“Magneto” by Helen E. H. Madden, ink sketch, 21 July 1993
I don’t know what possessed me to draw this particular image of Magneto. I know I copied it out of a comic book, but I don’t know why exactly. Or rather, I do know that I was trying to improve my art skills at the time by studying other people’s work and copying, and I do know that at the time I was seriously addicted to comic books. But I cannot tell you why I chose to draw Magneto. I don’t recall him being my favorite X-Men villain/anti-hero/hero (depending on which storyline was going on at the time, he could have been all three at once). Why didn’t I draw Storm or the Sensational She-Hulk, two characters I absolutely love? Why didn’t I draw Wolverine? Or why not draw Dream or Death from The Sandman?
No idea. But as far as copies of drawings of Magneto go, I don’t think this one is half bad.