Superior Artists We have Discovered Round The Web: Dan Mumford
For years, Superior Artwork We have Discovered Round The Web 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 Web.” In this column, we are focusing on one artist and the awesome art that they create, whether they be amateur, up and coming, or well established. The goal is to uncover these artists so even more people become familiar with them. We ask these artists a few questions to see their origins, influences, and more. If you are an awesome artist or know someone that should be featured, feel free 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, working Studio Dan Mumford Restricted. Over the previous 14 years, Dan has labored inside the popular culture and music scene creating every little thing from album covers, branding, and screenprints to new interpretations of basic movie posters and albums.
Purchasers embrace Disney, Hasbro, Apple, Adobe, Sony, Wizards of the Coast, Icon Motoports, CBS, Iron Maiden, Metallica, and lots of many different bands and file labels from all over the world. Dan has had a number of gallery reveals in America over the previous few years and spoken at many festivals and occasions all over the world, together with Adobe Max, Offf Pageant, Bump Pageant, Varied universities across the UK, and extra.
JoBlo: What received you began as an artist?
Dan Mumford: A love of comics and cartoons. That was my favorite factor rising up, so I might recreate the assorted characters in my very own fashion. This went on into me simply actually having fun with artwork as I grew up, and it grew to become 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’d make my means into comics, or at the least that was an aspiration.
Who had 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 attempt to not pin it all the way down to anybody artist particularly, as a result of it was the entire vibe and really feel of these comics that fed into my work. I might absorb any and all comics I might. And really outdoors of the massive two, I additionally actually loved the 2000AD comics, which had been a lot larger within the UK at that time. There was an actual inky darkish fashion to these comics, and that basically 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 just a few individuals who create unimaginable 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 Law, Swopes, Gemma O Brien, Richey Beckett, Tom Hovey… I imply the record is countless, I might go on without end. Mainly, I observe a ton of fantastic artists, and I am fortunate to name lots of them buddies too.
What recommendation would you will have 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 after all, however in the case of creating your individual work attempt to put your individual spin on issues. I at all times discover it robust after I see nice younger artists developing, however I can immediately see the place they received sure parts and methods from different artists. Take these issues and blend it up into your individual factor, that may at all times aid you stand out much more.
What ought to we be searching 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 lots of time and thought into this one, making an attempt to get it good, 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 now have 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 now have to ask you… What are a few of your favourite films/TV reveals of all time?
It is at all times a reallllly exhausting query to reply, and it modifications typically, I watch a LOT of stuff. However for movie, I’ll say Mad Max: Fury Highway (instantaneous basic upon launch, excellent movie), Aliens, Large Bother in Little China, The whole Quick&Livid franchise, and…Blade Runner. TV reveals 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 (unique model), and in more moderen occasions The Boys and The Mandalorian.
Avengers: Infinity Conflict
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
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