Wicked Portraits by Mark Summers

Mark Summers is a Canadian illustrator who’s work you’ve probably seen before (well, it looks familiar to me). He works primarily in scratchboard, which is “a technique where drawings are created using sharp knives and tools for etching into a thin layer of white China clay that is coated with black India ink”. Obviously there’s a little bit more going on in these pieces, a bit of Photoshop coloring perhaps, but man are they astounding. The details, the color, the lighting, the moods… everything is so perfect and beautiful. I love that their features are mutated as well, gives it a really unique character to each of these wicked individuals.


August 24, 2010