Tonight my husband and I are going to try out hands at some serious Doctor Who trivia at a bar league contest in Minneapolis, so I was happy to find this amazing art without a title, but captioned “Time Lord – Get Down!” by professional artist James Silvani. According to his FAQ, James is an illustrator/cartoonist who does Disney comics and art for Acme Archives, Muppet storybooks for Little, Brown & Co., as well as this type of commissioned character sketch.
James has tons of awesome mashup images on his Tumblr called Did I mention we’re serving cake?, which he uses as his main portfolio site. Next up, we have a certain Mother of Dragons riding Toothless, who looks a little concerned… 🙂 James captions this one “How to Train Your Dothraki.”
Here’s more royalty taking Toothless for a ride, which seems to be a popular mashup theme. James captions this, “I don’t want to get married! I just want to ride my dragon and shoot arrows into the sunset.”
And even though it makes four images today, I just had to share one more princess, riding Toothless in her traditionally clutzy way — here is “In the Name of the Moon I will punish you, you useless reptile.” I love the Luna detail on Toothless’s head!
I’d love to show you more of James’s awesome mashups, like his Tangled/Firefly, or his Harry Potter/Captain America, or his Micky Mouse/Game of Thrones, but really all I can say is that you have to check out his Archive to see them all!
James explains on his site that he’s not licensed to resell any of the mashups and original art found on his site (except to the original commissioner), but you can purchase other art pieces of his from Acme Archives or Dark Ink Art. Otherwise, catch him yourself at a convention some time — check his FAQ for details, but he has options for preordering a sketch, or you get a commission right at his booth, and it looks like he attends all the big Cons.
Finally, James also has his own book out called Draw-A-Saurus: Everything You Need to Know to Draw Your Favorite Dinosaurs, published in 2014. According to the Amazon blurb: “This in-depth yet accessible dinosaur drawing guide combines humor, creativity, and the latest dino research to show artists young and old how to breathe life into drawings of their prehistoric favorites.” Check it out!
All right, that’s it for me, wish us luck tonight! We’re definitely up on our New Who, but the Vintage Who questions are going to be more problematic. I’ll let you know how we do! Take care and stay creative!
“Time Lord – Get Down!” by James Silvani
“How to Train Your Dothraki” by James Silvani
“I don’t want to get married! I just want to ride my dragon and shoot arrows into the sunset” by James Silvani
“In the Name of the Moon I will punish you, you useless reptile” by James Silvani