Catch Up: From Marvel to Fine Art Painting with Chris B. Murray

We took a look at Chris B. Murray’s paintings and commercial illustrations a few years ago when we first featured his work.

As someone with such a range in their portfolio, creating as many fine art pieces in more traditional materials as working digitally, we were keen to drop in again and see what he’s been up to recently.

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While regularly working on projects for big name brands such as Nike, Marvel, and 20th Century Fox, Chris also continues to put brush to canvas and is pretty active in exhibiting his paintings.

He has a developed as style that can seamlessly cross different genres in illustration, creating an overall body of work that has multiple facets.

He seems to be just as comfortable working with slightly more stylised, fantasy as he is when there is the need for a little more realism when representing recognisable faces from pop culture.

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First of all, for those who may have missed our first feature, can you tell us a little bit about your work and process?

With my illustration work, I usually start with a pencil or ink drawing then color it digitally. I also create my own textures to use within each illustration.

I try to remain fresh and dabble in a wide variety of media. That’s a good way for an artist to remain sharp. Always push the boundaries!

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What have you been up to since we last saw you on Ape on the Moon?

I’ve been busy!  Since my last feature with you guys, I’ve expanded my client list (20th Century Fox, Nike, Marvel, Paramount Pictures etc.) and have joined a team in which we are creating a 52 page graphic novel.  

Aside from my illustration work, I’m in the process of starting a new body of fine art paintings & drawings.  Pretty excited about that!

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© Chris B Murray, 2016

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