Wednesday, April 30, 2008
both are digital Print in Giclet 30x30.
This digital paitings are currently on the third floor of the Normandie Hotel, San Juan PR part of Galerias Prinardi collection.
It's part of UNDO's collective show "Sueños & Pesadillas" (March 3, 2008)
Saturday, April 19, 2008
She's one of my favorite models in Ringling, she was a ballet dancer and had the body to prove it. Her poses were always gracefull and beautiful. These pieces where part of a Collective Exhibition in the late 508 Gallery in Downtown Sarasota, Fl. I'm almost sure it was February 1999. Believe it or not this were 20 minute poses. Oils on 8"x10" masonite board.
I went to Ringling from 1996-2000 and graduated with a BFA in the Dept. of Illustration. During those glorious years, I did the awesome discovery that I love to paint. Although, I hardly do it lately. Painting even gets emotional for me. All of those were made with oils on 8"x 10" masonite boards, only the bottle of Il Baccio was made with acrylics on 8"x 10" illustration board.
L'Aliance offers French classes to adults and even babies. Is never too early or too late to learn a new language. They asked me to design or illustrate some icons for the Bébé Alliance and those were the favorite ones. The icons were draw in pencil and ink and painted in Photoshop. Below them is a piece I called "Tv Runner" made for a poster advertising their annual "Noire Publicitair" That's a oil painting on illustration board, 18x24".
oil on illustration board, 18x24"
A couple of years ago, AmEx wanted something new for their Annual Christmas Sale at Plaza Las Americas. I met with the client and suggested the topic of a childish christmas. AmEx is very political correct so I couldn't use any christian imagenery. I presented the three pieces and after a hard decition they used the toys and the christmas tree, but I had to eliminate the ornaments from the tree. The image of the tree was used all over the mall in gigantic banners.
Friday, April 18, 2008
Nestor Fuentes, an awesome art director and good friend, did this while he was in Miami Ad School. I did the illustrations for him. The final illustrations were made in oils on primed 18x24" illustration board. This is how he explains the ads, "Starbuck's new coffee liqueur was perceived as a girly drink. So we wrote some stories about some very freaky, long nights. After all, nothing good comes out of the mix alcohol and espresso."