[11x14" - red pencil, pen & ink on 300lb bristol board]
When the request to do a CLASSIC VISION commission came in, I had to really ask myself what that 'classic' part meant. To me, The Vision was just The Vision, you know? He's what I remember of the character from my childhood, growing up on JOHN BYRNE-drawn Avengers comics. I guess that was a bit naive considering that was years ago, and if Captain America can have slight costume tweaks then it would only make sense that the Vision would have his look updated as well.
And so it goes that I drew this commission with the spirit of the classic design in mind. If I didn't hit the proverbial nail 100% on its head then I would hope that the person who commissioned me to do this believes it's closer to the original source material than the Vision's current incarnation - and that my patron excuses some of the flair I put into the image.
I miss those good John Byrne comics, man.