Sal Vador 'thedarkcloak' N is an artist, illustrator, graphic designer, and a multi-disciplined audio & visual artist from Chicago with over 17 years of experience. He works on local and international film, game, print and theater projects.
His skill set includes painting & sculpting in traditional and digital formats (2D/ 3D), creative development and execution from conceptual and planning stages, production design, pre-production through post-production, and additionally creates motion and sound design.
I am a Creative Ronin & Multidisciplinary Artist for hire - creating things for Page, Stage, Speaker, Screen, Sculpt, Skin - and Polygon!
However I do not crotchet or knit. In fact, I often get the two mixed up.
Favourite Visual Artist
Paul Bonner, Alex Ross, D Struzan, Jim Lee, Bisley, Fabry, Frazetta, J Ryman, Z Beksinski, Ryan Lang, Rembrandt, DaVinci
Predator, The Iron Giant, Se7en, Guardians of the Galaxy 1 & 2, Thor: Ragnarok
Favourite TV Shows
Too many to name here.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Too many to name. Movie/ game/ cinematic score music, electronic, rock, psych, noise, surf, classical, orchestral, retrowave, industrial, goth and more.
Legend by David Gemmell
Edgar Allan Poe, Terry Prachet, David Gemmell, Neil Gaiman
Too hard to choose!
Favourite Gaming Platform
Not a platform fanboy. Quality games merit championing regardless of platform.
Tools of the Trade
Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint, 2D and 3D across traditional and digital mediums. If it makes marks, I use it.
Fantasy, Horror, Sci-fi, Dystopia, Post-Apocalyptic, Monsters, Creatures, Music Creations, Voice Over, Sound Design, Retrofuturism