Inspiration: Art

Junkyard Sam's Progress Sketches

by OKAT 24

Featured: Junkyard Sam | Doodlers Anonymous

Junkyard Sam is one of those people that I am so fortunate to have met through the "internets." He is also one of the most frank and genuine artists I've had the pleasure of communicating with. In our chats, we always end up talking about the process of an artwork. How it transforms from the concept or doodle stage to the more refined and final presentation. I was lucky enough to get a look into that process (from his perspective) with the following set of featured images. Enjoy.

junkyard sam progress sketch

junkyard sam progress sketch

junkyard sam progress sketch

junkyard sam progress sketch

junkyard sam progress sketch


  1. your style and colors are fantastic! Thank you so much for sharing this ... I'm in love with your work :) Jen

  2. Cool. I love the balck and white ones.

  3. Beautiful stuff ! Very very cool :) I like the details and the colors in your final illustrations. Your final work is done on paper or do you paint digitally? Thanks for sharing..

  4. Your work is amazing! Very whimsical. You are an illustrator? I would love to know more about the characters

  5. Wow! Very original... not like anybody else out there right now. I love it so much! What is your technique process? What mediums do you use? Beautiful.

  6. Thanks so much for your comments. I'm actually withdrawing a bit from the art world for a while, to work on a super-top-secret government project. Well, it's not a government project... but I sure wish I could tell!!! Thanks again!

  7. Great illustrations!

  8. Great surrealism, nice colors!

  9. Your art is so so so so so neat. i love all the colors and the hughes... nice. :o you just keep doin what you're doin!!!!!

  10. great work and was a wonderful experience

  11. oh, these are so wonderful. really good work!

  12. Sweet amazing massive colour

  13. i admire the way you show step by step of your approach to what you want your picture to look like.....then in the WA-BAM!!! its finished with an amazing water-colour kind of look Coo-dos my friend

  14. This is magnificent! I absolutely love it!

  15. Gorgeous! And what a gift to share your process from sketch to artwork with us! I bet everyone devours it. Seeing someone else's art is great. But for an artist it's a thousand times more interesting to see the process as well. I love your art work! Your use of colour and the depth in your work is amazing. And I love how you work your actors into your sketches and then into the actual piece of art. I can look at this forever! Can't wait to see about your secret project and I'm sure going to look up some more of your work!

  16. Junkyard Sam may be one of those who travel and observe. Not a bad type of person to have around. Where did the character come from?


  18. amazing. for real. good job.

  19. love how he shows the original drawing and then the changes and then finally the finished piece, wonderful graphic art illustration.

  20. wow! your art is incredible. What a stunning use of colour in your final illustrations.

  21. Absolutely LOVE your work!! And I like that you showed a little of the process. Thanks for sharing.

  22. Truly wonderful work!

  23. Love your style - very cool

  24. I love the world that you have created! makes me happy :)

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