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Ambushed!

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 19, 2018, 5:03 AM
It's been a while since I've posted here on DA (Sorry for that!) Things have just been so busy between everything going on in life! In 2018, I'll try to be better about sharing things here. In the meantime, You can always find me on social media and watch my stuff there... I tend to use it more regularly.

Anyway, I have to share my latest piece, “Ambushed!”, created as a backdrop for large displays at art shows.

Ambushed! by KileyBeecher

And here is the coloring video for “Ambushed!”



I have oodles more to post, Inktober/Drawlloween 2017 not to mention scads of miscellaneous sketches and a few Art Drops. Hope your 2017 was great, Here's to 2018! Make it better, yet!



  • Listening to: Audible
  • Watching: Spider-Man Trilogy
  • Playing: Not as much as I'd like
  • Eating: Healthy
  • Drinking: Water

HaPpY BiRthDAy!!

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 20, 2017, 4:16 AM

Here's a super big THANK YOU to all of you for your birthday well wishes on my birthday, July 14th! You guys are the coolest, bestest, most awesomest friendses a fella could ever have! Y'all made my social media DevianArting experience on my birthday, THE BEST!!

Frodo and Gollum Birthday Wishes by KileyBeecher

  • Listening to: Audible
  • Watching: Spider-Man Trilogy
  • Playing: Not as much as I'd like
  • Eating: Healthy
  • Drinking: Water

Pirates Sketches

Journal Entry: Tue May 23, 2017, 5:29 AM
Ahoy & Avast, ya landlubbin' mangy curs! "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" sets from port Friday! I be a mighty big fan of a treasure hunt, so in commemoration of her maiden voyage, so over on me Facebook, I be a sketchin' a pirate a day as we prepare and make way for Whitecap Bay!

Captain Hector Barbossa by KileyBeecher Edward Teach, Blackbeard by KileyBeecher
Elizabeth Swan and William Turner by KileyBeecher Bootstrap Bill by KileyBeecher
Joshamee Gibbs by KileyBeecher Davy Jones by KileyBeecher
Tia Dhalma by KileyBeecher Captain Armando Salazar by KileyBeecher
Jack Sparrow by KileyBeecher


  • Listening to: Audible
  • Watching: On Stranger Tides
  • Playing: Not as much as I'd like
  • Eating: Healthy
  • Drinking: Water

Star Wars Banners

Journal Entry: Sat Mar 25, 2017, 5:28 AM
I'm excited to announce that I will be appearing at Star Wars Day, Saturday April 8th at the Fondulac District Library in East Peoria, Illinois! There will be all sorts of cool activities in celebration of the Star Wars saga, including a 'How to Draw Star Wars' workshop hosted by yours truly! So grab your lightsabers, and hop on your land speeder and bug on down the local library, 'cause Sly Snootles and all the cool cats will be there!

www.fondulaclibrary.org

Here's a series of banners I've created for Star Wars Day at the Fondulac District Library in East Peoria, Illinois April 8th. I'll also have these on hand through the 2017 artshow and convention year! Loves me some Star Wars!

Obi Wan Kenobi Banner by KileyBeecher Darth Maul Banner by KileyBeecher Luke Skywalker Banner by KileyBeecher Darth Vader Banner by KileyBeecher 
Rey Banner by KileyBeecher Kylo Ren Banner by KileyBeecher Fin Banner by KileyBeecher

Here's a time-lapse video of the banners created for Star Wars Day at the Fondulac Library in East Peoria, Illinois, April 8th!




  • Listening to: Duel of the Fates
  • Reading: Masters of the Universe Comic Strips
  • Watching: Transformers: Age of Extinction
  • Playing: Not as much as I'd like
  • Eating: Healthy
  • Drinking: Fizzy Sparkling Ice

Man of Tomorrow

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 22, 2016, 4:55 AM
Five years ago, on this very weekend, I attended Wizard World Chicago. I bought a box of prismacolor markers and I did a silly little sketch of Superman. I told myself I was going to keep at it. I was going to practice hard, and just maybe I could go somewhere with this thing. So here we are, five years later, and still not working for DC or Marvel, but... oh, the journey that has been had!

5 Year Comparison by KileyBeecher

So I snuck this pic of Superman, the Man of Tomorrow in
 between commissions just to measure progress!

The Man of Tomorrow by KileyBeecher

And here's the timelapse coloring of Man of Tomorrow!




