- Must-eat movie snack: Popcorn, it’s a ritual in our house. Never microwaved, always on the stove!
Actor that always makes him LOL: John C. Reilly
Favorite movie quote: Bill Paxton’s “game over, man” rant in Aliens comes to mind. He’s fully accepted the futility of the situation, and his delivery is perfect and hilarious… in spite of how serious the situation is.
I have always created art in some form for as long as I can remember. My grandfather was a professional artist/illustrator in the Philadelphia area, and I would visit and spend time in his home studio. He taught me how to use an airbrush at a very young age.
The last 15 years I have been mostly digital. I love the freedom and flexibility you get with it. Apps like Procreate on the iPad make it so easy to create anywhere; the industry has changed so much. I work with a lot of 3D software as well.
When I take a break from the computer, the pencil is still my go-to medium. I just finished a set of dinosaur illustrations for my daughter’s bedroom in colored pencil.
Frank Frazetta has been an inspiration for me since the beginning. I was fortunate enough to be able to visit his museum in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania before he passed away, when all of the pieces were still intact. Seeing the original paintings that were used on the magazines and book covers that inspired me as a young artist was awesome. It would be impossible to pick a favorite, but some images to check out would be his Conan novel covers he did from the 60s and 70s.
Fun fact: I was a professional magician in Las Vegas years ago, working at various hotels while I attended art school. It was a lot of fun, I met a lot of amazing people in that city, and have a catalog of adventure stories to match. I still practice regularly and occasionally work events doing close up magic. I would say that I preferred card tricks, I have a large variety of those that I regularly do.
These are some of Jim's favorite selections of artwork from his portfolio. Check out his website at www.jimseaver.com.