Magneto is the master of magnetism from the X-Men franchise. In the comic books, his superpowers are represented by bright blue electricity. Please see below for some select pages from a PDF of my illustration process. You can also view the hi-res file by clicking Vivay_Li_Magneto_Illustration_Process.pdf.
In Maya, I posed a 3D model of Magneto to use as a base for my illustration. However, I did not sculpt the model, and I don’t have permission to share it, so you’ll just have to imagine its glory. The model depicted Magneto in his classic red and purple costume, but I decided to paint Magneto’s more modern, black costume from the Uncanny X-Men: Superior comics.