Here are the character explorations of Beast. (Henrick McCoy)
Henrick's mind is a fierce as his appearance for he is a scholar of many disciplines. Henrick was coined the name “Beast” as a more ironic term of endearment. He is loved by his peers and is one of most wise and trusted members of Xavier's council.
(Personal notes) There are several versions of Beast in the Marvel universe, but I thought it would be fun to do my own and make him more bear-like. Beorn from The Hobbit has always been an interesting character to me so I took the chance using him as an influence. The challenge to figuring out Beast's appearance is making him seem intelligent as well as wild. Quite a challenge with these polar characterizations.
Final character concept: [link]
Description of The Order of X can be found here. [link]