We conclude our recent Michael Golden appreciation with a look at Golden’s interpretation of the X-Men’s Storm! Above, an inked sketch by the master himself. Love the pose, the facial structure and the lighting on her costume. Golden designs Ororo’s tiara much larger than it is usually depicted, but the proportions are great overall. And like Dave Cockrum (Storm’s creator), Golden gives Storm a massive mane of hair!
Here’s the same image before it was inked.
This image of Storm by Golden is really something! I like the structure of the tiara much better in this sketch, and the chiaroscuro of the cape, bikini and boots is truly beautiful. Storm’s expression is one of seriousness and her power is undeniable. The wispy tendrils of her hair wrapping around her cape are the most unique detail of this piece. I do not recall ever seeing anyone draw her hair this way before. What do you think about this interpretation, dear reader?