Thursday, April 12, 2012

MAKING A MARK: Tim Sale - Because 'Daredevil Yellow' Is Just That Awesome

Twice a week, Making A Mark gives an insanely talented artist some IADW brag-space. Today goes to Tim Sale. Not that the dude needs exposure - he's an illustration and design genius - but because everytime I re-read one of his works, I come away with an even greater respect for his art and how he tailors it to each character. Especially for his covers to Daredevil Yellow.

One of the best things about Daredevil, is that his original costume actually looks home-made - like something a kid brought up by a boxer would wear to do the job he aims to do. It's a sad the movie missed including it, but as these covers show, it can still be effective. 

From Matt walking the streets with his dad to slogging it out in the gym, Tim takes slice of life moments and makes them comic covers fit for box-office posters!

Two more great examples of Daredevil 'watching over' Matt's life, and the realism Sale brings to human faces and city skylines. Of all the Daredevil Yellow covers, my favourite has to be the one below. In frame blind lady justice, Matt Murdock and Daredevil stand, completing the 'blind justice' circle so central to the character's concept! 

 What do you think?  Sound off in the comments section below or click here for more great Making A Markists. Sure I only featured five of the six covers, but if you are any type of illustration fan or fan of Hulk, Daredevil or that Bat guy, you need to visit Tim's own educational and insightful website, right after the jump.

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