Daniel James Cox knows how to lay down some mighty paint strokes. He works in cinematic concept art and portraiture, filled with brilliant lighting and effect choices. Basically, if you didn't wake up this morning with a hankering to see an IMAX Doc Frankenstein movie, that's all about to change.Then there are his portraits. From Walt Disney to Darkseid, he channels just enough emotion and attention to facial details to make an image instantly convey a romping good time or utter horror. Cox has both a blog and a simple gallery page, and the wonders that await you there are well worth your clicks.

Also, let's get as many shots of Nick Fury walking away from exploding buildings as possible in the Avengers movie, because Cox's art will implant that desire in you like a suggestion in Inception when you see what he has put together. Scroll on down to see what we mean.