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Keith James
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
My name is Keith James. I’m a thirty-something geek residing in Saint Paul, MN. Yes, I said geek, I've embraced who I am and proud of it! I am also an aspiring illustrator and here in DeviantArt you will find a majority of my artwork. Anyone is welcome to take a look through it.

I’ve been involved with art as long as I can remember and knew I’d be working in it since I was in kindergarten. And while it's not yet my profession, I'm working on it!

I attended The Columbus College of Art and Design where I graduated with a BFA majoring in Illustration. I have a love for superhero comic books, children’s books, science fiction/fantasy, animation, and the theatrical arts. So take a look through the galleries, I hope you like what you see!

Current Residence: Saint Paul, MN
Favourite genre of music: Rock and Broadway
Favourite style of art: Illustration: Childrens books and Comic books
Favourite cartoon character: Stich or Yakoo Warner
Personal Quote: Success doesn't taste nearly as sweet without failure as an appitizer.
It's been over a month since I've shared anything here. There are a  handful of reasons for that, most of which I won't go into, let's just say life & responsibilities. One of the things was some art which I'll be posting later on today - a logo design for a production of "The Wizard of Oz" that my hubby and I are directing this summer.

For fans of my Harry Potter work, I know many were excited for me to be starting "Prisoner of Azkaban". I am excited to and will be getting back into it soon, but recently I've been consumed with wrapping up work on a different project. I've been writing a book and I recently asked here  for some thoughts on titles ideas I was working with to get a little public opinion before I decided which was best. I have settled in on what I'm going to use... which I'll save to go with the reveal of the cover illustration which I began working on this weekend. Hopefully by next weekend I'll be sharing it. After, I'll be getting back to work on Potter and the other stuff I do.

The story itself is practically complete. Don't get me wrong, it's going to be a series and it's only the first book of said series I am wrapping up right now. I've been doing a set of edits myself before I hand of the manuscript to the person who's agreed to edit the story properly for me. She's been very busy the last few weeks so I haven't had much contact, but soon I'll be done with my part and passing it off to her. After that, I just need to wait for her to do her stuff and boom - time to start submitting to publishers!

Sorry - I didn't really need to write this post, I'm just a little excited.

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MEMartist Apr 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I love your HP pictures! They all are so dynamic!
TheGeekCanPaint Apr 13, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the compliments! I had just started Prisoner of Azkaban and needed to take a short break from Potter, but I'm in the process of getting going on them again. There should be some new stuff soon!
Iris030380 Feb 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
The Force is strong with you.
TheGeekCanPaint Feb 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha - thanks :D
Hey there,
I just wanted to let you know that I think your art is completely amazing! :D Your character illustrations are spot on and the amount of detail is stunning. Especially the Harry Potter illustrations kinda make me wish that they had been in the books.
Best regards from Germany and keep up the great work! :)
TheGeekCanPaint Feb 7, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist


Thank you so much for taking the time to write and send me such a nice message! It makes me happy to hear when someone is enjoying my art and I very much appreciate all your kind words and compliments about it :) I've got a bunch more art in the works and have just begun working on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, so provided I get the time to work on it, there should be some new stuff in a little while.

Thank you again!

You are very welcome! If I stumble upon somebody whose work truly stands out, I always feel the need to let them know. ^___^
I'm very excited about what you'll come up with in the future.
Best regards - and may the Force be with you! :jedi:
TheGeekCanPaint Feb 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Well there is definitely more in the works!

Thanks again :)
I'm LOVING the Prisoner of Azkaban artworks you posted, please post more soon!!!
TheGeekCanPaint Feb 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
There is definitely more on the way. It's just going to take some time. Right now I'm wrapping up my first Percy Jackson illustration (which should be done today or tomorrow at the latest) and then I'll be moving on to the next chapter of Prisoner of Azkaban.
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