Mixed Media Artist

Mixed Media Artist

Bob Hickey

Freelance Graphic Artist/Designer | Illustrator | Mixed Media Artist | Miniature Painter | IT Consultant | Aluminum Sheet Metal Printing | Canvas Printer

Bob Hickey

Jack of All Trades; Master of Some

I have been an artist for as long as I can remember, but I havent had any formal schooling with art other then some classes between high school and a few art theory courses in college; I am a self taught artist. While at the same time honing my computer skills from a young age, it helped that thanks to computers and the advent of graphic design that my 2 obsessions could finally coexist and feed into one another. When it comes to my artwork, and my style centered around the black and white with a few pop colors thrown into each drawing; I get the most enjoyment out of creating my own take/rendition on pop culture characters / references and actors. No matter what your particular interests are, the common trait amongst the authors, the artists, the collectors, and the consumers is that fundamentally we all have curiosity about seeing our favorite characters in a potentially different light. I am not saying everyone adapts this point of view, but in my experience most of the time we believe in them in some form or another. 

Getting back to what I was saying before my ADHD momentarily took over; I was reading translated japanese Naruto (Bleach, Death Note, DBZ, Gundam Wing, Hellsing, YuYuHakusho, and many others) manga in junior high fourteen years ago and to this day still keep up some of my newer favorites like Attack on Titan, and Tokyo Ghoul.  Countless days of me staring at a computer screen flipping through pages of the translated graphic novels could only be the trigger beginning of my venture into the art realm of the japanese anime universe, later getting into the marvel and DC universe’s as well. A lot of the pieces I have finished in my portfolio are my interpretationsor variations on pop culture references and people. I have extensive experience with all of the adobe creative suite programs, from Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and some experience with dreamweaver due to my IT skillset. I graduated from Illinois State University with a bachelors in Information Systems; Security and Assurance, where my other passions lie. Cyber security, hacking, phishing/other malware defenses, virus/malware removal / damage control, data recovery, and the list goes on. I have sold my artwork at various venues/comic conventions around the midwest over the past few years. An unfortunate health related accident prevented me from having a booth at last years wizard world, but I do hope to return in the future! I have experience with the creation of website branding, logo design, business materials/letterhead graphics, I am also available for free lance commissions and can be reached at grayhatmediallc@gmail.com

Canvas Prints 

My portfolio can be printed onto canvases in various sizes, professionally printed through one of my trusted vendors, take a look at the examples shown in the gallery of the Print Examples page to see the level of quality they have. The various sizing options are listed below: 

8″x12″ | 10″x10″ | 12″x12″| 12″x16″ | 12″x18″ | 11″x14″ | 16″x20″ | 20″x30″

 

These are printed through one of my vendors that worked with aluminum specifically, and have a creation time of two weeks, plus an additional 1-2 weeks for it to be shipped to my facility, repackaged with protective bubble wrap, and rerouted to you with priority 3 day USPS with tracking. [Which will be provided as soon as its sent to you]. 

Aluminum Sheet Metal Prints

Aluminum sheet metal prints are available for my entire portfolio, the sizing comes in various forms. which are listed below: 

7″x10″ | 10″x10″ | 12″x12″ | 11″x14″ | 16″x20″ | 20″x30″

These are printed through one of my vendors that worked with aluminum specifically, and have a creation time of two weeks, plus an additional 1-2 weeks for it to be shipped to my facility, repackaged with protective bubble wrap, and rerouted to you with priority 3 day USPS with tracking. [Which will be provided as soon as its sent to you]. 

Original Artwork  

My original artowrk (the hand drawn pieces themselves that were scanned in to create my print portfolio is available as well, and can be found in one of the sub galleries dedicated to pictures of the originals. Which can be found here

Interested in getting a canvas or metal print of my work? Or comission something specific from me, Use the button below to contact me for more details.

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Gray Hat Media and Technologies LLC
1355 Beckett Lane

Schaumburg, Illinois 60173, USA

grayhatmediallc@gmail.com

847 513 4905