Saturday, January 31, 2009

Pinata = Happiness

Optometry Pinata
Adobe Illustrator

I don't think it's possible to not have fun with a pinata. This is a digital painting I did for the SUNY optometry center in NYC. I am happy to see I pulled off an illustrator painting without using one transparency or gradient. If I had more time I would have added more eye glasses and candy. Enjoy.

Here's a link to a well animated movie I came across online.
It's called: Gentelmen's Duel

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Making things happen

I've recently become a bit fascinated with those toy mannequins people use to draw from. . A friend gave me a sketch book for Christmas and I have been drawing in it lately. I want to see if I can make my sketchbook have the feel of a children's book. To see if thats possible and to appease my interest in mannequins I have painted one in the sketchbook as my opening spread. More projects soon to come. I've been busy taking a course on Art of India while painting a mural.

ALSO: I have decided to from now on post a link to something interesting i happen to find on the internet with every blog post I submit. Here is the first. It's clever advertisements used on park benches along with some street art:

Colored Pencil in Sketchbook

Thursday, January 1, 2009


Everyone has had a so called, "bullshit class" or a "bullshit professor" including myself. But I try to get something out of every situation. Even if the situation seems completely useless and a total lost cause. I have recently had one of these "bullshit classes" but i did finish it with something- a concept. A concept that I was not able to execute the way I intended on doing so while taking the class. Luckily that is what vacations are for. I know people always say they are going to touch up a painting or even do it over all together but they never get around to it. I'm happy I actually have.

This piece is different then what I usually would do, but is still painted in my style. My biggest goal was to portray some emotion in it. I hope I've succeeded. As always critiques and compliments are welcomed : ) Special thanks to Alex Ariza for posing and for giving me the wood i painted on.

Acrylic on wood