Friday, December 2, 2016

Happy December & Update

I know I've been MIA for a while and in case some of you are thinking I upped and quit art and moved to the mountains I wanted to share why. A little while ago I got offered the opportunity to illustrate a children's book for Simon & Schuster's Kids label which I've been working on over the last few months. I can't say much more about it right now but I understand it'll come out later next year. In any case I've also got some really fun ideas brewing in my head that I can't wait to put out really soon. Happy December, everyone!

Monday, October 3, 2016

Mauricio Abril Art at NYCC 2016!

I'm so excited to be coming to NYCC 2016 for the very first time! I'll be hanging out in Artist Alley T-18 so stop by and say hi. Hope to get to meet some of my East Coast fans!!! See you later this week!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

It's October!!!

It's that time of year again! It's October now which means Halloween season is officially in full swing! Look out later this month for my "Shadow Play" print giveaway which I started doing last year. Happy Saturday, everyone!

Friday, September 30, 2016

After shipping out the books and rewards to all my amazing Kickstarter backers, I'm happy to announce that my "SMALL DOGS" book is now available publicly on my Storenvy page. Simply click on the link below to check it out and for anyone who'd like their copy dedicated to someone in particular I'd be happy to oblige :) Happy Friday, everyone and remember to stay small!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

"Standby Me" - Remix

After finishing the second set to my "Standby Me" series I thought I'd have a little fun and create one large wallpaper-ish spread with all the girls mixed according to their movies. Hope you like 'em!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

"Standby Me" Series 01 and 02 Prints

Don't forget your Fast Passes! "Standby Me" Series 01 and 02 ready for Long Beach Comic Con this weekend as well as on my site's store. I've been waiting to see how these two would look side by side and I just love their contrast especially their color palettes :)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

"Standby Me" Series 02

The lines just keep getting longer, don't they? Here's all the "Standby Me" Series 02 bad girls featuring the Disneybounding equivalents of The Evil Queen, Lady Tremaine aka the Wicked Stepmother, Maleficent, The Queen of Hearts, Ursula and Gaston.

"Dog Days"

This little series is a tribute to all the dogs across time who've had to put up with more than their fair share of their kid's shenanigans :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

DC Daycare

Will the gang ever find out the truth behind Li'l Wonder Woman's missing chocolate bar? Find out next time on "DC Daycare." Same Mau channel! Same Mau time :D

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

"Tag Team" - A Supergirl Portrait

"Tag Team" - Decided to paint up an old Supergirl sketch I did and then messed around with some cover graphics for fun.

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Just Keep Drawing! Just Keep Drawing! Wonder Woman Edition

Trying to sketch more every day to get away from all of my digital “cheats.” It’s amazing how used to knowing how easy it is to fix things in Photoshop that I’ve gotten lazy when it comes to my drawings. Oh, the hands are a little small? Well, I’ll just lasso them and increase their size. Easy on the computer but in a real drawing you have to erase them and draw them completely over. Makes you more disciplined to get things right from the start.

Monday, August 1, 2016

"Hey, Little Guy"

"Hey, Little Guy." I don't really know where the specific storytelling inspiration for this came from, but I knew I wanted to capture a quiet moment between pilot and small desert creature in this "Star Wars" themed piece. It was also an opportunity to do a low contrast dusk lighting scenario painting which I've been wanting to do for a while now.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

That's a Wrap for San Diego Comic Con 2016

Well that’s a wrap for San Diego Comic Con 2016! Thank you to everyone who stopped by my booth and welcome to those of you who just discovered my blog. And a BIG THANK YOU to Emily and the team at HitFix for interviewing me. It was a huge honor! I’ve returned to my “normal” life now more jazzed than ever to create some cool art and stories to continue sharing with you all. Until then, I’ll be posting a few pics (mainly cool cosplays I saw) that I think you’ll like as well :)