Brian began his career while in college, studying graphic design. He became interested in the field of illustration and started an internship with a local art studio that was breaking into the comic books industry. It was here, that Brian learned about the airbrush as a commercial illustration tool and quickly caught on to painting with it. Soon Brian was teaching other artists how to manipulate the tool and create images that rival photographs.
Brian Rood is a professional illustrator working in the entertainment, comic and commercial art fields. He is most known for his photo-realistic paintings of Hollywood’s stars and characters. Brian has established an international fan base as well as an impressive client list featuring Lucas Film Ltd., Disney, Paramount Pictures, Pressman Films, , Acme Archives Direct, Dynamic Forces, EA games, Blam Entertainment, IDW Publishing, Marvel Comics, Chaos Comics, Image Comics, Celebrity Art International, Decipher Games, Upper Deck, Z-Man Games, Kid Rock, Heavy Metal Magazine, Art Scene International, SQP Inc. & MG Publishing. He has worked on hot-name properties, including Star Wars, Indiana Jones, The Transformers, Planet of the Apes, Star Trek, The Crow, X-men, The Matrix Reloaded, Marvel Characters: Spiderman, Hulk, Daredevil, Electra, and the Avengers, Battle of the Planets, Vampirella, Lady Death, Chastity and GI Joe. A bit outside the Sci-Fi / Fantasy realm in which he is best know, Brian has worked on artwork based on some of the greatest entertainers of the 20th Century. Greats like Ray Charles, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, and Richard Prior are just a few.