Kevin Wada’s Jean Grey

Rooftop Regular and kickass cover artist Kevin Wada recently redesigned the original X-Woman of the X-Men (Jean Grey AKA Marvel Girl AKA Phoenix) for Flame Con 2018′s “Designing X-Women IV” panel. Over on his Tumblr blog, Kevin said this:

She was a very hard character to redesign – probably the hardest we’ve ever done.  I went very simple.  Her silhouette was the most important thing, as well as making her look and feel ferocious and sleek.  “Make her look badass,” I kept thinking to myself.  It was also necessary to update her hairdo, as most artists don’t give a second thought to that.  Beyonce On The Run II hair felt very modern and appropriate, especially paired with her iconic headpiece.  I loved the idea of one arm flaming up when she’s using her powers.  Someone mentioned to me later that her fiery arm looks like it’s turning into talons and I pretended that was on purpose :P.

For more of Kevin’s work, you can check out his InPrnt gallery, DeviantArt, Instagram, or Twitter. For now, enjoy a few more of his illustrations of Jean Grey below. Dean