Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Skottie Young

I'm a sucker for graphic art. I love drawings, paintings, graphic design, etc.. I usually lurk at deviantART, 500px and a variety of blogs or websites just looking at some wonderful stuff people put online.
Today I felt I needed to talk about one artist in special, Skottie Young. I've known him for quite a while for his work in comics, having read X-Men: Divided We StandMagneto: Not a Hero and checked some of his Darkstalkers and Street Fighter illustrations. The man can draw, and the man can write.

Nowadays I pay more attention to what he posts on his site or his dA account and it's just amazing. I usually have to stop myself from flooding my favourites list with his work. Not only does he have an original style, completely unmistakeable, he also achieves some beautiful and meaningful illustrations of a lot - and I mean a lot - of characters and concepts. His daily sketches, posted on his blog, sometimes thematic, others by request, are so surprising, funny, witty and overall really awesome, that I could just keep featuring them here. But well, I think it might be better for you to just go check it out: Not only is his drawing style that good, he also has a really cool sense of colour use. A good example is his Mind the Gap cover (above).
Obviously, his work on the L. Frank Baum's Land of Oz with Eric Shanower is on my to read list. If only I had more time and money!

I leave you with yet another example of how fun Skottie can be: