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NEWS

First - become a fan on facebook!
Most pictures will be posted there before anywhere else, plus there will be some images that will never be available anywhere else!

New Products


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01/13/10 - Lots of new pictures up in the print area! Plus, we've opened a ZAZZLE shop which has awesome products you can have customized with lots of different images you've seen here!

05/15/09 - OK, I know it's not a new product, but YAY! Blizzard finally posted the submission I sent to their fan-art site. It's at: Blizzard Fan Art, and it's 3rd down on the left (for now - that changes)

04/25/09 - Bookmarks of selected artwork are now available at our Auctiva store - only $2.99 each, with FREE SHIPPING!

03/21/09 - We're trying something new (gasp), and have started a CafePress shop. Take a look at the Miscellaneous page to see the items, or click on the link below, and it'll take you right there.

02/09/09 - Want to find a deal on some of my artwork? Check out the e-bay auctions we've started at http://store.auctiva.com/mrscolorsmith
There will be a bunch of things available here for less than you can find them for on this site!

Appearances and signings

Now there's a calendar that shows what event's we'll be at, and when and where they are - there are even Google maps to show how to get there! Go to:
ROB'S CALENDAR

04/04/09 - 2009 Spring Fairy Festival - Tacoma Washington
This show was so much fun, and a great way to kick off the year! I did nine pencil commissions during the eight hours we were there (whew!) - click HERE to see them! Some of these will be available as color prints in the next month or two :)

04/09/09 - Norwescon 33 - Seatac, Washington
The panels went great - my thanks to all the artists I met while I was there. Especially Cory and Catska Ench - you guys ROCK! (OK, I didn't exactly just meet you there this year) Plus, I won the award for Voter's Choice for Best Fantasy in the Art show with Witchburn!

07/31-08/02/09 Faerieworlds Secret House Winery-Veneta, OR
Fairy Jamboree, for lack of a better term - created and hosted by Brian Froud
Our booth should be as you enter the main circle, on the left.

08/07-08/09/09 Dragonflight Bellevue Hilton-Bellevue, WA
I think I'm their artist guest again this year - at least they've asked me to do the program artwork! Will be drawing like crazy - come by early to get your picture done.

08/16-08/17/09 Washington Renaissance Fantasy Faire (if it happens this year - still waiting to hear)
Somewhere around Buckley, WA

09/04-09/07/09 Dragon*Con  Atlanta Hilton, Hyatt Regency Atlanta, Marriott Marquis Atlanta, and Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
I've got a table in the newly-expanded Art show this year (They're putting it in that huge room where registration was last year... with better cell-phone reception!!!)

09/13/09 Central Puget Sound Pagan Pride Day  Federal Way Community Center-Federal Way, WA

11/27-11/29/09 OryCon 31  Doubletree Hotel- Portland, OR

About Rob

(Told by the one who probably knows the story best)

As a precocious two year old, Rob Carlos was writing and drawing on any blank surface with anything that would mark it (much to his parents’ dismay).  He loved superheroes and was particularly drawn (no pun intended) to Spiderman and Batman – his mother once told me that she started taping huge sheets of paper to the walls for him to draw on to both be able to keep his young artwork and to also protect these surfaces.
Rob kept with his artwork, learning other media besides crayons and markers, throughout his primary school years.  In high school, his creative nature led him into the world of Dungeons and Dragons.  When he wasn’t creating art, he was playing with friends – which only fueled his imagination with more interesting characters and creatures to illustrate and bring to life (and yes – he still plays when he can, but finds himself the Dungeon Master to our woebegone group of adventurers instead of playing.  Don’t feel too badly for him, however.  He is still using the games to fuel his artistic endeavors).
Rob started college in the mid-80s in New York at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) as a mechanical engineering major.  He was told there was no money in art and thought he would make his living in a different field.  However, after a short time, he found his way back into the art scene and transferred his major to fine art/illustration.  He did not feel like he was learning much and could not relate to his instructors, so he left RIT and headed to Florida to try and get into the animation department at Disney.
Needless to say, Disney did not work out for Rob and he next found himself working as a graphic designer for a local printing company.  He was working there when I met him – and still playing D&D with friends and drawing and painting whenever possible.  Unfortunately, the printing company went bankrupt and he was unemployed.  That was when I told him to just concentrate on his art.  He started selling prints on his website and was asked to do some paintings for the Robert Jordan Wheel of Time TCG.  In 2001, we came to the Puget Sound area.
Rob has a fairly extensive web site and has worked briefly with other forms of fantasy role playing games.  Recently, Add an Accent® has begun working with Rob to offer six of his dragons as beautiful pewter figurines.  They have also started putting his artwork on ceramic tiles.  
In 2007, Rob started showing his work at local science fiction and fantasy and gaming conventions.  He is continuing the trend in 2008.  Rob will continue to draw and breathe life into characters, monsters, and fantastical creatures for as long as they keep telling him their stories.  May the stories never die…

Jean Carlos
March 2008