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.

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!

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