David Bowie has been such a tremendous influence on me creatively. He seemed to approach narratives in his music with an honest and relatable simplicity while simultaneously cloaking them in a scintilatingly theatrical veneer. He said in an interview I saw recently that all of his creative endeavors were sort of experiments in communication with the common theme being loneliness, isolation, and the desire to reach out. I feel like he’s so well loved because he presented himself as both otherworldly and intensely human. Giving us mysteries to explore and an assurance that we’re not alone in them.
If only we as entertainers, communicators, and storytellers could all perform so well. Thanks for everything, Bowie.
So, I’m doing some early concept work for a film a friend of mine is making. I can’t give you any details of course, but here’s a sample. Stylistically this is pretty atypical for me. Honestly, it’s a lot more like what I was doing when I first got to college years ago than what I do now but I’ve been having a blast experimenting with all of the hatching! I feel like it might be fun to do a whole book like this. Might wear my poor elbow down to a fleshless nub though!
The difference between drawing realistically and drawing cartoony is that when you draw a real person, you are trying to draw fairly accurate measurements and when you draw a cartoon you are trying to draw the emotional essense. You are drawing opinions rather than reality.
Muerte Lenta es el nombre de una muestra colectiva en la que participan grandes artistas de México celebrando el día de los muertos. Tuve el honor de ser invitado junto a otros artistas de latinoamérica Esta es la ilustración con la que estuve participando. Espero les guste!