In the comic book industry, Michelle Delecki is best known as an inker who has teamed up with artist Shane Davis on Wolverine, Deathstroke, and Axcend. However, Delecki is an accomplished artist in her own right, and she's particularly skilled at creating realistic portraits of female characters. For the latest installment of SYFY WIRE's Artists Alley series, Delecki decided to show off her painting skills while coloring an illustration she made of Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones.
Delecki laid out Emilia Clarke's distinctive likeness before the cameras started rolling, primarily because she wanted to focus on adding color to the piece. According to Delecki, her love for the arts runs in the family. With one notable exception, everyone in her family has an affinity for the artistic endeavors.
"I've actually been painting since I was a little kid," said Delecki. "Because I grew up in a household of artists, everybody in my family is an artist except for mom. That's how it goes. It's genetic for us."
In addition to offering insight into her artistic techniques and a few pointers, Delecki also shared a bit about the way she broke into comics.
"I got started in comics, I believe it was 2010 or 2011. I can't remember," admitted Delecki. "I remember the book, though. It was Venom #28. It was the one where Venom goes to Philly. I've basically been inking covers and interiors, and painting things ever since."
For more artistic tips and intel from Delecki, check out the full video.