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M ARK B LOODWORTH star trek Andorian Borg Klingon Orion Romulan Vulcan

lost in space Green Dimension Girl

barsoom Dejah Thoris

marvel comics Rigellan Skrull

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M ARK B LOODWORTH All artwork is © 2008 by Mark Bloodworth. All character names and alien races are © 2008 their respective copyright holders. PINUPS: science fiction & science fantasy, a portfolio by Mark Bloodworth is a Bloodworth Studios Production and is © 2008 Bloodworth Studios. Online Version: December 2008 www.bloodworthstudios.com

STAR TREK

Klingon (Mudflap Girl Pose)

Gouache on Watercolor Paper

Klingon

Marker, Colored Pencil & Gouache on Canson Paper

Andorian

Marker, Colored Pencil & Gouache on Canson Paper

Andorian (Mudflap Girl Pose)

Gouache on Watercolor Paper

Borg (Mudflap Girl Pose)

Gouache on Watercolor Paper

following two pages:

Orion Romulan

Marker, Colored Pencil & Gouache on Canson Paper Marker, Colored Pencil & Gouache on Canson Paper

Vulcan (Mudflap Girl Pose)

Gouache on Watercolor Paper

opposite page:

Vulcan

Marker, Colored Pencil & Gouache on Canson Paper

following page:

Orion

Marker, Colored Pencil & Gouache on Canson Paper

Lost in Space

Girl from the Green Dimension

Marker, Colored Pencil & Gouache on Canson Paper

Barsoom

Dejah Thoris

Ebony Pencil & Sumi Ink on Drawing Paper

opposite page:

Dejah Thoris

Marker, Colored Pencil & Gouache on Canson Paper

following pages:

Dejah Thoris

Ebony Pencil & Sumi Ink on 3 ply Britstol

Dejah Thoris

Marker, Colored Pencil & Gouache on Canson Paper

Marvel Comics

Tana Nile from Rigel 3

Gouache & Sumi Ink on Watercolor Paper

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Skrull

Gouache & Sumi Ink on Watercolor Paper

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M ARK B LOODWORTH A storyteller and artist who created the critically favored,

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).

For over a decade as a commercial artist providing

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.

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).

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K AT H L E E N D E L L Kathleen Dell and I have been friends for close to 17 years now. In that time I don’t recall ever seeing her sit still. Then I remembered, she’s one of those active people. You see, artists are relatively sedentary. We are quite comfortable with sitting patiently in front of a canvas or pad of paper with only our eyes and hands showing any signs of life.

Kathleen is far from that, she exudes life; constantly on the move, seemingly always doing or learning something, a quintessential “Jill Of All Trades”. Employed as an administrative assistant, she is also an experienced equestrian; an avid mountain biker; owns and operates a small hobby farm; an entrepreneur, a community volunteer, a charitable funds raiser, and that is just what I’m aware of. Through all this, Kathleen still finds time for her husband, her family, and her friends.

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day, apparently, she must have been going down a list of vocations and realized she hadn’t been an “artist’s model” yet. Lucky for me. I often complain to colleagues and friends about the lack of life drawing I get to do these days, mostly due to finding a model I know I can count on. So, thankfully, my dear friend volunteered. I’m still not sure if it was to fill the missing vocation mentioned above or just because she was getting tired of hearing me whine and complain. Regardless, Kathleen has helped me out on countless occasions and I have noticed something during our sessions...it’s the only time I ever see her sit still.

Motor City Comic Convention May 2005 (as patrons view the portfolio, Mini-Me picks their pockets)

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