For years, Awesome Art We’ve Found Around The Net has been about just two things – great art and the artists who create it. With that in mind, we thought why not take the first week of the month to showcase these amazing artists even more? Welcome to “Awesome Artist We’ve Found Around The Web.” In this column, we focus on one artist and the amazing art they create, whether they’re amateurs, up-and-comers, or well-established. The goal is to discover these artists so that 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 amazing artist or know someone who should be featured, feel free to contact me anytime [email protected] month we are very happy to be able to bring you the amazing art
Doaly is a UK-based graphic designer and digital illustrator with a passion for storytelling. His work is characterized by his bold conceptual approach to illustration and his ability to adapt his style to the most sympathetic of the subject.
Over the years he has created artwork for a wide range of clients including The BBC, Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Marvel Comics, Lucasfilm, Warner Bros, 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures, Wired, Sony Playstation, Image Comics and more.
He is also active in the pop culture gallery scene and has created official artwork for properties including Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Superman, The Flash, South Park, Rick and Morty and Star Wars.
In recent years, he has migrated his skills to comic book covers, working for Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics and independents.
JOBLO: What got you started as an artist?
DOALY: I always loved drawing as a kid, but it wasn’t something I really pursued after high school, after university and progressing in my career as a web designer. I wanted to do something creative that was right for me, scratch the creative itch.
I then started the journey of learning to draw again, there were a lot of cobwebs to dust off, but I enjoyed the process and had fun.
During the process, the designer in me would put a map, I had always loved movies and cinema from my childhood and my parents’ store also rented movies, so my bedroom walls were covered with movie posters.
So I decided to combine my two loves of art and film and decided to design some alternative movie posters. It was a lot of fun and when I shared them online, the handful of likes and comments I got was enough to keep me going on this path. Over the next few years I kept at it, responding to the latest movies coming out with new art and returning to some personal favorites, my work was picked up by design and film blogs, and one day I received a email from a film studio to design my first official movie poster. From there, it really just spiraled to the point where I quit my day job in web design, which was about 7 years ago, and it’s the best decision I’ve ever made.
Who were some of your favorite artists growing up?
I was fortunate enough to study art history during college, so I got to see and study a varied number of artists. I fell in love with the work They gave, Liechtenstein, warhol, and Seurat. From a film art perspective, my walls as a child were always covered with work Drew Struzan and John Alvin.
Who are you really digging these days follow on Instagram?
There are so many artists out there that inspire me and I think I go through phases of who is at the top of my inspiration list at any given time. Greg Ruth, Jason Edmiston, Russell Dauterman, Mike del Mundo to name a few.
What advice would you have for budding artists today?
I would say draw as much as you can and don’t worry so much about making it perfect, the more you draw the better you get and there is always the next drawing. I would also say that to find your voice in your art, this could be the style you draw in, or more importantly, for me it’s what I draw and how I interpret a story, the aim should always be to tell a story in your work.
What should we look for from you in the future?
It’s always hard to talk about what I’m working on at the moment because of NDAs, but I can say more work for Marvel and video games, definitely more comic book covers, and some scary stuff for next year to look out for. The store will be back online in September with an update of new prints so keep an eye on my social media for updates
As a fansite, we have to ask you… What are some of your favorite movies/TV shows of all time?
The list is still growing, but some favorites would definitely be Superman the Movie, Red Dwarf, Breaking Bad, Snake in the Eagles Shadow, Drunken Master, Spiderman: No Way Home, The Shawshank Redemption, Batman Begins, The Wire and My Cousin Vinny, to name a few
Scroll down to see some of our favorite artwork from Doaly as we continue to follow his journey throughout his life Website and social media hubs: Instagram / Twitter / Facebook / Youtube / TikTok / Store / Sideshow
The Big Lebowski
Enter the Dragon
Lord of the Rings
Shaun of the Dead
Sonic the Hedgehog
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse
The chainsaw massacre in Texas