Wednesday, January 04, 2012

MAKING A MARK: Dennis Budd - Showcasing The 'Wonder' Of The True Wonder Woman

Twice a week, Making A Mark gives an insanely talented artist some IADW brag-space. Today goes to American Dennis Budd. A man whose art portfolio subjects run the length of pop culture, from Star Trek to the X-Men, but features an amazing respect for one woman in particular. No need to guess folks, she's right below;

Wow. I think if I drew a picture as on the head as either Lynda Carter/Wonder Woman or Christopher Reeve/Superman above, I'd either retire happily or continually walk up to random strangers and show them how supremely talented I am. Yeah, probably the latter.

Not only do both capture that lightning struck twice in the casting departments of 80's DC Comics projects, Dennis delivers the personality each brought to their respective icon as well.

Showing his taste doesn't weaken as he steps into more comic based art, Dennis pits Wolverine in his unbeaten tan and golds against the ninjas of the Hand. Note how it's packed with characters but still easy to read - that's talent! Wonder Woman once again is fit for framing - simple - sparse - but effective.

You were expecting someone else? Here, this shot of the Wonder Woman of the X-Men, Rogue is so iconic and powerful it reminds me of her Mike Wieringo drawn mini series of the mid-90's. You can't get much higher praise than that!

For more of Dennis's amazing portfolio, visit his personal website today at mechanicalpencil1138.com.

4 comments:

  1. I thought so too Aliera, glad you liked him!

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  2. Love that Rogue pic. Really does bring you back a decade or so.

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  3. I think so too Craig, plus it shows how timeless Mike's work really is!

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