Most of the fan art I highlight has an element of cute because that’s my jam. The world is rough and, you know what? Every ounce of adorableness helps counter it. However, art styled in a more realistic way helps too, and Jeff Herndon’s work reminded me of that. A freelance illustrator based in Colorado, Jeff draws inspiration from pop culture and creates poster style pieces with bold lines, interesting shading techniques, and heroic poses. You can see what I mean in this Indiana Jones and Stranger Things art:
In addition to putting together images with multiple characters and elements from a given franchise, Jeff also does more intimate character portraits-you can see one of Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman in the gallery below. He takes commissions too, so you can ask him about drawing your favorite character.
Speaking of the gallery below, head there to see more of Jeff’s art, including Star Wars pieces from Rogue One, The Force Awakens, and more. Then, if you’d like to view more examples, follow Jeff on Instagram. You can also purchase prints from his website (uh, there’s a Doc Holliday one from Tombstone) and scroll through his blog to see time lapse videos and behind-the-scenes processes.
Have fan art of your own you’d like to see highlighted in a future edition of Fan Art Friday? Awesome, because I’m always on the lookout for new artists to feature. Email me at [email protected] with examples of your work, and we’ll go from there.
Images: Jeff Herndon