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Rogue 5 (2013) Inks by SteveAndrew Rogue 5 (2013) Inks by SteveAndrew
This had a bit of a tortured history. Back in about 1991 (about the same time I did this Kitty Pryde image [link]) I drew a picture of Rogue in this pose, in her Australian outfit - she had huge spiky hair, a wonky face and looooooong legs. I was in my "ripping off Art Adams" phase.

Even back then I wasn't keen on it, so a couple of years later I re-did the image with her green & yellow outfit. (Then I'd moved onto my "ripping off Jim Lee" phase.) Unfortunately I still didn't have a good grasp of basic human anatomy - she was pretty, but the hair was awful and she still had unfeasably long legs. Seriously, Rogue was about 9 heads high and wearing high-heeled boots! This was about the time when "good girl" art was gaining popularity, when all female characters wore exploitative outfits and always stood on tip-toes for some reason.

Digging through my old art folder I found some of my old images and wanted to post them here. I was trying to get the old Rogue picture into a decent state, but it didn't matter how much I messed around with it in Photoshop, the proportions were still way off and I never felt I could show it to anyone.

So, I just thought I'd start from scratch and here she is! The third iteration of this picture in over 20 years! Still not perfect and her hair is still a bit big, but that was the style of the mid-90s X-Men. And at least her legs look like they belong to an actual human being. Although now I think of it her feet do look a bit large...

UPDATE: Made some slight tweaks to her feet and face to balance her out a bit.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Adjusted her right arm (left to us) so it looks more like it joins onto her shoulder.
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:iconmario2412:
mario2412 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Student Artist
beautiful work
very nice ink style Clap 
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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mario2412 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Student Artist
no prob 
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work on her pose, she looks so confident!
The folds on her clothing and her hair is so well drawn and realistic, must have taken quite some time. The highlights on her suit are perfect, you captured her in all her glory! :heart:
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Yeah, leather jackets are difficult to draw and shade, but very satisfying when done right.
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herofan135 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed, and you're living proof of that. :thumbsup:
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theWitchofGrich Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
beautiful!
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sirjimryan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Nice :)
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SteveAndrew Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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KtObermanns Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Congratulations on sticking with it! It's gorgeous work. One criticism- her right arm (our left) appears to either be a curve or coming out of the side of her ribcage. Given the beauty of the rest of the figure, it's jarring. I'm glad you shared this work, and the story behind it. :)
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