Posts Tagged ‘warrior’

       Lately in my regular reading I’ve been coming across the age old, reoccuring theme of “good versus evil” namely in particular stories . . . stories that are factual and have a place in history. None has had me more intrigued recently than the “Billy The Kid” drama of the 1860’s. Now I’ve never been that interested in the wild west or the culture as a whole. I’m only SOMEWHAT familiar with it because of Hollywood which isn’t that familiar to begin with seeing that most of it is fiction. But what got me interested in “The Kid”s story was it being on the front page of Yahoo News (click here for the story) that he’s up for a posthumous pardon. (more…)

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Ever had the urge to see what you’d look like if you were in Street Fighter? Well that the nice thing about being an artist. When you imagine stuff like this you can put it on paper. I did this in watercolor with a new heavy watercolor set and new brush set I just bought that I’ve been wanting to try out. I think the artists that did the character renderings in Street Fighter 4 did an amazing job so I’m kind of paying homage by doing their style here. How’s it lookin’ . . .

            This is my newest piece I titled “Return To Innocence” . . . I’ve had this piece in my head for about 2 years but haven’t painted it until now and as I’ve realized there was a reason for the timing. I can’t tell you how many rough sketches I have of this concept in those two years. I guess I was saving it for when I felt compelled to paint it. First let me tell you what this piece stands for, the themes involved, how it relates to me and my life, and why I decided to go with a Mayan warrior. This piece represents a man’s struggle to find himself, his spirituality, his innocence even after he’s been through the jungle of life with his hands still soaked in blood. A man . . . a real man goes through a lot of changes in journey to find his higher self. Beyond the ego, beyond the warrior spirit (more…)

I’ve been observing the work of some outstanding Japanese artists lately and decided to go out of my element a little bit. I love some of the concept art from the Street Fighter video games. I’ve also been listening to some modern Japanese music just to get in the spirit while painting this . . . I know it sounds kind of weird but hey . . it’s what dedicated artist do. ‘More to come as I’m expanding my entity online. The Twitter, Facebook, etc account info and links coming up on this blog so stay tuned. Til next time folks!