  • Listening to: 80s Playlists
  • Reading: Ghostbusters by IDW
  • Watching: Stranger Things
  • Playing: Tell Tale's Game of Thrones
  • Eating: Healthy
  • Drinking: Water

Razing Atlantis

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 11, 2016, 7:56 PM



(above) Timelapse coloring of 'Razing Atlantis' by Kiley Beecher

Razing Atlantis Inks by KileyBeecher

'Razing Atlantis' is my ArtPop 2016 entry! In true artist fashion, I waited until two days before it was due to begin, and I'm submitting this on the day it was due. lol! Who says you work best when under pressure? Certainly not me!

Razing Atlantis by KileyBeecher

Anyway, hope ya'll enjoy this one. I'm calling it 'Razing Atlantis'. I'm posting the original Iinks, the full color work, and a few larger detail shots, and I have a coloring recording to come. I'm sure I can post that in a day or two.

Razing Atlantis Detail 01 by KileyBeecher

ArtPop Peoria puts the work of local artists on Adams Outdoor 48’ x 14’ billboards that are seen by thousands of local residents. This is a value of nearly $15,000 in free advertising. In addition, winning artists will be featured at CIAO First Friday at The Studios on Sheridan gallery and on the ArtsPartners website.

Razing Atlantis Detail 02 by KileyBeecher

Fingers crossed for good luck!



  • Listening to: WDW Radio Show
  • Reading: Ghostbusters by IDW
  • Watching: The Walking Dead Season 5
  • Playing: Tell Tale's Game of Thrones
  • Eating: Cooooookies!
  • Drinking: Water

Happy Hyenas Timelapse

Journal Entry: Sun Mar 13, 2016, 10:19 PM
Here's my latest work in time-lapse. Lines are traditionally inked then scanned and colored in Adobe Photoshop. I need to do more of these videos... They can be a lot of fun to put together!




  • Listening to: WDW Radio Show
  • Reading: Ghostbusters by IDW
  • Watching: The Walking Dead Season 5
  • Playing: Tell Tale's Game of Thrones
  • Eating: Cooooookies!
  • Drinking: Water

New Ghostbusters Trailer

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 3, 2016, 2:31 PM
So I'm curious. The new Ghostbusters trailer is here. What do 'yall think about this new version? Hate it? ...  Love it? ... or just 'meh'?



I'm posting a poll to get more reaction to this property. Please vote, weigh in!

  • Listening to: WDW Radio Show
  • Reading: Ghostbusters by IDW
  • Watching: The Walking Dead Season 5
  • Playing: Tell Tale's Game of Thrones
  • Eating: Cooooookies!
  • Drinking: Water

Holiday Flash Sketches

Journal Entry: Wed Dec 16, 2015, 4:41 AM

Let the holiday gift giving begin!

Here's a tradition I started a few years ago. The holidays are a busy time, and during this time, I often find myself visiting restaurants and eateries much more often than usual, so as part of the festivities, I sketch 4x6 cards on location and leave a gift to a server for great service! So let the holiday cheer commence!

I'll try to update this journal will all of the Christmas shenanigans I come up with. :xmas:

Holiday Flash Sketch - The Grinch by KileyBeecher Holiday Flash Sketch - Buddy the Elf by KileyBeecher Holiday Flash Sketch -The Krampus by KileyBeecher Holiday Flash Sketch - Frosty The Snowman by KileyBeecher Holiday Flash Sketch - Jack Skellington by KileyBeecher Holiday Flash Sketch - Han Solo by KileyBeecher Holiday Flash Sketch - Clark Griswold by KileyBeecher Holiday Flash Sketch - Polar Express Conductor by KileyBeecher



  • Listening to: WDW Radio Show
  • Reading: The Walking Dead
  • Watching: Walt Disney: The American Experience
  • Playing: Tomb Raider
  • Eating: Oatmeal
  • Drinking: Water

Happy Halloween!

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 31, 2015, 8:30 PM
I wanted to wait until the very witching hour of night to post the last of my InkTober drawings! Thanks to all of you for all of your likes, comments and support through this month-long artwork jam! I hope you had as much fun seeing these pieces as I did creating them!

Have a wonderful evening, stay safe, and don't let the boogie man bite!

'When the crypt doors creak and the tombstones quake
Spooks come out for a screaming wake
Happy haunts materialize and begin to vocalize
Grim grinning ghosts come out to socialize!"

