I don’t watch a lot of movies and TV other than horror movies (much to the annoyance of my friends), but sometimes something captivates me. I grew up with the original X-Files, though I didn’t actively watch a serious amount until the a few years ago. When I finally did, I couldn’t help but be taken in by it all: a strong female protagonist in Scully, a brooding and eclectic male protagonist in Mulder, and investigative journeys involving vast government conspiracies and aliens! Without a doubt, it’s one of the top 5 TV shows.
While watching the show, I made this quick sketch in ink to honor the best alien detectives ever created. I wanted to capture each of the title characters distinctive looks when I sketched this out. Scully is always well composed and has a practiced skepticism about her, a testament to her background as an MD and veteran FBI agent. Mulder has a penetrating and capturing gaze; his eyebrows furrowed just enough to show the intensity of his conspiratorial thoughts. Like the characters, there are two camps of people: Scully or Mulder people. Do you believe or not? I believe!