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Freelance Artist
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Artist // Hobbyist // Digital Art
  • United States
  • Deviant for 12 years
  • ishmam.com
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My Bio
Self Portrait in C Major

About me

Hi there, welcome! My name's Ishmam. I'm a freelance artist who's been uploading art for over 11 years. I got my start as a kid doodling in class, drawing comics for friends, and making fan art of my favorite games and shows before ever uploading anything. Now, on deviantArt, I'm best known for my digital paintings and power portraits. I always have more art on the way, but while it's in the oven, I'd love if you had a look around my gallery. Please enjoy.

Oh and, by the way, I read and appreciate all the questions and feedback I get. Your support is the fuel that keeps me doing my best work and sharing my passion for all things art, and through art. If you have an idea for something you'd like to see or work together on, please don't hesitate to get in touch. My best work has come from collaboration.

If you like what you see in my gallery, you may also like the prints, stickers, and knick knacks that are available on my Redbubble shop or the full-resolution downloads available on my Gumroad. Have a look if you're interested!

You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram, Ko-fi, Twitter, Tumblr, and Spotify. For business inquiries, please reach out here.

Thank you for visiting!


Favourite Visual Artist
In real-life: Leonid Afremov, Hasui Kawase, Hiro Isono, Hiroyuki Imaishi, Mark Rothko, Salvador Dali; on dA: Gashi-gashi, bluekomadori, dCTb, RHADS, Kuvshinov-Ilya, danzzila, yuumei
Favourite Movies
Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, The Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Life Aquatic
Favourite TV Shows
30 Rock, Naruto, The Office, Parks and Recreation, The Good Place, Riverdale, Twin Peaks, X-Files
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tame Impala, Action Bronson, The Beatles, Chance the Rapper, Childish Gambino, Giraffage, Slow Magic, Joey Pecoraro, Kid Cudi, Kacey Musgraves, Masego, Mild High Club, Real Estate, Mac Demarco, Ark Patrol
Favourite Books
The Old Man and the Sea, Brian's Hunt, The Life of Pi, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Favourite Writers
Ernest Hemingway, Gary Paulsen, Stephen King
Favourite Games
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, The Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Battle, Rayman
Favourite Gaming Platform
Nintendo Switch
Tools of the Trade
PaintTool SAI, Adobe Photoshop CS6, Illustrator CS6, Wacom Intuos, Canon T6i, Moleskine notebooks, Pilot G-2 10, LAMY Safari fountain pen
Other Interests
Photography, Design, Cooking, Classical Guitar

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Hello! Iwanted to know if it's possible to use one of your art (Gardevoir | Moonblast) for a livestream wallpaper? I'm helping my bf to find some good picture (and free use) so if it's okay I'll show him that. :)

Thanks in advance!

ishmamHobbyist Digital Artist

No problem—feel free to use it! Please credit me on the channel if you do!

mercurialfoxHobbyist General Artist
Hi there, are you still selling your pokemon artworks on redbubble? I couldn't see them on there
ishmamHobbyist Digital Artist

Hello! I am! However, some may be missing due to recent copyright claims by the Pokemon Company, which I must oblige. Perhaps I can get the art to you another way - I'll send you a note!

OmegaLuxiferHobbyist Artist
You're legend! ^^
ishmamHobbyist Digital Artist

Time will tell

Can i use your work for anything?