Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
About Traditional Art / Artist Member M JarrettMale/United States Group :icondatalent: DATalent
Recent Activity
Deviant for 4 Years
Needs Premium Membership
Statistics 290 Deviations 1,408 Comments 54,478 Pageviews

Newest Deviations



mjarrett1000's Profile Picture
M Jarrett
Artist | Traditional Art
United States
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

AdCast - Ads from the Community


Add a Comment:
Toshinden-fanclub Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello could i well ask you for an request? Or an Art exchange? Painter
mjarrett1000 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015   Traditional Artist
I'm not taking requests at this time, sorry :( I really don't have much free time these days to work on any art project. Thank you anyway. 

What's an art exchange?
Toshinden-fanclub Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Art exchanges is you would draw for me and i woul draw for you, but i can wait until you would get time again for a art drawing. :P
Crabmouse Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
Not updating the comic anymore?
mjarrett1000 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015   Traditional Artist
Been super busy. I plan on updating as soon as life slows down a bit.
chuckwheel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Enjoyed looking through your gallery!
mjarrett1000 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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!
mjarrett1000 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks! U 2!
Balron Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Sir, I shall watch you...WITH AN EYE OF SAURON!!!!
Add a Comment: