Van Arno is the type of erotic artist who revolutionizes the genre. His signature style is comprised of bright colors and shading with caricature imagery; Many time reffering to religious, historical and iconic figures and themes.
For example, Norse mythology comes up as a theme in Arno’s The Fates Endure An Unforeseen Downturn as a set of 3 nude women positioned near a tree.
Few artists have achieved commercial success like Van Arno. That quickly becomes obvious when his resume is viewed due to the list of big companies associated with his work history.
Working with majors companies is a pivotal point for many artists, solidifying them as “professional” artists creating art intended for big, multi-million dollar projects and Van Arno has done just that; Robotech storyboarding and box art for Bandai Games (Hyper Load Runner, Frankenstein, Zombie Nation). An example of his long list of impressive references.
Van Arno’s art style is that it is very much figurative drawing with immense detail but also retains a cartoon-ish, animated style that is quite vibrant and colorful regardless of the dreary theme it contains.
Currently, Van Arno teaches at the Gnomon School Of Visual Effects in California.