Comic books deserve a lot of credit for the existence of my art. I was a big fan of the X-Men cartoon back in elementary school, but it wasn't until college that I avidly started collecting the comic books. After marveling at the line art and vibrant colors of the first lot of Uncanny X-Men books that I acquired from eBay, I knew I had to try drawing the characters myself. My first attempt was a mushy embrace of Gambit and Rogue scrawled in Bic pen and Crayola markers. I had so much fun that I branched out to my favorite characters from anime and 80's cartoons, and then into original fairies, dragons and other magical creatures of my own.
I haven't drawn fan art in several years, but my comic book adoration is still superhero strong. Although I collect many different series, my longboxes are mostly filled with X-Men titles. And I will be raiding the Baltimore Comic-Con this weekend for even more. Hence why I decided that my first Friday Finds blog entry ever be X-Men themed. Don't these handmade items by fellow Etsyian's make you wish the world could be saved by pure cuteness?! *dons cape and flies away*
1. X-Men Meerkats by Niftyknits
2. Wolverine JR. 2GB USB Flash Drive by Alas! My Dear
3. Neato Magneto Print by violinTide art & design
4. X-Men Classic Rogue and Gambit Rubber Ducks by Only Ducks