I was ecstatic when Carl, partner to my near and dear college friend Clay, contacted me to capture this surprise 8-bit family portrait to celebrate their 8-year anniversary. I worked closely with Carl to ensure that he was happy with the final design. We went through 2.5 rounds of sketch concepts to create the pixel… Read More »8-Bits for 8-Years — Anniversary Portrait
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.
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Upcoming Shows & Events
Due to the COVID-19 quarantine, all upcoming shows and events have been cancelled. In lieu of leaving your house, I offer you this exciting online art experience:
- Sam’s Art QuaranSTREAM weekdays, 3-4pm CST – via Twitch @ my apartment, Austin, TX
Email hi[at]samsoper.art for event bookings
Jake of CrossFit REP found out about my work through a referral from an old friend Sarah, who reached out to see if BAMFaktory was still doing painting gigs. My partner Brad did the brand mural at her old company Golden Arm Media back in 2015, but since he has a full time job hasn’t… Read More »CrossFit REP Brand Mural
When I met Amelia, I was working through my Krystalline Kweens tarot series. A die-hard Dungeons & Dragons fan, she immediately fell in love with the elegant femininity I brought to each of my portraits and wanted to see herself or one of her D&D characters portrayed in such a light. After much consideration, she… Read More »Anaïs Birdsong — D&D Character Concept
After the success of my RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 4 series, I decided to continue through with a memento portrait for each queen as they were eliminated. To warm up for this personal art challenge, I drew each of the newly-announced queens faces in my sketchbook after the RuVeal Special. This warm-up piece was done… Read More »RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11
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… Read More »Tim Riggins & Lyla Garrity — Pet Portrait
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… Read More »RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars 4
I did a little guide like this last year and decided, since I have met so many amazing independent creators this year, I should do it again. Let me get dramatic though for a second first. :ahem: Do…
Earlier this year, I had a wonderful time working the Spring CraftHER Market so I’m stoked that I get to participate in their fall market, as well. This is the first time they are making it into a two…