Happy Holidays Everyone!!

I hope that you are going to spend some wonderful time with your loved ones and that you can look back at this past 2015 and find many happy moments. It has been a great year for me, full of love and adventure. Let me share with you this promotional piece that I painted for the occasion. I was fascinated by snowflake photography and I wanted to see what they would look like if I painted them. Nature is truly amazing. Merry Christmas everyone, and happy new year!

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New portrait for magazine

Hello everyone!

I have been laying low for the past few months, but I’m back and I promise to keep you updated often with new work.

I am planning to make a new series of illustrations of different genres so stay tuned!

For the moment, check out this portrait that I got commissioned by magazine this week.

Cheers!

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Busy month! New works..

Hello everyone!

June is been a prolific month and I am happy to share with you what I have been up to.

Shakewell, nominated best new restaurant in Oakland, is having a first year anniversary on July 9 with DJ and complimentary glass of cava. Should be a fun night, everyone’s invited!

Here the painting I made for them that turned into a poster/postcard design.

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Also, I completed a series of illustrastions for a magazine in Florida.

Check them out! I enjoyed working with a witty palette.

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I’ll keep you updated with new work next month!

Ole!


 

Senior thesis show!

What a crowd!!what a show of talented artists!

I am sorry for not being able to post anything recently but I have been working on 10 paintings since January.. it was a lot of work, but it definitely paid off… the show was a blast and I couldn’t be happier with how the show turned out! I felt so lucky to be able to share a space with such talented artists,  I uploaded my portraits on my website’s gallery, check them out!

Here are some images of the show,

Thanks again to all of you that made it there!

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Count Dracula!

 

This project took about a week between shooting good photo references and actual painting. The final result is this evil looking portrait, executed on a 18X24 canvas using acrylics. Along with it I wanted to show you the picture that the painting was inspired from (great picture, and great model, thank you Anthony Harmer!!!!) Enjoy!

 

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Valentina’s manual! from sketches to finals!

I just completed a series of five illustrations for my good friend Valentina’s manual that she’s writing for the psychotherapy clinic she works for in San Francisco. The manual is for the interns that are at their first experience in dealing with patients and the illustrations depict the relationship between the therapist and the patient, showing different kinds of interactions between the two. It was interesting to switch from the children’s book mindset i have been used to lately to this type of work that needed to be more technical. I posted a couple of pics to show you what the process was like, from sketch to finish!Enjoy!!

 

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Clouds

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Hello hello!!

I am  happy with how this project turned out, “Clouds” has been  a beautiful children’s book to work on, I tried to keep my illustrations poetic and simple, just like the story.

Can’t wait to start working on my next children’s book for eGlobal Reader, “The Hare and The Tortoise”, a classic!

Again, enjoy kids!


 

Welcome to my blog!

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Hello everyone!

Thanks for visiting my brand new page! On this blog you will be able to get an idea of what my process is.

I will be posting lots of images from sketches to final illustrations.

To get started, I want to share with you my excitement for having being selected for the 2014 Student Scholarship Competition issued by the Society of Illustrators of New York.

The piece that was selected was made in My Figure To Final class, taught by amazing illustrator Caitlin Kuhwald. The class focus was on figure drawing with an effort to create more compelling illustrations using models from real life.

I titled this piece The Spirit of the 1950s, i used a pose from Elvis to convey a humorous feeling of what a household in 1950s America felt like.

Enjoy!