Sam Soper

Artist, Illustrator & Muralist in Austin, TX

Hello! I’m Sam Soper. I’m an artist, illustrator, and muralist, who specializes in colorful, highly-detailed, pop-surrealist portraiture, character creations, and concept art. My mission focuses on representation, striving to make each piece an educational experience, highlighting real people and the ethereal beauty of the natural world.

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Recent Work

Courtship of the Bluebirds Box Blind Mural

This is the second of what will be three bird-themed box blinds out at the Puckahbrush Palace bluebird preserve. On this larger blind, built for a couple of people to comfortably sit in, we decided to do a scene with a male and female Eastern Bluebird against a verdant background, matching the many mesquite trees… Read More »Courtship of the Bluebirds Box Blind Mural

Whale in a Wine Glass Barrel Mini-Mural

On March 21, 2021, Unknown Collective held their RISE UP Pop-Up Exhibition, celebrating womxn-identifying artists for Women’s History Month, at Austin Winery. I was invited as a live painter, where I transformed a wine barrel into a Whale in a Wine Glass mini-mural during the event. This event, co-curated by Marcella Colavecchio and Leah Bury,… Read More »Whale in a Wine Glass Barrel Mini-Mural

Theo the Pirate Pom — Pet Portrait

After the passing of her baby boy Theo the Pirate Pom, Sara turned to me to capture his smile and signature wink into a tattoo design for her. Throughout the concept process, I worked from several photos to get the image just right. We went through several rounds of revisions to capture the perfect memory… Read More »Theo the Pirate Pom — Pet Portrait

Dream Squid Descends

Dream Squid Descends is a concept I have been batting around for the past 13 years, which was released early 2021 in a limited run KickPunchBite canvas drop. Initially created in 2008, this concept was influential in my journey as an artist and I revisit it (as I did in 2018) to benchmark my growth.… Read More »Dream Squid Descends

Garden of Alien Cuties Mural at El Tacorrido

Invited for another Lady Jam session at the El Tacorrido wall, I had the opportunity to expand on my Space Whale mural. I decided to do a Garden of Alien Cuties scene, since I still had some floral-colored leftover paints. The floral parts of this 9’x7′ mural were completed in latex house paints, while the… Read More »Garden of Alien Cuties Mural at El Tacorrido

The Murals at Sanctuary Gardens Survivors Home

Sanctuary Gardens Murals

Survive2Thrive Foundation is an organization dedicated to providing sanctuary to survivors of domestic abuse. When opening their newest home, CEO Courtney Santana wanted to make it more welcoming and inspiring for the ladies by commissioning a mural to reflect the growth to be done at Sanctuary Gardens. The Lotus Pond Garden Mural She’d been referred… Read More »Sanctuary Gardens Murals

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Support Black Creators Holiday Gift Guide 2020

The past couple of years I have done a holiday gift guide focused on supporting Central Texas artists and artisans encouraging you to shop local and shop small. In the past, my focus is on female-owne…

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons Custom Design — The Missing DIY Guide

Are you a designer or artist, who’s become addicted to Animal Crossing: New Horizons? Contemplating on making your own custom design? Want to do that design work in Photoshop or Procreate? Hey, …

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