First up this week is Rudy Ao from Indonesia. According to his social media he works doing comminions and illustrations. Rudy’s work in incredible. How he’s not doing cover art for the big two is beyond me. I spent probably close to an hour just scrolling through his galleries on social media. Just about everything he posts could easily fit in this column and would make a great covers.
In the end I selected this Deathstroke image, because I don’t think we’ve had a cover of Slade Wilson yet… or maybe we have… doesn’t really matter cuz this is awesome. Make sure you check him out on Facebook or Instagram.
Next up is the Venomized Mary Jane image by Craig Cermak. I’m sure many folks are sick to death of venomized stuff already, regardless this is a beautiful piece. Sad Junk sent over this sketch cover that he had commissioned, which is what alerted me to Craigs work.
Craig has worked for Dynamite Entertainment among others and is a graduate of the Joe Kubert School. Aside from that I don’t know much about him, besides his skills with grayscale tones markers.
I’ve noticed a growing trend with artist using grayscale markers to create artwork, which Craig does beautifly. Check out his gallery over on devaintArt and see what I mean.
That’s it for this week, see you next Monday!