31 Days 31 Drawings - Inktober Day 31

Inktober Oct 31 by KileyBeecher

And to recap, here is the rest of InkTober 2015:

Inktober Oct 01 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 02 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 03 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 04 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 05 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 06 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 07 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 08 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 09 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 10 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 11 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 12 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 13 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 14 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 15 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 16 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 17 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 18 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 19 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 20 by KileyBeecher Inktober Day 21 - Back to the Future by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 22 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 23 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 24 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 25 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 26 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 27 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 28 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 29 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 30 by KileyBeecher

  • Listening to: WDW Radio Show
  • Reading: The Walking Dead
  • Watching: Walt Disney: The American Experience
  • Playing: Tomb Raider
  • Eating: Oatmeal
  • Drinking: Water

Back To The Future Day!

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 21, 2015, 5:15 AM

Here is a red letter date in the history of time travel! Today is October 21, 2015! At precisely 4:29 AM, the preeminent inventor of time travel, Dr. Emmet Brown and his assistant, Martin McFly, with the help of the stainless steel integrity of a 1985 Delorean motor car embedded with a capacitor that, upon accelerating to 88 miles per hour, created a flux dispersal that bent the very fabric of space and time, hurling the pair into THIS... OUR PRESENT and THEIR FUTURE.

Happy Back to the Future Day! The future is NOW!

Inktober Day 21 - Back to the Future by KileyBeecher



  • Listening to: WDW Radio Show
  • Reading: The Walking Dead
  • Watching: Walt Disney: The American Experience
  • Playing: Tomb Raider
  • Eating: Oatmeal
  • Drinking: Water

InkTober 2015

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 16, 2015, 5:18 AM
Hey All! I'm participating in InkTober / Drawlloween 2015 over on Facebook. You can see my daily scratches here:

www.facebook.com/kiley.beecher
 and
www.facebook.com/TheArtJams

I'll try to post them here on DA, but the submission process is kinda wonky, so I'll probably eventually post things in groups here.

Hope to see you there!

Inktober Oct 01 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 02 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 03 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 04 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 05 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 06 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 07 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 08 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 09 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 10 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 11 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 12 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 13 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 14 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 15 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 16 by KileyBeecher Inktober Oct 17 by KileyBeecher

  • Listening to: WDW Radio Show
  • Reading: The Walking Dead
  • Watching: Walt Disney: The American Experience
  • Playing: Tomb Raider
  • Eating: Oatmeal
  • Drinking: Water

MEET ME ON THE FURY ROAD!

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 18, 2015, 8:52 PM
I'll be at Wizard World Chicago this weekend, August 20-23, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois.

Look me up in Artist Alley, table E31

Together , we will arrive at the gates of Valhalla, shiny and chrome!

Wizard World Chicago 2015 Ad by KileyBeecher

  • Listening to: Movie Themes
  • Reading: Sketch Magazine
  • Watching: The Big Bang Theory
  • Playing: Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Eating: Breakfast
  • Drinking: Water

Happy 15th DeviantArt!

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 8, 2015, 5:54 AM
  • How long have you been on DeviantArt?

    January 16, 2007

  • What does your username mean?

    It's my real name. But I also go by Anasazi75 online. The Anasazi were an ancient indigenous culture to North America that dwelled in caves in the South-Western territories, until the entire culture inexplicably and mysteriously disappeared.

  • Describe yourself in three words.

    single-minded (is that one word?) art geek

  • Are you left or right handed?

    I'm a righty, alrighty

  • What was your first deviation?

    This little fella started it all:

    John Locke and the Monster by KileyBeecher

    I drew this after watching an early episode of LOST. I had no idea John Locke and the Smokey would be so intertwined later in the series.

  • What is your favourite type of art to create?

    I like Comic Book art, although any illustration is peachy-keen in my book.

  • If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?

    Probably photography, It's very useful to know how to take great pictures.

  • What was your first favourite?

    Loved this series of Indiana Jones silhouettes. So much story packed into one simple shot. Brilliant work!

    Indiana Jones by batfish73

  • What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?

    I tend to favorite the simple, pinup character shots. Colored, inked and finished to completion, Although I love finding the clever stuff too.

  • Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist?

    Ah geez there are so many to pick from. That's like asking who your favorite family member is... I think I ultimately aspire to is the Art of Patrick Brown. Although Chamba has had a great influence on me as well. And I love the playfulness and personality that is Robb Mommaerts.

    :iconpatrickbrown::iconthechamba::iconrobbvision: 

  • If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

    It has to be either :iconpatrickschoenmaker: :icondanschoening: or :iconpatrickbrown: Each one an awesome artist in their own right. I haven't been able to meet up with any yet, but perhaps one day our paths will cross.

