|MYTHOS: X-MEN. 2004. Oil on masonite, 16 × 24″.|
Way back in November 2004, my friend and fellow illustrator, Katherine Roy, was visiting NYC and stopped by my Brooklyn apartment. I hadn't even started working on Mythos: X-Men, but I knew roughly what the cover was going to look like.
I asked her to strike a number of different poses so that I'd have some options once I started painting. The final doesn't quite follow the reference (and it pains me now to look at my drawing skills) but it got the job done.
Be sure to check out Katherine's work at her website.