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Song of Ice and Fire Banners by Soapfish-Art Song of Ice and Fire Banners :iconsoapfish-art:Soapfish-Art 1 0 House Targaryen Banner by Soapfish-Art House Targaryen Banner :iconsoapfish-art:Soapfish-Art 27 2 House Stark Banner by Soapfish-Art House Stark Banner :iconsoapfish-art:Soapfish-Art 15 0 House Baratheon Banner by Soapfish-Art House Baratheon Banner :iconsoapfish-art:Soapfish-Art 12 1 House Lannister Banner by Soapfish-Art House Lannister Banner :iconsoapfish-art:Soapfish-Art 28 0 Guess Who it is? by Soapfish-Art Guess Who it is? :iconsoapfish-art:Soapfish-Art 52 5 'Gentlemen of Leisure' banner by Soapfish-Art 'Gentlemen of Leisure' banner :iconsoapfish-art:Soapfish-Art 9 3 Capsule Corps Christmas by Soapfish-Art Capsule Corps Christmas :iconsoapfish-art:Soapfish-Art 472 50 Senior Project Display 2 by Soapfish-Art Senior Project Display 2 :iconsoapfish-art:Soapfish-Art 2 0 Senior Project Display 1 by Soapfish-Art Senior Project Display 1 :iconsoapfish-art:Soapfish-Art 0 1 Trick-or Treat ABC: Frank by Soapfish-Art Trick-or Treat ABC: Frank :iconsoapfish-art:Soapfish-Art 3 0 Trick-or Treat ABC: Queen by Soapfish-Art Trick-or Treat ABC: Queen :iconsoapfish-art:Soapfish-Art 3 0 Trick-or Treat ABC: Ogre by Soapfish-Art Trick-or Treat ABC: Ogre :iconsoapfish-art:Soapfish-Art 0 0 Trick-or-Treat ABC: Ninja by Soapfish-Art Trick-or-Treat ABC: Ninja :iconsoapfish-art:Soapfish-Art 4 0 Trick-or-Treat ABC: Mummy by Soapfish-Art Trick-or-Treat ABC: Mummy :iconsoapfish-art:Soapfish-Art 4 0 Trick-or-Treat ABC: Jack by Soapfish-Art Trick-or-Treat ABC: Jack :iconsoapfish-art:Soapfish-Art 5 0

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Ian Gorton
United States
My name is Ian Gorton aka Soapfish (from Japanese "Ian" brand soap and "Gorton" brand fish). I grew up in Minneapolis-St.Paul where I live and work.

I can't remember a time when I didn't draw. I always wanted to be an artist. I grew up drawing comic book, video game, and anime characters. I received formal "traditional" art training during my childhood (ie: painting, drawing, sculpture)

I graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 2009. Since going to MCAD, where I received less "traditional" art instruction, I have moved to a semi-digital process where I work in and out of the computer.

Shonen fanart is my current passion (it's too much fun!), but I am working on various independent, original works.

Opinions perhaps worth mentioning:
--Akira Toriyama is an artistic genius.

--One Piece is the greatest series currently in
publication, maybe one of the best ever.

--Say what you will about the story, Bleach has
some of the best comic formalism I have ever
seen. Kubo's rhythm of big and small, black and
white, action and rest, is flawless. He's also
one of the most poetic Shonen artists I have seen.

Current Residence: Minneapolis, MN
Operating System: Mac OSX 10.6
I just updated my gallery with four house banners and text from George R.R. Martin's Song of Ice and Fire (televised as Game of Thrones). If you haven't watched it or read the books you should! Especially if you like fantasy stuff!

For all the work I put in I am kind of dissatisfied. I feel as if I had to compromise on my vision as well as the quality. But I suppose as art is sometimes, you just have to let some things go. Anyway I hope people enjoy them for what they are!

I have been slowly chipping away at them for a while. I also have a plethora of sketches and alternative concepts for each icon which I will post as soon as I feel like tackling the mess that is in my sketchbook. There's a lot of sketches, especially for Targaryen which I had a particularly hard time deciding on, so keep an eye out for those, as well as a breakdown of my thought process if anyone is interested. I also intend to do more of the houses, but I need a break from them while I work on some other projects and commissions.
  • Reading: A Dance with Dragons
  • Watching: Various Tokusatsu, One Piece
  • Playing: Super Street Fighter 4


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chillinchikjw Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012   General Artist
heyy its the korra/fem hulk/slave jasmine with kitty ears XD your stuff is great keep up the awesome work I hope we can be friends and maybe can be table buddies in the future XD
smallcoin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012
Hi! Your house banners from aSoIaF have been featured on Tumblr on this blog [link]
Vitor-Aizen Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Inviting you to a Tournament!

Digital World Championchip 2012!


I hope you enter *--*
LiquidSoulDesign Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cool work :-)
AshGUTZ Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautiful work!
RabbitMeatVendor Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
your shading skills are intense. nice gallery!
RabbitMeatVendor Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
thanks for the dev watch!
piyo119 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010

Thanks for the watch!
StaticGirl22 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional
AHA! I FOUND YOU!!!! :D Nice work with the daily deviation, I hadn't seen it completed until two minutes ago and it looks awesome :D
StaticGirl22 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Professional
fyi this is roxy~!
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