Kevin Wood is an American airbrush artist/Illustrator known throughout the years primarily for his precisely detailed portrayals of pro athletes, actors, and the world’s most recognized superheroes, and villains in comic books, and animated television series.
With a knack for illustrating the human figure, Kevin first mastered pencil rendering of human anatomy and facial portraits by the time he reached the age of eight. Influenced by the dynamic artworks of Marvel Comics renown artists Jack Kirby, and John Byrne, along with the photorealistic painting styles of world renown fantasy artists Boris Vallejo, and Frank Frazetta, he soon combined both subject material, ultimately creating his own style of painting. By age twenty, his artistic abilities changed the course of his life by way of the airbrush. In 1992, Kevin became a freelance illustrator.
In 1993, Kevin illustrated his first album cover art for hip-hop group Leaders Of The New School’s album, The Inner Mind’s Eye, propelling him into the music industry as an illustrator for many years to come, working with the likes of Busta Rhymes, Queen Latifah, and hip-hop philosopher KRS-1.
Along the way, he entered the world of bodybuilding, which suited perfectly as his source of reference material for any, and all paintings based on comic book and fantasy characters. While doing so he’s rendered numerous paintings for some of the world’s greatest bodybuilders such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, eight Time Ms. Olympia Lenda Murray, eight-time Mr. Olympia Dorian Yates, and World Champion Powerlifter/Bodybuilder Bev Francis.