Wednesday, September 14, 2011

MAKING A MARK: Loic Zimmermann - The French Artist With An Eye For Hell's Kitchen

Twice a week, Making A Mark gives an insanely talented artist some IADW brag-space. Today goes to Loic Zimmerman, a French illustrator now based in L.A, whose professional portfolio of concept artist creations contains powerful interludes into the world of Marvel, and of one pulp-ridden neighbourhood in particular. Care to guess which one?

When you get profile/portrait shots like the ol' 'Man Without Fear' right there, you get why such a tightly cropped style have lasted. It says everything about the character in a short, sharp punch! Speaking of short and punchy, Wolverine there looks like the battle-hardened hero he truly is! Making me want to read Old Man Logan all over again.

The way Loic paints Hellboy above, brings a whole new light to the character. Most render him as a wide-jawed bruiser, yet here it's his powerful yet caring gaze that delivers the character's strengths, through somewhat softer features!

Back to Daredevil again, I love how Loic uses the shapes of Hell's Kitchen to add texture to the image. He looks like he's in your city! Sticking with Matt Murdock for a 'year one' finale brings us to...

First rule of being a Daredevil; Don't lose your balance! It's sweet seeing Zoic add not only highlighter colours but also an ipod to the youngster without fear - I mean what kid doesn't have their MP3 player of choice surgically attached to them at the moment?

For more of Loic's painted art, visit his online gallery after the jump.

2 comments:

  1. that Old Man Logan is absolutely amazing. It's perfect.

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  2. Thanks Craig - I thought so too mate!

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