For years, Superior Artwork We’ve Discovered Round The Web has been about two issues solely – superior artwork and the artists that create it. With that in thoughts, we thought why not take the primary week of the month to showcase these superior artists much more? Welcome to “Superior Artist We’ve Discovered Round The Web.” On this column, we’re specializing in one artist and the superior artwork that they create, whether or not they be beginner, up and coming, or properly established. The aim is to uncover these artists so much more individuals turn into aware of them. We ask these artists just a few inquiries to see their origins, influences, and extra. If you’re an superior artist or know somebody that must be featured, be happy to contact me at any time at [email protected]. This month we’re more than happy to convey you the superior artwork of…
Mark Levy is a UK primarily based digital illustrator with over 25 years of expertise. Educated in oils on canvas at Falmouth Faculty of Arts, Mark has labored throughout a variety of fields together with designing arcade machines, TV animation, internet design, and movement graphics. However his love of movie and illustration drew him again to what he loves most and he now focuses on poster artwork and illustration digitally on the Mac and extra not too long ago iPad.
In addition to commissions for editorial illustrations and film posters, Mark’s work has featured in various books together with “Stranger Issues Artbook” and “Underexposed – The 50 Biggest Films By no means Made”. His work has additionally been exhibited at Gallery 1988, Poster Spy, Stroud Movie Competition Exhibition and Moore Artwork Gallery.
JoBlo: What received you began as an artist?
Levy: I’ve been drawing for so long as I can keep in mind. As a small child, most Saturday mornings I might be at my grandparents watching films on VHS and drawing my favorite scenes. After I realized that folks truly made a dwelling out of portray films posters, I knew that was what I needed to do. I studied artwork at school, portray in oils on canvas. Laptop artwork wasn’t actually a viable factor again then. I keep in mind seeing a really early model of Fractal Design Painter, now Corel Painter, and being blown away by it. However attempting to do inventive work with a mouse could be very arduous. Fortunately I received an agent straight out of school and labored freelance for just a few years. Then I labored designing coin pushers and different amusement machines, later dabbling in animation for TV and Net.. However the pull of poster design by no means left so within the mid-2010’s I began specializing in my illustration once more. In 2017, for enjoyable, I created a collection of Child Driver posters and, looking on-line discovered that Poster Spy had been holding a Child Driver Poster Competitors. It was right here that I used to be launched to the great AMP group.
Who had been a few of your favourite artists rising up?
I’ve all the time been an enormous fan of Drew Struzan and John Alvin. Being a Sci-Fi nut I used to be additionally into Syd Mead and Ralph McQuarrie. As I received older I began appreciating traditional artists similar to Degas, Van Gogh and John Singer Sargent. I did my faculty ultimate artwork mission on J. M. W. Turner. It’s good to get inspiration from the place ever you possibly can.
Who do you actually dig lately, observe on Instagram?
I feel there may be such a powerful group on the market in the mean time. Olly Moss was an enormous motive I received again into film poster designs. All of the artists at Poster Posse are unbelievable, particularly, Freya Betts, Eileen Steinbach, Bella Grace, Orlando Arocena, Doaly and, properly, all of them. Paul Shipper is doing an incredible job of continuous the Drew Struzan legacy. Matt Griffin, Matt Ferguson and Tony Stella’s artwork is simply stunning. I might go on and on.
What recommendation would you could have for budding artists right now?
Follow, follow follow. Discover artists you want and work out how they accomplish what they do. Don’t copy, after all, however be taught from them. Then, with that data, you possibly can uncover what works for you and develop your individual fashion. Get entangled in some on-line communities with friends and like-minded artists. These assist a lot with assist, critiques and might create a enjoyable social surroundings as Illustrating could be a lonely occupation.
What ought to we be looking for from you sooner or later?
My Princess Mononoke impressed print is at present on the market by PosterSpy. I’ve some items that might be turning up in just a few books over the following few months, two of that are with Printed In Blood. I’m additionally collaborating in #TerrorTwos, arrange by sinagedesign and ccbookdesign which might be exhibiting paintings of a horror sequel by a distinct artist every day of the month main as much as Halloween. I’ll have extra work with Gallery1988 and hopefully, we will get the Stroud Movie Competition Exhibition up and operating once more after having to shut final 12 months because of the lock down. I’ve additionally been stepping into the 3D program Blender and iPad sculpting app Nomad. So hoping to include a few of that into my work.
Being a fansite, we have now to ask you… What are a few of your favourite films/TV reveals of all time?
As a toddler of the 70’s Star Wars is true up there. I can nonetheless keep in mind the hype as our neighbours noticed it earlier than us and had been simply so excited after they returned from the cinema. Jaws is my favorite movie of all time. Others could be The Factor, Godfather, Die Onerous, An American Werewolf in London, Shawshank Redemption, Raiders of the Misplaced Ark, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Child, Misplaced In Translation, and Pulp Fiction. I like horror too, my Shudder subscription will get plenty of use.
An American Werewolf In London
Batman vs. Godzilla
Fort In The Sky
Godzilla: King of Monsters
Withnail And I