Another commission! I am just coming at you from all angles these days. The idea was a "fierce fashion family portrait" of sorts - very House of M. The addition of grown-up Speed and Wiccan was a fun touch and I had a great time coming up with contemporary fashions for them to model. The trick was trying (and maybe falling short) to create a likeness between the characters. Obviously Mag, Quicksilver, and Speed all have that silvery hair. But I wanted Wiccan to resemble his brother and mother and for all the characters to have callbacks to other characters. I think I had the most fun with the twins and Wanda. For some reason, the idea of turning her headpiece into a turban really appealed to me, and for Billy and Tommy I got to delve into very current young male fashion, which was a treat. Below is a picture of the piece in the sketching stage. Not much to look at but I rarely post in progress work. :)
I tried to keep Wanda front and center, as I love her character and feel she's so important within this family, but I wasn't happy with any composition with her there. Keeping her to the side, fists clenched, lent itself to the tension between her and her obviously relaxed father. What do you think? Good decision?
(edit: Polaris was not included in the commissioner's request and was left out. Just the way the cookie crumbles.)