25 year-old Illustrator

Clients: Janelle Monáe, National Geographic, Childish Gambino, Angry Birds,
Game Informer, Tomb Raider, EMI Records, Warner Music, FX Network and more.

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"Daenerys" - Illustration by samspratt

Finally finished. Had a little too much fun painting all that loose, whispy, wooshy, hair. Now right back to the art cave to continue research on a poster I’m particularly excited about.

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"Daenerys" - Illustration by samspratt

Finally finished. Had a little too much fun painting all that loose, whispy, wooshy, hair. Now right back to the art cave to continue research on a poster I’m particularly excited about.

Sketch in progress of that dragon lady from that show a few people like.

More progress on my painting of Neil deGrasse Tyson.

“After” - Portrait Contest Winner Illustration by Sam Spratt
So first, thanks again to everyone who entered my portrait contest, they’re always fun for me to make. Rob, who won the whole shebang, gave me a few vague ideas to get inspired by, and let the rest unfold. He liked aspects of The Grey, and desolate, almost post-apolcalyptic in aesthetic environments — the minimal colors, extreme lighting, and graphic look of 300, and from his FB interests I noted a lot of top notch cinematic movies and TV shows like True Detective and Memento so wanted the pose and composition to give a more in-motion vibe than I usually am keen on. I sketched out a new pose from the references given, used myself and a shirt as a lighting reference, created a vague refinery scene, added small details from cuts and bruises to his girlfriend’s name carved into the butt of the rifle on his back, and began painting.  Thanks for being an awesome subject matter with a hell of a beard, Rob. 
To everyone else, I’ll be sure to do this again, and you can of course always snag a print of many of my other works: HERE
“After” - Portrait Contest Winner Illustration by Sam Spratt
So first, thanks again to everyone who entered my portrait contest, they’re always fun for me to make. Rob, who won the whole shebang, gave me a few vague ideas to get inspired by, and let the rest unfold. He liked aspects of The Grey, and desolate, almost post-apolcalyptic in aesthetic environments — the minimal colors, extreme lighting, and graphic look of 300, and from his FB interests I noted a lot of top notch cinematic movies and TV shows like True Detective and Memento so wanted the pose and composition to give a more in-motion vibe than I usually am keen on. I sketched out a new pose from the references given, used myself and a shirt as a lighting reference, created a vague refinery scene, added small details from cuts and bruises to his girlfriend’s name carved into the butt of the rifle on his back, and began painting.  Thanks for being an awesome subject matter with a hell of a beard, Rob. 
To everyone else, I’ll be sure to do this again, and you can of course always snag a print of many of my other works: HERE
Mass Effect - Illustration by Sam Spratt
Purchase here: http://www.biowarestore.com/mass-effect-saga-special-edition-lithograph.html Mass Effect - Illustration by Sam Spratt
Purchase here: http://www.biowarestore.com/mass-effect-saga-special-edition-lithograph.html Mass Effect - Illustration by Sam Spratt
Purchase here: http://www.biowarestore.com/mass-effect-saga-special-edition-lithograph.html Mass Effect - Illustration Process by Sam Spratt
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"Mass Effect Saga" - Illustration for Bioware by Sam Spratt

To celebrate the anniversary of the Mass Effect trilogy, I painted this poster for Biowareavailable at their store in 2 editionsWith a little under 2 weeks and a mess of replayi—err, *research* to do, I sketched out a composition that’d get the best of it in there, and began painting the majority of key players and aspects from the series. With a roster as large as the game has: I was selective (my custom ginger Shep did not make the cut). The special edition even has metallic inks on the golden text and border elements which I’m particularly fond of. You can snag one HERE.

SAM SPRATT’s 2014 PORTRAIT GIVEAWAY

In short: Reblogs and Likes of this picture are each entries to have me paint a personalized portrait of you.

In slightly less short: Longtime followers are no stranger to these contests but for those new to this or me, I’m an illustrator (my work: www.samspratt.com ) who has worked with National Geographic, Janelle Monáe, Childish Gambino, FX, Game Informer, Angry Birds, Wall Street Journal, among others – creating album and magazine covers, advertisements, and posters – but a big part of me being able to do all that has been you sharing my work over the last 3 years. As my small way of paying that forward, I’d like to paint for one of you as I would for my clients, but ya know … for free. Maybe you want that regal portrait of you in a velvet smoking jacket to hang over your mantel, maybe one of your loved one, favorite character, or perhaps you just want me to paint you however I see fit (warning: this will 100% involve dinosaurs) – if you can think it, I’ll probably paint it – and I’ll work with you to make it something special.

As usual I’ll also be sending signed prints and haikus about your eyebrows to extra winners. The contest will stay open for about a week then I’ll randomly draw winners. You can enter on facebook and twitter for extra entries but be cool and don’t spam your followers.

"5 hour 30 Minute Portrait Study" - Time-lapse by Sam Spratt

Got a bunch of requests to throw the HD version of my time-lapse painting from my instagram up on youtube so here you go. 

From last year: 5 hours of work in super speed.

More progress on RDJ.

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"Cleopatra" - Illustration by samspratt

My Afrofuturistic take on the Egyptian queen. This would’ve been done way sooner but I was dead set on designing chained shoulder and chest pieces and unsurprisingly: chains take a ridiculously long time to paint.

Gilded S - Illustration by samspratt

I don’t typically only make a single copy of an illustration and never make another, but exceptions are often made for family — this one-off from my Gilded series was made just for my brother Dan where it hangs in his home with my other 3: http://instagram.com/p/jILkSYQRTL/

(The Electric Lady Album Cover) Illustration by Sam Spratt - www.samspratt.com (The Electric Lady Target Edition) Illustration by Sam Spratt - www.samspratt.com (Tomb Raider for Crystal Dynamics) Illustration by Sam Spratt - www.samspratt.com (Killing Kennedy Key Art for National Geographic) Illustration by Sam Spratt - www.samspratt.com (Because The Internet for Childish Gambino) Illustration by Sam Spratt - www.samspratt.com (Tobias Funke) Illustration by Sam Spratt - www.samspratt.com (Freddie Mercury) Illustration by Sam Spratt - www.samspratt.com (Bill Cosby) Illustration by Sam Spratt - www.samspratt.com (Janelle Monae for Atlantic Records) Illustration by Sam Spratt - www.samspratt.com (Blood Brother Movie Poster - Sundance best documentary winner) Illustration by Sam Spratt - www.samspratt.com

It’s been a wild year. Here’s a few of my illustrations from 2013.

Have an awesome New Year, everyone.

-Sam

"Janelle Monáe : Billboard’s Rising Star Of The Year” 

- Illustration by Sam Spratt

To celebrate her huge achievement and after working with me on her last album covers, Atlantic Records commissioned me to paint this portrait of Janelle in the same vein.

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