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X-men Variant Issue #1 by kevinwada X-men Variant Issue #1 by kevinwada
How have I not uploaded this here yet? Insanity. Especially when I want all you lovely DA users to give me feedback. I had such a blast working on this cover - my first ever. Hopefully, I will get the opportunity to do more so go write tons of letters begging them to let me do more, old-school style. With handwritten, stamped mail and everything. Obviously, the cover if a riff on Downton Abbey, and it was at the suggestion of the head at Hastings Bookstore, which is where this was an exclusive. The show is just entering the roaring 20s, and so I wanted to really embrace that. The clothes were more fun and a bit easier on modern eyes in the 20s. I still tried to keep the older characters in more 1910s/20s cusp dressed, while the younger women were flapper central. Let me know what you think!
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happyeverafter Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Probably THE best thing I have seen in a while. I just love it so much. Brilliant job capturing the style and executing it so well. Huge fan of your work. What medium did you use?
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copperhair18 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
When I was in Hastings this evening, I saw this comic and got so excited, because I recognized your style! Of course I had to buy it too, and now it sits on my shelf. Keep up the great work!

~Copperhair
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black--betty Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Any chance this would be available to purchase in poster form? My love for this piece knows no bounds...


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Joshythebat Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reminds me of clue...well the colors
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piloto123 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Student General Artist
what technique is this? what media? this looks like old fashion... looks cool though
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emummy Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Flapper Art Deco X-Men. This makes me wish X-Men was like this all the time.
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AngryLion Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Amazing! I love how you mix fashion with beloved characters. Beautiful colors and beautiful designs! 
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alexyorim Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The one in orange kinda looks like Peppy Miller, doesn't she? ^^
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Chupakavra Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Wow. Epic!
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izzyizzy15252 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Lovely!!  Love 
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King1cheetah Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Amazing art pic 
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jill-fogarty Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
So beautiful!! Amazing colours.
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dusty-abell Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   Filmographer
This is awesome!!!!
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thelostboy13 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
It's like X-Men meets Downton Abbey, two things I would never have thought to put together and you've done it beautifully.
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saaaaawwwww Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I love stormsdress the most
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k20k20 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
nice storm
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TMirai Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I hunted everywhere for this variant and still have yet to find it! It's so beautiful! Such gorgeous designs and coloring.
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Speenu Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely smashing and brilliant, old boy.  I lift my cup of Darjeeling in your honor.  Cheers!  ;P
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Quicllampi Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
your work is really amazing and your style is really really cool, I'd like so much cause it can seem like a fashion illustration without change de proportion or change the features. And (omg) the way you make the expressions, not only with their faces, also with their poses! . I admire and love your work and more than once i have used it like a reference when i drawing.
I'll appreciate if you told us a little about the way that you paint. It is a mix between traditional and digital? or just traditional?
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KiKivons Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional Artist
saw this at the comic book store and bought it just for the cover.
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crow821 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Oh Lovely!! As always. Mind if I ask who's who? My knowledge of the x-mens rosters is rusty these days..
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RonnieRicks Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
L to R 
Rachel Grey, Kitty Pryde, Psylocke, Storm, Rogue & Jubilee
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crow821 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013
Thanks! :D
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Nero749 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Very good XD
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embrujida Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student Writer
A stunning and interesting take!  Storm looks just like Naomi Campbell, and all are just as fierce.
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silentwaltz Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehe.. nice point-of-view. classic.
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Slayer730 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely stunning. I can't decide which one I like the best! It has so much personality. I'd love to see you draw them in fashions through the decades!
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Ren-Yangze Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love everything about this! Consider me one of the snail-mail letter writers begging you to do more! 
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TheEvilWalrus Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Student
will you do DC characters? like the girls from the teen titans? they've been around since the 60's so there'd be varied style to look at :D
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kevinwada Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
I actually intend on doing more DC characters very soon!  I know even less about them than I do Marvel characters (not that I know that much on them either...) but I'm excited!
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Kaedegirl Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh m god!!this is just amazing! I love everything, and a special mention to psylocke. I love her dress and Is Ororo wearing a dress or is it a skirt and a top? I love it and their hairdress change a lot from their usual ones :3 I wish you could do more!
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Cozmiclove Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is like X-men meets Gatsby amazing!!
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astarayel Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
This. Is. Stunning. The colors, the textures, the designs. They're all perfect.

I aspire to have even an iota of your incredible talent. :clap:
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