jueves, 29 de octubre de 2009



Here is the painitng process that we saw in class the past week and me finishing it in my studio.rough sketch


final sketch

remember that we are starting from the background to foreground, so the fisrt you lay down in the background color, large shapes and forms.

second trace down your image on the painting surface and begin to flesh out the larger shapes with color, try to place as much color all around the image, going back and forth and not focus on place



after all the shapes are blocked in with color, then we can go to the small detalis in the illustration

here I have already giving more shadow and light, eliminated some lines work and decided to go with shading...especigically in the boys arm...this is pretty close to finish

retooling some finer details

the final stage is the glaze/wash/patina of a mix of a small amount of raw sienna and matte medium to bring back all the illustration to a neutral ground

Then we go back in and we pick/pull out some hightlights and shadows over the illustration, to bring the separation from the fore ground (boy) to the middle ground (girl) and create a quick illusion of depth.

here is the finished product

miércoles, 30 de septiembre de 2009

domingo, 13 de septiembre de 2009

something new, something old



something old because I did a year ago, and something new because I never showed it in my portfolio...it was for Rico Mendez at the San Francisco Chronicle.

miércoles, 2 de septiembre de 2009

zombie art


I have been working on a comic book proposal of children zombie's from tijuana..here is a little splash page.

domingo, 9 de agosto de 2009

Taco art!





Funny thing I dont eat red meat!

random art!just for the heck of it.

snow leopard queen personal work



Charrito



viernes, 7 de agosto de 2009

If only you spoke spanish!

This is a video I recorded on my laptop of me art directing and teaching (trying) how make a better sketch to one of my summer illustration workshop in Tijuana, working on rithym, composition, harmony, scale, and priority. TOOO BAD YOU WONT UNDERSTAND BECAUSE IT IS IN SPANISH, unless of coourse you speak spanish...then all is hunky dory.
video

jueves, 6 de agosto de 2009

more sketches and finished art



final sketch, pencil, pen on copy paper tape togheter

final art acrylic on canvass and digital



Animated video.

Here is a animated video I did recently for a show in Tijuana, it is called "Star rain" I used a original painting and animated it in adobe after effects and then used toonboom for the line animation, please bare with since I taught myself both after effects and toonboom in a month to meet the show's deadline.
video

El topo illustration and process



Here is the proces for "El Topo" illustration I did last year for terraza dentro del Centro Cultural de España en Mexico (www.ccemx.org ). The theme was to make a illustration for a mural about mexican cinema for the Spain cultural center in MExico city, I choose Alejandro's jodorowsky masterpiece el topo for the assigment.
initial sketch

color sketch

final sketch

final art

El topo, Jodorowsky face

El topo's son close up, in the movie he dosent shoot his father, this is just a methaphor for the hate the child bared his father.

here is the art in place

poster for again my friends 1973 rock band


poster for my friends a local rock band 1973, this was done awhile back for a 15th year celebration of one of Tijuna's oldest music store "La ciruela electrica" who has survived diferent genres of what is cool and good music in tijuana from it's punk rock scene with "Tijuana No" to "Nortec" and the indy rock scene.

The illustration is about going back to the fountain, to the source by choice.

Rosas en el cielo



rosas en el cielo illustration for my good friends 1973 rock band...check out their music here:
http://www.myspace.com/band1973