X-23 by Clayton Crain. Painted commission on X-Men #1 blank cover.
If you read my ranking of X-23 artists, you may remember that I ranked Clayton Crain’s version of Laura very highly and called his run on X-Force “visually stunning”. Last year I was able to get a remark from him on my copy of X-Force #23, but I’ve been wanting to get a full painted commission from him ever since I started collecting original art. After years of waiting, an opportunity presented itself last month and I commissioned a painting of X-Force X-23.
And here it is! Clayton called it one of his favorites and it’s definitely one of mine. I’m really happy to finally have a Crain painting of X-23 in my collection.