Sunday, November 27, 2011

MAKING A MARK: The Powerhouse Portraits Of Terry Huddleston

Twice a week, Making A Mark gives an insanely talented artist some IADW brag-space. Today goes to Terry Huddleston, the American artist coming come face to face with his talents, by taking the most distinctive heads in comics' culture and blowing them up pop art style.

The Penguin - my Mum's all-time favourite bat-rouge - has rarely looked more calculating, but that's what I love about Terry's portraits. You can tell just what period he is referencing in each one. It's his own take, while staying true to that character's particular landmark artist. Nightcrawler/ Dave Cockrum is proof of that!

Remember when Beast looked like that? You could easily tile these pieces and make a mean feature wall for a spare room or office.

While Hawkman there shows he's no one's joke, the range of characters Terry covers is astonishing. From Dr Fate to Carnage, Aquaman and Namor, his portfolio is as bold as it is brave, and a perfect fit for 'Bright and Fun Comics Week' here on IADW!

Heck, he even brings out the bold in 'bad' doesn't he Deathstroke?

Geez, if Slade Wilson can make even Terry's all-ages friendly art look terrifying, no wonder he had the Titans on the run! For the rest of the portraits in the series (and a whole lot more), visit Huddleston's online gallery after the jump.

6 comments:

  1. Deathstroke looked great and intimidating this way. I don't like his new 52 look.
    This guy has an interesting style.

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  2. Dan, LOVE this art! Maybe I'm missing it, but I don't see the link to his art. I'm anxious to see his Dr Fate.

    The Irredeemable Shag

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  3. Nevermind. I'm an idiot. The words "after the jump" were the link. Sorry.

    Shag

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  4. I now want to completely redecorate my living room with these portraits. Especially Nightcrawler and Deathstroke. Not sure I could get away with it though. I need a geek cave.

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  5. Thanks guys - glad you all liked Terry's work as much as I head. The head shot range is fantastic!

    Hope you tracked down Dr Fate Shag - maybe you could even suggest he does Blue Devil next - I mean that's one of comics most distinctive faces right?

    Random, I completely agree. Aquaman, Nightcrawler, Beast - what landlord wouldn't see that as an improvement!?

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  6. The Penguin and The Beast here are the best.

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