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TJ Frias
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Artist. Illustrator. Husband. Father. Fanboy. Nerd. Geek. Dancer. Debaucherist. That last one isn't even a word. But all me.

Art has been my life since childhood, and I continue to serve for its place in the universe by continuing to evolve and contribute. I am in awe of the great masters and those with great potential to be. I am a student of both great impressionists and comic book illustrators. I wield a variety of media from graphite to ink to acrylic to digital to realize vision that is nurtured by the things that inspire me.

My creative influences range from the world-renowned masters to the incognito revolutionaries of the art game. Leonardo Da Vinci, Alphonse Mucha, George Perez, Jack Kirby, MC Escher, Adam Hughes, as well as other visionaries like The Watchowskis, Guillermo del Toro, and Kevin Smith are among my many influences, but I am mostly influenced by the ever-changing world around me.

A cold pint of Guinness is usually the perfect end to my day. Actually, it's several pints.


Current Residence: Bay Area, CA
Operating System: Mac OS X
MP3 player of choice: iPod/iPhone
I recently posted an illustration I did in support of the victims of the horrific events in Paris. As an illustrator, I feel the need to stand united with those who make their living in the creative field, such as the cartoonists who lost their lives for committing the sin of... freedom of expression.

A "Deviant" decided to take this opportunity to leave this comment: "cool drawing shame about the band wagon lol".

I've always considered DeviantArt to be a place for artists... all creatives... to come together as a community. To learn from each other, to inspire each other. But every now and then, dudes like this pop up. I don't know him, never met him. Yet he decides to mar my creative expression of support with... whatever the fuck that is. As artists, we should be supportive even when we are critical. That comment wasn't any of that,

Whoever you are, I don't know you. And you don't know me. But do me and all the DeviantArtists a favor the next time you comment on anyone else's art. Be supportive. Be constructively critical. Or be quiet. "Tough guy".


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frankiepig2003 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015
I'm running a new contest for artists, and I'd love you to join!  It's the Fury and Justice Girl Costume Contest!…
Ernimator Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the Watch. I just ran across your gallery and really enjoy your work.
guinnessyde Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
Your gallery is pretty dope, too! Love your figure/life drawing stuff!
Ernimator Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Thanks. I've got plenty more figure/life drawing. Those I posted were ones that don't show "naughty bits" so that everybody could see them without the mature content warning. One of these days I'll have to add the ones that have frontal nudity, because some of those are better pieces and longer poses, so they're more rendered/finished.
guinnessyde Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Professional General Artist
That's what the mature content button is for! Can't wait to check 'em out. Yeah, good stuff! Love your animated work as well. I know I should probably read your profile to find out, but have you done pro work? If so, where?
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greenlantern1999 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
I just have to say that of all of the galleries I've seen so far, yours is definitely one of if not the best!! Especially love seeing characters that nobody thinks about anymore like Vibe and Rocket Red. Keep up the amazing work!! I appreciate seeing your art!!
guinnessyde Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Wow, that's really flattering, thanks so much! I just appreciate you taking the time to look at my stuff.
uhnonohmaus-deviant Featured By Owner Edited Mar 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello. just wanted to say that your work is inspiring. I enjoy checking out your gallery every few days. Thanks for posting your awesome art!
guinnessyde Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
Wow, thank you so much! I wish all I did all day every day was draw. I am so flattered that you would even check out my work, much less be inspired. Thank you for inspiring me to draw more!
mr-redx Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student General Artist
Hey, I'm not sure if I asked you this or not, but what are your commission rates?
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