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

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 …

Tarot Series I — Krystalline Kweens

This first series in my eventual full tarot deck, titled Krystalline Kweens, debuted at the 2018 Chocolate and Art Show in Austin. Each portrait is inspired by a card from the Rider-Waite tarot deck, as well as the model herself. The crystal growth on each queen aligns with the stones associated with the card. Major …

Nicole & Conrad

Nicole & Conrad — Couples Portrait

After seeing a couples portrait that I did during MerMay, shared by a mutual friend, Nicole reached out to me via Instagram to have something similar done of her and her beau, Conrad. She loved the sparkle effect I had given to one of my other MerMay portraits and wanted to channel some Ursula fierceness …

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