Pop-Culture Illustration and Comic Art by The Flying Dutchman
F4 Phantom, A1 and ink on illustration board
Hendrik Gericke, today’s featured artist, creates artwork under the moniker of The Flying Dutchman. Currently specializing in pop-culture illustration and comic art, Hendrik works across mediums and styles, often with a nod to animation and concept art. The artist is originally from South Africa, and now lives and works in Sydney, Australia.
Hendrik’s portfolio of current works features digital art, ink illustration and traditional oil painting. The artist is quite skilled in all of these mediums, and I like how each different medium seems to bring out a different aspect of the artist’s style. As we noted the last time we featured Hendrik’s animated artworks, the artist seems to have a particular affinity for machines – automobiles planes, helicopters – and pop-culture figures such as movie characters.
Introduction, Page Six, ink on paper
The artist also has several examples of his comic-book art available on his website (www.flyingdutchmanart.com.) Dramatic, deep shadows and movement lines take the forefront, as he tells intriguing stories with minimal text.