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16429 Lost Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA, 91387
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Drawing from the visual worlds of science and nature, the human figure, the grand tradition of American illustration, Japanese scroll paintings and woodblock prints, fantasy illustration, and great artists of Europe, Elliott’s work strikes the viewer at first with a powerful tableau and draws them in to experience the subtlety and beauty within. Beyond the pictorial impact of his work, themes personal to him such as body image, environmental preservation, and social and psychological repression weave themselves throughout his work.

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Batty Girl oil commission

Craig Elliott

Oil painting commission from a request at Comic-Con 2013. This is a small painting 9 x 12 inches on fine linen mounted to a wood board. 

I'm going for a bit of a misty overcast atmosphere in this one, keeping the light cool, and the shadows as warm as possible.

Bettie Page Portrait in Photoshop

Craig Elliott

Bettie Page portrait done in Photoshop at the Wacom booth from Siggraph 2013.  Thanks to the Creative Talent Network for inviting me to demo! 

For this demo I worked essentially the same way I do in real oil paint- starting generally and softly, sharpening and correcting the drawing as I go. I make artistic choices to emphasize what I want, and lessen what I don't want to be prominent as I work. 
#Wacom #CTN #Bettiepage #CraigElliott #Siggraph

Live Painting Interview at Comic-con San Diego 2013 from Ideate TV!

Craig Elliott

Here I am just starting the painting of Erin I previously posted so you can see what the early stage of an oil painting looks like. 

I start by blocking in some tone to work off of, and the main shapes and colors of the facial skin tones. I then work on my shadows into that tone, and build them up until I feel they are right and then put the highlights in. I go back after that and add more dark accents and final details. 

I work very generally to specifically not being afraid to make mistakes because I can fix them as I work. 

Enjoy the interview!

Portrait painting of Erin at San Diego Comic-con 2013

Craig Elliott

I spent 2 days doing portraits of some of my friends at at Comic-con San Diego 2013 this year. Here I am painting Erin Montemurro's portrait.   

Erin made this brilliant costume based on the cover of my art book and my painting "Music". needless to say, Erin and her costume was a hit all over the con!

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Craig Elliott painting portrait

Little Surfer Girl...

Craig Elliott

Here is a 7 x 10 inch watercolor I did for my Publisher John Fleskes, on my last visit to his place.   I started in terra cotta pencil and finshed off in watercolors.  John was kind enough to scan the piece when I had finished the drawing, so you can see both stages.  There will also be a time lapse film of this some time soon, as the whole 3 hour process was filmed as I worked.  

Surfer Girl - Watercolor by Craig Elliott

Surfer Girl, preliminary drawing -by Craig Elliott

New sketches~

Craig Elliott

Here are a couple new sketch commissions I have been working on!  both are on heavy rag printing paper in pencil and watercolor.  

Shy Hummingbird Girl

Devil Defeated by Love


Comicon 2012 booth #4713

Craig Elliott


Comicon 2012 is here!  

Craig Elliott Gallery will be set up at booth #4713 again this year, in the "fantasy Illustrators" area of Hall "G"

I'll have my new book, many new prints, originals, I'll be doing painting demos and taking sketch commissions. The booth has been redesigned, all new and fresh! Stop by and say hi! 


Original watercolor and pencil painting, available at Comic-con 2012

Sketches from APE 2011 and Breda, Netherlands

Craig Elliott







Here are a few commission sketches from some of this year's shows I have been a guest at.

The left drawing is a Costume sketch of Princess Amidala/ Padme.

The second is of a Japanese girl who got cancer because of the radiation from the Hiroshima bomb.  She was 2 years old when the bomb went off, and died at age 12.  She tried to fold 1000 cranes before she died, so she could recieve a wish, as the crane folding legend goes. She was not able to do so before she died.  She has become a legend in Japan and there are several statues in her honor. 

The third sketch is for someone who requested a "Bond Girl" or secret agent type! 

I hope to post more sketches soon, as I get time to resize the scans and color correct them...

Appearance at APE Expo San Francisco! Oct 1-2

Craig Elliott

The Art of Craig Elliott cover variant

I will be Joining Art book publisher Flesk Publications exhibiting at APE (Alternative Press Expo) on October 1-2 at the Concourse Exhibition Center in San Francisco, booth number 212 and 213B, next to our friends at Stuart Ng Books.

Stop by and say hi if you you live in the area or are visting!  This is my first time exhibiting at the APE show and it will be a real adventure- a whole different crowd from Comicon and Wondercon (put on by the same company as APE)  

See you there! 

Flesk will have copies of their entire line of books including exclusive titles, Flesk Prime, showcasing the art of Craig Elliott, Gary Gianni, Petar Meseldıija, Mark Schultz and William Stout, and the signed chapbooks Mysterious Islands by Gary Gianni, Mark Schultz: Blue Book, and the 16-page teaser for the upcoming Naughty and Nice: The Good Girl Art of Bruce Timm.

Also available will be recently released titles Al Williamson Archives volume two and Mark Schultz: Various Drawings volume five.

Craig Elliott will be at the booth for the duration of the show, promoting his upcoming Flesk collection, The Art of Craig Elliott. The book focuses on Craig‚s fine art celebrating the female form, collected in a single volume for the first time. Craig‚s lush imagery combines his meticulous understanding of design with his intensely emotional approach to color and form. Elliott works in the Save & Closeanimation industry as a visual development artist, character designer and concept artist, collaborating on such hit films as Bee Movie, Treasure Planet, Rio and The Princess and the Frog. Craig will have original art, prints and jewelry on hand.

Free fliers and catalogues will be available for all 2011 Flesk Offerings.

Publisher, John Flesk, will be in attendance to offer insight into our upcoming titles and what is in store in the future.

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

Flesk Publications' focus is on comic, fantasy, fine and illustration art, and graphic novels. Our goal is to continue promoting the arts through quality collections. Our publications showcase the talents of James Bama, Craig Elliott, Gary Gianni, Petar Meseldıija, Steve Rude, Mark Schultz, Jim Silke, William Stout, Bruce Timm, Al Williamson, and more.

Full details and sample pages for these books and for all Flesk Publications titles, plus the most recent news can be found at Additional information can be read on publisher John Fleskes‚ blog at