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Greetings! I'm James Bousema! Just your average artist with the heart of a geek.

Jak and Daxter: The Precursor LegacyI’m a big fan of the original 3 Jak and Daxter games. Although I really enjoy the great work that Naughty Dog is doing nowadays (The Last of Us, the Uncharted games), it’s their earlier games (Crash Bandicoot, Jack and Daxter) that hold a special place in my heart. If anything, I really wish they would go back and do another fun/cartoony platformer to maybe pay tribute to their roots. So, I put this faux-movie poster together for fun. I enjoyed painting this so much that, who knows, I might do one for Jak 2!
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Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy

I’m a big fan of the original 3 Jak and Daxter games. Although I really enjoy the great work that Naughty Dog is doing nowadays (The Last of Us, the Uncharted games), it’s their earlier games (Crash Bandicoot, Jack and Daxter) that hold a special place in my heart. If anything, I really wish they would go back and do another fun/cartoony platformer to maybe pay tribute to their roots.
So, I put this faux-movie poster together for fun. I enjoyed painting this so much that, who knows, I might do one for Jak 2!

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— 21 hours ago with 10 notes

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GHOST RIDERCleaned up version of last night’s livestream session. I’ll be doing these regularly on Wednesdays, so tune in next week! I’ll take requests until then. What would y’all like to see me sketch?

GHOST RIDER

Cleaned up version of last night’s livestream session. I’ll be doing these regularly on Wednesdays, so tune in next week! I’ll take requests until then. What would y’all like to see me sketch?

— 1 week ago with 85 notes

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Devastated to hear about Robin Williams. To this day, Aladdin is still one of my favorite films. So many of us grew up on his work whether it be through cartoons, his stand-up, and even his great dramatic acting roles. Very sad to hear he’s gone, but let us celebrate the things he did that made us smile. RIP
Devastated to hear about Robin Williams. To this day, Aladdin is still one of my favorite films. So many of us grew up on his work whether it be through cartoons, his stand-up, and even his great dramatic acting roles. Very sad to hear he’s gone, but let us celebrate the things he did that made us smile. RIP
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#robin williams  #rip  #aladdin  #genie 
Dungeon OrcJust a random ugly orc dude. I mainly did this for some practice on fantasy type creatures that I’ve been meaning to do. Gonna be doing some more work like this to bump up my portfolio. (my facebook page)(my DA page)(my Twitter)

Dungeon Orc

Just a random ugly orc dude. I mainly did this for some practice on fantasy type creatures that I’ve been meaning to do. Gonna be doing some more work like this to bump up my portfolio.
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— 2 weeks ago with 8 notes

#goblin  #orc  #Illustration  #dungeon  #artists on tumblr  #james bousema  #fantasy  #concept art  #photoshop 
Quick lil’ doodle I did this morningIt’s safe to say I loved Guardians of the Galaxy and I’m sure I’m not alone in having the soundtrack stuck in my head since I walked out of the theater. I’ve practically been dancing everywhere I go to the tune of "Come and Get Your Love"I look forward to entire dance sessions with Guardians cosplayers at cons because you know that is going to be a regular thing now(if it isn’t, it should be. GET TO IT)

Quick lil’ doodle I did this morning

It’s safe to say I loved Guardians of the Galaxy and I’m sure I’m not alone in having the soundtrack stuck in my head since I walked out of the theater.
I’ve practically been dancing everywhere I go to the tune of "Come and Get Your Love"
I look forward to entire dance sessions with Guardians cosplayers at cons because you know that is going to be a regular thing now
(if it isn’t, it should be. GET TO IT)

— 2 weeks ago with 965 notes

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Rocket Raccoon



Decided to whip up this furry little ball of anger in celebration of the Guardians of the Galaxy film coming out! I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about the film and I’m looking forward to seeing it tonight.


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Rocket Raccoon

Decided to whip up this furry little ball of anger in celebration of the Guardians of the Galaxy film coming out! I’ve been hearing a lot of great things about the film and I’m looking forward to seeing it tonight.
— 3 weeks ago with 42 notes

#Rocket Raccoon  #Guardians of the Galaxy  #marvel  #mcu  #bradley cooper  #james gunn  #fan art  #Illustration  #james bousema  #artists on tumblr 

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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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— 3 weeks ago with 54 notes

#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.

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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.

— 3 weeks ago with 9 notes

#Rocket Raccoon  #Guardians of the Galaxy  #rocketraccoon  #Marvel Comics  #mcu  #marvel  #artists on tumblr  #fan art 
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 weeks 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!

— 4 weeks ago with 8 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 month ago with 27 notes

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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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— 1 month ago with 74 notes

#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 month 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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— 1 month ago with 692 notes

#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

— 1 month ago with 37 notes

#batgirlofburnside  #batgirl  #submission  #cameron stewart  #babs tarr  #sketch dailies  #barbara gordon  #DC comics