Anthony Smyers Art

After growing up in Albany, NY, Anthony Smyers moved to Southern California in 2003 to escape the snow and for easy access to the ocean.

Anthony has been drawing ever since he was a child, copying what he saw in comic books and doodling the world around him. Growing up with an artistic parent also encouraged the development of his illustrative skills. Anthony’s love for computers and digital media has also proved useful in influencing the graphic design and illustration career he has pursued.

Anthony’s process starts with a pencil and ink illustration, which is then finished digitally in Photoshop where color, shading and textures are added to create an end product.

In 2010 he had his first three art shows (sponsored by RAW Art), made his first major sales of work, and landed the title of Long Beach, California’s Visual Artist of the Year for 2012. Anthony has also had the privilege of having a two-page spread of his work in Catapult Magazine (Issue 11, 2012) along with having a Featured Artist interview with the Signal Hill Tribune Newspaper in November, 2013.

Anthony’s artwork is ever changing, but continuously aims to take a glimpse at people’s inner thoughts, dreams and demons.


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Artist Work

Mannequin but Fashion (2021)
Work inspired by fashion magazines and the narrative of mental vacancy in those who pursue the modeling career.

The Barkeep (2010)
Narrative that speaks of those who are a service to some but will speak a truth that is wrapped in falsities

RAWards 2012 Visual Artist of the Year (2012)
A video interview from the 4th Annual RAWards show where I one 2012 Visual Artist of the Year for Long Beach, CA

Anthony Smyers at the 2012 RAW Awards Pomona, CA

Uploaded by RAWartists Media on 2012-12-10.