Comic and book illustrator. portrait artist, murals and cartooning. Texas based and takes commissions. Lover of music. fashion, photography and art. I work with all mediums but prefer watercolors and Copic markers. More of my work can be found on Instagram @markeeshadows or on my website.
Mark has been immersed in art from birth thanks to his father. He began drawing as soon as he was able to hold a crayon and it became clear early on that Mark had inherited the skill and love of art just like his dad. As a teen, he developed a passion for comic book illustration and received his first professional job at 16, illustrating for several prominent comic book companies. Today, Mark illustrates a wide range of styles including comic book art, detailed portraits, and cartoon illustrations, including a horror themed graphic novel that he plans to publish.
Mark draws his inspiration from the innovative presence of David Bowie, the dark, gothic styles of Gris Grimly and Tim Burton, the minimalist approach to storytelling of John Carpenter and Mike Mignola, and the playful illustrations of Skottie Young and Adam Hughes. He is an entirely self-taught artist pulling from experimentation and self-study to hone his craft. He was first greatly influenced by comic book art and over time he found that same influence from music, film, and photography.