Sunday, November 20, 2011

MAKING A MARK: Arian Noveir - And His Amazing Plaint-Splatter Super-Heroes

Twice a week, Making A Mark gives an insanely talented artist some IADW brag-space. Today goes to Arian Noveir, a French artist into exploring minimal approaches to pop and rock icons across the spectrum. When he turned his eye to comics' best, he picked up his digital paintbrush and created a series truly unlike any other.

Didn't believe me did you? While Arian's series is eight pieces long, I'm going to only post three (rather than my usual five choices), so you can see each at full size, and Marvel over them and the talent included in full. Speaking of 'Marvel' and 'talent'...

If there is one character who suits paint-splatter art better than anyone, it's The Hulk. The splashes and splatters just amplify his rage! As for peace, it puts a pretty 'don't mess with me' spin on that too...

Awesome, awesome stuff. To see how the others in the series went, including Wolverine, Thor, Hellboy and some 'bat' dude, visit Arian's personal website after the jump.


  1. Pensol3:40 am

    Now THAT'S art! At least it's genuinely recognizable as depicting something, unlike the meaningless crap Pollock did.

  2. I agree Pensol, it is art, pure and simple. It's also one of those great ideas that makes you hit yourself for not thinking of it first... at least in my case ;D

  3. Not sure I like the Superman piece, but the other two are interesting.

  4. Thanks Craig! I just realised that Superman piece is based off a famous Jim Lee cover, I forget the issue number (I'm on my mobile at the moment or I'd look it up) but of his first issue with Brian Azzarello...

    Still I think it's a pretty solid effort either way.