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A Collab of Ice and Fire — the fanzine


The Game of Thrones / A Song of Ice and Fire fanzine is now available for purchase! Boasting over 130 characters from Westeros, the zine is the product of 77 artists from twitter and tumblr contributing to one beautiful tribute! It’s saddles stitched and 48 pages long, with vivid colour and beautiful quality paper. And for only $10!

GET YOUR COPY TODAY!!
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IT LOOKS GREAT!
Here’s the fanzine that I contributed my Brienne of Tarth piece to. Thank you quietsnooze for letting me be a part of it. Can’t wait to get one of these!
YOU SHOULD GET ONE TOO *poke* *poke*

(But, seriously. There are a lot of great pieces from some very talented artists in here. Any support is greatly appreciated!)

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#acollaboficeandfire  #game of thrones  #a song of ice and fire  #brienne of tarth  #fanzine  #fan art  #artists on tumblr  #Illustration  #james bousema 
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WIP Rocket Raccoon piecetouching up the values and details before I start coloring this angry little furball

Adding color to this little furball tonight! Should have him all done just in time for the movie this Friday.

thejamescave:

WIP Rocket Raccoon piece

touching up the values and details before I start coloring this angry little furball

Adding color to this little furball tonight! Should have him all done just in time for the movie this Friday.

— 2 days ago with 9 notes

#Rocket Raccoon  #Guardians of the Galaxy  #rocketraccoon  #Marvel Comics  #mcu  #marvel  #artists on tumblr  #fan art 
New Tumblr blog! →

Made another tumblr! I want to use this HEART OF A GEEK profile for my art, but I made this new one for re-blogging inspirational pics, posting works in progress, and sharing more personal day-to-day life stuff.
Follow if you’d like!

— 3 days ago with 2 notes

#new blog  #james bousema 
Wishing a very Happy Birthday to my good friend and talented artist/cosplayer aegiskittyHere’s a lil’ Captian to help you celebrate!

Wishing a very Happy Birthday to my good friend and talented artist/cosplayer aegiskitty
Here’s a lil’ Captian to help you celebrate!

— 3 days ago with 9 notes

#aegiskitty  #happy birthday  #captain hook  #once  #ouat  #killian jones  #fwends  #hook 

Chernabog has bars
Here’s a piece I designed specifically for my own phone case. Since I’ve finally given into getting a smart phone, I needed a case (because if I buy something expensive, chances are I’m going to drop it many times)
So, I thought, “why not design my own case?”
The idea of Chernabog texting on his own little smartphone came to mind and here’s the final product. I can’t wait for this to come in the mail and I figured I’d offer it on my online shop to anybody else who’d like to use it on their own phones or even purchase it as a print!
You can get one for yourself here!

— 5 days ago with 5 notes

#Chernabog  #Disney  #iphone  #demon  #phone cases  #james bousema  #artists on tumblr  #society6  #devil 
Happy Birthday to my favorite hero, Batman (you old fart)
just a quick sketch to celebrate 75 years of ol’ batsy

Happy Birthday to my favorite hero, Batman (you old fart)

just a quick sketch to celebrate 75 years of ol’ batsy

— 1 week ago with 25 notes

#batman  #happy birthday  #batman 75th anniversary  #sketch dailies  #DC comics  #art  #james bousema 

Jason Momoa as Aquaman Concept Art/ Costume Design

With the news of (I think still unofficial) Jason Momoa being cast as Aquaman in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I thought I’d whip up a version of the costume that I think could work in the film.
With the first costume, I was primarily going for “Aquaman as a warlord”. When I heard of the casting of Jason Momoa, I figured they would want him to not only be taken a bit more seriously by those who aren’t familiar with the character, but also show him as a force to be reckoned with. So, I turned his orange scales into Japanese influenced armor plates and gave him other features such as his gorget and bushy beard.
The second design is a more classic take on his costume. I found it difficult, at first, to translate this version simply because it was hard to make it not look like some kind of cheesy Cirque Du Soleil outfit. But, through adding the gauntlets and greaves as well as the gold work, I felt it gave him more of a sense of royalty.

Who knows what designs they have in store for us in these upcoming DC films, but, more than anything, I just hope they do justice to these characters we all know and love.

