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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Hidden Ronin

Within the reaches and deep bowels of my overly stickered hard drive, I found a long lost painting of mine. I had been searching for it for quite some time, and out of nowhere I rediscovered it. After the fantastic drawing skills I had acquired from concept artist Shaddy Safadi, From his brilliant tips and tricks, I was able to blossom into a confident painter hungry for more. This was my final piece. Not my usual style since I go for a more graphic and girly approach. For once I have done something masculine. Ronins are no joke, so I wanted to capture the moment before a strike from above. Hope you guys enjoy!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New Business Cards

So.... after working at a print shop I gained quite a bit of knowledge. Some knowledge I never in my life would think that I would have to learn. If you really know me, I am always excited for new challenges and always try to push myself to be the best in anything I do. So in my own "Read or Die" ways, I have made the attempts of becoming a paper magician.

Apart from the initial design, you have to think of HOW the final print will be. Taking into accounts paper stock, which can vary in weight and coatings, can drastically change your design upon having the physical form in your hands.

I put much thought into my  business card layout as well as the printed elements. I want to be able to demonstrate my artistic identity as well as my professionalism. So I got my business cards with 1/4 inch rounded corners, printed on silk laminated 15pt paper (which is very tear resistant!), and spot uv coating on all the black elements so you get this neat glossy sheen against the matte purple!

So far after handing a few of these bad boys out, I have received nothing but positive feedback. Now that I am on the prowl for a new job, I hope they do the trick.

Friday, August 9, 2013

No More Miss Nice Guy

With so many changes in my life, I can't help but reflect that within my art. Sometimes my lines can be soft and other times I just wanna get as chaotic. In my tumbles and turns, I know that I come around to find what is best for me. So I have a few pieces to share. Enjoy~!

My "gangster girl"
She was inspired from a song called "gangster love" below is a link to the song! 

This one has a bit more to it than it may appear. Its how I felt after I had gone through a painful transition with understanding what love really was. Note that her eyes and her mouth is sewn shut. Each eye represents something I learned along the way of heartbreak and understanding of change. Affectionately called my "Zombie Puppet Girl" by my peers, she represents a chapter of my life and the hard learned lessons.

Often transparency isn't just what we can create, but its something we can feel. This illustration is geared toward the transformation of what one was and what one can become. Sometimes the unknown can be beautiful as much as terrifying.

Created around July 4th, I felt patriotic and wanted to take a stab at making something involving our nation's birdie. So here we are folks, the proud bald eagle!