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.

Quick lunchtime sketch of Riko on Sktchy. Inspired by @sktchyapp. #sktchy

Quick lunchtime sketch of Riko on Sktchy. Inspired by @sktchyapp. #sktchy

High school football stadiums in Texas dwarf what I ever saw growing up in the Northeast?! 😮 also these guys march very fast! #marchingband #texasfootball

Been working crazy overtime at my job recently so I haven’t been able to post or do as much work. #procreate #adonit #pixelpoint Inspired by @sktchyapp. #sktchy

Been working crazy overtime at my job recently so I haven’t been able to post or do as much work. #procreate #adonit #pixelpoint Inspired by @sktchyapp. #sktchy

Quick 2hr sketch’n’color. Inspired by @sktchyapp. #sktchy #procreate #adonit #pixelpoint #ipadart

Quick 2hr sketch’n’color. Inspired by @sktchyapp. #sktchy #procreate #adonit #pixelpoint #ipadart

WIP- Trying something out on a coworkers phone case, hoping it’ll all stick! #drawing #pencil #sketches #octopus #kraken  (at Austin, Texas)

WIP- Trying something out on a coworkers phone case, hoping it’ll all stick! #drawing #pencil #sketches #octopus #kraken (at Austin, Texas)

Portrait of Sktchy user @lindseymelnick. Quick painting, about 2hrs :) Inspired by @sktchyapp. #sktchy #procreate #adonitusa #jottouch #pixelpoint #ipadart #portraits  (at Austin, Texas)

Portrait of Sktchy user @lindseymelnick. Quick painting, about 2hrs :) Inspired by @sktchyapp. #sktchy #procreate #adonitusa #jottouch #pixelpoint #ipadart #portraits (at Austin, Texas)

He just tucks himself in like this. Apparently it’s a wiener dog thing, it’s pretty darn cute. #dachshunds #wienerdogs #frankie (at Sycamore Springs Apartments - Official)

He just tucks himself in like this. Apparently it’s a wiener dog thing, it’s pretty darn cute. #dachshunds #wienerdogs #frankie (at Sycamore Springs Apartments - Official)

Ehrmergerd this kid is adorable! I think I only captured about 10% of the original cute-ness with this sketch ☺️ Inspired by @sktchyapp. #sktchy #portraits #ballpointpen

Ehrmergerd this kid is adorable! I think I only captured about 10% of the original cute-ness with this sketch ☺️ Inspired by @sktchyapp. #sktchy #portraits #ballpointpen

15min sketch. Inspired by @sktchyapp. #sktchy #portraits #ballpointpen

15min sketch. Inspired by @sktchyapp. #sktchy #portraits #ballpointpen

Approx 2hrs sketch/painting done in @ProCreate for iPad with an @adonit jot touch with pixelpoint stylus. Inspired by @sktchyapp. #sktchy #procreate #adonit #pixelpoint #eriksurpless #digitalpainting #portraits  (at Austin, Texas)

Approx 2hrs sketch/painting done in @ProCreate for iPad with an @adonit jot touch with pixelpoint stylus. Inspired by @sktchyapp. #sktchy #procreate #adonit #pixelpoint #eriksurpless #digitalpainting #portraits (at Austin, Texas)

Lazy Saturday mornin’.
#dachshunds #wienerdogs #atx #texas #austin #hotdog (at Sycamore Springs Apartments - Official)

Lazy Saturday mornin’.
#dachshunds #wienerdogs #atx #texas #austin #hotdog (at Sycamore Springs Apartments - Official)

Two of the happiest wiener dogs in Texas. 3 days of non-stop wrestling. Seriously…non-stop, all the humans are exhausted. #dachshunds #wienerdogs (at Stone Oak)

Quick 2hr sketch in ProCreate for iPad with an Adonit Jot Touch stylus. Inspired by @sktchyapp. #sktchy #procreate #digitalpainting #adonit #jot #pixelpoint

Quick 2hr sketch in ProCreate for iPad with an Adonit Jot Touch stylus. Inspired by @sktchyapp. #sktchy #procreate #digitalpainting #adonit #jot #pixelpoint

Working on improving my top speed lol #iphonefail#mapmyride#road cycling #atx #hottexassun

Working on improving my top speed lol #iphonefail#mapmyride#road cycling #atx #hottexassun

What started out as a quick lunchtime sketch turned into days of me exploring all the brushes and layer options in this app (ProCreate). I lost track of how much time I spent here lol. Thanks for the inspiration Lisa!

What started out as a quick lunchtime sketch turned into days of me exploring all the brushes and layer options in this app (ProCreate). I lost track of how much time I spent here lol. Thanks for the inspiration Lisa!