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I work with "traditional" media. That means when I create art there is a physical canvas, sculpture or piece of paper with me all over it.

In answer to a number of recent inquiries here is my business pitch.

My idea of a "request" is a commission to create art for money (in US Dollars). Please do not ask me to draw something unless you are willing to pay for it up front.

My standard comic convention rates are as follows:

$10.00 monochrome sketch card
$15.00 color sketch card
$20.00 for 8.5 X 11 sketch
$35.00 for a "simple" 8.5 X 11 1 character color work

(all plus postage)

More ellaborate commissions are negotiated on a per case basis.

double @ price if you want "mature" content i.e. nudity
I do not do hard core or kinky stuff.

PLEASE VISIT MY ETSY ACCOUNT UNDER "LEXLOTHOR" FOR ART SALES.

www.etsy.com/shop/LexLothor?re…

Which category of my works would you like to see more of? 

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8 deviants said paleontology photography and reconstructions
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6 deviants said astronomical and planetary art
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4 deviants said comic book and cartoon inspired fan art
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3 deviants said science fiction & fantasy movie and TV fan art
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Vampire Toad II by LEXLOTHOR
Vampire Toad II
More examples of my mad modeling machinations can be seen in my DA sculpture gallery:

lexlothor.deviantart.com/galle…

art & photo (c) John P. Alexander

Sculpture composited with PVC parts with glass eyes.

This 5 cm toad sports wings off of a "Shrek" donkey-dragon toy and Lego fangs.
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Vampire Frog II by LEXLOTHOR
Vampire Frog II
More examples of my mad modeling machinations can be seen in my DA sculpture gallery:

lexlothor.deviantart.com/galle…


art & photo (c) John P. Alexander

Sculpture composited with resin, PVC & styrene parts with nylon eyes.

This piece was composited from parts of four different frog toys. Each eye and eyelid came from a different Mike toy from "Monsters Inc.". The irises are from a large Beanie Baby frog. Each wing is formed by two wings from separate Hot Wheels dragon sets. They have been sandwiched together with auto body Bondo. The back is from the head of a talking alligator toy. The mouth and tongue are from a Spiderman "Venom" squirt gun. The two fangs are from a Halloween caveman costume necklace. Each claw is a banana shaped link from a string of costume beads. Areas are fared over with Bondo or epoxy plumber's putty. The faux bronze finish is created with aerosol spatter and metallic paints. The verdigris is dilute acrylic sage green. Highlights are dry brushed with copper colored acrylic paint.
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Enterprise at Super-Earth II by LEXLOTHOR
Enterprise at Super-Earth II
More of my astronomical and space travel art can be seen in my DA "Space Art" gallery:

lexlothor.deviantart.com/galle…

This is a card in a series I have done that is inspired by "classic" space ships and scenarios from science fiction television and movies. I am combining the old and the new. After all the Enterprise is supposed to boldly go centuries in the future so why not have it visit a kind of planet that was unknown in the 1960's.

Here we see a so-called "super-earth", a rocky planet many times larger than the Earth yet smaller than ice giants such as Neptune. This double planet is in orbit around a G-type star in the middle of its habitable zone. It is large enough to retain primordial compounds such as methane in its atmosphere, but too warm to form them as ices. This super-earth would be a hostile place for human life with a poisonous atmosphere and toxic oceans with 100 meter waves whipped up by 500 kph winds. It has a very strong magnetic field resulting in vast auroras at is poles.

Its large moon is a habitable earth-like world just waiting for a visit by an away party.

Starship Enterprise (c) Paramount

art & text (c) me

2.5" x 3.5" art card rendered in Prismacolor pencils, Tombow markers & acrylics
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Golden Mayan Dragon by LEXLOTHOR
Golden Mayan Dragon
More of my dragon flights can be seen in my DA "LEXY WORKS" gallery:

lexlothor.deviantart.com/galle…

On a whim I combined my dragon art with Mesoamerican architecture. I have depicted brilliant tropical sunlight and beaches like Cancun. The scan of this image does not fully capture the brilliance of the metallic gold paint and inks I used on the dragon. The original looks like a gilt icon.

art (c) John P. Alexander

5" x 7" artwork rendered in Prismacolor pencils, Tombow markers & acrylics.
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Why "Steven Universe" is Good for Girls

I generally resist cartoons that are crudely rendered. There has been an annoying tendency among American animated series of late to use ever more minimalistic styles. I attribute this to the fact that traditional (2-D) animation simply cannot compete with computer generated animation in image quality. Therefore "Steven Universe" had been on the air for months before I gave it a look see.

I have been as surprised by "SU" as I was by "Adventure Time" and "Gravity Falls". It is well conceived and well written. Just as I found "Adventure Time" to be the most subversive (i.e. crypto-adult) animated series since "Rocky and Bullwinkle", "SU" is the most feminist cartoon show I have ever seen. One can't describe this show without at least once invoking the L-word. Now that this has been done I can get beyond the Sapphic subtext that pervades every episode. Small children will not understand the deeper meanings of the show. Boys will ignore the girly bits and concentrate on Steven's adventures. Adolescent girls with gender identification issues however will perceive that this show is filling a void that they may not have even been conscious of.

The episode in which the boy Steven fuses with the girl Connie to create a composite character that is all-woman reminds us that males and females alike have X chromosomes. Garnet's enthusiasm for this development speaks volumes about her own nature which is revealed in a later episode. By binge-watching this series I got to see that all of the secrets that are slowly revealed are all there from the very beginning.

