Iain Macarthur from England is a fanatic of art since the age of eight when he was first introduced to art through the medium of cartoon television shows and comic books. His first ever comic book was from the Batman series. Ever since then he has been obsessed with art, drawing odd fantasy drawings and Anime characters.
Iain Macarthur is influenced by many artists and illustrators – all with differing styles and mediums – and have turned to their work for artistic stimulation over the years. Among them are Alphonse Mucha, Gustav Klimt, Lucian Freud, Jenny Saville, James Jean, David Choong Lee, Sergio Toppi and Ashley Wood. Also he gained much inspiration through cartoons art and lighting; people’s facial expressions, eyes and different forms of organic patterns and shapes.
Iain’s work can be described as surreal and unique in its own way. Using mostly pencil, watercolours and pigment pens, he creates portraits of ordinary people but create them in a unusual way by, embellishing patterns and watercolour effects into the portrait to give a vivid explosion effect—transforming their faces from something plain to something entirely bizarre and wonderful at the same time. Visit Iain Macarthur’s website.