Sunday, January 15, 2012

MAKING A MARK: Angel Palacios - The Angel With An Artistic Mastery Of The Dark

Twice a week, Making A Mark gives an insanely talented artist some IADW brag-space. Today goes to Angel Palacios, an American illustrator with not only a mad love for Thundercats, but those who dwell in the darkest areas of the 'House of Ideas'. Don't believe me? Just look at these two;

Both done in paint, just check out that smirk on the metal peanut that is The Juggernaut. He knows you're not going to stop him! Lion-O on the other-hand is stepping forward, ready for someone just Cain Marko's size to take down...

Again the faces have it - just click and enlarge that detail! Harley Quinn and her BFM (Big Fudging Mallet) are probably right at the line of how 'realistic' I like my comic art to get. Definitely showcasing there is life in her classic get-up yet!

Likewise and back to Marvel on the right, Sabretooth is my favourite villain to have pop up in a comic, outside a well-written Dr Doom. His cunning and frank evil honesty make him a great read every time at bat. This image only highlights how much we need him back in the Marvel Universe! 

As for the best bad in Marvel's house? Well he's right here to...

It's the small tweaks you dig the most isn't it. Here in Angel's first digital piece, while Venom flies into a symbiote rage, look at how the spider icon sticks up off his chest. Almost like it's alive itself!

For more of Angel-ic work, visit Palacios's online gallery gallery right here on blogger, after the jump. To sound off, comment below - or to view more Making A Mark artists click here.


  1. now that's how the symbiote should have looked in Spider-Man 3.

  2. My thoughts exactly Craig!

  3. That Venom is AMAZING! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thanks for dropping by TVS - glad you liked what you found!