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Art Blog of RJ Palmer

24 year old illustrator and Concept Artist

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The price has dropped from $49.99 to $34.99 on my Pokemon art book.  I’m not good at math, but that sounds like a pretty good savings to me.  Get the book at the new low, low price HERE

The price has dropped from $49.99 to $34.99 on my Pokemon art book.  I’m not good at math, but that sounds like a pretty good savings to me.  Get the book at the new low, low price HERE

Tagged with:  #pokemon  #livestream  #venusaur

Anonymous said: Wow, how many years are between those art pieces? That's amazing! And it really gets me inspired to keep on improving with my own art. >u<

About three years between those pieces.  2009-2012

Art school? Huh. Looking at your art, it either was a hell of an investment or completely useless.

Art school definitely helped me out a lot.  I do really well in a class environment and I love working in a creative and competitive atmosphere.  If you are that type of person then I cannot recommend at least a decent art school highly enough.

Stuff I did right before art school(Academy of Art University):

Compared to stuff that I did during my last semester:

I didn’t even graduate, I started getting enough work to leave school.  I do miss the environment and might go back to art school someday.  Art school is certainly not for everyone and I saw a huge mess of people who left.  It takes a certain kind of person, and for that type of person it does wonders.  In my experience the only people who tell you its a scam are those who either had a bad experience or are not the type of people that learn super well in that kind of environment.  Just do your research and make sure its right for you.

bloodygrin replied to your post: So I have a story.  As I walked t…

I’m sorry San Fransisco didn’t work out for you. I love that city. Went by the sourdough factory last weekend. But if u don’t feel safe there I say leave as quick as possible. No need to stay in a place you don’t feel right in.

Oh no I absolutely love San Francisco.  I’m just moving to save money.  If I had all the money I would live here for a really long time.  I moved here for art school and don’t have any real pressing reasons to stay that trumps saving a shit ton on rent.

So I have a story.  As I walked to the print shop on Monday of this week I noticed this minivan&#8217;s enticing offer.  I thought it was hilariously shady and scary, but didn&#8217;t think a whole lot of it being that I live in San Francisco where shady shit is the norm.  Yesterday as I went to the print shop to look at some proofs, the minivan was still there, but this time I took some photos.  It smelled awful, it smelled like death. 
Today again I had to head over the print shop to see some proofs as I&#8217;m working a con this weekend.  By pure and total coincidence I happened to arrive at the exact moment when the medical examiners and police were taking the body of presumably the owner of this minivan.
Its not the first dead body I&#8217;ve seen, but its the first I&#8217;ve seen in public.  I am moving out of San Francisco next week and I could not expect of a more fitting event to end my San Francisco experience.  Though to be clear this is still my favorite city in the world.  Its also probably the most unusual story ever involving a minivan.

So I have a story.  As I walked to the print shop on Monday of this week I noticed this minivan’s enticing offer.  I thought it was hilariously shady and scary, but didn’t think a whole lot of it being that I live in San Francisco where shady shit is the norm.  Yesterday as I went to the print shop to look at some proofs, the minivan was still there, but this time I took some photos.  It smelled awful, it smelled like death. 

Today again I had to head over the print shop to see some proofs as I’m working a con this weekend.  By pure and total coincidence I happened to arrive at the exact moment when the medical examiners and police were taking the body of presumably the owner of this minivan.

Its not the first dead body I’ve seen, but its the first I’ve seen in public.  I am moving out of San Francisco next week and I could not expect of a more fitting event to end my San Francisco experience.  Though to be clear this is still my favorite city in the world.  Its also probably the most unusual story ever involving a minivan.

Just finished sending off my new business card design to the printers.  Pretty excited to see them.  You can grab one yourself if you come see my table at the Alternative Press Expo this weekend in San Francisco.  Table 713.

Skeletal restoration by William D. Matthew from 1905, the first reconstruction of Tyrannosaurus rex ever published.  So I reconstructed it.  I’m pretty certain this is what T. rex actually looked like.

A friend of mine wants to cosplay as a Fire Emblem version of Link so I did this quick concept for him to work from.

A friend of mine wants to cosplay as a Fire Emblem version of Link so I did this quick concept for him to work from.

Anonymous said: I'm a huge fan of your work though I never truly knew who you were for people have been posting your art on sites such as 9gag and memebase (hence where I found the picture) yet it was hard to find you to give credit. Have you ever Thought about having a logo or signature of some sort to distinguish yourself?

All of my pokemon pieces bare my signature and my website.  The website is usually found along the edge of a pokemon.  I guess I could start double tagging my site in there, one along a pokemon and one along the bottom of the composition.

Tagged with:  #pokemon  #livestream  #croconaw

Been doodling Spinosaurus again after the new findings came out.  Also since every goddamn article and video about Spinosaurus has to compare it to T. rex, have a comparison between my rex and spino.  The legs are a bit bigger than NatGeo’s version after what Scott Hartman came out with.  Also thought it would be neat if the sail sort of mimicked the look of river debris and dead branches so it could camouflage itself as such when trundling along through the water.