Barry Windsor-Smith drew the first image (with the big tear) during the concept and character design stages of Marvel Comics Presents: Weapon X. The second image (on the yellow legal paper) was specifically done for Chapter 4 of Weapon X. Chapter 4 was published in Marvel Comics Presents, Vol. 1 # 75.
So since the reveal page of Maddie’s new design, I figure I can post this now.
The design for the All-New Madelyne Pryor.
Like with the Selene design, I didn’t entirely want to throw out what has come before. While the previous designs (namely the goblin queen one) have largely been very TnA’y, but in that there was a beauty in the simplistic graphic nature of the costumes, and I wanted to keep a hint of that. But as I approached Maddie, the key words in my head that helped steer my vision was “executive bitch witch”. I wanted to evoke a sense of power in a simple and elegant costume, while also serving as a contrast to selene who was more detailed and fetish oriented. The jewels are also a throwback to the goblin queen costume.
I also love having hair cover one eye.
note: i also wanted to mention this is one of my top 3 fav designs I’ve ever done.