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Illustrator/Concept Artist
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My Bio
I’ve been making images for as long as I’ve been able to get my little mitts around a Crayola. Some of my earliest memories involve being face down in a pad of paper and scribbling like a wild man in the living room. When I let my mind take me back I can still feel the shag carpet imprinting abstract designs on my skin and the waxy smell of the crayon as I pulled it across the paper.

It’s funny to think, looking back, that I’m still completely enamored with doing the very same things today. Sure, now I have a fancy desk and the tools aren’t nearly as crude. But the passion for creating stories and imagining worlds has always remained.

For the last five years I’ve been fortunate to have an outlet for that passion by working in the video game industry. The past year I have worked as a creature and character concept artist for an MMO developer in Las Vegas. Recently that studio unexpectedly closed its doors and now I’m looking for new places to continue living out that love for cultivating the imagination and creating amazing worlds.

If you’re interested in hiring me for my services (full time or contract) I’d appreciate you contacting me via email. I can provide a resume, references and additional samples upon request. I’m very much looking forward to sharing my passion and imagination with you!

Current Residence: Chicago, IL
Favourite photographer: My lovely wife, Sarah Jean
Operating System: Mac OSX
MP3 player of choice: iPhone/iPad
Shell of choice: Conch
Favourite cartoon character: Raphael of TMNT
Personal Quote: "Where is the food?"

Favourite Visual Artist
James Jean, Cory Godbey, Paul Richards, Wes Burt, Nik Klein, Ian McCaig, Brian Froud, Yukito Kishiro
Favourite Movies
The Dark Crystal, The Big Lebowski, The Dark Crystal, LOTR, Star Wars, Ghostbusters and many more
Favourite TV Shows
Game of Thrones, Lost, Fringe
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Pedro the Lion, Sleeping at Last, Arcade Fire, Derek Webb, Yann Tierson, Cinematic Orchestra
Favourite Books
Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, Game of Thrones
Favourite Writers
Tolkien, CS Lewis
Favourite Games
The Legend of Zelda:Ocarina of Time
Favourite Gaming Platform
Xbox 360
Tools of the Trade
A quill and the blood of the innocents... pencils and paper work too.
Other Interests
Art, film, music, baseball and hockey


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Hey guys! It's been a while so I figured I'd update this old thing. I mostly wanted to apologize for spamming my gallery with updated sketchbook work. I've been keeping my blog updated pretty regularly at ryanbowlin.com. And I've been doing a lot of sketch work recently for fun. I've kind of reserved my DA account for more finished pieces but I've been doodling so much that I figure I'll start posting in a sketchbook section here as well. I hope you guys won't mind the updates over the next week or so and I hope you enjoy looking through all my scraps as much as I did making them! I also wanted to guage interest in regards to me doing commi
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Hey Deviants! Let's end summer right! We're having a Labor Day SALE this weekend! All of my prints are $13 SHIPPED! Come order a "Legend of Zelda" print or nab a "Hellboy" for your cube wall at work! Or would you rather have a piece of original art? I have a few doodles up there at affordable prices including a Zelda print/original art combo! One of a kind stuff! Check it out! Tell your friends and thanks for the support! http://theartofryanbowlin.bigcartel.com/ And stay tuned for another doodle update coming this weekend! Go forth and BE AWESOME! - Ryan
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Hey deviant people! I just wanted to pop in to say hello and tell you all a bit of news. If you've ever been interested in purchasing some original, one of a kind art by me then now is your chance! I just posted some original drawings up for sale at my shop! You could take home the original drawing from my Legend of Zelda print or one of my other recent sketches! I'll post the link below! http://theartofryanbowlin.bigcartel.com/ I'll be adding more as time goes on so be on the look out! And I'm toying with the idea if taking on commissions. Need to gauge the interest tho. What do you guys think? Anyway, appreciate you stopping by and than
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I know that this is a bit late but here it comes. Also, I am a bit short of personalized phrases for each birthdays, so I hope that this will be good for you.....:

Singing Singing Today's gonna be a-okSinging Singing 
Singing Singing 'Cause we're celebratin' your birthdaySinging Singing 
Singing Singing 
Singing Singing Happy birthday, RyanSinging Singing 
Singing Singing 
Singing Singing Celebratin' your birthday!Headbang! Headbang! Headbang! Headbang!
Airborne Airborne Airborne Airborne Airborne Airborne Airborne Airborne Airborne 

I wish you a Happy Birthday and that all your wishes of Birthday are accomplished. 

And remember, keep being cool and classy.
Happy Birthday! :dance:
Where have you gone?  Come back into the light.  We shall whisper your name into the wind until it is whispered back... or something.
Haha! I'm a terrible Deviant but I still post on other sites! Go follow me on Instagram! :D

awww yeah!  there we go!  Thanks, man!  The Halloween slot stuff is fantastic!
Happy Birthday!!! :)
Happy birthday sir !