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Conan the Brigand

Hi Everyone,

A bit of absence from my side. Flu got the best of me. Been finishing up freelance and even starting new personal pieces, so stay tuned for those.

Meanwhile, here is a piece i finished a while back for the Conan the Barbarian RPG by Modiphius.

Conan the Brigand himself!

Model: Satria Bimantara Karsono

Hope you enjoy the piece,

Best,

JHC

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Thalory Arkenshield

Here is a Personal comission i finished a few days ago. I had to depict the clients World of Warcraft character in my style.

I have actually started out painting in Blizzard style back in the day when i began with digital painting, around 5.5 years ago. Even though my interests shifted greatly stylewise, its still fun to go back to what interested me back in the day!

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AY AY

Early September I went to a Death Grips concert with Leon ten Have and Bram Van der Hoorn. The show made an impression on me, the entire concert being a non-stop moshpit over the entire room, resulting in me losing the most amount of body weight in the shortest amount of time!

Here is a portrait/study of the lead singer MC Ryde,

Hope you dig it,

Best,

JCH

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Torturer

Heya all,

Here is a Torturer i painted a while back for the Conan the Barbarian RPG ''Conan the Brigand''.

Pretty challenging piece to paint on some parts, the heat reflecting on the body, the sweat and the overal atmosphere. Happy with the end results though!

Model: Nataly Barbosa

Best,

JCH

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Best of 2018

Hi everyone, happy belated 2019! I was out of the picture for a while due to my holiday in Israel. This week i will share some experiences regarding that!

2018 was an amazing year for my artistic career.

From having little to average freelance in 2017 to being swamped with work from (bigger) clients i like to work with in 2018, and having the option to decline work that does not suit me at that moment, left and right, to work on personal art.

There is plenty of art waiting to be released online, and when things go well i hopefully have time and mind to start pushing idea's for my personal inspiration, and bringing the pieces together as a single project

Meanwhile, here are 8 snippets of illustrations i worked on this year. Some for clients, some for myself.

Hope you all have a fruitful and creative 2019,

Best,

JCH

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Hi Everyone,


In this blogpost i would like to talk a bit about my experience on my first expo, especially the opening, and i hope it encourages you to set up your own!





How it all started


I went to an exposition of friends, around a year before i decided to do mine. They were present at a local art collective and they invited friends and family. Food was present, music even and a general good vibe. I wanted to try something similar.

So i am a regular customer at my local American Book Center and i noticed that they organize various expositions upstairs. One day i just asked the store clerk if i could enter, and after showing my work he was excited and then the preparations were being made.



First steps


At first i decided to just use prints and frame them, invite a couple of friends/family and generally have a good time. The news came to my dads ears, and as a man who was a succesful artist back in the day, with expositions around the world of his photography, he implied i should take this more seriously. I should ditch the paper prints for this purpose, and he would help me get some proper prints. 


The more we worked on this, the more serious the entire idea became! I decided to invite alot of people. Print flyers, ask friends, friends of friends, old friends, and future friends. Family and in-laws.



Ordering prints



I went to the local print stores and noticed a few options that caught my attention:


(I do not own any of the 3 images shown as example below)


Option on wood:  Artwork would be printed on wood. Either with or without white colors (so that the wood would replace everything that is white) I did not choose this option because my work contains too many value ranges on different places. It would be a mess. This option, however, would work on media with strong contrast and a limited valuerange.



Museum glass: This is the most aesthetic pleasing of all options. It is something, as the name says, that could hang in a museum. The colors come out nicely and the print has a nice coating of glass for an extra professional feel. I considered this option but it was a tad too expensive. I do not have an audience that generally collects more expensive artwork/originals, mostly prints, so i should find a nuance for now.



Forex print: This is the option i decided to take. Its a high quality form of cardboard which is very light. the colors come out extremely nicely even though the print is extremely matte. However, since the material was so light/fragile it couldnt be fastened with a hanging device. This proved to be a pain later on, since i had to fasten it myself!




Opening


 



90% of the effort was aimed towards the opening. The most people would be there at once, after that the expo would be present for a month where only a trickle of people would be there at the same time.

I invited everyone i have and had contact with, the latter aiming to reconnect and hopefully rekindle old friendships. In many cases it happened succesfully! I am working with old friends now to expand my business and i had great talks too with people i didn't see for a while! People who were important in my life connected with each other as well which was great to see.




To backup the costs of the event i had a booth selling prints, as well as showcasing work not hanging at the expo itself.




The most important part of this expo was not to sell prints necessarily, but mostly for the reasons mentioned above. its a great experience, and it adds alot to a professional atmosphere around your work in general.




I recommend every artist take a stab at this. Invite your family, friends, old and new, fellow artist and print alot of flyers! Spread the world and who knows who will come to check out your work. It's a great reason for you and enthousiasts to look at your work in a different light.





Hope this was interesting and even inspired you to take a similar initiative as i did! To this day i even hear at conventions that people saw my artwork IRL at this exact expo and i connect with them immediately. If you have any questions regarding setting up your own expo, make sure to message me!


All the best,


JCH


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JoelChaimHoltzman Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!!
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FlippyIsKing18 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
Hello, there. I was wondering if you had some spare that time that maybe you could consider entering this little contest I'm hosting, where you would design a cover art or comic strip for my story. I liked your art style, so I thought I'd ask you.

New Contest: Innocence Comic/Cover ArtOkay, now we're into the fun stuff! 
      
  PHILLIP            AUTUMN              BAILEY                SAMMY              NOAH                 JACK                  TERRA
   .:CE:. Lana by Komo-nee New OC: Emily Kard by Flaky-Skarlet
      JUNIOR             VINNY                 ROSCOE                    LANA       &


Here's a link so you can check it out. I'd really appreciate your consideration.
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JoelChaimHoltzman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I have all the time in the world! Almost. What is your budget?
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FlippyIsKing18 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
My budget?
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JoelChaimHoltzman Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
yes. What is the maximum amount you are willing to pay for my services?
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Bellmoore Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016
You have a gallery full of fantastic art! Must :+devwatch:
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JoelChaimHoltzman Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Bellmoore! How kind of you!
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b-Eggot Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You need so much more views, Llama badges, and much more. Your art is so amazing, truly an inspiration!
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