Saturday, May 29, 2010
I love doing illustrations. I feel I can zone out on these Micron/ Bristol board worlds.
The Medusa Print came from this process.
The process in which I work is I start out with a concept. From the concept I think of visual ways I can communicate to the viewer. I pencil, ink and then crosshatch patterns, shading and designs to draw your eye in.
These are the most common commissions I do for clients. They have been turned to tattoo designs, clothing and framed as gifts.
This one, titled Chain Mail, was created when I saw a grandfather clock. It had chains hanging from the face with medallions beautifully decorated. I figure her face is like the face of the clock; timeless while still counting time.
My mother loved it so I had to give it to her, who better to appreciate something I create then the person who ultimately created me?
These particular illustrations were framed by the AMAZING LIZA DANGER!
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Friday, May 28, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monsterfresh.com/ Oh Mischievous Me
Take a look and formulate thoughts. This show has been a ground breaker for me and has inspired me to progress my style and content to the next level. I am looking forward to sketching out ideas and expanding on things I didn't have time to execute for this show.
I am looking forward to finishing up an octopus painting for this years' Rock and Roll Marathon, a mural job and a skate show at Vera. Don't worry, I'll keep all you wonderful people posted with fliers, progression shots of on-site projects and of course the blog.
If you see anything you are interested in, paintings are still available. Again thank you to Jen Vertz she is amazing. Solace at Family Fortune and Shaina who hung the show. Thanks for Chris at Monster Fresh for the interview and review. And of course Corey, for inspiration, critiques and support.
You can also see fun pictures of this night at www.strawberriesandchampain.com
This blog documents art appreciation at it's finest.
List of images from top to bottom are as follows;
- One Seven Nine Monster Letter Installation
On the wall of Upper Playground now buffed.
- Bee Hunter
- Wolf in Sheep's' Clothing
Acrylic and Gouache
- Ugly Duckling
Acrylic and Gouache
- Man faced Fish
- Medusa Print Framed
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010
For the event; Sacramento's' Art Walk and Live Painting I interviewed with Submerge Magazine.
Here is a exert from the interview;
Are your parents supportive of your artwork?
At first they weren't. At first it was graffiti, and it was vandalizing, and it was criminal, and they couldn't understand that aspect. When I started doing more art, and I started going to school for design, they got more supportive. Now that Iâ€™m doing shows, they're seeing the rewards of all my hard work. Because, you know, they're family and their concerned: Get a job, get married, have kids. You're 25, why aren't you working on a career and settling down. Being Mexican Catholic, I should have five kids by now [laughs]. But they're seeing it paying off and kind of breaking that mold of what it means to be a Latina these days. I don't have to follow the same path that my aunties and my mom did.
Please read the rest of the article here;
I have noticed from the recent interview by Dead C of Monster Fresh for the Citrus Report; I hold the same ideas as before, I have just matured as they have and developed them into the foundation of my art. Although highly political, they seem to have a playful way that isn't too imposing.
I want you to see my ideas and opinions, not change yours.
Right now I am listening to The Moldy Peaches, drinking the best white wine the fridge has to offer and painting a giant octopus with an Elvis do for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon. I'll post update pictures when it starts really taking shape.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2010
2009.254 - 179 Live Painting
Originally uploaded by Slightlynorth
Ahh, Slightly North, How I love to steal your flicks =)
I can always count on you for awesome pics, thanks!
This one is a favorite for sure.
This was from my solo show at The Whisky Bar, one of the funnest shows to date.
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This awesome mural I completed the summer of '09 with a bunch of wonderful youth who volunteered their Saturday morning to clean the neighborhood. This was done with about 20 youth and volunteers and was quite the feat!
This inspiration for this painting was to promote community and bring them together. A butterfly in the middle holds all the dynamics together.
This past weekend, Boohi and Sua completed the panels on the sides of the mural with amazing patterns and colors.
The whole wall is magnificent.
Please check out their blog; The Hand of Savage
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Sunday, May 16, 2010
You missed out if you didn't make it out! The weather was lovely, there were deep fried peanut butter sandwiches in abundance and bubble tea! I declined the fried peanut butter sandwiches... A little too weird for me.
Thanks for everyone that showed up and supported!
This is your last week to catch the Oh, Mischievous Me Show, so make it on down before this opportunity passes you by.
Be sure to check out Solaces' Blog for more info on his art!
Upcoming projects we share are the Skate Show at the Vera project in July, keep your eyes open for updates!
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Friday, May 14, 2010
Be there or be square, I will be working the Art Primo booth selling Lee Hot, Art Primo Logo and 179 shirts. Stop by and bring me coffee!
Check out their Myspace as well::
If you have any special requests, split streak, custom cap pack, stickers? Let me know a head of time and maybe I'll hook you up =)
If you aren't familiar with Art Primo, visit the site;
it's the worlds largest graffiti supply website in the world.
If we don't sell it, you don't need it!
Check out the new sticker I designed for the company. We will have these in abundance, come and pick one up!
Love and Happiness,
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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Solace and I will be live painting in front of The Upper Playground SEA for this event. Stop by and say hello!
Bring me coffee, hugs and well wishes! Bring Sam a Red Bull!
179 Bee Amigo shirts from Family Fortune will be on sale!
For more info check their site out! Family Fortune Clothing
If you missed the opening of my solo show Oh, Mischievous Me, here is your chance to take a look.
For more info : U-District Street Fair Website
Here is an oldie but goodie.
Germbot Painting titled Goodness.
11x14, Acrylic, 200.00
What a happy Germbot Buddha.
See you there!
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