Wolverine, one of the fictional superhero characters created and popularized by Marvel Comics is one of the all time favorites of youngsters and young at heart who love fictional stories of superheroes and their extraordinary exploits. Over the years, since Wolverine first appeared in #181 issue of the comic series, The Incredible Hulk, it has gained widespread popularity among comic reading public; and the subsequent years have seen the unfolding of Wolverine in animated films. For those who have observed the evolution of the character, it is not at all difficult to notice why Wolverine is such a great hit.
For one, Wolverine is the embodiment of a man of with an immense sense honor at the same time, he is also the most savage, and the coldest blooded killer of the X-Men. This effectively endeared him as hero of the people since he has no qualms in employing deadly force to villains. As regards his powers and abilities, he is armed with retractable bone claws laced with adamantium, a fictional indestructible metal alloy. He also has a superhuman strength, stamina, and of course a regenerative healing ability that allows him to easily recover from wounds and any form of disease.
On the graphic design aspect on the other hand, Wolverine is really a formidable and splendid figure to behold. First illustrated in pencil by Adam Kubert with color rendition from Richard Isanove in 1974, Wolverine’s character has been frequently depicted in catchy, colorful and heavily action-packed scenarios. With a such pure nitty-gritty depiction of raw power and an attitude to engage in deadly confrontation as depicted by the artists, Wolverine has stricken both awe and appreciation from the public and these prompted many artists to weigh-in and try their hands to illustrate our revered hero.
If you want to learn the basic procedures in creating cartoon figures, you can follow some tutorials in cartoon illustration. If you are a graphic designer with advanced knowledge of graphic software on the other hand, try to check the tutorials on digital paintings so that you will know how to make photo realistic artworks.
Meanwhile, to give you some inspiration, here are the Wolverine illustration artworks crafted by some of the talented artists who did not mind sharing their works on the web. Take a look and enjoy!