Sunday, December 11, 2011

MAKING A MARK: David Bovey - Not Just A Rai-sing Artist, But A True Future Force

Twice a week, Making A Mark gives an insanely talented artist some IADW brag-space. Today goes to David Bovey, an extremely detailed American artist, who not only returns a taste of the classic pulp covers to pops major icons, he makes them breathe like only the best fantasy illustrators can. But don't just take my word for it...

If that awesome Prismacolor pencil Namor image was the cover to a new number one, I would have already subscribed by now! That's the kind of Sub-Mariner I want to read! 

Rai on the other-hand is how I found David's work. After news of Valiant's return in May 2012, I went on a Valiant fan-art hunt. This multi-tendril terror more then stopped me in my tracks!

Like the Joker to Batman or Gambit to the X-Men, Abe-Sapien would be a fantastic character in or out of the Hellboy universe. Here, done with Prisma pencils, he almost reaches right out to you!

Now for something even more stunningly sensational... Storm.

Proving nature's (and Marvel's) true 'Savage Land' is in the skies, this watercolour work of Ororo descending is worthy of framing. Just check out those colours!

To see more of David's multi-media mastery, visit his personal website after the jump.


  1. i sense a little Bruce Lee imagery in that Abe sapien piece. as for the Storm one just looking at it makes me feel like i got hit with a tazer.

  2. You know Dave I didn't see the Bruce Lee-ish pose until now? Nice catch!