This is Part 2 of a four part series on visual artists that specialize in Halloween-themed pieces.
Every so often, I discover an artist that works in a style so similar to what I’d like to achieve for myself, I can’t help but be a little bitter about it. Austin Pardun is such an artist. That’s a compliment, by the way!
His art is just unbelievably CLEAN. Silky smooth lines and stippled coloring that calls to mind classic comic book print, but with modern flair. Though his medium is digital, all his pieces employ a rough, off-white paper texture that is incredibly convincing. You can picture his art on trick or treat bags from the 60’s, if the manufacturers of such things had bothered to hire top-tier artists to make them.
He has a handful of prints available on his Etsy shop, and I understand certain prints and other items come and go over time, so keep an eye out for new arrivals. You can also get the Every Day is Halloween design from above on a variety of garments at Cavity Colors.
Whenever I make a new compilation of Halloween music, especially the retro ones, I long to create cover art in this exact style, but my digital art knowledge is lacking. Perhaps one day I’ll work with Austin directly and put something out there.