15" x 22", watercolour, 2002
As a teenager, some of my greatest inspirations were the works of comic book artist Jon J. Muth. Although he also worked in the traditional (for comics) medium of ink, he also did some incredible work using paint. Specifically, it was Muth's watercolour work on a series called Moonshadow and also the even more stunning Havok & Wolverine: Meltdown that fired me up and made want to paint with watercolours.
The way the model's red hair is blown out by the light from the window is my tribute to the way Muth (much more interestingly) paints fiery redheads.