Quick Sketch: A Melancholy Rogue

My wife asked me to do a sketch of Rogue, one of her favourite characters from the X-Men universe. When I looked for some reference material for Rogue, I was struck by the fact that almost all the images of her show her as a dynamic, flying sex symbol (or the awful, shrieking, sulky teenager from the recent films). But to me, despite her great strength and powerful abilities, Rogue is one of most tragic of the X-Men characters; the gift that gives her such great power is also that curse that condemns her to solitude.

I like the mood of this sketch, even if the face isn’t right.

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