Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tim Burton's Guardians of the Galaxy

Oliver suggested another commission at Comic Con, Nightmare before Christmas plus Guardians! A crazy fun idea! It was a little easier to combine these than I thought it would be!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Toy Story fan art

Today is my son Malakai's third birthday! The last few months he has been OBSESSED with Toy Story so for his b day I drew up this drawing to hang on his wall! We love you Kai! Thanks for being crazy and fun and the light of our lives!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Uncle Iroh of the White Lotus


Anyone else watch this show? Avatar has been awesome and watching the Legend of Korra season 3 finale was a ton of fun. A couple approached me at Comic Con and loved my Korra and Aang art but said they could never find someone with good Iroh art. I offered up my skills and they accepted! I love how this one turned out.
As you can tell I'm taking my friend, Adam Munoa's advise and using brown speckled paper with markers and colored pencil on top! I have a lot to learn on blending and shading with the markers but I love it already!

If you want to see my art on a daily basis I almost post daily to my instagram account! I'm @salmond_joy and I'm literally a barrel of fun.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Adventure Time Calvin and Hobbes

One of my biggest fans Oliver suggested I combine two of my favorite things together to make this fun piece! Oliver has some great ideas as you'll see from the next post too! Thanks Oliver!

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Salt Lake Comic Con

Another Comic Con come and gone! It was a crazy one this year! I had a ton of fun and met a lot of great people! People always ask me if I did well, and to be honest I probably made the least amount of money this time but had the best art and most varied art yet! When I say I made the least amount of money I probably made a few dollars less than FanX in April. Since word is getting around about the Comic Con artists from all over are coming for the sheer number of people. Luckily there were lots of people who had not seen my stuff, wanted original stuff, or got commissions. Below are some of the new prints I had for this Con
 I've been watching a crazy anime called "Attack on Titan", people with grapple systems fighting giants. A super weird and fun show. This print turned out super dark but I like how it looks here.
 Harry Potter fan art. This was originally made for my neighbor Noah, and I decided to paint it up so I could sell it. If Potter fans could see it amongst the craziness of the con they really loved this one. It's called "Protego" hence the blue color.
 A big 80's turtles piece! This one took forever but it turned out pretty good. I still need to desaturate the grass as it is fluorescent. I do love my bright colors.
Dr Who! I'm a Matt Smith fan but think the show is strange and interesting. Thanks for checking out the blog today! I'll be posting regularly again as life has returned to normal for me. My brother and I are working on the book a lot now. Hoping to have something to show and sell by the next Comic Con! See you all then!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Advantage: The Art of Jared Salmond

Just wanted to say thanks to all my friends and family who came out to my art show! It went splendidly and I had about three times the amount of people I thought would come. People really enjoyed the show and a lot of my schoolmates really thought I cranked out a lot of good material!


  A special thanks to my wife Mackenzie, she is awesome and has always been a great support to me (Love you Kenz). Plus anything good about the art show was mainly her doing!


Thanks to my parents for always being so supportive in my art and for watching Kai so he didn't destroy everything! Thanks to sir Adam Munoa for help with the easels and for being an awesome friend to me throughout these long years at school. I really have met some great friends throughout these years at school (I would name them all but pretty much all my UVU schoolmates have been great plus I don't want to forget anybody). Thanks to my boss/es Jared and Amy Peterson, they have been gracious enough to let me have a crazy school schedule as long as I could get the job done. School, work, and family at the same time was a little crazy at times, (especially when Kai was up in the middle of the night) but it was all worth it! UVU was a great Illustration school, I loved my awesome teachers like: Will Terry, Perry Stewart, Don Seegmiller, and Howard Fullmer. Each helped me in different ways but let me be who I wanted too.

Thanks to my father in law Dave Heaps for the great photos of the show, you should check out his stuff if you get a chance!


 People really dug the free prints. Mostly because they are free I think. My wife tells me there were a lot of happy kids there. You can also see the dessert table back there, which was used well.

So below this post is what I've been working on this last year. I'll be posting each as a separate post to help with Google image searches! You may need to click on the Salmond Joy logo to see all the posts below! Thanks!

Silhouette fight

This one took me the least amount of time but is my favorite of the bunch. Thanks to Perry Stewart for helping me punch it up a bit with some great ideas! This piece was done in the first part of January and altered the focus of my show.