Twice a week, Making A Mark gives an insanely talented artist some IADW brag-space. Today goes to Robert Ball, vector artist and illustrator who proves sometimes the most powerful pieces, come from the simplest of compositions.
The Thing is a brilliant choice for a mosaic style piece and by cropping right in on his rocky face, Robert still manages to convey the spirit of the hard-done-by hero. In another stroke of genius, using the shreds of fabric that form Elektra's costume as the only thing that defines her from the paper, Ball makes the assassin as timeless as her namesake.
Now that's an imposing Dr Doom! As for the Silver Surfer on the left, I dig how Ball highlights the loneliness and majesty of the character, while focussing on the scale of his task. Next to this art Robert placed "Can the Silver Surfer come out to play?" "No sorry, he's Norrin." Simple, but it made me laugh.
Speaking of Marvel men, how can I forget Daredevil?