Monday, September 6, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
It was great to have had the chance to experience Comic Con for only a short while behind a booth in the small press area. Every con I've been to, I'm usually walking the floor, talking to artists, and picking up new art. It was a thrill to be giving time this year to making art and handing it off to smiling fans. What better way to kick off a new experience at Comic Con than hanging with the passionate amigos de amore!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Here's a nice shout out and announcement on the upcoming Hot Mexican Love Comics 2010 edition:
I am really excited and looking forward to attending San Diego Comic Con this year.
It may be pretty cool to stop by the HMLC booth and hang with the Amigo's De Amor for a little while. It's going to be a busy con for sure.
I haven't had much to post lately as the current season finale show has kept me extremely busy.
I almost feel like I've already been to Comic Con in some ways. ;) More on that later.
In the mean time here's another peek at the story I worked up in this year's edition.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
This past week we saw the passing of heroes from the arts. So much has been said about them already by many who can deliver a much more eloquent summation of their contribution to life and the arts than I. They have undoubtedly inspired and fueled the imaginations of many aspiring performers, myself included.
Lena Horne June 30, 1917 – May 9, 2010
If on the silver screen or the stretched canvas these artists delivered to their audiences an enthralling performance full of skilled artistry and passion.
Frank Frazetta February 9, 1928 – May 10, 2010
Farewell and thank you for the inspiration!
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
So here we are at Stage 5 in the drawing process of this manga cat character.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
At this stage, the figure is really starting to take shape. I am describing the dimension of the figure by wrapping the folds or edges of cloth around each volume. I'm keeping in mind the flow from the original sketch as I continue to build the figure up. There is still room to tweak the figure before I commit to the finish. More on that later. I'll be back shortly with the final stages of this sketch.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Most times when I feel like I'm in a creative slump, it's most often because my creative "being" has been starved of the right "food".
If I think about my personal health, if I were to work 14 hrs a day, exercise and not eat or rest I'd probably only be able to go a day without collapsing. We wouldn't force ourselves not to eat or rest consciously.
Similarly, if we consider our "artistic health" if we worked creatively for days without daily feeding ourselves good art "food" via study of: comics, illustration, movies, etc and reading books, novels, ancient tomes, etc our artistic bodies would collapse into a creative slump. The slump then leading to frustration, anger, doubt, depression, uninspired labored work, etc.
Yet as artists, we often "expect" or "demand" that our creative selves can work tirelessly day after day without taking time to "eat".
The key I've heard from other top artists in my field has been that they are "eating" on a daily basis from the creative pantries of the artist's they admire. Studying the "masters", has been made part of their daily schedule like brushing teeth, eating 4 square meals, going to the gym, etc.
This often keeps them soaring over what ever creative, intellectual, or personal challenges occur during the work day.
I've tried it, and it works. I can definitely feel the difference when I get out of the habit.
For what it's worth,
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Friday, April 2, 2010
One of my trips to the Strand ( an incredible book store in NYC) I picked up a used copy for 3.50. Totally worth it. You can still find the book in print on the major book sites and is probably still recommended in art schools far and wide.
In my current artistic journey there are new developments. The recent lack of posts is due to new additions persnally and professional duties.
Deadlines and board production have been fast an furious of late, so it has caused a significant lack of my posts.
But as I sit up at night assessing the work I've posted here, I've picked up my old copy of The Art Spirit to listen for whispers of insight from the past.
I found that this statement struck a chord:
"When the motives of artists are profound, when they are at their work as a result of deep consideration, when they believe in the importance of what they are doing, thier work creates a stir in the world". Robert Henri.
Do you think that the art posted here has to say "something"?
Will it be remembered in the nano-second it takes to click to another web page?
Is it enough to post art for art sake or do we need something more?
What do you think?
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Soon my dear, there will be more posting.