Dean Ormston is professional artist based in the U.K artist known mainly for his dark expressive work in comics for companies such as D.C COMICS, DARK HORSE, 2000AD

Reviews of his art include
‘it’s hard to describe why Ormston’s art always looks slightly creepy; maybe it’s his skilful use of shadow, or an innate sense to make everything just a little off-kilter’ and ‘Ormston can make a sunny day in flower filled meadow seem unsettling and filled with menace’

His art style was shaped through a childhood spent watching classic horror movies and reading Famous Monsters which also led to him becoming a huge Boris Karloff fan. Here are a few painted sketches, done in preparation for a series of oil paintings.

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