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Alex Garner

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This guy’s art is intense! The sense of movement and dynamic poses outshines even the incredible detail and photorealism. But let me take a few steps back.

Alex Garner is an American artist who worked for DC Comics for many years. He has done a lot of freelance work Blizzard Entertainment on the World of Warcraft trading cards, and his art is simply mesmerizing.

Let’s get back to talking about the two pieces above. The first one is obviously Batgirl but if you don’t know much about her let me explain. The guy behind her is her father, Commissioner Gordon. This picture is from the early days of the Batman Universe when Gordon thought that the Bat Vigilantes were menaces to Gotham City. What makes this so intense is that Batgirl is about to turn around and show her true identity to her father.

The Second piece is one from a recent Batman series The New 52. In this story arc The Joker (one of Batman’s greatest villains) has taken over Arkham Asylum and turned it into a deadly obstacle course that Batman must traverse. Here we see him mowing down corrupt guards while riding a fiery horse, wielding the modern equivalent of a medieval sword and shield. Seriously, what is more awesome than that? I mean I know I should feel bad for the horse but it’s just too epic.

Check out more of his art here!


  1. brossell wrote:

    These are pretty neat! I like doing digital painting, but a lot of times I have trouble creating both realistically rendered and dynamically composed paintings. Garner’s images are both of those things.
    Related to the post:
    I liked your formal description. You were able to capture the excitement of the images well. However, I wonder if so much description is necessary when the images themselves are provided. It’s something worth thinking about.
    Also, I thought your, “let me take a few steps back,” and , “let’s get back to talking…” parts were unnecessary and felt a bit contrived. I think you could provide background on Garner in a smoother way.
    Very interesting and well done overall, though!

    Monday, March 2, 2015 at 10:02 am | Permalink
  2. lgordo11 wrote:

    I’ve seen pieces from Alex Garner and he is pretty amazing. Being a fan of the Batman, these masterpieces create such a vivid story for themselves. I enjoyed your background knowledge provided and your descriptive critique of both pieces, it really engaged me more into your post. I also loved your sense of humor in your last paragraph by saying “I mean I know I should feel bad for the horse but it’s just too epic.” Your post makes me want to watch Batman right now.

    Monday, March 2, 2015 at 11:49 am | Permalink
  3. sgeramia wrote:

    His digital arts are done very well and real that when you look at them you can touch and feel the environment with your eyes.

    Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 4:47 am | Permalink