Twice a week, Making A Mark gives an insanely talented artist some IADW brag-space. Today goes to Oliver Nome, an American illustrator whose online portfolio shifts into hyperdrive the moment you take away colour. How can that be when such a step flies in the face of all logic? Why just look at this Hellboy meets Wolverine and find out;
In Paris no less! Oliver's ability to shift line weight is uncanny. If you're doin' the decent thing and clicking to enlarge each of these images, you'll see what I mean in Hellboy's face alone. It's one of the best around - including against Mignola's own handiwork!
While his gallery of work also shows he can capture character without backdrops or in colour, it's pieces like these that really set me off. Not only is the detail the stuff of legend, when characters like Domino (Oliver's first shot at drawing her) and Chamber get a look in, you know you are onto a pretty good thing.
As for Doctor Strange, surely art like this proves that classic costume just can't be beaten? Speaking of the ultra-powerful in suits you just can't improve on...
What is it about omnipotent divas that make them register on everyone's radar of awesome? Here Dark Phoenix she shows she can do the whole rising winds thing as well as Storm, plus she has the washed out pupils to match! Now how much to see them fight?
For more of Oliver's work, visit his online gallery after the jump.