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Artist Watch - Denis Medri PART 2
Denis Medri is a 33 year old artist based out of Cesena, Italy. Denis is a freelance comic illustrator with an impressive lineup of designs. One of his many interesting works is his redesign of DC Comics Justice League heroes in the style of the wild west. You can find Denis on Facebook, MySpace, CGHub, deviantART, Blogger, and you can even find him on Linkedin if you have an account.
Artist Watch - Denis Medri PART 1
Denis Medri is a 33 year old artist based out of Cesena, Italy. Denis is a freelance comic illustrator with an impressive lineup of designs. One of his many interesting works is his redesign of Marvel heroes and villains in the style of steampunk, particularly Spiderman characters. You can find Denis on Facebook, MySpace, CGHub, deviantART, Blogger, and you can even find him on Linkedin if you have an account.
Inspiring Themes - Ultramodern Redesigns
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Redesigning a classic character in a modernistic or futuristic context is something that takes some hardcore creativity. The goal is to create something that’s original and is just as good (or better) than the original character design. Artists from all around the world are fans of a plethora of different franchises but much of the fan art presented is created using the same visual style that was used in the original production. Redesigns are an ongoing trend that keep the fan art genre fresh with new original visual design twists. Redesigns are nothing new, however. Marvel and DC comics both have created their own redesigns with such things as Spiderman 2099 and Batman Beyond years ago. It’s a retro art as much as it is a new one and these future/modern redesigns aren’t getting old fast.
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This incredible artist has been a fan of Star Wars and other classic franchises since he was very young. He started creating elaborate models at the age of 7 and now he has an incredible line up of of figurines that he’s made by hand. The most impressive of these, however, are his Star Wars figurines. He doesn’t just make any old set of figurines, though. He throws his own twists on them using his professional background in history and film, redesigning the characters in the likeness of different eras and styles. He’s tackled everything from the wild west and the samurai to a world of steampunk and retro 1940’s serial films. His work "has been featured online on blogs, websites, and online news services. In newspapers at the local, national and international levels. In books and magazines nationally and world wide. On television in local news, national news, cable, and overseas. In independent films as props, costumes, and set designs. Publicly displayed at contests, fairs, & conventions including 5 of the 6 Star Wars Celebrations." and recently in "in Toyfare and Star Wars Insider Magazines". Be sure to check out his website for some of the most unique, incredible and orginal handmade figurines you could ever imagine. You will be amazed, I promise.
This amazing artist has a variety of works that are worth noting. In particular his gallery on deviantART is teaming with Science Fiction and Fantasy art as well as a few concepts for ”Star Wars: Lethal Alliance” which was released for the Nintendo DS a few years back. He also has some "Street Fighter" Character redesigns in his collection as well. Check out Arman on by clicking the title above a prepare to be wowed.