I am available for freelance illustration, storyboarding, sketch art, and concept art in Print/Advertising/Entertainment companies in the Los Angeles area (in-house) or anywhere across the globe (remotely.) I accept fine-art commissions only as my schedule allows. I do not accept tattoo-design commissions. // jawcooper@gmail.com

February 22, 2015

One more detail shot of "The Gathering" to show detail in her face. I'm so pleased with how this turned out after many twists and turns! To inquire contact La Luz De Jesus Gallery! #jawcooper #gathering #mixedmedia #availableoriginals #august2015soloshow #laluzdejesus @laluzdejesus



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Detail shot of "The Gathering" to show the many layers and textures! I'm so pleased with how this turned out after many twists and turns. To inquire contact La Luz De Jesus Gallery! #jawcooper #gathering #mixedmedia #availableoriginals #august2015soloshow #laluzdejesus @laluzdejesus



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"The Gathering" completed! I'm so pleased with how this turned out after many twists and turns. To inquire contact La Luz De Jesus Gallery! #jawcooper #gathering #mixedmedia #availableoriginals #august2015soloshow #laluzdejesus @laluzdejesus



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Mat cut... I'm going to sleep before locking in the bird placements permanently but this piece is all but done! I'm a morning person and my brain switched off hours ago... #jawcooper #gathering #painting #acrylic #gouache #mixedmedia #availableoriginals #laluzdejesus @laluzdejesus #august2015soloshow



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February 9, 2015

Sketching toolkit! If I have to travel light I just bring some Colorase pencils in Carmine Red, the Pentel Aquash, Pentel Color Brush in Grey, Pentel Bold Point Brush Pen, and the Kuratake Brush Pen. Make up bags and dopp kits make great pencil/pen bags since they are often lined with something waterproof in case something leaks. I also like plastic hard cases since you can see all the tools and it protects them from being squeezed in your bag and then leaking. If I'm going to a museum I'll bring a folding stool as well as a clip-on book light (shown center) so that I can see my sketch without bothering other patrons. #jawcooper #tools #tipsandtricks #pens #pencils #sketchingkit



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As suggested by the lovely and talented @tfail here is a shot of my portable gouache painting kit. I designed and constructed the cardboard caddy myself. The left dish is for mixing and the right flower-shaped porcelain dish is for keeping the colors in my pallet separated. Between them is a little water jar with a screw on lid. I keep my paints separated my hue and in little snack-zip-lock bags. My tape is artists tape and I suggest using a hair dryer to heat up the adhesive when removing it from the paper for a cleaner edge without damaging the paper. An eye dropper is helpful for adding more water to your mixed color than a brush can, especially when working in thinner washes. Carry a small water spritzer bottle with you to refresh your pallet and keep the paints from drying out. Porcelain is fragile but keeps the paints wet longer because it stays so cool and is far easier to clean than plastic. I'll post more detailed shots of the paints and brushes for those curious! #jawcooper #gouache #painting #paintingkit #tools #tipsandtricks



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Thank you to everyone who came out to support the launch of "Creepy Romance II" on the roof of the Ace Hotel last night! My original painting "Regret" included in the publication will be part of my upcoming solo show August 2015 at La Luz De Jesus Gallery, and is available for presale. #jawcooper #painting #gouache #laluzdejesus @laluzdejesus #CreepyRomanceII @creepyromance #regret



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February 7, 2015

Chaos ensues as I play with my new Pentel Colorbrush Pens in Pink and Purple... #jawcooper #pentelcolorbrushpen #chaostiger



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Easily the best drawing I have ever made... I can retire now. I spent all last night drawing smug animals at the LA Natural History Museum's "First Friday" event. #jawcooper #nhmla #lanhm @nhmla #smuganimals #firstfriday #pentelboldpointbrushpen #FirstFridaysNHM



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Things got pretty grizzly last night drawing animals at the LA Natural History Museum's "First Friday" event. #jawcooper #nhmla #lanhm @nhmla #smuganimals #firstfriday #pentelboldpointbrushpen



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I love thick ungulates and I cannot lie... I spent all last night drawing smug animals at the LA Natural History Museum's "First Friday" event. #jawcooper #nhmla #lanhm @nhmla #smuganimals #firstfriday #pentelboldpointbrushpen



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I spent all last night drawing smug animals at the LA Natural History Museum's "First Friday" event. #jawcooper #nhmla #lanhm @nhmla #smuganimals #firstfriday #pentelboldpointbrushpen



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