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Jason Edmiston
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The Holy Grail for action figure nerds like me.

I got to attend the Hasbro new freelancers fair a couple years ago in Rhode Island, and I'm still smiling.
Hey gang,

I'll be exhibiting this month at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live! (May 18-20, 2012).

It' is "a natural extension of the eighteen-year success of the award-winning Spectrum art annual. As an international melting pot of talent, Spectrum: The Best In Contemporary Fantastic Art has come to symbolize the vibrancy, diversity, and overall excellence of the creative community".

Some of the greats in the biz will be there too: Brom, Mike Mignola, Ian McCaig, among others.

I'll be selling prints, books, posters, and original drawings and paintings. Come by and say hey!

www.spectrumfantasticart.com/s…
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  • Reading: Imagine FX, Juxtapoz
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Mass Effect 2
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Just perfection.
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GregLakowske Feb 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
your stuff is awesome
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:icontheeldernerd:
Hi Jason. I had been looking at your latest freddy kreuger and was impressed, until I noticed something very familiar; having made an overlay, I'm saddened that you're schilling off work as original when all you really do is trace  - while there's some interpretation of colour, I could discern no evidence of freehand, and found even more examples with your work of the medusa, predator and more.

Proof:

i.imgur.com/AOhivOX.jpg
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:iconjasonedmiston:
Thank you for the compliment. 
To clarify, tracing is a tool used in illustration all the time. in most cases, I draw my figures freehand, although they are usually based on some photo reference. In some cases though, such as the Freddy portrait, it was not my intention to interpret the photo. I painted this piece as part of a painting demo class. I was not teaching drawing, or composition, or creativity. I was teaching painting technique. I made it clear to the class that my portrait was heavily based on a photo, and we were just learning how to paint. The students traced the same photo that I did, so we all started on the same page, so to speak.
MANY famous and well established artists trace as part of their tool set, depending on what sort of image they are making: Drew Struzan (who specifically discusses this in his Hellboy DVD), Norman Rockwell, Gil Elvgren, etc. Look it up. I am no different most working illustrators today. We can all draw freehand, given the time, but to speed things up for projects, we sometimes lightbox photos to give us a running start. The "art" in our pieces then becomes the color choices we make, the brush strokes we choose, etc. People hire me for these properties I bring to my art. Most of my projects you'll find if you were to look at my career as a whole, are based on MANY different photos of a subject, joined together into a wholly original composition. My Freddy portrait is unusual for me, as it's based on one single image. This photo is well known. I realize I am not fooling anyone with any knowledge of this character. 
And one more thing, your Medusa comment is completely wrong, as I shot reference for the body myself, and the face is built from a half dozen varying pieces of reference, none of them exactly the same as my drawing.
Do some research before you accuse someone of something you have no understanding of.
Jason
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:cake: Happy Birthday :beer:
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