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MARS ATTACKS ALL STAR SKETCH ARTIST CARD :icontyrant-1:Tyrant-1 5 0 MARS ATTACKS: OCCUPATION PREVIEW Cab Driver :icontyrant-1:Tyrant-1 4 0 MARS ATTACKS: OCCUPATION PREVIEW 34th St :icontyrant-1:Tyrant-1 3 0 MARS ATTACKS: OCCUPATION PREVIEW Beach Babe :icontyrant-1:Tyrant-1 2 0 Clone Wars Resolutions: Echoes of History Part 2 :icontyrant-1:Tyrant-1 8 0 STAR WARS CHROME PERSPECTIVES 2: JEDI VS SITH :icontyrant-1:Tyrant-1 13 2 STAR WARS ILLUSTRATED: ESB SET 10 :icontyrant-1:Tyrant-1 4 0 STAR WARS ILLUSTRATED: ESB SET 9 :icontyrant-1:Tyrant-1 2 0 STAR WARS ILLUSTRATED: ESB SET 8 :icontyrant-1:Tyrant-1 1 0 STAR WARS ILLUSTRATED: ESB SET 7 :icontyrant-1:Tyrant-1 2 0 STAR WARS ILLUSTRATED: ESB SET 6 :icontyrant-1:Tyrant-1 5 0 STAR WARS ILLUSTRATED: ESB SET 5 :icontyrant-1:Tyrant-1 3 0 STAR WARS ILLUSTRATED: ESB SET 4 :icontyrant-1:Tyrant-1 4 0 STAR WARS ILLUSTRATED: ESB SET 3 :icontyrant-1:Tyrant-1 3 0 STAR WARS ILLIUSTRATED: ESB SET 2 :icontyrant-1:Tyrant-1 5 0 STAR WARS ILLUSTRATED: ESB SET 1 :icontyrant-1:Tyrant-1 5 0



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Christopher West
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Christopher L. West is a self-taught artist working in pencil, pen & ink and watercolors. Hugely influenced by the cartoons and comics of the 80’s and 90’s, the subjects of his work cross the genres of superheroes, sci-fi and horror. If it has a cape, a lightsaber or eats brains, he will draw it.

Current Residence: Florida
Shell of choice: Ninja Turtle
Favourite cartoon character: Batman


One of my first base cards for Mars Attacks Occupation! Pretty excited and astonished to be included with eight other amazing artists who did one of a kind pieces for this subset! The original is also a pack insert in addition to the ones printed for the set. The original was completed with Copic marker, ink and some colored pencil on an official 2.5x3.5 inch Topps sketch card.
Yeah, I know there are some that can go backward...but whatever!

So much has happened and while I could tell u about all kinds of ups and downs and twists and turns the rollercoaster has made, I'll just share what I have been able to take from the ride so far...hope it doesn't come across as preachy...ALL of these thoughts r based on some event or circumstance I've experienced that were a kick in the head...and my head just about turned to mush! lol

- sometimes things r taking shape beyond your ability to know or see them...have a little faith it is still happening...because when it does happen u will feel like a knucklehead for thinking it wouldn't
- never give up...never give up...never give up...and make sure you never give up
- follow your instincts...even if something wonky happens u were probably telling yourself to do it because u needed to learn from it to move forward
- there will b ups and downs so don't get stuck on the down part for long because it won't stay there...really
- there r people looking out for u
- get feedback from the people who support u...the key word being "support"...u know who they r...the ones who help u move forward...they see what you can do and what u need help with
- believe it will happen (kinda like the first thought above but this is about believing...listen to the things Yoda says)...even if it doesn't happen when u want it to...there is a timing for everything
- don't psych yourself out or try to defeat yourself...u r absolutely the worst person that can talk u out of doing something (if u think the world is against u why join them?)...especially when u know it's what u need to do it
- trust in the timing of things (as noted above)...things don't always happen when u want them to but when they r meant to happen
- keep moving forward...crash and burn or whatever epic fail u find yourself wrapped up in take inventory and move along...and realize that just might happen again (and again) before u get where u are headed
- reach out to people who know and have been there and listen to them...u don't know everything
- acknowledge those who have provided opportunities for u to move forward and make sure they know u appreciate what they have done for u...but don't be
- pass on what u have learned and help who u can help...pretty sure u didn't get where u r without a hand or two and whoever did was kind enough to do the same for u...and it's just what u gotta do

I don't know that I do all of this all of the time but I try to remind myself...the rollercoaster moves forward. (Yeah, I know the backward ones...WHATEVER!)



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Tyrant-1 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
Anyone looking for more of my work on FB I'm here…
droogx47 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Love the work you did for Legendary Lovecraft.  Do you have any APs or blank commissions  from that set available?
Tyrant-1 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Sure do. Send me another note here or email me at or msg me on FB. Whichever is best for u.  
Frisbeegod Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
THANKS for watching!!!  Nice gallery-!!!
Tyrant-1 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Keep up the great work! And thx! I appreciate it! So much new work cooking right now with new card sets and a secret project and a few other things. Should have more new stuff to post in the weeks ahead. Stay tuned!
thebingbang Featured By Owner May 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thx for the Added to my devWatch! dude! 
Tyrant-1 Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yep yep!
Purple-Pencil Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch and the advice! :)
FlatsNColors Featured By Owner May 13, 2014
great sketch cards
Tyrant-1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! And thanks for the watch! Back atcha!
DenaeFrazierStudios Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the Added to my devWatch!!
professorwagstaff Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014

Hey Christopher, thank you oh sooo much for the multiple faves and the watch. Wow.

I can't believe you are just starting out w/the copic markers, your work is excellent. I myself have attempted several ATC's (mostly sports related) but have kept with using just pencils. I have a fear of anything I can't erase. I am also presently located in Fla but for only one more month. Thanks again, I really do appreciate your very generous words.

JediDad Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Hey, thanks for the watch!  Congrats on getting the SW cards!
Tyrant-1 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Very cool! Great work!

Thanks! This was my third Star Wars set and I am thrilled to be on another! It means so much to me to be able to contribute and draw stuff I did when I was a kid. I am so thankful to have the opportunity.
dino-damage Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Hey Chris,
Your work is fantastic! Love your colouring and palette choice. Definitely had to return the watch! I'll catch you on Facebook as well.
Tyrant-1 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
Great! Thanks! Catch u on FB too!
MrEdgyart Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
thank you :) 
MadGardens Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
 Thank you very much for the Deviant Watch!  :D  It's greatly appreciated!  :iconhappybounce:
DaveStrong Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch and faves, man! 
Christopher-Manuel Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oustanding gallery!
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