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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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Gnomon classes!

Craig Elliott

For those of you interested in learning some of the techniques and secrets behind creating artwork for film and games, I'll be teaching 2 Gnomon classes again this term.

Just click on the images below to go to the Gnomon site and see the classes that are available!  

The Seventh Son

Craig Elliott

Here is a trailer for a movie I was a Concept Artist on.  I am really hoping this will turn out to be a great film! When the film comes out I'll post some art if Warner Bros is ok with it! 


Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures 
Director: Sergei Bodrov 
Screenwriter: Matt Greenberg, Charles Leavitt, Aaron Guzikowski 
Starring: Jeff Bridges, Julianne Moore, Ben Barnes, Djimon Hounsou, Alicia Vikander, Antje Traue, Olivia Williams, Kit Harington 
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy 
MPAA Rating: Not Available 

Official Websites:,

Plot Summary: 
In a time long past, an evil is about to be unleashed that will reignite the war between the forces of the supernatural and humankind once more. Master Gregory (Jeff Bridges) is a knight who had imprisoned the malevolently powerful witch, Mother Malkin (Julianne Moore), centuries ago. But now she has escaped and is seeking vengeance. Summoning her followers of every incarnation, Mother Malkin is preparing to unleash her terrible wrath on an unsuspecting world. Only one thing stands in her way: Master Gregory.

In a deadly reunion, Gregory comes face to face with the evil he always feared would someday return. Now he has only until the next full moon to do what usually takes years: train his new apprentice, Tom Ward (Ben Barnes) to fight a dark magic unlike any other. Man's only hope lies in the seventh son of a seventh son.

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 to be a Society of Illustrators West Judge!

Craig Elliott

I will be a judge for this years SILA competition, its 51st!  There will also be a great show at Gallery Nucleus agin this year after the results are announced.  Last years was great- such a wonderful mix of styles.  These shows are a must for students, a great way to see the real range of work that is out there!


Robin Richesson - Illustrator

Lisa French - Illustrator

Craig Elliott - Illustrator

Rick Anwyl- Illustrator

Whitney Sherman Illustrator

Check out to see ILW 50


Alyce Heath, Association Manager, P.O. Box 8143 Van Nuys, CA ~

800-799-6368 ~


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

Painting Demo from "Girls and Flowers" drawing event at Gallery Godo

Craig Elliott

This is a 50 minute painting demo I did for the "Girls and Flowers" event last night.  The model is Jennifer Fabos Patton of Gallery Girls fame~  

This is an oil painting on a new traditions oil primed linen panel.  The painting is in about the middle stage that I go through when creating a finished painting.  I have already painted the shadows and done the main lay-in in thin oil.  I use just turpentine for thinning the paint, or straight oil paint in that first stage.  

Here, in the second stage, there is also the beginnings of the more opaque colors in the cheeks, nose and parts of the hair. This second stage is where I make my color choices for the various tones on the skin.  After this stage, if I were to continue, I would continue to add the opaque paint, in the highlights especially, and smoothly blend it into the shadows and other opaque paint areas. The final stage creates a continuous, smooth and mor realistic skin tone.  

Sketches from "Girls and Flowers" workshop with the Gallery Girls!

Craig Elliott

Here are a couple of sketches of Gallery Girls  Jennifer Fabos Patton, and Russia Hardy from the even on June 1st at Gallery Godo!   

We had wonderful costumes for the models, great music to be inspired by and lots of amazing artists working- I think there were 40+people at this event!  

Thank you Jennifer for organizing the event, and thanks to all those who came out to listen to me babble on about art and draw!  


“GIRLS & FLOWERS” Drawing Event at Gallery GODO with Craig Elliott

Craig Elliott

June 1st, 2012

My pal Jennifer (who I have ben drawing since my 1st day at Art Center) has invited me to host, draw and help those who wish it all evening with the Gallery Girls. The girls will be all dressed up (and partly not dressed up) in flowers made by another awesome artist, Theron Milton Nelson.

I will also have some goodies with me for sale, including my new book, and some new prints!


Come to this FUN 3 hour Drawing Workshop with..."GIRLS & FLOWERS" Late Night DRAWING EVENT* 2 Models on 2 stages (EVERYONE GETS A GOOD SEAT!)
* Fun Music * Free Snacks * Drinks


2 Models (Jennifer & Russia) - drawing benches & chairs 

Music by Jason Savvy

DATE: Friday, JUNE 1st
TIME: 10pm to 1am
COST: *** ONLY $20 *** for 2 models!!!! ***
Cash Bar
Gallery Godo
6749 San Fernando Road #C Upstairs
Glendale, CA
(818) 641-4369