Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Hiking Girl and Status Update


Sorry I've been MIA recently. After getting back from my vacation I've been focusing mostly on writing and doing tons of sketching and studies. I am working on a brand new multiple character piece though that I hope to have done soon. In the mean time please enjoy this hiking girl that I did back when I went to Yosemite which also happens to fit well with my recent hike in Peru.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

You Ain't Nothin' But A Hound Dog


Well they said you was high classed but that was just a lie 🐶 I've been listening to the King a lot lately, and got inspired by one of my faves and what might possibly be the most famous dog in music history. Coincidentally National Dog Day is this Saturday but since I will be sans internet this weekend just pretend that I'm posting this then :)

Friday, August 18, 2017

Color Theory


"Color Theory" - Went for a run and got inspired by some young parents I saw taking their daughter for a bike ride. I used it as an opportunity to experiment with some different painting approaches as well as to paint some color under sunset lighting. That's also when I got the idea to make this scene extra "cheesy" by having their shirts work as a visual pun (cause blue and yellow mix to make green lol. Thank you! I'll be here all week, folks. Don't forget to tip your server).

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Shakira Pinup



Before she showed the rest of the world that her hips don't lie, Shakira was known within Latin America and parts of North America as a singer-songwriter/pop-rockstar! And though her look and music style have changed since then, I'll always have a sweet spot for that red-haired, barefooted girl asking where the thieves are :)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Cindy's Cafe


When Cindy was a girl her step mom forced her to clean the house as a way to belittle her in favor of her own two daughters. Though she resented that kind of work at the time, she later grew to respect it, and even developed a strong work ethic and attention to detail because of it. When she decided to start her own business "Cindy's Cafe," all of that experience proved invaluable. She found herself again scrubbing counters and sweeping floors but this time it was invigorating. This time she was working to make her dream come true.

I wanted to do a pinup and got this idea to use the Cinderella archetype as a way to flip the idea of menial labor being demeaning on its head and instead to celebrate it as being part of a strong work ethic especially for self-starters.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Nap Time


When Superman comes home even he can't get some simple undisturbed rest. But that's the best thing about pets, isn't it? It doesn't matter if you were out delivering food or saving the world. To them all that matters is that you're home

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Yosemite National Park


When yo go camping in Yosemite with artist friends, it's almost mandatory to bring your art supplies along. Didn't have much time per setting (maybe an hour and a half tops) since we were trying to explore as much as possible so I was mainly trying to capture the impression of what I saw in terms of broad color and lighting. Also by the time I took my photo the lighting had changed (of course). Acrylic on illustration board.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Phoenix Comic Con 2017!!!


Attention all Phoenicians and Arizona residents! I'll be returning to your beautiful state this weekend for Phoenix Comic Con with prints, books and general life advice. What made the show a blast for me last year was getting to meet and talk with the people there so I hope to meet many more of you again this year!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

"The Writer" A Tribute to Stephen King


“The Writer” This is my submission for the Stephen King show at Gallery 1988 opening this Friday. Inspired by the idea that nothing good is ever written, only rewritten, often times the creative process requires us to go through so many versions of what doesn’t work to finally get to that one thing that does.

Monday, April 24, 2017

"Daddy!!!" A TMNT Tribute


The thing about the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that I never see referenced is that Splinter was essentially a single dad raising four rambunctious boys and that could NOT have been easy. So this piece titled "Daddy!!!" is my tribute to the first super heroes I ever became a fan of, to single dads everywhere, and to anyone who's ever burned a pizza in the oven.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

LA Times Festival of Books


If you’ll be at the LA Times Festival of Books this weekend at the USC campus, come find me at Booth 513. I’ll have tons of my prints and plenty of my children’s book. Plus admission is FREE :)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

WonderCon 2017


Hey folks, I'll be at WonderCon in Anaheim this weekend! Look for me in Small Press - 86. I'll have lots of new prints and especially for those of you Southern California based TONS of new ones since last year. Stop by and say hello if you can :)

Monday, March 20, 2017

Cara Mia - An Addams Family Tribute


Growing up I loved watching the old Addams Family tv show and especially those moments when Gomez would get all passionate with Morticia's arm. So cute and funny!

The Shooter




"The Shooter" is a 3 page comic I created based on an idea I got two years ago. I finally had some time to devote to it. Hope you like it!