Sketch Souldier

Sketch Souldier’s favorite medium is the pencil. The pencil work is where he finds the rawest energy when observing and studying the professional’s and master’s work. Neal Adams, George Perez, Sal Buscema, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, John Byrne, Dick Dillin, Jim Lee, Eddy Barrows, Richard Benett, Jose Luis, and Ivan Reis. Some of the names of past and present professional comic book artists inspired him to develop and hone his skill. These are his imaginary drill sergeant. When he thinks he has done enough drawing practice and exercises, Sketch Souldier only has to look at their work and understands he has much to learn to reach their level.

When Sketch Souldier first started drawing, he used to love drawing sci-fi spaceships, inspired by watching Star Wars at an early age. After he realized, these spaceships needed pilots or passengers, which led to his determination to learn to draw anatomy. Soon, it was drawing anatomy that mostly took the shape and form of superheroes and villains.

Arnold Trinidad goes by the alias Sketch Souldier. Sketch Souldier is the name he chose to have a unique identity when he is doing comic conventions or any related creative endeavor. He works a full-time job, however it is far from any creative production. So when he wears his Sketch Souldier hat, he is in his comfort zone.
Like many other artists, Sketch Souldier has been trying to develop and establish his own style. He has recently accomplished this with a style he coined, ManilaDrip. ManilaDrip is a play on word from the movie, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift. It describe the dripping and splatter effect of the coloring style he applies, and since he is Filipino born, “Manila” was used.

Humbly speaking, he is not a captain, a leader or a professional artist by any means. He just consider himself a soldier of the art community. Simply training and learning from other artists he admire and respect. It has been a long journey to achieve the current skill he posses. But as a Souldier, he knows it’s a never ending battle to maintain or train harder to keep up with his more professional peers.

Hello from the artist

“What does it mean to be a Sketch Souldier? Passion, love and respect for the creative community. Admiring and following those who has worked hard to achieved the well-earned credits they deserve. On the opposite end, he has no respect for tracers or lazy artists that are looking to get the same credential or rewards (Pro table status at cons, professional work opportunities, number of followers on social media, etc.). Learn and develop your skill so you can be genuinely proud of the result. So when people look at the work and ask..”Did you do all this?”…you can be honest and proudly say, yes.”

Upcoming shows

15-17

MAR 2024

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Gotham Central

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

13

APR 2024

Hero's tale logo

Hero's Tale - Birthday Celebration

634 King St E, Cambridge - Ontario

20-21

APR 2024

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CAPE - Cornwall

Benson centre - 800 7th Street West, Cornwall

27-28

APR 2024

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CK Expo

John D. Bradley Convention Centre, 565 Richmond St, Chatham, ON N7M 1R2

03

MAY 2024

Icon Autographs.com

4056 Dorchester Rd. Unit 103 Niagara Falls, ON

11

MAY 2024

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Pop Culture - Orangeville

76 5th Ave, Orangeville - Onario

07-09

JUN 2024

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Niagara Falls Comic Con

Niagara Falls Convention Centre

05-07

JUL 2024

Montreal Comic con Logo

Montreal Comic Con

Palais des Congres - Montreal

10

AUG 2024

Vaughan Con Logo

Vaughan Con

Bellvue Manor - 8083 Jane Street, Vaughan

11

AUG 2024

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Pop Culture - Orangeville

76 5th Ave, Orangeville - Onario

22-25

AUG 2024

Gotham central logo

Gotham Central

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

14-15

SEPT 2024

London Comic Con logo

London Comic Con

RBC Place, London - Ontario

21-22

SEPT 2024

Hamilton Comic Con Logo

Hamilton Comic Con

Hamilton Convention Centre

27-29

OCT 2023

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Frightmare In the Falls

6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls

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open to commissions

Please note: Sketch Souldier does not accept caricature, portrait, or sexually graphic subject commissions.