Angelina Villalobos is a fine artist who combines environment and folklore into her subject matter which attempts to understand religion, culture & family structure in the jigsaw of modern society. Going by the pen name 179, please subscribe to the blog for more updates!

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Drawing with Laughy Japhy & Nayjay!

Nerding out to paper is the best thing in the world. Hanging out with friends and doing it is even better!

See ya!


Sunday, January 8, 2012

Photo-shoot: Creative Series 179

This was an amazing project, THANK YOU MIKE HIPPLE!!

We toured Seattle to the recent Queen Anne Mural. The bear head was greatt! It came equipped with has lights inside to illuminate my face and I could hear the wind a-la giant seashell! I felt a little bit like Darth Vader! Ha!

The second location was at Golden Gardens, although beautiful and was so COLD! We did hear seals and that always makes me excited to scan the beach for a glimpse! I really enjoy these photos and wish the best for the Creative Series as it continues in 2012.

Please take a look at the rest of them on his Blog;
& on the 179 Flickr!

Take care!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Selective Salvation Sketch

I used to do these in depth illustrations, not quite stories, but they voiced an opinion in me that I have since forgotten until recently.

Handsome man, although my biggest and most avid supporter often times tells me when I suck and when he knows I haven't given something my all. He is the one that makes me go back over a line or reconsider a color choice or placement. I loathe and respect his opinion even if I don't necessarily agree. Sometimes the artist in me will tell him to trust my decision and show him the completed successful painting. Sometimes the ego in me disregards his opinion later to find out I have wasted 3 hours on something I should have listened to. Handsome has reminded me that these very personal illustrations of mine are important and that I should continue to use them as a way to express my opinions.

2006 illustration

Why really I stopped doing these is a number of reasons but I do miss them. In going back to these I have found my hand out of practice and my wit although unsharpened like a disagreed pencil, still working. I feel with practice and the growth of the New Year, these will flourish and with my wisdom of 2012, grow.

Often times your best critics are the ones you love the most and hardest critiques are from yourself. I personally wouldn't have it any other way. The best support an artist may have is honesty.

2006 Illustration - Full of Grace

I love all my supporters, haters, family members and fans. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, your support makes me really the artist I keep growing to be!

Angelina Villalobos