Missoula's Science Fiction & Fantasy Convention

MisCon 38: the Dark Forest, May 24 - 27, 2024 Missoula, Montana

Rob Carlos

MisCon 38 Attending Professional

Rob Carlos started his art career working as a digital graphic designer for a printing company in Florida, illustrating the D&D games he ran with friends and drawing and painting whenever possible.  When that company folded, he started selling prints on his website (the worldwide web was a brand new thing at that point) and was asked to do some paintings for the Robert Jordan Wheel of Time TCG, starting his official professional work as a fantasy artist.

Rob Carlos started his art career working as a digital graphic designer for a printing company in Florida, illustrating the D&D games he ran with friends and drawing and painting whenever possible. When that company folded, he started selling prints on his website (the worldwide web was a brand new thing at that point) and was asked to do some paintings for the Robert Jordan Wheel of Time TCG, starting his official professional work as a fantasy artist.
In 2007, Rob started showing his work at Norwescon, and other sci-fi/ fantasy conventions. For years, Rob concentrated on illustrating for independent and small-press writers and musicians. During that time, Add An Accent produced a line of pewter dragons and ceramic tiles based on Rob's artwork. Recently, MGL licensing in London has chosen to represent Rob, and there should be many more new products to look forward to in years to come! Meanwhile, Rob stays busy doing both self-directed and commercial painting projects, drawing people's personal dragons, and occasionally creating enormous murals for locations around Washington and Oregon.

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

Scheduled Panels and Presentations:

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(Tentative)

  • panel Fri 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Meet the Artists, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Justin Barba; Panelists: John Barba, Justin Barba, Stan! Brown, Michael Brugger, Rob Carlos, Echo Chernik, Dragon Dronet, Tony Gregori, Lizzy D. Hill, Tess Langston, Todd Lockwood, Alexandra Martyn, Cait May, Randy Pepprock, Sean Ricks, Nikki Rossignol McCoy, Steven K Smith (SKS Props), Jeff Sturgeon, Tiffany Toland-Scott, Brittany Torres, Jim Wright (Stonekettle), Lacy Zee (Vox Moxxi)

    Here's your first opportunity to meet and hang out with MisCon 37's artists. You can talk art, ask questions, have a cup of coffee (or something stronger), get things signed, whatever you want. Just come hang out.

  • Break Fri 2:50 - Fri 9:00
  • panel Fri 9:00 - 10:50 PM, Drink and Draw at the MoonLight Ball, Artist's Corner
    Moderator: Sean Ricks; Panelists: Michael Brugger, Rob Carlos, Sean Ricks

    Join a few of our artists as they try to draw 3 models along the edge of the Moonlight Ball. Don't worry--they won't trap you in the fey realm by drawing you. No, dancing to the fairy music will do that.

  • Break Fri 10:50 - Sat 10:00
  • panel Sat 10:00 - 10:50 AM, The Business of Art, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Jean Carlos; Panelists: Rob Carlos, Cait May, Steven K Smith (SKS Props), Jeff Sturgeon

    Let's talk about the less fun side of being an artist: the business. What does it take to make a living through your art? What are the pitfalls? Downsides? How do you start?

  • Break Sat 10:50 - Sat 1:00
  • panel Sat 1:00 - 1:50 PM, Speed Art Demo: Rob Carlos, Nameless Ballroom
    Panelists: Rob Carlos

    MisCon artist Rob Carlos can paint very fast when he wants to. Come watch him pour on the coal and zip out something amazing in 50 minutes.

  • Break Sat 1:50 - Sat 3:00
  • panel Sat 3:00 - 3:50 PM, Artist Pictionary, Nameless Ballroom
    Moderator: Jean Carlos; Panelists: Jean Carlos, Rob Carlos, Tony Gregori, Todd Lockwood, Cait May

    Watch our artists play a vicious game of Pictionary against each other.

  • Break Sat 3:50 - Sun 2:00
  • moderator Sun 2:00 - 2:50 PM, Art in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, Dragon Pavilion (1)
    Moderator: Rob Carlos; Panelists: Rob Carlos, Echo Chernik, Cait May, Tiffany Toland-Scott

    Our artists will discuss art in the age of AI. Is the future bleak? Is it bright? What are the pros and cons of AI? How can artists (and future artists!) deal with it? Is it already too late?

  • Break Sun 2:50 - Sun 4:00
  • panel Sun 4:00 - 4:50 PM, Rob Carlos Painting Demo, Artist's Corner
    Panelists: Rob Carlos

    Artist Rob Carlos will work on a painting in the Artist's Corner.

  • Break Sun 4:50 - Mon 10:00
  • panel Mon 10:00 - 10:50 AM, Oils, Acrylics, Aluminium, Wool, Glass: Let's Talk Art, Monster Tent (2)
    Panelists: Stan! Brown, Rob Carlos, Cheyenna Krone, Steven K Smith (SKS Props), Tiffany Toland-Scott

    Oil painting. Acrylics. Digital. Pencils. pens. Clay. Glass. Fibers. Metal. Why do our artists like working with the media they use? What are benefits of them? Can you make a living oil painting these days?