Description I've been collecting Kenner Star Wars figures since 1978, and in tribute I've been drawing portraits of them with Pigma Micron pens and Prismacolor pencils. Boba Fett was one of the coolest, our first glimpse of the secrets of the Empire Strikes Back, and covered in intriguing pieces of equipment and armaments, all so faithfully rendered it didn't matter that his back missile didn't fire. It would be years before the tools in his shin pockets would be revealed as a sonic beam weapon and a survival knife (in actuality a squeegee used to wipe developer fluid from photographic prints and a photo chemical swizzle stick).
Jeremy Thorpe, Watertown, MA Member Since November 2020 Artist Statement This is the sort of thing you'll like, if you like that sort of thing.
I love the textures that emerge from simple black ink on white Bristol, and that's where most of my time goes, but I'm happy to play around with ink washes, markers, and colored pencils. A lot of my inspiration is drawn from pop culture (especially Star Wars and vintage roleplaying games); when I'm feeling more serious I like to look at architecture and nature. My mom's been an artist ever since I was born; I guess something rubbed off.
I've been a photographer longer than I've been an illustrator, and some of my favorite prints are available in my photography gallery. If you'd like to request any others I've included a link to my Flickr page.