Sunday, January 29, 2012

MAKING A MARK: Alexandre Salles - The Brazilian Setting Fire To The Human Torch

Twice a week, Making A Mark gives an insanely talented artist some IADW brag-space. Today goes to Alexandre Salles, a Brazilian illustrator from Sao Paulo who showcases just how hi-res and realistic fictional characters can be (click to enlarge time)!

I don't know about you, but when playing the original Street Fighter II I always found Sagat harder to beat then the final leader, M.Bison! Here with black bandages he stands ready to bring the pain.

While The Human Torch nears the borders of gruesome, I like it as a thought-provoking different concept of what the Fantastic Four's high-flying powerhouse would look like!

Elektra - where would Marvel be without you? This shot of the sai wielding seductress is so realistic, it could almost pass for a photo. Not to be outdone, Wolverine looks like he's just survived the bloodiest battle of his life, in a piece Alexandre appropriately title Blood Lust.

Now that's Batman! I'm thinking I like the Dark Knight hen you can't see his eyes. Sure it's a bit of a Daredevil look, but it adds to that heavy atmosphere his personality is saturated with.

 What do you think?  Sound off below, or to feast your eyes on Alexandre's full portfolio click this realistically painted jump.


  1. The batman is fantastic.

  2. Great work. The Batman looks great, but there's an eerie male underwear model feel to it that takes away from the Dark Knight.

  3. Hi John and Lord Thanatos, thanks for the comments and welcome to IADW!

    Glad you both liked the Batman piece, it is iconic thats for sure. While I agree theres an underwear model feel to it LT, Bats and Clar Kent were underwears biggest spokes people for a long time. Had product placement been a little heavier a little sooner Calvins coulda had a whole other audience!

  4. HA! On that note, I think I'll start today. UNDERWEAR ON THE OUTSIDE WEDNESDAY!! The office will really appreciate it.

  5. I dont think my office would blink L.T - he's creative theyd explain. little do they know I rarely hear of a theme without instantly wanting to join in.

    Thanks for the comments!