I’ve been drawing since I was six years old. Even then I wanted desperately to learn how to draw superheroes.
When I was about 13 my art moved more towards Heavy Metal, and Marvel Conan comics, and my burgeoning interest in fetish and BDSM. You can see that’s still where most of my attention is focused.
Unlike most photographers who can’t draw, I’ve been published as an artist and I’ve sold my first piece when I was 13 years old. I choose to do photography because it’s a tool that I use to express myself. I choose illustration because it feeds my soul.
Thanks to Princess Zoe for reigniting my desire to create traditional artwork after about a decade off.
Most of the pen and ink stuff below was from 20 years ago. The color work is mostly recent and done digitally. I recently developed an all-digital process that’s got me producing about one piece of finished art a week, so check back here often.
If you really like these pieces, most are available as prints, and on tees, mugs and more at https://www.redbubble.com/people/dirkhooper. If you don’t see something offered and you’re interested, contact me and I’ll get it up there.
Finally, I do commissioned pieces too. More information on how you can commission your own custom piece of art by me here: http://www.dirkhooper.com/professional-photography/commission-original-artwork-by-dirk-hooper/
Please click on the thumbnails below to see the full-size files.