Original classic Wolverine #145 Marvel comic cover. It was originally selected by a student in a prior year, but he never really did anything with it. I tried my hand at it a year later.

Wolverine is copyright and trademarked by Marvel Comics.

My stippling of the cover in pen in ink. I elected to leave out the writing other than the Wolverine logo lettering at the top.

A few years ago I stumbled onto using markers to create pointillism artwork. Originally the project was purely an exercise in stippling with pen and ink. One fateful day I had a student ask if they could do a logo or cartoon character and because of the simplicity of the source material I insisted they use color and crayola markers. It turned out way better than I even thought possible and since that time I have had most of my students switch over to that process. I also had to invest in more marker colors. Most of this piece was done with standard markers, but I believe the background was done with Blick Design markers, which were pretty inexpensive for design markers, but still on the pricey side if you need a lot of them. I generally pick and choose which students can use them based on their work ethic and potential. I also recommend a set of gray scale design markers and Crayola's Multicultural marker set for skin tones.

All work on this project example was done by Scotty Wilhelm 2018

Student Examples

Abigail Dominguez-Naruto

2018-2019 school year

Naruto (ナルト) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimoto.

Miguel Rodriguez -


2018-2019 school year

Spider-Man is a fictional superhero created by writer-editor Stan Lee and writer-artist Steve Ditko. Spider-Man is a copyright/trademarked character owned by Marvel Comics

Ricardo Ortega - Drake

2018-2019 school year

The original source image was a cover of Fader #100 and is assumed to belong to the magazine. The Fader (stylized as FADER) is a magazine based out of New York City launched in 1999 by Rob Stone and Jon Cohen, covering music, style and culture.

Samantha Lively - Godzilla

2018-2019 school year

Jared Wolf - Courage the Cowardly Dog

2018-2019 school year

Courage the Cowardly Dog was created by John R. Dilworth for Cartoon Network

Shania Haris - Boondocks

2018-2019 school year

The Boondocks is an American adult animated sitcom on Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. Created by Aaron McGruder .