A host of amazing artists gathered around Artist Alley to display their work at the Silicon Valley Comic Con (SVCC) this year. The focus of comic conventions often lies with the more prominent and well-known comic book artists who command their own panels. However, there are numerous solo artists with their own unique visions whose talent also deserve recognition. Read on for a list of five featured artists from the vendor floor of SVCC 2018.
1. Jennifer Charlee – Fairytail Fox Designs
Jennifer beautifully incorporates plants and other living things into her “whimsical” art. Her use of vibrant greens in her watercolor paintings is exceptional and conveys a sense of innocence, joy, and serenity. Her Etsy page features prints of her watercolors, coloring books, buttons, an other fun items. She also has her own Youtube and Twitch channels.
See more of Jennifer’s art here:
2. Tomas Overbai
Tomas’s unique style is breathtaking. He usually begins with pencil and finishes his backgrounds with digital editing software. He has a special message to all aspiring artists: we are all unique; only you can see the world in exactly the way that you do. Continue creating works of art because only then can you share that unique perspective with the rest of the world.
Tomas’s portfolio can be found here: http://www.tomasoverbai.com/portfolio.html
3. Christopher Johnson – Out of the Dust Designs
Eye-catching and iconic, Christopher’s work is characterized by art transposed on top of a comic strip board. He is one of the few artists who proudly sells his original works rather than prints. It is easy to understand why – his 2D originals come across as 3D art when viewed in person. The characters almost jump off the comic board.
Christopher’s work can be found here: https://squareup.com/market/out-of-the-dust-designs
4. Hailey Jensen – Hailey Jensen Art and Costume Design
Hailey’s signature style is difficult to describe, but easy to identify. She has a colorful and fantastical take on original characters that are drawn in an almost Tim Burton-esque claymation style. Her business card is a double feature of her art: on one side is a drawing of a woman wearing a red and gold-leaved dress; on the other side is an original costume that she made based her drawing of the red and gold-leaved dress.
Hailey’s work can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/haileyjensenart
Pictures do not do Wizyakuza’s art justice – it has to be seen and experienced in person. Each piece of art is actually two or three pieces merged into one 3D image using lenticular printing. If you look at the picture from the right, one character appears. If you look at the same picture from the left, a different character appears. There are also other types of art available through Wizyakuza’s website.
Wizyakuza’s artwork can be found here: https://www.wizyakuza.com/