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X-Men - From Comics To Screen by happydragonpictures X-Men - From Comics To Screen by happydragonpictures
I created this piece in high school around the same time X2: X-Men United came out to theaters. I was a big fan of the first X-Men movie and it's interesting thinking about how long ago it seems that these movies first came out. Unless you count 1998's Blade, the first X-Men movie was the trigger that set off the boom of comic book movies in the last decade, but its sequel remains one of the benchmark comic book movies that elevated the genre to new heights. With the release of X2 (and previously the first Spider-Man movie) comic book films have proven to be extremely successful, and it doesn't look like they'll be slowing down anytime soon.

I was also a fan of the X-Men cartoons in the early 1990s and I remember how random of a time it seemed when they released the first X-Men movie in 2000, but, hey, it worked. With these movies came a huge visual departure from the original cartoons and comic books. Instead of each character having their own uniquely colorful costume that reflected their mutant power, the movies introduced the notion of the team having a set uniform, adding some sense of realism, I suppose. I wanted this piece to illustrate the stark contrast between the look of the characters in the movies and the source material. Created with graphite pencil and colored pencil on bristol board. Check out this and more right HERE >> happydragonpictures.com
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ImdaBatman Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There were some...errors in translation...but from what I've heard about "Days of Future Past", they're still doing okay.
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thegreensmiley Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing drawing. The contrast between the movies and the comic books sticks out a mile and it is perfectly portrayed. :) Also, the characters look really realistic. Great job! :D
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Rubbish78 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
This is very creative!! You like mix the comics and movie together! Awesome job!!
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Jaiden89 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Filmographer
Ok this is just insane. You are AMAZING thanks for sharing!
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happydragonpictures Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the comment.
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Jaiden89 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Student Filmographer
You are more than welcome its so realistic!
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Fefe1414 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011   Digital Artist
Awesome!
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happydragonpictures Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks, much appreciated.
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IbenholtED Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011
Oh, my goodness... This is so awesome!!
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