I love this piece.
|wonderful Anna Merli commission of Clea, lover and disciple of Stephen Strange|
Enrico Salvini and Red Sector Art facillitated this commission from Anna Merli. Anna does not do many superhero(ine) commissions but was willing to take on Clea. All I told her was the character, and she produced this wonderful piece. It is small but still found a place in my heart immediately. I love it. Clea on her wedding bed awaiting the good doctor as he locks the doors, casting spells of protection and privacy perhaps.
I am pretty sure it is watercolor. It is sexy and sweet and true to character and adult and yet clean and honest. Did I tell you that I love this piece?
So to me this may come as a bit of a surprise, that this commission places in The Fifty. Well, it is no surprise to me. Yes, I did not initially think of this piece for The Fifty. Until, that is, until I saw it in my search through my CAF for pieces to include in The Fifty. As soon as I saw it I knew it belonged.
It is a masterful work of whimsy, beauty, and character. It is of the best of the best. Of course it belongs in The Fifty.
1 BWS Storyteller Young Gods page 4
2 Simon Bisley Dr. Strange vs The Mindless Ones 2007 commission
3 Dan Green Dr. Strange: Into Shamballa splash
4 Bill Sienkiewicz Superman 400 pinup recreation
5 Anna Merli Clea commission
6 JH Williams 3rd / Mick Gray Promethea 24 double page spread
7 Rudy Nebres - commission Doctor Strange comes upon Dracula & The Scarlet Witch