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M Jarrett
Artist | Traditional Art
United States
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All my life I loved comic books. Hence, my art style revolves around that field of work.
My biggest influences as to my personal art style are as follows, in order:

Ross Andru (long standing artist for Spider-Man)
John Byrne  (X-Men, Fantastic Four, Alpha Flight)
Gil Kane    (Daredevil, Power Man & Iron Fist, Spider-Man)
Neal Adams  (Batman)
Keith Pollard (Thor)
Alan Davis  (Excalibur)

and of course the classics:

Jack Kirby
Steve Ditko

I grew up marveling at the dynamic poses and brilliant storyboards of these artists from the 70's up through the early 90's. It was the perfect mix of fantastic artwork and storytelling that pulled you in. Then Jim Lee came on to the scene. Although I admit he is a fantastic artist (far better than me), I am not a fan for a number of reasons. One, it overwhelms the eye with so much detail that it distracts from the story. Two, all his women and men look exactly the same; the women are thrusting out there bosoms and have squinty vixen eyes, and the men scowl. Third, it's almost as if he's trying too hard to be flashy and show off his skill. It seems a bit pretentious and diva-like. And lastly, (and it's not really his fault per se) it started a boring trend in the comic industry that persists to this day; everyone draws just like him! I can't stand it. I mean, yeah, be influenced by someone whose work you aspire to, but don't draw exactly like him. Although I've been heavily influenced by the above listed artists, none of my work looks exactly like any of them. It's a mish-mash of them all, and hence my own art style.

Anyway, there aren't that many comic book artists that really catch my eye these days. Most seem to be Jim Lee wannabes. There are exceptions, such as Javier Pulido (who isn't a particularly realistic artist, but his use of silhouettes, and his storyboarding talent that is 2nd to none is truly compelling), Frank Cho, and David Aja. All three of these guys have their own unique art style. I admire that in a post-Jim Lee age.
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Smooth Jazz
  • Reading: "AreWePreachingAnotherGospel" by Cathy Hildebrandt
  • Watching: Arrow on Netlfix
  • Playing: Mass Effect 1, 2 & 3
  • Eating: Seafood
  • Drinking: Smart Water

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chuckwheel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Enjoyed looking through your gallery!
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mjarrett1000 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ei9 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
hope that you had a great christmas my man and keep your awesomeness coming in the new year! Godspeed all the way!
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mjarrett1000 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks! U 2!
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Balron Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Sir, I shall watch you...WITH AN EYE OF SAURON!!!!
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lockett730 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
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ei9 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
 Love your artwork of yours and it reeks of badass awesomeness and kickass greatness as well. I have a few of your masterpieces in my faves and look forward seeing more from you in the future. you got a brand new fan in me. keep kicking some ass out there my man and Godspeed!
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mjarrett1000 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
Wow! High praise! Thank you very much
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IIRukiaKuchikiII Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
Hey there, love your DA and art! Normally I don't talk too much to people I follow, but I found your RPG Races, Female on tumblr unaccredited: tasadek.tumblr.com/post/848998…
Hope this doesn't ruin your night, have a good one! I love reading "A Leisurely Stroll" when you update!
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mjarrett1000 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for letting me know.

Naw, it doesn't bother me unless someone takes credit for it or makes money off of it. I've heard from friends that my RPG Races (both the male and female ones) have shown up on Reddit and other sites.

"A Leisurely Stroll" is finished. Now working on it's sequel. Unfortunately I've been really busy so it's going to be slow going.
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