Hey guys! I hope you've been enjoying spring so far like I have.
As you can tell from my sense of humor and inspirations, I'm a big fan of cartoons and animation. I've had the honor of discovering a few artists online who are cool enough to allow me to commission them to draw artwork for me that I use to decorate this official website as well as the banner on my YouTube channel and Patreon.
I currently have 2 artists who create artwork for me, and they are Ratmeat and Sir Isaac. I had a third artist momentarily who created several digital drawings for me but he didn't work out, so Ratty and Ike are my go-to guys for awesome art!
Ratmeat is a freelance 2D digital artist as well as a 3D low poly video game developer from Texas. His interest in creating original characters and drawing horror-inspired scenes of monsters in a punk theme really caught my eye and he was actually the first artist I commissioned for artwork to use for The No Deo Hero.
Art he created for me includes my rat mascot flexing his biceps on the banner of my YouTube channel and Patreon (as well as the splash screen of this official website), the rat sitting in a chair holding his breath with a phone timer in his hand, and the rat being forced to hold his breath by the tattooed panther. If you pay attention to the green walls of my bedroom in my videos, you'll see that they're covered with posters of Ratmeat's paintings that I purchased, and I also have a few magnets of his art on my refrigerator.
Here's a catalogue of Ratmeat's work you can check out: https://ratmeatcreations.carrd.co
My second artist Sir Isaac actually discovered me instead of the other way around. He came across one of my YouTube videos and reached out about having me film a real-life version of one of his animations in exchange for creating an animated scene for me. When life got busy for him and that plan fell through, I decided to have a look at his YouTube channel and instantly enjoyed the animations I saw. He's inspired by slapstick comedy and the art style of cartoons I grew up watching and still enjoy to this day, and his original characters and entertaining scripts and voice talent made me an instant fan.
Unfortunately he experienced some issues with YouTube and is planning to start a new channel with original animations that I volunteered to help out with by providing voice talent where needed. I also took the opportunity to commission him for artwork, and he's since illustrated several scenes from my videos that I've included on my official website, including my rat mascot with his foot raised and ready for a stompdown, the rat hogtied and sock-gagged with a plastic bag tied around his head, the rat relaxing with his feet propped up and his arms behind his head, and the rat being bested in a brethling match by a werewolf.
Here's a link to Sir Isaac's YouTube channel where his awesome animations are currently hosted: https://www.youtube.com/user/SirIsaacChannel/videos
I'm thankful to have both of these incredible artists in my corner and very satisfied with the artwork they've created for me. It's surreal to be a fan of cartoons all my life and get to see myself satirized as a stinking rat who's fur happens to be green (my favorite color) and goes around holding his breath and smelling his friends' shoes. Art imitates life 😄