Sun Dragon Studio

Murals, Commercial Art and Fine Art

Artist Bios


Jessica Meurer Sobhani


I’ve been drawing since the moment I could hold a pencil.  There are tales of adults finding me hidden under a table on my back, like a toddler Michelangelo, drawing on the underside of the table.  Growing up, I often made free-hand drawings of cartoon characters and turned them into coloring books for my sister and cousins.  I also subjected them to mandatory art classes and Jedi training. Throughout my life I’ve often had various clients. It started with family members asking me to draw for them to make t-shirts, flyers, posters, etc. in middle and high school.  I’ve always been able to draw, and for awhile my goal was to be as realistic as possible… clean lines and photographic quality. But then I went to art school.  In the middle of a non-representational, abstract mood-driven era at The University of Texas I learned to diversify (and paint with a brush attached to a 5 foot pole).


  • I have a degree in Visual Arts Studies which is a fancy way of saying “teaching is a sensible option, I’ll get a degree in that.”
  • I face painted professionally for 1.5 years
  • I was also a Disney princess
  • I have taught private and public art lessons for kids

List of things I’ve done

  • Three public large scale murals at various businesses in the Austin Area
  • One private residence room painting
  • T-shirt designs
  • Logos
  • Tattoo designs
  • Sold paintings/artwork
  • Portraits


I draw inspiration from the greats, Vincent van Gogh, Klimt, Walt Disney, Miyazaki, Banksy, Shepard Fairey, and the Art Nouveau era.  I’m fabulously nerdy and have been known to create various fan art and art based on pop culture.  I aim to create art that is detailed, beautiful, fun, quirky, and loosely impressionistic.  I’m aiming to create art that you can tell is art… visible brush strokes, hyper realistic detail — and a hint of the fantastic.


  • Cosplay (dressing as a character)
  • Archery
  • Sleeping
  • Making pumpkin themed food
  • Binge watching Netflix
  • Pinterest

Artist’s Bucket List

  • Side of a building
  • Giant Yoda head
  • Giant Yoda head on the side of a building
  • The opportunity to draw literally anything at Disney or Lucasfilm studios, they can throw it away after for all I care
  • Fan art pumpkin carving extravaganza
  • A tattoo for a slightly famous person
  • A tattoo of a slightly famous person, for a more famous person
  • Chris Pratt buys one of my paintings
  • Animals for a zoo exhibit
  • Paint something that really shouldn’t be painted with something that shouldn’t be painted on it
  • I paint a giant croissant for a bakery and they give me free unlimited croissants in exchange


Kelsey Meurer

More art from Kelsey: Tumblr

One of my first memories of painting: Jess and I were young and were both painting a picture of a rainbow. My mom came up and complimented me on my picture. Jess said “Why are you complimenting her when mine is better?” To which our mom answered “Each of your pictures have different strengths.” Not only does this memory make Jess and I laugh, it also represents my first ideology about art — art for art’s sake, and not anyone else’s. My subjects were and are most often animals. The natural world has always driven me to create, in part to understand it as well as helping others understand it. In my teen years I discovered I was happiest while creating and telling stories through my art. Either through comics, illustrations, plays, poetry, or songwriting. I learned to love commission work and understand that my art could be more than just an outlet for my own expression. I could help others tell their stories too. I found myself exploring a few different degree directions in college before landing my current choice. I’m in my junior year as a Communication Design major at Texas State University in San Marcos. When I graduate, I plan on working either full time in graphic arts and web design or part-time as a freelance artist. I eventually see myself working as a designer along-side important social and environmental causes. I hope to make an impact through my creativity and be a part of groups who work for positive change. Art for art’s sake is great, but art for the sake of improving our world is better!


  • I’m nearing completion of a degree in Communication Design at Texas State University.
  • I have designed many logos for businesses and nonprofit organizations.

List of things I’ve done:

  • Designed 10 commissioned logos
  • Tattoo Designs
  • T-shirt designs
  • Illustrated commissions


I find that my style of art is inspired by Artist such as:

  • Hayao Miyazaki
  • Pascalle Lepas
  • Allison Theus
  • Natasha Allegri
  • Cao Guo Qiang
  • Tara Donovan

And films such as:

  • Secret of Kells
  • Song of the Sea
  • Mirror Mask
  • Tangled
  • Lilo and Stitch


  • Making collectible stuffed animals
  • Cosplay and costume creation
  • Making cartoon strips
  • Story writing
  • Character creation/concept art
  • Song writing
  • Animation
  • Following animals around until they outrun me

Artist’s Bucket List

  • Getting an additional 2 year degree in animation
  • Creating graphic novels
  • Directing and animating short films
  • PSAs and advertizing for non-profit animal rescues/rehabs
  • Illustrating children’s books