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.

Some pictures of the first series of the Where the Wild Things Are toys, years before the they did the movie versions of the characters. I had a hand in painting these guys as did everybody working with me in the paint department at McFarlane Toys in NJ. The backgrounds were printouts from photoshopped bits of the book and the grass was just astroturf from the hardware store I had painted with latex paints color-matched to the book.