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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Zapata W.I.P.

Here's a better look at this illustration. This one is an alternative history story about Emiliano Zapata. I made a few changes on page one. No changes on the cover art. I'm pretty happy with the results for it. I'm still working out the storyline and sketching out the illustrations for it. The cover art definitely fuels my imagination. 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Zombie Fun!

Last month my wife and I made up a friend for a zombie walk held in downtown San Antonio. It was a gory and very,very fun project! I miss Halloween.

BBQ Sign

On a very rare occasion I do some lettering much as I've been doing since I was in high school where I took the best class ever: Commercial art. I've always utilized what I learned there over the years and recently I made a sign for a friend. She competes in BBQ competitions. I never knew there was such a thing and they're always going on somewhere! That's the way it should be.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Circus Art

A piece I made of three aerialists representing the Muses of the Circus. Three of them for the three rings.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Final Color Art

The last of the illustrations are completed! The book will go to the printer before too long. In the meantime it's on to my next project.

Friday, June 28, 2013

ArtSlam Time!

I'll be slinging paint at next month's ArtSlam titled "Comics on Canvas" and will take place at the White Rabbit. It's been a long time since I last participated. The theme is perfect for me. I love comics but trying to figure out what I'll paint that night will be a tough. I'll probably figure it out the day of the event but in order to prepare for it I should think of it sooner.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Book Illustrations

I'm in the middle of working on illustrations for a children's picture book that will hopefully be finished by the end of July. A lot of work but also a lot of fun. They're made with watercolors which I don't work with often enough.

Me and My Dragon

I recently added a new marionette to my marionette variety show. Can't go wrong with dragons!

Thursday, May 30, 2013

SciFest Is Coming!

Just a few of the illustrations I'll be selling at Scifest next weekend at the Wonderland Mall. Join us Saturday, June 8th and Sunday,  9th . It should be fun! Hope to see you there.

For more info on SciFest, links to their website and Facebook page are provided below.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Time Flies

"My Circus, My World" reception.

 It suddenly occurred to me that it's been a long while since I've posted anything here about the comings and goings we've experienced of late. Since getting our Arriba Arte Studios space at Tres Rebecas in January things have been very busy. We started the new year off with a circus themed art show, "My Circus, My World", where I sold a couple of pieces and got to see some old friends as well. Bonus! 

In February we put up pastel still life art for sale at the Tres Rebecas store. 

March found us at the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Conference where we met some wonderful people from around the country. We also sold a good many Milagro de Monterrey books and one of my pastel still life paintings. The night before, I got a call from a private collector who purchased one of my paintings that I had been planning to sell at the conference. Not bad!

 Now it's April. We've learned a lot about putting together a schedule for our space. We've especially learned to pace ourselves so we don't burn ourselves out. We had planned another art opening this month but realized that would be out of the question. We've decided it would be best to reschedule for the summer. We did manage to put on a marionette variety show this past weekend at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Pammy and I felt really good afterward and are thinking about future marionette productions. 

Next on the calendar will be some Milagro de Monterrey booksigning at the Texas Book Festival this Saturday. Look for me in the San Antonio Story - En Nuestras Palabras section at the "Children's Tent" sponsored by the Latino Leadership for the Library Committee from 3:15 to 3:45 where I'll also be selling some art. 

Between now and the beginning of May we'll be prepping for a book signing and art show featuring the children's picture book "The Milagro de Monterrey which will take place at Tres Rebecas on May 4th. I will be painting new illustrations from the story based on unused sketches which will be for sale. Lots to do and we're grateful for it.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Marionettes and Midsummer Night

Spring Break brought a lot of work our way starting with some puppet building and soon followed by some set piece repair work for the San Antonio Metropolitan Ballet's production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream" for which we have to refurbish a sleigh.

That show opens April 20th but on April the 7th we'll be presenting a marionette variety show at the San Antonio Museum of Art for the Family Day event. I've got a couple of new marionettes I will be building for that show. Busy, busy, busy!