Meet the people who help me
ABOUT THE BBWCA
The idea of becoming a professional artist can be an overwhelming and daunting task for anyone, especially aspiring artists who are just starting out. I’m here to help you make informed decisions.
WHO WE ARE
Created by Eliott Lilly, the BBWCA team is comprised of professional concept artists, teachers, and students who all volunteer their time to help on this project.
WHAT WE DO
As artists ourselves we understand that finding the right advice and guidance is crucial, so we only promote the best materials and resources.
HOW WE DO IT
By cutting through the clutter, we aim to present the most insightful and honest resources first so you can quickly get the information you need and get back to your art.
Founder, Designer, Teacher
Eliott Lilly is a highly sought-after concept artist who has over a decade of experience in the video game industry, working on various popular video game franchises including F.E.A.R., Rage, Doom
Also an educator, Lilly holds an MFA in Illustration and currently teaches introductory concept art classes to college students. When not working for clients, or on personal projects, Lilly spends his time with his wife Kimberley, daughter Nia, and his three legged dog, Tripod.
Hector Ruiz is an in-house concept artist for Sector 5 Digital media. Obtaining his MFA from The University of Texas at Dallas, he has also worked as an instructor, teaching drawing, digital arts, and animation at the Arts and Technology Institute. He has taught students at every level, from elementary to college and beyond. He lives happily with his wife Jackie and two dachshunds, Rocky and Lucy.
“My passion for concept art has led me to find numerous resources and ways to improve overtime. These resources have also helped me share the knowledge I’ve gathered with young students and aspiring concept artists. The sharing of knowledge and right skills is what makes better artists after all.”
Web Developer and Systems Manager
Jessica Mitchell works as a professional website devloper by day and a mixed media artist by night. Currently living in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Mitchell received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design from the University of North Texas, and has participated in several art and fashion design competitions throughout the DFW area.
“My work explores the personal story created between the viewer and the art work. All of the work I create has a specific narrative that inspires various elements in each art piece. I love to create characters or scenes that have personality and attitude. I can find inspiration anywhere, whether it be visual or a story that catches my attention. I love putting my own spin on things and many of my works are inspired by a hodge-podge of ideas. Though I am a traditional artist at heart, I am inspired by contemporary art and constantly research new art mediums and technology to inspire my next idea.”
All around strange guy (but helpful)
As a student of art, Colby Comrie can always be found designing characters, creatures, and anything sci-fi in his sketchbook. After attending an intro to Photoshop at Richland college, Colby decided to turned his focus towards concept art. Currently, Colby has plans to pursue his art full time. Outside of art, Colby is an avid reader and enjoys long walks on the beach with his two dogs, Sasquatch and Honey.
“I want to thank the ground for holding me up. I wouldn’t be where I am with my art without it.”