  • How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

    Yup! Grant Gould! As a licensed Lucasfilm artist and self-published author and RPG creator,  Grant is one of the most talented artists on DA and he's shared so much advice with me in jumpstarting my own career. I owe a lot to ya, buddy! I won't forget it. Thanks so much!! :D

    :icongrantgoboom:

  • What are your preferred tools to create art?

    I prefer traditional pen, ink, marker and paint. Digitally I color my lines in PhotoShop CS3.

  • What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

    My office. I love it! Lot's and lots of inspiration in my very own nerd lair! 

    Office by KileyBeecher 

    Home Office Detail 03 by KileyBeecher  Home Office Detail 02 by KileyBeecher

    Home Office Detail 01 by KileyBeecher

  • What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?

    Writing this journal and reflecting on 15 years of AWESOME! Thanks DA! It's been fun!



  • Listening to: Movie Themes
  • Reading: Sketch Magazine
  • Watching: The Big Bang Theory
  • Playing: Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Eating: Breakfast
  • Drinking: Water

C2E2 2015 Table Q12

Journal Entry: Tue Apr 21, 2015, 5:13 AM
Attention all GEEKS, FREAKS and WEIRDOS!

This weekend I'll be appearing at C2E2, booth Q12, in Artist Alley! This show is the BIGGEST and BEST gathering of pop culture, art and entertainment in the entire Midwest! Don't miss it! Come look me up! Hope to see you there!

KILEY BEECHER
BOOTH Q12
April 24-26, 2015
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

C2E2 2015 by KileyBeecher

  • Listening to: James MacDonald
  • Reading: IDWs Ghostbusters
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Eating: Leftovers
  • Drinking: Water

Slimer Pencil Sketch Video

Journal Entry: Thu Mar 5, 2015, 3:41 PM
Here's a time-lapse video of my sketch of Slimer from Ghostbusters! 

Enjoy!

Spud by KileyBeecher



  • Listening to: James MacDonald
  • Reading: IDWs Ghostbusters
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Skyrim
  • Eating: Leftovers
  • Drinking: Water

Fantastic Four Timelapse

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 8, 2015, 7:01 PM
The Fantastic Four by KileyBeecher

Check out the coloring process for The Fantastic Four and don't forget to subscribe to my channel on YouTube!



  • Listening to: Noots by Sum 41
  • Reading: The Walking Dead
  • Watching: Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Playing: Disney Infinity
  • Eating: Salad
  • Drinking: Water

December Art Jam

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 9, 2014, 3:13 AM
This month over at The Art Jams facebook page, a number of other artists and I  participated in a week long art jam during the first week of December. Below, I'm listing my entries, but you can also click the link above and follow all the other awesome artists that have participated.

Subject 1 - A Star Wars Cantina Character
Ponda Baba by KileyBeecher

Subject 2 - Deep Roy as a character he has portrayed
Deep Roy as Mr. Soggybottom by KileyBeecher

Subject 3 - Starscream
Starscream by KileyBeecher

Subject 4 - Clint Eastwood as another character
Clint Eastwood as Darkseid by KileyBeecher

Subject 5 - A themed My Little Pony
Let it Brony by KileyBeecher

Subject 6 - A Marvel character drawn in Bruce Timm's style
Guardians ala Bruce Timm by KileyBeecher

Subject 7 - A knight version of a DC character
Metropolis' White Knight by KileyBeecher

  • Listening to: Christmas Tunes
  • Reading: The Walking Dead
  • Watching: Santa Claus the Movie
  • Playing: Disney Infinity
  • Eating: Sammiches
  • Drinking: Water

Happy Thanksgiving!

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 30, 2014, 3:23 AM
Happy Thanksgiving Weekend to all of you in America and beyond. Hope it has been a great weekend for everyone!

Moo? by KileyBeecher

Watch the coloring for 'Moo?' here...




  • Listening to: The Turkey Song
  • Reading: The Walking Dead
  • Watching: The Macy's Parade
  • Playing: Disney Infinity
  • Eating: Yurkey
  • Drinking: Water

Timelapse Coloring

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 14, 2014, 4:27 AM
Had to add the time-lapse video of Star-Lord to this post... hope you all dig it.

Star-Lord by KileyBeecher



*****

In case any of you are interested in following the creative process, I've recorded my coloring technique and posted a video of my latest drawing of 'Baby Groot' on You Tube.



I'm a big believer in documenting process and technique, so if you have any questions, please feel free to give me a note and ask!

Baby Groot by KileyBeecher


  • Listening to: The Jackson 5 - I Want You Back
  • Reading: The Complete Calvin & Hobbes
  • Watching: Godzilla
  • Playing: Disney Infinity
  • Eating: Peanuts
  • Drinking: Water