Tuesday, February 8, 2011
One of the more intriguing artists I've come across over the years is Adam Warren. He was first known for being one of the main artists to create a comic book version of Dirty Pair, a fairly popular anime, and for being one of the first American artists to draw art in the 'manga' style of art. Over the years he has changed his style to a mix of both American style of comic book art and the manga style. His personal comic, 'Empowered,' is a tongue-in-cheek poke at the Superhero genre that uses both its cliches and his own unique art style to create an impressive story. While known mostly for his excellent pencil and grayscale work, he also produces some excellent inked works, such as the image posted above. Usually he leaves some negative space in his works but he experimented with this one to fill up the entire page. Personally I think he 'filled in' everything well; it doesn't feel cluttered or cramped and all of the characters on it have some space to breathe.
If you'd like to see more of his artwork, check it out at: http://adamwarren.deviantart.com/