Thursday, January 18, 2018

July Art Challenge 23

Donald Duck

Donald Duck was always one of my favorite core Disney characters because I loved watching him come unraveled. He's so easily stressed out and has a short fuse and I can certainly relate to what that's like. This piece was created by commission from the Disney week of my July Art Challenge (2017). The original work is 5"x7" Sakura Pigma Micron ink and watercolor on Strathmore 400 series mixed media paper.

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

July Art Challenge 22 and 25

Baby Pluto

The final week of the July Art Challenge was themed on Disney. While I expected to get seven different requests for princesses, I was surprised to see the array of characters that you guys asked for. As noted in the title of this post, I am sharing piece 22 and skipping forward to 25 since they are Pluto and Baby Pluto. Like all of the other pieces in the July Art Challenge, these are 5"x7" ink and watercolor on Strathmore 400 series mixed media paper and are sold.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

July Art Challenge 21


Rounding out Video Game Week in my July Art Challenge is Garrus from Mass Effect. He was certainly one of the most challenging of Video Game Week, with Pharah a close tie. The purpose of this July project was to push myself to create a drawing every day that someone else chose for me to do. Sometimes we just want to create from what we know and I wanted to move beyond that. Drawing in our comfort zone is not always taking the easy road, but certainly the familiar one. This challenge brought me out of that zone and was a great confidence builder.

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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

July Art Challenge 18, 19, 20


Video games are not just a life-long vice that have occupied far too many hours of my time, but they are a great source of inspiration, stress relief, and intrigue. Continuing with Video Game Week from the July Art Challenge, here are Rydia (Final Fantasy), Pharah (Overwatch), and Haunter (Pokemon). They are all 5"x7" Sakura Pigma Micron ink and watercolor on Strathmore 400 Series Mixed Media paper. The originals are sold but if you are interested in fine art prints of these drawings, email



Bryan Collins
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

July Challenge 15, 16, 17


Here it is the end of November and I am still rolling out the finished pieces from the July Art Challenge! These three pieces were the first in week three, which was video game week. It also happened that the first three were Super Mario characters so I've grouped them together here for you.


Dr Mario

The originals are all sold, but if you'd like prints of them, email as they are not available online.

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Friday, November 17, 2017

July Art Challenge 14

Sailor Saturn

The second week of my 2017 July Art Challenge was themed on comic books. One of the collectors who joined in on the challenge asked if Sailor Saturn counted for comics since there are graphic novels based on the cartoon series. We both agreed she would fit in the theme so here she is! Created on Strathmore 300 series mixed media paper with Sakura Pigma Micron pens.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

July Challenge 11, 12, 13

Dick Tracy

Challenges are one of the driving forces behind every artist. Whether it's mastering the medium, developing a new technique, or just meeting deadlines, the hurdles give us a reason to push forward in the race. This July Art Challenge pushed my boundaries by forcing me to draw characters I would have never drawn on my own. What pushes you? What challenges are you facing? What are you doing to overcome them?

Each of these 5"x7" drawings was created with Pigma Micron pens and watercolor on Strathmore mixed media paper. Each is sold.