Monday, April 13, 2009

Nubian Princess


Really liked Bob's old-skool colossus drawing, so figured I'd tackle my favourite lady of the 'New' X-Men, Storm.

16 comments:

Declan Shalvey said...

Christ on a bike; that's brilliant man! Really like this; great drawing with a bold and graphic composition. Officially my favourite Mooney Micks piece to date.

Tho, wasn't she the *only* female in the 'New' X-men? Kitty didn't join til later if i recall.

Stephen Thompson said...

Definitely my favourite Mooney piece so far. Some real Adam Hughesyness to this one, especially around the face and bazongas. I really like the cartoony shape to the hair and the colours are great.

David said...

Jean Grey was around some of the time too. Dazzler for an issue. Great piece.

Declan Shalvey said...

Yeah, but of the 'all new' X-men, she was the only one, right? Jean Grey was missing when Storm came in, and Dazzler didn't come in til later. Hmmm, my inner X-nerd is getting me off topic here.

Yeah, she actually looks African in the way that Hughes made whatsherface in Gen 13 look Native American.

First Prize.

David said...

I think you're right. I was thinking of the Byrne/Claremont issues. I'm glad you used the black suit and not the dodgy 90s white one. The purple one wasn't too bad though.

Will Sliney said...

Great stuff Mooney.

Moondog said...

I was thinking more of that whole era of the book, where Ororo, Jean and Kitty were about. But yeah Dec, I guess technically Storm was the only female on that team when introduced.
And David, the black suit is the main reason I drew this to begin with...

jamie said...

what's a nubian?

Bob Byrne said...

The opposite of an oldbian.

Great work Mooney, I'd like to see you draw a slob some day though. You know, a bit of armpit fat etc

Moondog said...

Its the same old story Bob. I can't for the life of me draw anything grotty while the likes of Tommy Thompson sucks at the pretty. If I tried to draw an old dude with man-boobs they'd just be full, pert double-d's.

Fran Johnston said...

lovely stuff mooner.

Nick said...

Mooney's Boobies should be your new daily tagline. Great idea to ethnicisize the shit out of Storm too; it serves the character well and make you look thoughtful and whatnot. Top balls, Moonflange.

Moondog said...

Cheers Nickolai! Yeah, ethnic boobies are my favourite.

Bunche said...

A few things:

1. Dave Cockrum's original Storm costume is one of the true classics of the genre and nobody drew her to look as unselfconsciously beautiful, sexy and exotic as he could. R.I.P., Dave.

2. Jean Gray was in with the "new" X-Men from Giant-Size X-Men #1 on up (she was rescued from being leeched by Krakoa and was there as a source of tension between Cyclops and Wolverine for a few issues, until she went all Phoenix in #101) and Kitty showed up in the first chapter of the original Dark Phoenix arc. Yeah, I'm a pathetic geek.

Bunche said...

Oh, and this is a terrific piece! (Sorry I didn't mention that earlier; too busy geekin' out.)

Moondog said...

I KNEW Jean Grey was about since Stormey's debut!
Thanks for clearing that up Bunche