Sep 19, 2013

The Art Of Andrew-Ross-Maclean

Andrew R. Maclean channels a mixture of art deco and Mike Mignola (Hellboy) in his comic book styled art, with plenty of graphic, bold strokes and chunky detailing on his panels and covers. In terms of Mignola, there's a lot of play between light and dark shapes- whereas the art deco reference is in reference to the at times very graphic, patterned and flat style of laying out his art that he employs.

A really cool thing about Andrew were his insights into art, including an extremely useful entry regarding developing a unique art style, which I'd highly recommend reading if you're in those formative style stages or curious as to how artists come up with them. In a nutshell, it's definitely not an overnight process- Instead it takes years to develop one that has that strong visual draw that successful artists enjoy. The Massachusettes based artist has contributed and created a slew of indie comics, including SNIP SNIP, Head Lopper and Daruma. Check out more of his awesome work after the break.

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