Guardian of Alpha Flight

Alpha Flight has been one of my favourite comic series ever. And their original leader, Guardian, a fave character of mine. Strange to say, then, that this is only the first time I've ever done a painting of him.

I very deliberately did not go with any obviously Canadian landmarks in the background, or use a rural (maple leaf-based) setting, as so often happens with illustrations of the members of Alpha Flight. I wanted to focus on a more traditional super-hero styled background, the sort of which you can actually find in many major Canadian cities, anyway. Although, I have to say, it was tempting to go with downtown Calgary - it's a gorgeous city.

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