Posts Tagged ‘Illustration’

Sketchbook

March 11, 2014

I share most of my work over at my Instagram, it’s just easier and faster for me. I usually just snap a pic and in two seconds I can share it, no need to scan anything. However, I decided to scan some pages from my sketchbook  so you can get a better idea of what my sketches look like up-close.

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Bowie Creature

October 10, 2013

Here is the smaller version of the Bowie Creature.  I revisited the initial sketch and inked a new version, more polished. This is an edition of 100, they are a 2-color screenprint, signed and numbered. If you would like to purchase one, go to my store.

Bowie Creatue

Bowie Creatue

Detail

Detail

Detail

Detail

First sketch and inked updated version.

First sketch and inked updated version.

Pejelagarto

March 7, 2013

This is a block print of one of my favorite animals, it’s called Pejelagarto. Here are some pictures of the process I took with instagram.

I printed 30 of them on really nice paper, they are 5.5 x 8.5 and are for sale at my store.

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Taller en Vida 2

February 20, 2013

Back in January I had the chance for the second time to go to Mexico City to print some posters with the great Arturo Negrete over at Taller 75 Grados. It was a lot of fun and I got to print two posters. The first one is called Tigre and it’s based on the the traditional tiger masks from Guerrero, Mexico. The second one is calleCalavera y Agua and it’s a little more abstract. The posters are 4 inks and printed on heavy stock paper, limited edition of 80, signed and numbered. If you would like to purchase a poster you can visit my store.

Muertitos Show

October 24, 2012

A few weeks ago I was invited by Revolution Books to do a show for the Day of the Dead. Since this is my favorite holiday I of course said yes. I will be showing some ink drawings and a couple of posters and painting. So if you are in the Seattle area, come to Pioneer Square and say hi. Here is the Facebook Event, feel free to share.

The reception is on November 1st at 6pm. 89 S. Washington Street Seattle, WA 98104, phone: 206-325-7415

Starbucks Shade Grown Mexico

October 2, 2012

This is an illustration for the new Starbucks Shade Grown Mexico coffee bag. The illustration features a Chiapaneca woman with a traditional gala dress standing in one of the main plazas in Chiapas. I had a lot of fun with this one, the Chiapas dress is one of the most beautiful and colorful dresses in Mexican culture. Unfortunately this bag is only for sale in Mexico and not in the U.S.

Starbucks Shade Grown Mexico

Detail 1

Detail 2

 

 

Radio Mórbido Poster

September 18, 2012

This is a poster I did for Radio Mórbido‘s first anniversary. I was asked to do a poster with zombies in it. I have never tried to do zombies before, so I was kinda excited/scared. I wanted to make the zombie a little scary, a little more realistic but still in a comic/movie poster style. This is also the first time I tried this style and technique, I inked the whole thing in photoshop straight on to the computer. The color was also done in photoshop.

I was pretty pleased with the result, I might try to do some more illustrations with this technique and style. Hope you like it.

Radio Mórbido Anniversary Poster.

Face Detail

Radio Type.

Mórbido Type.

 

 

 

Pumpkins!

October 3, 2009

Last year I made some Halloween tumblers and now they finally came out. Here are some sketches I did before they picked out the finals. I thought they weren’t going to use them, so when I saw them last night at the store I was pretty surprised. I drew all of them with ink and a calligraphy pen on watercolor paper, then I colored them in photoshop.

Mr. and Mrs. Pumpkin

Mr. and Mrs. Pumpkin

Another Mr. and Mrs. Pumpkin

Another Mr. and Mrs. Pumpkin

Another happy couple.

Another happy couple.

So I liked that one, I even put some color on it.

Look! no arms!

Look! no arms!

And here is the winning couple.

The REAL Mr. and Mrs. Pumpkin.

The REAL Mr. and Mrs. Pumpkin.

Here is the colored version.

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sup?

The tumbler is a lenticular, so I did a few variations of color and positioning to make the illo “move”. Here’s a little gif so you can see what it looks like:

It moves!

It moves! click!

The tumbler itself.

Tumblers.

Tumblers.

A close-up.

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Toro

September 30, 2008

A friend of ours is having a baby shower, she is from Spain. So I decided to make a onesie with a bull. I printed it at home, it turned out ok I think.

Here is the sketch, then the colored version and finally the onesie.

 

toro sketch

toro sketch

 

toro colored

toro colored

 

onesie

onesie

onesie close-up


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