The Masterlink Podcast

How To Rock Iconic Album Covers With The Airbrush (with illustrator Mark Wilkinson)

October 11, 2021 Mark Wilkinson Season 1 Episode 36
The Masterlink Podcast
How To Rock Iconic Album Covers With The Airbrush (with illustrator Mark Wilkinson)
Show Notes

Stefan Redtenbacher (Redtenbacher's Funkestra) and James Welch (Masterlink Productions) talk to illustrator Mark Wilkinson.

Mark is an English artist, illustrator and airbrush wizard. His combination of incredible technique and vast imagination has led him to create iconic cover art for bands like Iron Maiden, Marillion, Judas Priest, Fish, The Darkness, Shobaleader One (Squarepusher), to name but one patch of his creative output.

In this episode Mark explains how an airbrush works, how his world turned from monochrome into technicolour visiting London in the 60s, about his favourite album covers he created for Marillion and Judas Priest, creating artwork for Iron Maiden and the wing tail of their plane Ed Force Once.

We also talk about Mark’s student days at Watford School of Art in the 1970s, his artistic journey over the past 40 years, his influences and inspirations, the at times uneasy relationship of commerce and art and what might be next in his artistic journey.

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