Artist, Illustrator & Character Designer out of Austin, TX

Hello! I’m Sam Soper and I am super happy you’ve decided to check out my art site. It’s still very much a work in progress, so bear with me on any weird looking design stuff.

As of right now, this site is kind of a catch-all for all the various information I am gathering up for my art business, like commission rates, announcements, and my CV. A place where I can direct people when they ask me to draw them like one of my French girls. I’m also slowly working on adding past artwork, illustrations, and character designs to the portfolio.

Someday, I’ll actually find the time to organize and design it all better for a much nicer user experience, but for now I appreciate your patience.

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I swear I won’t blow up your inbox; it takes me weeks to put together a cohesive blog post.

Recent Work

Tim Riggins & Lyla Garrity Pet Portrait

Tim Riggins & Lyla Garrity — Pet Portrait

When Cass became the Director of Digital Marketing for Nulo Pet Food, she wanted to show off her beautiful fur-babies, Tim Riggins and Lyla Garrity, by decorating her desk with a pet portrait. Unfortunately, she has a problem getting her babes to sit still for a portrait, so she reached out to me for an …

RuPaul's Drag Race All-Stars 4

RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 4

As RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 4 was airing, I got the idea to do a portrait of each queens as they were voted off, featuring my favorite looks from the season. Since they all have established brands and quotable phrases, I wanted to incorporate some of these elements into the portrait. My formula for this …

Dave Grohl & Andrew Lawther Illustration

Dave Grohl & Andrew — Fan Portrait

This year, when my friend Jacque’s hubby met his idol, the fantastic Dave Grohl, she knew of the perfect gift for him to honor this exciting moment. She had seen the black ink drawings I did in preparation for the Afterhours Canvas Battle and commissioned me to help capture this moment in a similar style. …

Inktober 2018 Postcards

Inktober 2018

Inktober is a drawing challenge started by illustrator Jake Parker in 2009. My first Inktober was in 2017 and I decided to join in the fun this year, as well! This year, I did 31 character designs with Copic markers and Micron and Gelly Roll pens on 4″x 6″ cards. Additionally, I did 3 different …

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