Wednesday, January 29, 2014

RANDOM WORK OF WOW: Geirrod Van Dyk's Superman

Sometimes you stumble across a portfolio where the artist only has a couple of comic based pieces, other times there can be just one work so brilliant, you'd risk being stoned to death by fellow art lovers for putting something else beside it. These are Random Works of Wow and illustrating the point this week is Geirrod Van Dyke, with the most 'Superman' Superman image, I've seen in some time.

An oil painter from Santa Rosa, CA representing the Bay Area, Geirrod nails the character of Kal-El simply by having him hold the chains that bind him tightly, as he looks past them towards freedom. No cape, no armour, just timeless Superman stuff.

Note how he also hides the red from the costume, and leaves the primary colour to pump up the background contrast and radiate the moment. Killer, killer talent in effect. 

Having done a handful of work on Todd McFarlane's Spawn, it is surprising more comic publishers aren't moving faster than a speeding bullet to get this guy onboard.

 What do you think?  To see more of Geirrod's gallery, click here. Warning: it does include the odd bit of tasteful nudity, so if you're of the 'always-be-clothed kind', you might want to stay on this side of the fence.

2 comments:

  1. I know a professor that doesn't like and doesn't allow his students to do superhero drawings or painting. He just doesn't respect it. He should be introduced to Mr.Van Dykes work. The wow factor is all over this piece.

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  2. One of those who believe that comic art isn't 'real art' aye OA? You're right - Mr Van Dyke could easily prove him wrong. Cheers for the comments!

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