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 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!

1.5hr pencil sketch using ProCreate on iPad with a pressure sensitive Adonit Jot stylus. Inspired by @sktchyapp. #sktchy #jjplix #procreate #ipadart #sketches #portraits

1.5hr pencil sketch using ProCreate on iPad with a pressure sensitive Adonit Jot stylus. Inspired by @sktchyapp. #sktchy #jjplix #procreate #ipadart #sketches #portraits

Portrait of sweet old Mia, done with the ProCreate app on my iPad Mini and using a Jot Touch stylus. You can see a time lapse of the painting on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/9dIsmRbduP8

Portrait of sweet old Mia, done with the ProCreate app on my iPad Mini and using a Jot Touch stylus. You can see a time lapse of the painting on YouTube here: http://youtu.be/9dIsmRbduP8

Here’s a time lapse video of a portrait I did of Sktchy App user @SamanthaPrevett using ProCreate on my iPad Mini. The whole thing took about 5 or 6 hrs.

[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.