EXCLUSIVE: The Legend of Pato

Merry Christmas! I am proud to publicly present The Legend of Pato! I’ve teased you with information and concept art – and glimpses of the final product since June. You’ve read about the trials to bring him to life – and now, I am excited for you to meet Pato on this Christmas morning. Pato is my fifth original…

New Art in Neon Layers, Pt. 2

Continuing my bright and bold color trend, I present two new pieces of art! The first, inspired by “California Dreamin’” as performed by Sia for the upcoming blockbuster San Andreas (2015), is an externalization of internal conflict. I wanted there to be a blending of dark and stormy elements mixed with peaceful imagery and bright,…

New Art & Poetry: February Joy and Morning Glory

It’s February… Last month (and this year) began in the most cinematic way possible – a way that inspired joyous art and life. Then, clouds moved in to rest before the sun – and that shadow was cast into my work. From there, the rain stopped and a fire was sparked, its flame slowly began to grow…

Bobby James enters the “Freak Show”

I’ve spent the morning working on an illustration for my children’s book The Story of Piph. During my creative process, I reviewed tutorials on how to create and fade layers. I thought, “Why not have a little fun?” When Ryan Murphy announced that American Horror Story: Freak Show would feature the most sinister clown ever recorded, I figured…

New Art | The Faces of Elephants

It’s been just about a month since I’ve shared any new art with you – that’s because I’ve been busy working on various other projects (ex. Boug & S’More: A Swamp Tale [novel] and a poetic sexual odyssey), which you could note by following me on twitter or Instagram (@TheBobbyJames). Yesterday I managed to create two…

New Art: Nina, Mya and Queen Isis

Last week, there was a bit of a clown craze.  This week, I’m tackling sexy.  The three pieces I present here, Mya, Nina, and Queen Isis, all began with an idea for hair. Nina was first in this group.  On my wall there’s a Marilyn Monroe poster.  I looked at that to draw inspiration, but…

New Art: Enter the Circus!

I’m on a clown craze lately! I’m beginning to think I’m designing creepy clowns to overcome my fear of them?  I have to prepare for the upcoming Freakshow season of American Horror Story, after all. That said, there are a few pieces to introduce to the new (organically so) collection! First I’ll begin with Burlesque. …

New Art: Spray!

Guess what?  I drew an ELEPHANT! That should come as no surprise.  The true surprise of Spray! though is that upon finishing the outline, I hated this piece – but, instead of scrapping the piece altogether, I had an instinct to make it work.  I added a squiggle here and there, some contrasting lines and…

New Art: Pride

President Barack Obama proclaimed June to be national LGBT Pride Month.  The President’s declaration made me think about a piece of art I created in 2007 titled Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell (right).  Then, I considered majoring in psychology and was wildly fascinated by psychology of gender.  Under the tutelage of Dr. Ritts and Dr. Pierroutsakos, my studies encompassed various topics related to the LGBT…