Sunday, June 25, 2006

Annie Poem



Hopefully a big step up from the pencil version. I guess this has Tim Burton's influence without stepping on his toes as far as style goes. You know, dark characters with a sense of humor. A light side.

Also, there's a lot of gimmicky 'goth' characters all over stores like Hot Topic and whatever. It kind of cheapens the genre. To me anyway. I just want to create characters with a little more substance...not just icons. That's one of the reasons why I like Tim Burton. His characters are real, not just sticker-and-lunch-box-fodder. You can stick them in just about any situation and come up with a fun story. Just my thoughts.... ;)

11 comments:

blau said...

Your work is very nice, about what you say of tim burton... is amazing, I think exaclty the same. Annie Poem is a great illo.

Mike...'s mum said...

I also like Gris Grimly's stuff, if you're looking for that goth or horror feel without the cookie-cutter feel to them.

He does have quite a number of his designs on clothing at Hot Topic, but I reckon if you can get a bit of reality into the cookie-cutter goth, then all the better!

No comic cons this year - still out here in Oz... Keep up the good work, Mark!

Marmax said...

-Yeah I like a lot of Gris Grimly's work too. Especially his newer stuff. I heard he was doing stuff now for Warner Brothers. I dunno, maybe old news...

-Thanks Blau!

David Zweig said...

DUDE! Mark! you never told me you had such a treasure trove of stuff!!! man...I better watch out! Really great stuff, man.

Alina Chau said...

This is wicked COOOL! Love it!

Gabriel said...

Nice colors!

Josh Parpan said...

This is Great!

Alikins said...

That . . . is . . . AWESOME!

I want a copy to put up for halloween! ;)
Can I? Can I??

Marmax said...

Go right ahead Alikins!

coloribus said...

I love this little girl and the colors of the decor, this illustration is gorgeous ! Tim Burton is a good inspiration ;o)

Alexandra Boiger Illustration said...

I like this piece A LOT! Great stuff on your blog.
Thanks so much for coming by on my blog!!