Arian Noveir Turns Smeared Paint Into Marvel and DC Characters

 - Nov 9, 2011
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If less is in fact actually more, then these Arian Noveir 'Super Heroes: Painted' illustrations are the most bountiful depictions of Marvel and DC characters ever produced. Taking an extremely minimalist approach, Noveir adds and subtracts only crucial splashes of paint onto paper in order to form the iconic apparel and silhouettes of comicdom's favorite caped crusaders.

I want to emphasize the level of difficulty in making these mesmerizing works as Noveir doesn't allow himself the crutch of details in order to form each subject. The most extreme example of this is in the Superman illustration, in which seemingly very little digital alteration is used in order to sculpt out the Man of Steel's attributes.

Among the many heroes featured in this Arian Noveir collection of purchasable prints are Wonder Woman, Iron Man, Batman, Wolverine, Spider-man, Hellboy, Hulk, Thor and, as previously mentioned, Superman.