Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mike Mignola

Mike Mignola is best known for his comic book creations Hellboy and the B.P.R.D. He is considered by some to be the best designer working in comic books today. Alan Moore describes his work as a union between German Expressionism and Jack Kirby (another great comic book artist). Mignola utilizes strong graphic shapes to produce a narrative that not only carries an intriguing and entertaining story, but is beautiful to look at as well.
Mignola will use a method called blue line painting. He will print the image in non photo blue then paint using gauche. The heavy blacks are then placed on top. The first image here is done in this method.


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