Ruben Ramos

Nashville, TN

 

My attachment to fantasy and the world of imagination began when my father first introduced me to The Hobbit in the 5th grade. My interest turned into an obsession as I grew older, pouring over Tolkien's works and the works of other great fantasy and sci-fi authors. 

In my teens, I was always chosen as the Dungeon Master in our D&D games; which only helped fuel my desire for storytelling. I began drawing the characters in our little games and developing fictional backstories for their lives.

In 2011 I decided to turn my hobby into a profession and began working towards that goal. Years later, I'm now working as a freelance illustrator and concept artist.

For pricing information or to setup a meeting, please feel free to contact me; I'd love to talk!  

Contact

rubengilbertoramos@gmail.com


More About Me...

Some of my favorite artists are Cancerians. Just sayin'.

Some of my favorite artists are Cancerians. Just sayin'.

Interests

  • Western Astrology / Kabbalah
    • There's something about astrology that truly fascinates me; and despite my initial skepticisms, I've found that it's pretty darn accurate!
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
    • By far my favorite fantasy author. His works are still a huge inspiration to me and I make it a habit to read through them many times a year. 
  • Scandinavian Culture and History
    • I can trace my love of the Scandinavian cultures back to The Lord of The Rings when I first read about the Anglo-Saxon-inspired warriors galloping across the fields of Rohan. It was only a matter of time before I read Beowulf and began down the path of no return. 

 

Does anyone even remember this game?!

Does anyone even remember this game?!

Hobbies

  • Playing Guitar
    • I've been playing the guitar since I was about 12. Some of my early musical influences include: Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and Stevie Ray Vaughn. I listen to almost any genre of music, but Rock and Indie are my favorite. 
  • Creative Writing 
    • Most of my free time is spent with my family, but I always try to make time to read and write stories. 
  • Role-Playing Games
    • Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Cthulhu, Iron Heroes, Cyberpunk 2020, Star Wars RPG,  and Hunter: The Reckoning are a few of my favorite!
  • Primitive Camping / Bushcraft
    • Ray Mears is my hero! I hope to one day be completely self-sufficient in the wilderness. 

 

Mmm... Raspberry Woodchuck. 

Mmm... Raspberry Woodchuck. 

Miscellaneous

  • Favorite beer is Woodchuck Hard Cider.
  • Favorite video game is a tie between Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Halo 2
  • Favorite color is olive.
  • Favorite fantasy book is The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien.
  • Favorite sci-fi book is 1984 by George Orwell. 
  • Favorite movie is Blade Runner.