Finished illustration for the Wonderland theme show at the ZaPow Art Gallery in Asheville N.C. that opens next week. All pieces in the show are from the book Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Each artist was assigned an excerpt from the book, mine was one with the Jabberwocky. There is just a short passage in the book with no description of the creature...plenty of room for me to run with it...just the way I like it! Click HERE to see a 30 second 6 stage video step by step of the creation of "Basking Jabberwocky And Jub Jub Birds". Lemme know if you'd like to see more of these in the future. Feel free to ask questions.
Here's a sneek peek at giclee prints of my art that will be getting framed for my space in the Zapow Gallery in Asheville, NC. I've got some prints of my digital humorous illustration work as well as prints of my pen and ink and watercolor monster characters for my "Field Study" collection. I will be getting the framed work and prints to sell into the gallery this week. I'm really excited about this new road in my career.
Hey folks! Here's a sneek preview of whats on my drawing board right now. Its a an illustration for a page for a children's book I am doing as an ebook for the ipad and other mobile devises. Its one of 15 screen pages. The book is called Pie-rits by Julia Dweck. Gotta another one lined up to do right after. Waddayathink?
Here is something on the board at Fian Arroyo Illustration...right now. Donating my illustration services to fight cancer (my mother died from it...so its personal) to Grind For Life an organization that raises money through skateboarding events and an online shop to help people with cancer...great organization. This is a sketch in progress for a skateboard deck. Buy a deck and help kick cancers ass!!!!
I'll post final art when it is completed.
Been really busy the last few months working on projects that I can't post artwork up yet. One is an art licensing project involving creating character designs and mascot development for a line of children's supplements. They are fantasy characters like a knight, dragon, wizard etc. that will be on the product labels and merchandising. Should be 12-13 characters in all...a super fun project and great client to work with! I will give out more updates and art work sneek peeks (if possible) later as the project progresses. Another art licensing/character development opportunity is with a line of fantasy/sci-fi characters that were created for a trading card strategy game a few years back. My partners, on this business venture, and I are in negotiations right now with a toy/game company working out the details. If all goes well, we will be at Toyfair in Februrary 2012 showcasing the new game. Check out the second to the last image on the mascots portfolio to see some of the characters in the game.
In the meantime, check out the artwork I did not too long ago for a skateboard deck. A real fun piece to do in Adobe Illustrator. Still waiting for my additional samples to come in...don't really want to ride and trash a sample if I don't have one as a backup to use as a wall hanger.
Now back to the drawing board...