Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Dave Mckean...

Dave Mckean is a photographer, comic book artist, graphic designer, and filmmaker.
His mixed media work incorporates drawing, painting, photography, collage, found objects, digital art and sculpture. I take inspiration from Mckean's work because of how he incorporates so many things in his images, his work is busy and beautiful. He can also create a huge amount of atmosphere in a single image, making them perfect for story-telling. His work evokes eeriness and is strange and sometimes even scary but is at the same time very beautiful. His images seem to be made of many,spliced up and layered to make one perfect graphic outcome. I am also influenced by the colour palette Mckean uses in many of his images,from palettes of mainly sepia tones to images with rich,bright colour.

I think Mckean's use of photography and repeated images is particularly effective here.

I like the sepia colour palette and the accidental mark making in this image.

I think Mckean's use of scratchy,sketchy line drawing makes this image particularly effective.

I like the layering of photography and the many different elements in this image.

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