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Eric Kemphfer
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By Fire, Water, Earth and Air by EricKemphfer, visual art

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My Bio
Like every other artist out there, I've been drawing since I can remember. I became interested in comic books and the fantasy genre in high school while playing role playing games with my buddies. I remember being amazed by some of the early legendary artists like Larry Elmore, Keith Parkinson, Clyde Caldwell and of course Frank Frazetta. Got close to graduation and realized I needed a direction to my life and figured why not? I received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Art from Kent State University in 1995 and from there have been working on numerous freelance jobs and personal projects over the past 15 years, including the "Return of the Vigilantes" novel. Which, incidentally, was worked on with those same buddies from my high school years.

Other projects include: indie comic books - Shattered Realm, Chang Fury, Devilface, TEAR Collector, and the upcoming Stray; games - Fantasy Flights' Diskwars, Legends & Lairs, and Dragon War for RAK Graphics.

Current Residence: Akron, OH
Favourite genre of music: Symphonic Metal
Favourite style of art: Fully rendered pencil or digital comic
Operating System: OS X

Favourite Visual Artist
Larry Elmore
Favourite Movies
Conan, the Barbarian
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Kamelot, Delain, Epica
Favourite Writers
R.A. Salvatore
Favourite Games
ever? Primal
Favourite Gaming Platform
Tools of the Trade
Pencil (4B) , Rapidograph (.35), Wacom Intuos & PS
Ok, so Stray is way behind schedule, luckily I don't think anyone has noticed (at least no one has said anything to me about it). I'll be able to get back on track after the holidays...hopefully. In the meantime I participated in Drawlloween and combined it with Inktober, it was a lot of fun to do a quick new piece everyday. Although, some days were rather hectic and were combined into other days. I really need to make time everyday to do some doodling like that. I just dumped some of the better pieces I did into my gallery. If you want to see them all you'll need to check out my Instagram account and give me a follow if you're so inclined at
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My holidays were bookended by a couple of rather large rejections. First, I was rejected for the 2015 GenCon art show now that they've changed their entry policy. It's too bad, I had a great time last year. Then I submitted two of my best pieces to the Infected By Art book Vol 3. Apparently my best wasn't good enough, either that or my style didn't fit their vision cause I was rejected for that as well. So what about the rebirth then you ask? There's a certain project I've been working on and off on for the last 12 years. That would be my character Stray's comic book. It's partially done and has been in a state of limbo for a long time. I've
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On style.

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I've always heard not to worry about searching for your style to just do art and your style will develop. But, I've always felt I've been all over the board with different styles and nothing really stuck out as distinctly mine. Being influenced by the early Dungeons & Dragons art I wanted to be a fantasy artist when I first started taking this art thing seriously. At some point I got sidetracked into comic book art for quite a few years, because I like the idea of telling stories with pictures. Then I swung back to wanting to do the fantasy art (with maybe a comic book or two on the side in the future). There are a lot of amazing fantasy
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Hello ^_^ great gallery!

I want to invite you at my page
I start a poll ... please vote ---------> [link]

And if you have time... a comment or a fave of my new draw [link]

If you're going to be at the Pittsburgh Comicon next weekend, we at Luchador Enterprises extend an invitation to the 3rd Annual Pre-PittCon Party! Drinks are on us!!! There will be food and beverages (incl. alcohol) with no charge of any kind! Last year with the help of everyone that attended who did art on blank hats that were supplied, over $3000 was raised for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and we are hoping to better that this year! And this year, we are supplying numbered plates for artwork! The party is open to any attending guests, and all you have to do is RSVP so we can make sure to have a plate of grub and a cold beverage waiting for ya!!!! Below are the details...

Start Time: Thursday, September 10, 2009 at 9:00pm
End Time: Friday, September 11, 2009 at 12:00am
Location: Holiday Inn
Street: 2750 Mosside Blvd
City/Town: Monroeville, PA


Thanks and we hope to see you there!!!

Glenn Barbis Jr.
Public Relations
Luchador Ent.
Great gallery! :D
Hey again,

Thanks for the suggestions on scanning my bigger art, I will try it sometime when I get the chance, the shadows were what was causing the trouble when I did it before, but I never though to do them in layers.

I really apprectiate the help. :highfive:
Welcome to DeviantArt!

Hope you stick around, I love your artwork. :highfive:
hey! welcome to DA! Mr C.