Wednesday, December 27, 2017

NEW Class: The Art of Composition

I'm excited to announce I'll be teaching a BRAND NEW class on Composition for CGMA beginning in February. This will be an ONLINE class which means anyone anywhere in the world can take it. For anyone who'd like to learn from me but is not based in LA, this would be a great opportunity as the lectures will be designed by me along with the feedback and live QA sessions. 

Enrollment is open and can be done through CGMA:

Monday, October 16, 2017

Late Night Snack

Late Night Snack. When I'm not doing super hero artwork or working on my personal book projects I'm usually doing studies to constantly improve my understanding of some aspect of art. I started this one to better understand how multiple artificial light sources interact at nighttime and concurrently became my tribute to the late night hamburger stands.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

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.