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Art is Work, it Ain't Free!
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Artist // Professional // Digital Art
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MercenaryGraphics showcases the work of freelance illustrator and graphic designer Erik Chipchase. Working in a variety of genres, his unique digital style combines retro poster art with evocative typography to create bold modern images. Specialties include website illustration, print and logos.

MercenaryGraphics is located in Sonoma County, California

Favourite Visual Artist
ludwig hohlwein
Favourite Movies
The Third Man, La Belle et La Bête, Wings of Desire, Diva
Favourite TV Shows
Star Trek
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
The Beta Band
Tools of the Trade

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I added a page of my work when my computer died and I was no longer able to post to this page.

The page is:

I will post to both pages rather than combine them.

Sorry for any confusion.


To scare destructtifull winds of entropy away, we grant you Apocalyptic New Year tree!

It's delicious toxic fumes will bring happiness and joy to everyone and everything! I checked it. Personally. On myself.

One, two, three, Burn New Year Tree!

New Year Tree Apocalyptic

Also, I really like your art style!

The phrase on your title page "Art is Work, it Ain't Free!" is so true that it ought to be tattooed on some people's foreheads, backwards, so they can read it in mirrors.

(Interestingly, no one I've dealt with on DA or in commision work has not understood this, not yet, anyway. The outside world of commercial art* on the other hand well...sigh)

*"We'll have you and the other applicants for the job complete a typical assignment for our company,and we'll hire the one we like best. Of course, we'll keep the completed assignments."

Unfortunately I have gotten quite a few "commission" requests that were aghast that I would ask for compensation for work done.

Thanks for the fave