Sandra Chang-Adair is a digital illustrator specializing in fantasy art that began in comic books. She has been published in Hustler, Heavy Metal, Fantagraphics Books/Eros Comix and Inside Kung-Fu. She has written tutorials for Digtial Art/Fantasy Art, Advanced Photoshop and Corel Painter Magazines. Her 48-page art book, Steampunk Rising: The Art of Sandra Chang-Adair, published by SQP Publications is available now. She is currently working on her online comic, Gothic Geisha. A futuristic, sci-fi adventure about rebels fighting a dysotopian Authoritative Government. Go to gothicgeisha.com to view the series.
Fantasy and Steampunk ArtSandra's Steampunk Alice in Wonderland has graced the cover of Corel Painter Magazine along with a 6-page tutorial in 2010. Her painting of Steampunk Michael Jackson was published in the 400-page Michael Jackson Opus Book sanctioned by the Jackson Estate.
Sexy Girl Pin-up ArtSandra has been illustrating pin-ups for Hustler comics and later for Hustler Magazine from 2009-2012. Her beautiful pinup work is collected in her Steampunk Rising: The Art of Sandra Chang-Adair, and features some new paintings created exclusively for the book.
ComicsSandra is currently working on her new comic book series, Gothic Geisha. She began self-publishing, writing and drawing Achilles Storm and Akemi in the 1990's. She created Sheedeva and Sin Metal Sirens for Fantagraphics Books.
Sandra Chang-Adair is a self-taught artist that is passionate about delineating the beauty of the human form. Her characters are depicted as fairies, mermaids, knights, heroines and mythical characters in the steam punk genre. She loves interjecting subtle humor in her vignettes (often sneaking in her beloved dogs). Her medium of choice is digital, drawing from scratch and using Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter. She also loves oils, acrylics and watercolors.
Sandra counts among her influences the Pre-Rapahelite Artists: John William Waterhouse, John Everett Millais; Fantasy Illustrators: Boris Vallejo, Rowena and Frank Frazetta; Japanese Fantasy Artists: Yoshitaka Amano, Masamune Shirow; Comic Book Artists: Wendy Pini, Frank Miller and George Perez; as well as many others. Sandra is a HUGE fan of Michael Jackson, the books of Alexandre Dumas and Ayn Rand. Sandra loves sci-fi, fantasy and martial arts films. When Sandra is not drawing or painting, she can be found at kung fu. She has been practicing martial arts since 1994. She has a second degree blackbelt in Budoshin Ju Jitsu, a blacksash in Northern Eagle Claw, certificates in Traditional Kung Fu and Traditional Kung Fu Weapons at Beijing Kung-Fu and Tai-Chi Academy. She is currently studying at Shaolin Taichi Cultural Center in Las Vegas with a 34th generation Shaolin Monk. Sandra lives in Las Vegas with her husband, Dustin Adair, a mobile app game developer and two dogs, a sheltie named Ripley and Penny the Australian Shepherd Mix.
Random Facts about Sandra
Sandra graduated from Columbia College in New York City and has a bachelors of art in Computer Science. She wanted to be an artist ever since she was a little child, but her parents sent her to an Engineering School. In the second year, she transferred to the Liberal Arts College.
Sandra loves learning, she is currently studying Zbrush using video tutorials by Michael Pavlovich. She is also studying to improve her color and lighting.
Sandra's favorite movies are the original Star Wars trilogy, The Three Musketeers (1973) and The Four Musketeers (1974), Legend of the Drunken Master II (Jackie Chan), Fist of the Legend (Jet Li), Enter the Dragon (Bruce Lee), the first Matrix and the LOTR Trilogy.
Sandra met her husband, Dustin Adair, at Jury Duty in Los Angeles. Both she and Dustin were avoiding Jury Duty for years and had to attend or face a fine of $2500. So if you are single, always go to Jury Duty! You never know what great things may come!
The Many Faces of Sandra
San Diego Comic-Con, San Diego CA
Usually Sandra will be at Table E-6 with her husband. Due to the Corona virus this may be next year, 2021.
Amazing Las Vegas Comic Con, Las Vegas NV
Sandra usually is in Artist Alley. Due to the Corona Virus, this will be postponed.
Get in touch with Sandra
Sandra is also available for commissions or freelance work. Rates depend on the art. Please contact her through her email. All work on this website is copyright © 2020 by Sandra Chang-Adair. If you would like to use her art, please contact her for permission.