Erik Surpless: Visual Artist - Austin, Texas.

I am a visual artist living in Austin, Tx. Born and raised in Northern NJ. I do illustration, paint/airbrush-ing, and sculpting. Basically, a little bit of everything, I can take any pile of material and make it into something cool to look at. Experienced in a wide variety of media. I have previously worked for Imago Dei (interior design) doing faux finishes and in the Toy industry for Mcfarlane Toys, building background sets, painting prototypes.

[movie announcer voice] “And those pajamas gave her the epic powers…” Lol. Thanks for the inspiration Amanda!! Ka-booooom! Inspired by @sktchyapp. #sktchy #procreateapp  #amandaleigh #portraits

[movie announcer voice] “And those pajamas gave her the epic powers…” Lol. Thanks for the inspiration Amanda!! Ka-booooom! Inspired by @sktchyapp. #sktchy #procreateapp #amandaleigh #portraits

WIP of Sktchy app user #supermorayo2. I still have some tweaking to do on the face before I go on with the color. #sktchy #procreateapp #portraits #eriksurpless #digitalpainting #ipadart

WIP of Sktchy app user #supermorayo2. I still have some tweaking to do on the face before I go on with the color. #sktchy #procreateapp #portraits #eriksurpless #digitalpainting #ipadart

Took a few lunch breaks during work to complete this image of Sktchy app user #samanthaprevett. This was done using the app ProCreate 2.1. #procreateapp #ipadart#digitalpainting #portraits #sktchy

Took a few lunch breaks during work to complete this image of Sktchy app user #samanthaprevett. This was done using the app ProCreate 2.1. #procreateapp #ipadart#digitalpainting #portraits #sktchy

Another quick portrait inspired by the Sktchy app. This one took about 3 hours or so.

Another quick portrait inspired by the Sktchy app. This one took about 3 hours or so.

Time lapse of my earlier painting of Sktchy app user DevynJeremenko done in ProCreate on an iPad mini. The whole thing took about a night.

Spent about a night working on this portrait of @devynjeremenko Inspired by @sktchyapp. #sktchy

Spent about a night working on this portrait of @devynjeremenko Inspired by @sktchyapp. #sktchy

Just downloaded and started experimenting with the ProCreate app on my iPad mini. I’ve never drawn on a tablet before it’s going to take a little getting used to. Cool little bonus I discovered was this app records everything you do so you have a nice playback of the WIP! 😄

This is a quick hour or so long portrait I did of Sktchy app user @JayWoodruff

Haven’t posted in a while been super busy at work lately! Here’s some test panels I did a while back. I just found them all scratched up during my move an put a nice slick clear coat on them last night! 😎

Been on a portrait sketching kick lately thanks to this app Sktchy on my iPhone. I’ve always been a bit rusty with likenesses but hopefully this will help my progress along.

Hour an a half sketch of Sktchy App user @Tilly Campton. It’s always rewarding when the yellow face recognition square pops up and auto focuses in on your drawing! ✏️

A little logo I did for Transition Professionals in NJ, a non-profit organization that helps get folks freed from prison back on their feet.

http://transitionprofessionals.wordpress.com

http://www.transitionprofessionals.org

Quick 30min portrait sketch done of user Navdeep Virk in the Sktchy app.

Quick 30min portrait sketch done of user Navdeep Virk in the Sktchy app.

http://sktchy.com/mkw4yH

Another late night Sktchy drawing. Didn’t quite nail her portrait but I had fun roughing out all the hair.

Drawing Sktchy App user @SandraHardy

http://sktchy.com/mkw4yH

Another late night Sktchy drawing. Didn’t quite nail her portrait but I had fun roughing out all the hair.

Drawing Sktchy App user @SandraHardy
A quick 30min graphite sketch of Sktchy app user @EliBlanco

A quick 30min graphite sketch of Sktchy app user @EliBlanco

Just downloaded this cool app for my iPhone called Sktchy! You can pick through random folk’s selfies and sketch/upload their portraits. Maybe I’ll see you on there!

…and yes, I guess even Einstein took selfies?  ;)