Rob Carlos

MisCon 30 Attending Professional

Rob started his art career working as a graphic designer for a printing company in Florida, playing D&D with friends and drawing and painting whenever possible.  When that ended, he started selling prints on his website and was asked to do some paintings for the Robert Jordan Wheel of Time TCG, starting his time as a fantasy artist.
For years, Rob concentrated on illustrating for independent and small-press writers and musicians.
In 2007, Rob started showing his work at Norwescon, and other sci-fi/ fantasy conventions. Recently, Rob started down a new path, as the Art director for "Dragon" a PC-based RPG that allows you to play as the dragon in a fantasy world.

Rob started his art career working as a graphic designer for a printing company in Florida, playing D&D with friends and drawing and painting whenever possible. When that ended, he started selling prints on his website and was asked to do some paintings for the Robert Jordan Wheel of Time TCG, starting his time as a fantasy artist.

For years, Rob concentrated on illustrating for independent and small-press writers and musicians.

In 2007, Rob started showing his work at Norwescon, and other sci-fi/ fantasy conventions. Last year, Rob started down a new path, as the Art director for "Dragon" a PC-based RPG that allows you to play as the dragon in a fantasy world.

Web site: http://www.colorsmith.com

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Meet the Artists, Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Chuck Bordell, Rob Carlos, Tony Gregori, Vandy Hall, David Lewis Johnson, Todd Lockwood, L.F. Patten (Laurey), Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon, Jason Williams

    Here's your first opportunity to meet and hang out with MisCon 30's artists. You can talk art, ask questions, have a cup of coffee, whatever you want. Just come hang out.

  • panel Fri 4:00 - 4:50 PM, How to Become an Artist, Pavilion (1)
    Panelists: Rob Carlos, Tony Gregori, David Lewis Johnson, Jeff Sturgeon, Jason Williams

    Pro illustrators and artists team up to discuss all aspects of building a career in art, from developing art skills to gaining exposure, breaking in, negotiating contracts, and more. If you love drawing and painting and want to pursue a career doing what you love, this is the panel for you!

  • panel Fri 5:00 - 5:50 PM, Build an Empire on the Fly, Tent By the Trees (1)
    Panelists: Kevin J Anderson, Carol Berg, Rob Carlos, Brenda Carre, Robin Hobb, Brian Rathbone

    We're once again building an empire! Our panelists will create an empire from the ground up and see how far they get in 50 minutes. They’ll design everything they can think of: geography, races, culture, laws, history, etc, while our moderator will toss problems (like insurgent dissidents and earthquakes) their way. Artist Rob Carlos will sketch out things on the whiteboard as they go.

  • Break Fri 5:50 - Sat Noon
  • panel Sat Noon - 1:50 PM, Artists' Corner, Atrium
    Panelists: Rob Carlos, Vandy Hall, David Lewis Johnson, Todd Lockwood, Nikki Rossignol, John Wright

    Hang out with some of MisCon's artists as they draw, paint, or play around with whatever catches their interest. Want to bring your own art materials and make your own stuff? Please do. Want to ask questions about anything art-related? Now is your chance. Just want to eat a sandwich and watch Rob Carlos draw some awesome dragons? Come have a seat. This is an informal hangout session--come and go as you like, or drop in for a few minutes between panels.

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Sun 1:00
  • panel Sun 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Artist Pictionary, Jefferson
    Panelists: Rob Carlos, Vandy Hall, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon

    Watch our artists duke it out in a game of Pictionary.

  • Break Sun 1:50 - Sun 4:00
  • panel Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Bringing FitzChivalry Farseer to Life, Ballroom B
    Panelists: Rob Carlos, Robin Hobb

    Watch artist Rob Carlos bring FitzChivalry Farseer to life (in an original sketch) under Robin's direction.

  • Break Sun 4:50 - Mon 11:00
  • panel Mon 11:00 - 11:50 AM, Artists' Corner, Atrium
    Panelists: Rob Carlos, Tony Gregori, Vandy Hall, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon

    Hang out with some of MisCon's artists as they draw, paint, or play around with whatever catches their interest. Want to bring your own art materials and make your own stuff? Please do. Want to ask questions about anything art-related? Now is your chance. Just want to eat a sandwich and watch Rob Carlos draw some awesome dragons? Come have a seat. This is an informal hangout session--come and go as you like, or drop in for a few minutes between panels.

  • panel Mon Noon - 12:50 PM, How SFF/F Affects Fine Art and Craft, Glacier
    Moderator: Vandy Hall; Panelists: Rob Carlos, Vandy Hall, Nikki Rossignol, Jeff Sturgeon

    How has science fiction and fantasy in fiction & film influenced “fine” art and craft?


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