Monday, November 23, 2009

Original Targete oil paintings for sale

I get many people who ask me "Hey where can I get an original piece from you not to mention an affordable one?" well these are the facts and answers.
Between 1989 and about 2004 I was painting book covers mainly with oil paints. Many of these paintings took about two weeks or more to complete, some were more detailed then others depending on the deadlines I had. Many were craeted not long after I graduated from the School of Visual arts. I was still learning and developing my style so many of these pieces were a sign of that time.
I have in my possession quite a few originals that were stored away and even forgotten by me. I've kept them for sentimental reasons because each of those pieces marked a certain evolution in my career and life. Recently we moved to Texas and I've unpacked many of those box's that had these classic Targete paintings and I've decided to put them up for sale for anyone interested in getting an orioginal.

Please visit The illustration exchange to see what pieces I have available for sale just type in "Targete" without the quotes in the search box. I also have a few on my website in the "For sale" section.

At this point in my career I do oil paintings when I get the chance and get a break from my film and video game concept work which is mainly done in digital. You can never forget your roots and what got you where you are.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A speed painting and 3d

Ahh its been a while since I've updated. With work and another baby on the way I have my hands full. Things are going good, I wrapped up my work on John Carter of Mars and am fully immersed on a graphic novel/comic book with Radical comics. It's a lot of work but I like the challenge. I've also been working with Blizzard on some World of Warcraft tcg art, cant post those yet. I actually had fun painting scenes from that universe, quite a change up from my darker pieces.

Below is a speed painting I did to loosen up a bit. Also a head sculpt I did in Mudbox titled "Smiling Bastard ". The alien ships were created with a nifty little program called "easy toy" its a sketch based modeler and man its great for 3d challenged guys like me . Textures and rendering was done in Photo shop cs4.

The evolution of my art is ongoing, and I've been at it since I was old enough to hold a pencil. Professionally I've been working as an illustrator/concept artist and art director since 1989. I've worked on book covers , game box art, video game art , matte paintings and costume designs for Film and now finally I get to work on a graphic novel for a major comic book publisher. The circle is not complete though until I write, concept and illustrate my own graphic novel which has been ongoing for sometime now. When I am far enough along to show something I definitely will. I will also be looking at potential publishers as well as this will be the pure Targete, unfiltered , unchained and out to shock :). I will definitely give the fans what they have been asking me for a long time.

As soon as I am allowed to unveil art from the graphic novel project I surely will. I appreciate all the support and kind emails I receive about my artwork.

JP Targete

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Graphic novel and Film work news

It's official I'll be working on an un-annouced graphic novel/comic book series with Radical comics. Radical is new comic book publisher which focus on high concepts painted sequentials and comic book to film properties, a few of their projects are already being made into films including Hercules and Freedom Formula, you can check it out at

I also will be working on a big film project in the coming months. Will fill everyone in as I get authorized info.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


This painting is from a scene in my friend Dean Lorey's book Night mare academy. You can see more of my art on his webite

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Art inspires art?

While surfing on the web I found this great 3D work in progress rendition of a concept I created of Slithe of the Thundercats by Jukka Tahtinen looking forward to seeing it all textured and finished, cool!

Friday, June 12, 2009

A pitch illustration for a commercial that never happend /Nexus productions

An oil painting comission just completed

Some Environments for Tabula Rasa MMOG R.I.P

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Hey all Sidebar a popular website dedicated to comics, art and pop culture has posted a recorded audio interview I did with them in Feb. The sites articles and interviews are run by Swain and Dwight some of the coolest funniest dudes in the comics-sf-and fantasy generes you will ever meet. I had a blast chatting with those guys, and hope to hook up at Dragoncon.

you can download the interview here: Interview with JP

They also have other artist on there whom you should check out as well.

Thanks Dwight and Swain you guys rock like no other.

Monday, February 23, 2009

2009 BANG!

So it's 2009 can you believe it? time flys when your having fun and paying bills :). No joke though wow where have all the years gone by? It feels like yesterday that I graduated from the School of visual arts to pursue an illustration career at a young age of 20 in the depths of New York city. The good old days of lugging my massive portfolio around the streets of Manhattan and on the subways through millions of humanity all around me and pigeons too lots of pigeons.

It's been a hell of a journey with many ups and downs but thats life you can't have the good without the bad you cant have the light without the darkness, it's like when you paint you need lights and darks and even some grey to make a picture, it's the small choices and values you use to create your master piece or disaster.

Well enough rambling, on to the art. I've updated my concept gallery with some ThunderCats re-imagined concepts, you can find the images here in the concept gallery first page. These are not connected to Warner bros, these our strictly fan art I created on my own. I really want to see the property develop as it has a lot of potential to impact a new generation of fans, it just needs the right direction and care. I grew up watching the cartoons and enjoyed coming home from school and not doing math homework to watch some Thundercats.

City of Dust #4

A cover I did for Steve Niles thriller comic book City of Dust from Radical comics.

Bull boy breathes!

An animation I did with a 2d animation program called Anime studio all 2d no 3d, just testing it out on one of my concepts.


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