalibur. The original image comes from the back cover of Excalibur Issue #8. I remember thinking t was the coolest poster/pinup I’d see. At this time I was just starting to read X-Men comics, and I really like Excalibur. This was the first time I had read anything with Nightcrawler, Shadowcat, and Rachael Summers. I knew I just had to draw it. I didn’t start with pencil or a sketch. I just jumped in to drawing with a regular Bic ball point pen.
Here’s the original image from the back cover of Excalibur #8 drawn by Comic Artist Ron Lim. In the late 80’s he was one of my favorite artists. Drawing Excalibur, Silver Surfer and the Infinity Gauntlet. – Shazam!