DRAWINGS: MARVEL Noir. A Portfolio by Mark Bloodworth
Series of Black and White, Pencil Drawings of Superheroes and Villains created in the style of old Hollywood publicity stills.
MARVEL a p o r t f o l i o b y M ARK B LOODWORTH MARVEL Annihilus! Alicia Masters & Ben Grimm Betty Ross & Hulk Blac k Widow Captain America Fur y Hela Love Finds Johnny Storm Mr. & Mrs. Peter Parker Reed Ric hards & Sue Storm Namor: Prince of Atlantis Stark The Hammer of Thor Von Doom (repose) Wasp Weapon X MARVEL All artwork is © 2008 by Mark Bloodworth. All characters are © & ™ 2008 Marvel Comics. DRAWINGS: Marvel Noir, a portfolio by Mark Bloodworth is a Bloodworth Studios Production and is © 2008 Bloodworth Studios. Online Version: December 2008 www.bloodworthstudios.com combining my love of Silver and Bronze Age Marvel Comics characters and old Hollywood publicity shots. be a new Father (with limited time to draw), I began to rough out and complete these drawings. They range in size from the smallest (Wasp, 8”x8”); to the largest (Hela, 24”x16”); all being rendered with Ebony Pencil on 2 ply Bristol. The only exception (time-wise) in this group is the Weapon X piece. It was a private commission ordered by the individual who purchased The Hammer of Thor back in 2005. It was an idea that had been bouncing in my head for awhile, So in January of 2002, realizing that in nine months I would Anyway, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it. Mark Bloodworth December 2008 MARVEL t h e a r t i s t M ARK B LOODWORTH urban crime comic book: NIGHTSTREETS for Arrow Comics during “The Black and White Independent Explosion of the Eighties” from 1985-89. In early 1990 he took over art chores on another Arrow title called DEADWORLD (now being published by Desperado). After a few issues Mark had taken over both art and writing chores on the book. In 1991 he was contracted by Marvel Comics to create character design, spot illos, and story art for CLIVE BARKER’S: HELLRAISER. Throughout the rest of that decade and into the new millennium he illustrated many titles, such as: CHEERLEADERS FROM HELL, JACK THE RIPPER, RAVEN CHRONICLES, THE RIPPER LEGACY (from Caliber Comics); the critically hailed ABEL, written by William Harms (from AiT/ Planet Lar); and three plates for ZORRO: THE MASTERS EDITION, VOL 1 (from Pulp Adventures). services, concept art, presentation graphics, rendered images, logos, and a mountain of storyboards for many advertising, apparel and marketing agencies from coast to coast. Since 2004, Mark has been working with film director and instructor, Douglas Schulze (co-founder of the Motion Picture Institute of Michigan) on his latest movie endeavor providing storyboards, concept and production art. A storyteller and artist who created the critically favored, For over a decade as a commercial artist providing Most recently, Mark’s artwork can be seen in his MIDNIGHT MORTUARY, an homage to all those great black & white comic monster magazines of the 1970’s; and THE RIPPER LEGACY Trade Paperback, the collected 3 issue mini-series written by Jim Alexander (both released through Transfuzion Publishing). More art in print can be found in the Girls of Deadworld Portfolio, the centerpiece of the anthology, DEADWORLD CHRONICLES (from Desperado); as well as working with talents Shannon Denton, Christopher Long, and Rob Worley on a series of children’s books called SHORT TALES (released through the Magic Wagon wing of ABDO Publishing). Motor City Comic Convention May 2005 (as patrons view the portfolio, Mini-Me picks their pockets) MARVEL a p o r t f o l i o b y M ARK B LOODWORTH