Twice a week, Making A Mark gives an insanely talented artist some IADW brag-space. Today goes to Chris Evenhuis, an illustrator from the Netherlands, who mixes a bit of Art Nouveau with some classic pop art styling, to create a dynamic gallery that truly is one for the ladies.
While that's an incredible Tigra for Chris's first time drawing/knowing of the character, as a kid, it always left me feeling like someone stole the hole from my doughnut when Teela was written as a wimp. She was a warrior goddess fer' Pete's sake! Here, she looks like she could even take on DC's infamous amazon chicky.
Of the Teela piece, Chris says "I confess, 'Masters of the Universe' had a huge impact on me as a little boy. I immediately fell in love with these 'Frazetta toys', decided I also wanted to draw and paint (like Frazetta) and at the same time helped me discover at a very young age that I preferred women."
"If any editors out there are considering adapting the old, Conan-like pre-cartoon storyline of 'Masters' to a comic book/graphic novel, please give me the job!" I'd second that!
Never one to turn down a good dose of omega three, Black Cat has rarely looked better! Did Gwen or MJ ever really compare to Felicia Hardy? Signs say 'not'.
Likewise, Chris's tribute to his main artistic inspiration; Jose Gonzalez, captures perfectly the classic look and appeal of timeless pulp icon, Vampirella. See how all these images Evenhuis delivers are sexy as hell, but not smutty in their execution. So many artists today need to learn that skill.
Running on the style of Art Nouveau and a Moulin Rouge-ish theme, who better to end on, than the Hellfire Club's former 'White Queen' Emma Frost? Watch out Adam Hughes - Chris is coming for your title! For more of Chris's stunning work, visit him online after the jump.