The Glowy Pi­rate

ImagineFX: Sci-fi & Fantasy Art magazine - - Craig Mullins -

We asked fel­low con­cept artist Iain McCaig what his favourite Craig Mullins im­age is…

Craig Mullins might pre­fer work­ing on his own, but he’s got lots of friends in the in­dus­try and has in­flu­enced many more. Iain McCaig first met Craig Mullins when they worked to­gether on Hook at ILM. Craig went through a pi­rate phase some years later in his per­sonal art, and the Glowy Pi­rate re­minded Ian of the time they worked to­gether.

“This im­age is quin­tes­sen­tial Mullins: light tran­scen­dent, and de­tail only where you really need it. As usual, it’s Golden Age of Illustration-clas­si­cal, but so new you’d swear the dig­i­tal paint was still wet,” says Iain. “I think Craig’s great­est strength is his hon­esty, his re­lent­less pur­suit of his own vi­sion, no mat­ter what the main­stream trend.”

As for the fu­ture, al­though Craig’s talked about wind­ing down and do­ing more teach­ing, he’s also do­ing a great deal of draw­ing with a view to paint­ing tra­di­tion­ally again af­ter all th­ese years. “As far as Craig’s work goes, as gob­s­mack­ing as it has been, I sus­pect the best is yet to come,” says Iain.

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