Su estilo es muy especial y en VisualMente nos gusta mucho. El 10 de marzo te presentamos al artista norteamericano Mark Todd, quien nos habló de sus poderosas portadas de revistas de historietas hechas en un estilo que recuerda Jean-Michel Basquiat.
Por ejemplo, "The Amazing Spider-Man", en sus manos, será una explosión de creatividad y locura.
1) How you chose the covers of comic magazine?
i chose covers i love. covers i can see altered in a interesting way. covers by jack kirby are by far my favorite.
sometimes i choose covers of comics that i remember owning as a teenager, ones that provoke a memory or an emotion.
2) Which technique used to achieve closer to the original font?
once in a while the fonts are transfered down and painted. but most of the time they are just done freehand.
i love type and i enjoy trying to mimic certain fonts, especially the fantastic four title. its such a beautiful script.
3) How was the choice of colors in the covers of Doctor Doom and Doc Oc?
colors are made based on the mood i want to project onto the pieces. a lot of the color choices are in direct contrast to the original cover art color choices, pinks and neon oranges for example. i like changing the colors dramatically, helping to modernize the painting and emphasize the alterations from comic cover to original art. other times i like to mimic the colors of the comics more directly. it just depends on the mood i'm in and how i feel about the cover at that time.
4) On the cover of Demolisher (Iron Man magazine), You use an aesthetic style that is reminiscent of a Jean-Michel Basquiat. This artist has exerted some influence on you?
yes, i suppose so. basquiat was a favorite of mine early on in my career and was probably more apparent then. his linework was beautiful. these days, i am drawn more to artists like Guston and Donald Bachelor.