ArtJohnny art by John Chanthana


I am a freelance digital artist specializing in fine arts and illustration. Before getting into freelance, I worked as a video game artist in Chicago and was responsible for the character production pipeline at, Skill Technology; I designed, illustrated, built the 3D models, rigged, and animated the characters.

Being able to bring a character or painting to life and share it with others has always been a passion of mine. There is nothing like sharing a finished art piece with others and hearing their thoughts and comments. My creative process starts with a brainstorming session. I lke to write down and sketch whatever comes to mind. Once I'm happy with whatever marks I've made, I create a final drawing and then scan it into my computer and paint it.

I graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with a degree in Film/Video and a concentration in Traditional Animation. I have always been involved with a variety of multimedia, from post-production, to web development.

When I’m not drawing or illustrating, I coach youth football and create graphic and web designs. I find that coding and doing front end development gives me a break from painting. I also enjoy photography; there is nothing like connecting with people and capturing a special moment.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.