I have always been a fan of Star Wars. Especially growing up re-watching the original trilogy over and over again on VHS. I recently went to Disneyland Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge and got inspired to create a poster with a lot of the new characters! I have fun laying this out and spending time on each character and detail!
Marvel Studios recently announced at San Diego Comic Con that Mahershala Ali will be playing the new Blade. I have always been a Blade fan and loved Wesley Snipe’s portrayal of him. I am looking forward to this new Blade and wanted to create my own version based off of the 90s comic book outfit and throw in some hints of Wesley’s Blade accessories while adding Mahershala’s likeness.
John Wick, The Animated Series!
The Lost Boys has always been one of my favorite movies. I watched it all the time growing up. I wanted to add Michael Emerson to my line up of model sheets I had been working on. Especially once I heard he would be making an appearance at Monsterpalooza. I had a booth at Monsterpalooza and was able to step away to meet actor Jason Patric and have him autograph my print. So cool!
Easily one of my top 3 favorite films of all time, DRIVE was another must for me to try and turn into an animated series. I can see a really neon and fun looking nightlife environment that goes along with this stylized character. Hopefully I will have time to add more to these concepts soon!
John Wick is one of my favorite movie series. I was curious to see what a John Wick animated series would look like so I decided to draw some stylized images of him along with facial expressions. I plan on diving further into this animated John Wick world in the future!
A tribute piece I did of my favorite attraction at Disneyland growing up. Michael Jackson’s Captain EO!
Jamie Starr - The Starr Knight
(THIS ITEM IS NOT FOR SALE)
This was the next Rad Retro Power art figure I designed along with my buddy , Nerdy Chavez. After having lots of interest and praise from Captain Jaxon, we decided to stylize and design another iconic 80s star with a nostalgic action figure twist.
In this gallery you can see my concept art along with some glamour photos of the figure and accessories. There is also a photo of the figure on display at Designer Con 2018.
We never made additional units, but I was very happy with all the joy many fans expressed when seeing the Jamie Starr figure in photos or on display at Designer Con! The prototype figure was painted by Lando “Unlce Skro” Wilkins.
My Hero Academia is such an awesome show I had to draw Deku!
The Lost Boys x Simpsons mash up piece I created for the WyseFools Halloween Simpsons tribute art show. One of my favorite movies is The Lost Boys so I wanted to create how they may look in Springfield.
I can remember watching Thriller on VHS tape as a kid. I would be so scared but also so amazed at the same time. I specifically remember telling myself to be brave and make it through Michael dancing as the zombie and then I can see him regular again to sing the chorus. Once I got to that part I felt relieved?
I LOVED the latest Avengers movie, Infinity War. So many scenes keep you on the edge of your seat. I also enjoyed all the characters interacting with one another. I took the time to crank out sketches of most of the cast.
My first custom made action figure debuted at Designer Con 2017. I worked all year with my good friend and Rad Retro Power teammate, Nerdy Chavez. We wanted to create our own 80s/90s style action figure that captured the essence of our favorite toys we grew up with but also wanted it to have a mainstream quality to it.
Both of us being fans of Michael Jackson wanted to pay tribute to the King of Pop and also throw in some fun, creative 80s tidbits that spawned from our imaginations. We imagined a universe where Michael was this big, buff bodied hero similar to He-Man or Lion-O but also possessed items unique to the 80s era. So we gave him a Nintendo Power Glove we call his, "Power Gauntlet." We also wanted him to have a futuristic weapon he would carry so we designed a space blaster similar to the Laser Tag guns we played with as kids. Lastly we had to give him his iconic white glove.
The figure was sculpted by my pal, the amazing, May Thamtarana.
Hand painting each figure and helping us complete everything was done by our good friend, Lando Wilkins aka Uncle Skro.
In the end I couldn't be more excited with the outcome and feedback of Captain Jaxon. I created two version of the figure, deluxe and standard. The deluxe version came in a closed box packaging with alternate arm accessories and high impact foam cushioning. The standard version comes with the Captain wearing the power gauntlet and a rad retro power token! Also packaged in a resealable blister card!
See more behind the scenes photos on my Instagram page - @miguelwilson
Digital Illustration created originally for the SITH HAPPENS Art Show in Downtown Anaheim at Popzilla Gallery.
Variant illustration made for the Bank Sale in Downtown L.A. at The Reef.
Exclusive widescreen poster created for CAPCOM.
I had so much fun stylizing all my favorite Street Fighter characters and being able to meet fans at San Diego Comic Con in 2016.
50 x 13.5" on 100lb high gloss paper
Available only at CAPCOM's online store
Digital Illustration created for the, "Eat My Shorts 3 Simpsons Art Show," in Fresno, Ca.
1/1 signed original digital print (SOLD)
EPSON Premium Presentation Matte paper
Jo Jo's Bizarre Adventure sketches.
I was recommended this show from my buddy Lando Wilkins. I have been watching it non-stop and reading the manga as well. I love it!
Traditional illustration created for the, "When You Wish Upon A Show," Disney Tribute Art Show put on by Wyse Fools in Fresno, Ca.
11x17" matte illustration board
pencil, inks, copic markers
I excitedly threw down this sketch the day before checking out the LOGAN movie in theaters. One of my favorite movies now for sure.
Collaboration piece with Michael Pasquale
11x14 print. Limited run of 15.
Released at Designercon in Pasadena on 11/19/16
Digital illustration created for the Outta Time Art Show in Downtown LA. Auctioned off with all proceeds donated to the Michael J. Fox Organization.
16x20 digital print on canvas. 1/1 - SOLD
Digital illustration created for Fandango website to celebrate Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's movie marathon
Digital Illustration featuring Casey Jones. Released for the TMNT tribute art show in Rosemead.
Fun sketches of Danny Trejo.
Sketches of one of my favorite movie characters, The Mask!
Inspired by a group of 4th grade students I used to tutor working for an after school program.
They were all fans of Marvel superheroes and Hello Kitty.
Created for Bait's VOLTRON 30th Anniversary ART SHOW on Melrose Street in Los Angeles.
Digital sketch to remember Gene Wilder.
Had to crank out this sketch after finishing the first season of The Get Down. Awesome show!