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#batman v superman: dawn of justice  #aquaman  #jason momoa  #batman v superman  #concept art  #DC comics  #Warner Bros  #james bousema  #zack snyder  #atlantis  #justice league  #art 
Balrog sketch from last night’s livestream session. Definitely want to do more of these

Balrog sketch from last night’s livestream session. Definitely want to do more of these

— 1 week ago with 17 notes

#balrog  #LOTR  #tolkien  #middle earth  #gandalf  #art  #james bousema  #Black and White  #sketch 

Scarlet Witch Concept Art/ Alternate Costume Design
(inspired by the Marvel movie universe)

Finally done with these Scarlet Witch designs!
I had the idea of trying to create an alternate costume for her in the Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron. Specifically, I wanted to design a costume that looked closer to her classic get-up.
Whole lotta room for improvement as always but these have been great for practice and they’ve helped me to really push my skills. I look forward to doing more stuff like this.
Of course this is just an example of what I’d like to see in the film. I do enjoy the look that they’ve given her in the photos we’ve seen so far. It’s very different but, at the same time, it works. I’m sure Marvel has all sorts of stuff we haven’t seen up their sleeves, and I can’t wait to see what Whedon does with the Scarlet Witch character as well as Quicksilver.

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#Scarlet Witch  #The Avengers  #age of ultron  #concept art  #Elizabeth Olsen  #avengers  #Marvel Comics  #phase two  #costume design  #wanda maximoff  #james bousema  #artist on tumblr  #marvel  #avengers age of ultron  #mcu 
Count me in with everybody else on the net in loving the new Batgirl design by cameron-stewart and babsdraws !Here’s my extremely late sketch for last week’s sketch dailies

Count me in with everybody else on the net in loving the new Batgirl design by cameron-stewart and babsdraws !
Here’s my extremely late sketch for last week’s sketch dailies

— 2 weeks ago with 37 notes

#batgirlofburnside  #batgirl  #submission  #cameron stewart  #babs tarr  #sketch dailies  #barbara gordon  #DC comics 
Black Metal CaesarWent and saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes last night and loved it! I couldn’t help but be reminded of corpse paint whenever the apes donned their battle/hunting make up. Then I imagined an ape fronted black metal band (I would totally listen to that btw. It’d probably have Koba on drums)
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Black Metal Caesar

Went and saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes last night and loved it! I couldn’t help but be reminded of corpse paint whenever the apes donned their battle/hunting make up. Then I imagined an ape fronted black metal band
(I would totally listen to that btw. It’d probably have Koba on drums)

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— 2 weeks ago with 78 notes

#caesar  #dawn of the planet of the apes  #andy serkis  #planet of the apes  #koba  #fan art  #blackmetal  #corpse paint  #james bousema  #Black and White  #metal 
The Grim Reaper for Sketch Dailies this weekI thought, “why not make Death a superhero?”I’ll call him Captian R.I.P

The Grim Reaper for Sketch Dailies this week
I thought, “why not make Death a superhero?”

I’ll call him Captian R.I.P

— 2 weeks ago with 13 notes

#sketch dailies  #grim reaper  #death  #sketch  #skull  #artists on tumblr  #james bousema 
Quick Wonder Woman sketch on my lunch break for today’s sketch dailiesYou don’t wanna mess with Diana
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Quick Wonder Woman sketch on my lunch break for today’s sketch dailies

You don’t wanna mess with Diana

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— 3 weeks ago with 18 notes

#Wonder Woman  #justice league  #sketch dailies  #diana of themyscira  #batman vs superman  #sketch  #james bousema  #DC comics 
Back to working on my Scarlet Witch concept designs. I pretty much have her costume down. I just need to do a couple more poses to really pull it all together. Here’s a version I have of her when she’s not wearing the cape. More to come soon!

Back to working on my Scarlet Witch concept designs. I pretty much have her costume down. I just need to do a couple more poses to really pull it all together. Here’s a version I have of her when she’s not wearing the cape. More to come soon!

— 3 weeks ago with 8 notes

#Scarlet Witch  #age of ultron  #The Avengers  #Elizabeth Olsen  #avengers  #concept art  #Marvel Comics  #wip  #james bousema 
Happy 4th of July, everybody!I was initially going to do a Captain America piece for today but I haven’t really tackled Black Widow much. So, I decided to go with her in her Russian badass glory. I might post a Cap piece later today though, so stay tuned, be safe, and I hope y’all enjoy your Independence day!'MURICA

Happy 4th of July, everybody!

I was initially going to do a Captain America piece for today but I haven’t really tackled Black Widow much. So, I decided to go with her in her Russian badass glory. I might post a Cap piece later today though, so stay tuned, be safe, and I hope y’all enjoy your Independence day!
'MURICA

— 3 weeks ago with 39 notes

#4th of july  #independence day  #Scarlett Johansson  #Black Widow  #the winter soldier  #captain america  #america fuck yeah  #marvel  #murica