For years, Superior Artwork We have Discovered Round The Internet has been about two issues solely – superior artwork and the artists that create it. With that in thoughts, we thought why not take the primary week of the month to showcase these superior artists much more? Welcome to “Superior Artist We’ve Discovered Round The Internet.” On this column, we’re specializing in one artist and the superior artwork that they create, whether or not they be novice, up and coming, or effectively established. The purpose is to uncover these artists so much more individuals develop into acquainted with them. We ask these artists a couple of inquiries to see their origins, influences, and extra. In case you are an superior artist or know somebody that must be featured, be happy to contact me at any time at [email protected].This month we’re more than happy to carry you the superior artwork of…
Dan Mumford is a contract illustrator working in central London, UK, operating Studio Dan Mumford Restricted. Over the previous 14 years, Dan has labored inside the popular culture and music scene creating every part from album covers, branding, and screenprints to new interpretations of basic movie posters and albums.
Shoppers embody Disney, Hasbro, Apple, Adobe, Sony, Wizards of the Coast, Icon Motoports, CBS, Iron Maiden, Metallica, and lots of many different bands and report labels from world wide. Dan has had a number of gallery exhibits in America over the previous few years and spoken at many festivals and occasions world wide, together with Adobe Max, Offf Pageant, Bump Pageant, Numerous universities across the UK, and extra.
JoBlo: What bought you began as an artist?
Dan Mumford: A love of comics and cartoons. That was my favorite factor rising up, so I’d recreate the assorted characters in my very own model. This went on into me simply actually having fun with artwork as I grew up, and it turned a pure path for me to observe. It was both going to be artwork or literature, one thing involving narrative and storytelling. I at all times thought I would make my approach into comics, or no less than that was an aspiration.
Who have been a few of your favourite artists rising up?
Rising up it was all in regards to the marvel and DC comics within the ’90s. I strive to not pin it all the way down to anybody artist specifically, as a result of it was the entire vibe and really feel of these comics that fed into my work. I’d soak up any and all comics I might. And truly exterior of the large two, I additionally actually loved the 2000AD comics, which have been a lot greater within the UK at that time. There was an actual inky darkish model to these comics, and that actually did have a giant impact on the way in which I discovered to attract.
Who do you actually dig today, observe on Instagram?
That is an not possible query to reply, I do not actually need to single anybody out actually! However a couple of individuals who create unbelievable work are Marko Manev, Tracie Ching, Nan Lawson, SignalNoise, Matt Saunders, Vance Kelly, Kevin Wilson, Jess Ebsworth, Felicity Marshall, Luke Preece, William Exley, Mary Lou Faure, Kervin Brisseux, Suzi Kemp, Nico De Lort, Ari Liloan, Bella Grace, Jeff Boyes, Murugiah, Drew Millward, Geo Legislation, Swopes, Gemma O Brien, Richey Beckett, Tom Hovey… I imply the record is countless, I might go on endlessly. Principally, I observe a ton of fantastic artists, and I am fortunate to name a whole lot of them associates too.
What recommendation would you have got for budding artists right this moment?
Attempt to discover your voice, do not attempt to emulate different artists an excessive amount of. Look to them for inspiration in fact, however in relation to creating your individual work attempt to put your individual spin on issues. I at all times discover it powerful after I see nice younger artists developing, however I can immediately see the place they bought sure parts and methods from different artists. Take these issues and blend it up into your individual factor, that may at all times assist you stand out much more.
What ought to we be looking for from you sooner or later?
I simply launched one in every of my favorite items I’ve labored on with Bottleneck Gallery. We did a big licensed piece for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, an actual love letter from me to the unique cartoon. I put a whole lot of time and thought into this one, attempting to get it excellent, and actually paying homage to the present. Following on from that I’m chasing that feeling, it was superb to revisit my childhood so clearly, and we have now some plans to do some related items. That and I’m going to do some extra bits primarily based round one other ardour of mine, Videogames.
Being a fansite, we have now to ask you… What are a few of your favourite motion pictures/TV exhibits of all time?
It is at all times a reallllly onerous query to reply, and it adjustments typically, I watch a LOT of stuff. However for movie, I’ll say Mad Max: Fury Highway (prompt basic upon launch, excellent movie), Aliens, Massive Hassle in Little China, The whole Quick&Livid franchise, and…Blade Runner. TV exhibits I’ll go rather less down the sci-fi route and say, The Workplace (American model, excellent working alongside to TV), Oz, It is at all times sunny in Philadelphia, Futurama, The Bridge (authentic model), and in newer instances The Boys and The Mandalorian.
Scroll down to take a look at a few of our favourite artwork items from Dan as we proceed to observe his journey throughout his Web site and social media hubs: Instagram / Twitter / Fb / Retailer
Avengers: Infinity Struggle
Batman: The Animated Sequence
Buffy The Vampire Saloon
Friday The thirteenth
The Land Earlier than Time
Masters of the Universe
Resident Evil 3
Shaun of the Useless
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Texas Chainsaw Bloodbath