j a s o n c h a n a r t . c o m


My name is Jason Chan and I like to draw :)

I was born and raised in Stockton, California in 1983. After high school I moved out to San Francisco to study 3D animation at the Academy of Art University, but promptly changed my major to illustration and graduated in the Spring of 06. I am now working at Massive Black.

As I said, I love to draw. Ever since I was a kid I've always been drawing characters for make believe video games, cartoons and comics. I also loved drawing my favorite X-men characters, warcraft heroes, and video game sprites. I drew a million Mega Man and Mario drawings. As I grew up, that love for video games and fantasy never left me. I grew to love fantasy novels and that inspired my work. Many of my favorite video games were japanese made so as I drew the characters from those games, I began to fall for the anime style. Of course, that lead me to watch anime - an addiction I still haven't been able to shake. After a couple of yearsof horrible attempts at manga style art, I began school in San Francisco and actually got some decent life drawing and anatomy practice. I began to to be exposed to some of the western masters such as Sargent, Leyendecker, Rockwell, and Frazetta. I embraced the esthetics of western art and tried to improve myself in that direction. Now I am trying to marry my western art education with my eastern art interest and see what happens.

I'm still trying. We'll see what happens.


Stuff to check out for inspiration (in no particular order):

Juno Jeong -artist of Lineage
Hiroaki Samura - artist of Blade of the Immortal
Yoji Shinkawa - artist of Metal Gear Solid
Akihiko Yoshida - artist of Vagrant Story, FF Tactics, FFXII
Range Murata - artist of Blue Submarine and Last Exile
Frank Frazetta - artist that revolutionized fantasy art
Brom - artist who revolutionized fantasy art again :)
James Jean - artist who can do anything and it looks great
Final Fantasy series - games
Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children - movie
Shadow of the Collosus - game
ICO - game
Half Life 2 - game
Katamari Damacy - game
Metal Gear Solid series - games
Lord of the Rings - books/movies
Full Metal Alchemist - anime
Ayashi No Ceres - anime
Honey and Clover - anime
Ka - Cirque du Soliel show at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas
Samurai Champloo - anime
Xenogears - game
Chrono Trigger - game
Battle Royale - movie
Blade of the Immortal - manga

more coming...





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All Images are the property of Jason Chan unless stated otherwise and may not be used without the written consent of Jason Chan. All copyrighted characters are drawn as fan art and are properties of their respective companies, all rights reserved.