The BIG message of this show is that it is OK to be a girl. Here are the other messages. Women can be courageous superheroes and not have to wear skimpy outfits. Superheroines can look like any one. Only Garnet is in the Wonder Woman category of physique. Pearl is thin. Amethyst is stout. These women don't have to look like Victoria's Secret models to be attractive. Each episode delivers a different moral such as honesty, courage and self-sacrifice.

I look forward to see how this series develops and whether it can keep up the same quality of plots.

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LEXLOTHOR
John P. Alexander
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
MY WORK IN PALEONTOLOGY CAN BE SEEN HERE:

www.washington.edu/burkemuseum…

For art commission inquiries please contact me at:

jm.alexander@comcast.net

Current Residence: suburban Seattle
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It was by chance that I attended this year's Emerald City Comic Con. Last year my daughter Krystal and I had an Artists Alley table. We did good business but the overhead was so huge that I barely broke even. We decided that we wouldn't "DO" ECCC again until we had our own comic book or product line to sell. The sale of original art and art cards is a marginal endeavor in terms of return on investment. I decided to sit this one out, but Krystal bought a 3-Day Pass months ago. Only a few weeks ago she realized that she had booked a women's film festival on the same weekend. As the later is more germane to her career trajectory she took this in. She got to borrow my car, I got the ticket.

Scalpers were plentiful and I heard that 3-Day passes were going for as much as $300. I can attribute an early sell out as the result of hundreds of speculators grabbing up blocks of tickets as though this were a rock concert. I have never seen so many ticket scalpers at any Seattle convention prior to this one.

So there I was at ECCC 2015 as a tourist. This con has become HUGE. It is now approaching the size of San Diego Comic Con or Atlanta's Dragon Con. As I approached downtown Seattle on Friday, the traffic on I-5 was backed up for miles. I didn't realize that I was headed directly for the epicenter of the traffic snarl. There were 80,000 fans cramming into a few city blocks. It was the worst traffic I have ever experienced in Seattle. It is the reason that I avoid downtown during Seahawks games. I had to sit in stop and go traffic for an hour and 20 minutes before I found a parking lot that was not full. I got the next to last spot in the 6th basement parking level of a luxury hotel. I have never paid so much for such a crappy parking space.

I have been attending ECCC sporadically for 10 years. It has grown by an order of magnitude in that time. The con almost doubled in facility space since last year. There may have been 100,000 fans there on Saturday. I am not sure of the figures. Let's just say that this year ECCC reached a critical mass in which it has become a "Happening" like Woodstock.

I spent the weekend mostly listening to panel discussions on the professional nuts and bolts of comic book production. These were well attended by fellow artists and writers. The events that involved "celebrities" were mobbed and I didn't even attempt to see any of these. Frankly, I couldn't care less. I leave these venues to the kids and starry eyed geeks. I did get to meet legendary comic artist Neal Adams in the Artists Alley. I have posted a photo of this occasion.

There were many exceptionally good hall costumes, too many in fact to take in. Perhaps as many as one in ten attendees wore some form of costume. I wore the same khaki vest I wear when hunting dinosaurs.

I did attend one panel that I thought was going to be a review of upcoming Marvel animated series. It turned out to be a sneak preview of an episode of next fall's "Avengers". So this was the only entertainment event I saw (by accident). The spectators were told that if anyone used a camera or I-phone during the screening that offenders would be ejected. Indeed there were four bouncers standing in the aisles to throw any violators out. This and the fact that cameras were banned from "celebrity" areas added to my perception that fans are beginning to be treated as cattle.

It was an interesting experience, but I am generally in it for the bucks.

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LETMESEEBEUTY Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
Hello
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:iconlexlothor:
LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
THANX for the faves. My G-rated Trek pics seem to be oddballs among your other faves.
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LETMESEEBEUTY Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
Well I like what I see I favorite it
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KodyBoy555 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Do you do requests and art trades?
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LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I gladly take paying commissions. Please check out my "Commissions" statement on my DA front page:

lexlothor.deviantart.com/
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YamaLama1986 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015   Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave of the alt-history Batman poster. :)
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platypus12 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
Would pre-human mining activity really be that easily noticeable?
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DVaca Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you ;_)
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jazzman21 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
How has your fight against the fascist DA admins who censored your pictures?
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LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It isn't worth fighting. Some day I will just start my own web page and post anything I please.
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Fellow Ranger. :iconsaluteplz:
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lovestellio Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
I put some of my works (photos)! You see, I hear you. 
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Flanker-27 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice gallery, nice descriptions.. I admire you ;)
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DiHA-Artwork Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks much for the :+fav::dance:
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FitzOblong Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Thanks for the :+fav: on Vanessa and Candace:  Sweet Ride by FitzOblong . :icondancingtardplz:
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elysiagriffin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for the favorite! c:
Feel free to check out the rest of my work & consider following for future cosplay photography Heart
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Thundersglory Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love all your works, especially your take on the Disney princess's and heroines, but I just generally just love your style.
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Myst222007 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I sent you an e-mail re: a commissioned "Malora" piece of art.

Brent/Leslie

myst22_2007@yahoo.com
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godofimagination Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Hey Joh, are there any Cniderians without radial symmetry? What about Ecynoderms?
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LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I am not particularly adept with invertebrate taxonomy and morphology, but I am not familiar with any.
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Declan46 Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hey! I hope you dont mind, but I wrote a kigo drabble based on one of your works! you can read it here if you'd like: [link]

i made sure to credit you!
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DGsCanvas Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanx for the fave. You => 8-)
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kaleso Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Hey, thanks for the fave! :'D ❤
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AexlPls Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello! I have just finished my own version of your Exoplanetscape 2:
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Hope you like it!
Best regards,
Axel.
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LEXLOTHOR Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow. That's interesting. I will cross post the link on the original.
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