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ClawAndFang JimGuy v3 FINAL :iconchrisoatley:ChrisOatley 74 6 Santa Barbara Beach Cliff 5/3/16 :iconchrisoatley:ChrisOatley 54 2 Charcoal En Plein Air - Griffith Park - 2/27/16 :iconchrisoatley:ChrisOatley 54 12 Claw and Fang - Character Collab w Shaun Bryant #1 :iconchrisoatley:ChrisOatley 62 7 Getty Gardens :iconchrisoatley:ChrisOatley 147 44 Spring Is Late :iconchrisoatley:ChrisOatley 98 16 Ojai Rancho :iconchrisoatley:ChrisOatley 65 14 Burano Sera by Chris Oatley :iconchrisoatley:ChrisOatley 109 25 Stuck Tin Man :iconchrisoatley:ChrisOatley 126 32 DETAIL: Portrait Of Elvis by Chris Oatley :iconchrisoatley:ChrisOatley 17 5 Portrait Of Elvis by Chris Oatley :iconchrisoatley:ChrisOatley 82 10 Epic Sky 01 by Chris Oatley :iconchrisoatley:ChrisOatley 150 23 Portrait Of Jimi Hendrix by Chris Oatley :iconchrisoatley:ChrisOatley 152 41 Octopus Artist :iconchrisoatley:ChrisOatley 47 6 Scribble Study :iconchrisoatley:ChrisOatley 211 34 Toony Skeletor :iconchrisoatley:ChrisOatley 95 17

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BATMAN fan art :icondannlord:dannlord 460 73 Street Fighter Tribute :iconjavas:Javas 1,127 322 Into the Depths :iconpreilly:PReilly 5,467 433 Boba Fett :iconadamhughes:AdamHughes 1,939 74 Carriage :iconlukpazera:lukpazera 618 54 Geisha :iconlukpazera:lukpazera 7,051 602 Indy and Marion :icongrantgoboom:grantgoboom 1,302 112 Boba Fett :icongrantgoboom:grantgoboom 412 40 SFII Turbo Tease :iconthechamba:theCHAMBA 2,526 327 ... And Stay down :iconadamhughes:AdamHughes 2,716 171


ClawAndFang JimGuy v3 FINAL

Here's another character collaboration I did with my buddy Shaun Bryant

Shaun did the character sketch for his 'Claw and Fang' personal project and I painted it.

The full tutorial will be available soon in The Magic Box:…

Santa Barbara Beach Cliff 5/3/16
A few weeks ago, Nic Gregory and I did a Santa Barbara day trip for some plein air sketching. 

There's an ironic challenge in Plein Air work. It's a cycle of struggle, calculation, overthinking and simplification resulting in the illusion of spontaneity.

In part one of this interview, we learned how Robert Simons’ career in concept art began before he even graduated from art school.

His designs for an indie sci-fi short called Project Arbiter demonstrated artistic maturity beyond that of the average nineteen-year-old artist and opened doors to the vfx industry.

Now, in part two, Robert and I discuss his experiences working on Hollywood blockbusters, breaking into the big-time, how his childhood inspired his concept art portfolio and a whole lot more!

Episode Highlights:

  • Sketching on mobile devices.
  • What it’s like to see your concept art come to life on set.
  • The ups and downs of epic personal projects.
  • Working for other people.
  • The future of independent film.
  • The downsides of digital effects.
  • The lonely side of success.
  • How to deal with haters.
  • How his childhood inspired his concept art portfolio.
  • Concept art internships and breaking in.

…and we swap Steven Spielberg pseudo-stories!

Find the links and show notes at…

  • Listening to: Passenger
  • Reading: "How To Build A Dinosaur" by Jack Horner
  • Watching: WALKING DEAD SEASON 5 OMG!!!
  • Playing: Nope...
  • Eating: Tuna Melt
  • Drinking: Chamomile Tea


Chris Oatley
United States has Digital Painting Tutorials, Interviews with Animation & Games Industry Artists & FREE Custom Photoshop Brushes!

Current Residence: Los Angeles, California


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deviantHEART86 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2008
much respect to you and all your're a giant artist, man!congrats
ChrisOatley Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Wow. Thanks. That just made my day. Thanks so much for the encouragement!
comic-chic Featured By Owner May 15, 2008  Professional
Chris Oatley, where is all your amazing artwork?? I can't plug you in my journal until I have something to plug!

Plus, people want to favorite the Issue #4 cover!! They keep asking me about it! :D
ChrisOatley Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2008
Okay, guys. Here you go. I've uploaded a few pieces. More to come. Sorry it took me so long. Thanks for caring enough to ask me about it.
andrewchandler80 Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
let's see some of that fabulous work, oats![link]
PoetLaurie Featured By Owner May 4, 2008
Love the cover you did for The Dreamer! It's absolutely stunning and the texture is fanstastic.
Akemi-Usagi Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
I saw the cover of the new Dreamer, and it looks great. I wish I could paint or even draw like that. :jawdrop:
huntress1979 Featured By Owner May 2, 2008
hey, I didn't know you were on deviant art too!
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