The Glowy Pirate
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.