This Asian Dragon is available as an ART PRINT HERE and was created for the non-profit organization, Dragon School 99, promoting artistic, community and cultural empowerment through street art, based in Oakland, CA. I’m very excited to be a part of their ventures 🙂
This was a fun project, where it presented a couple of challenges–one of which was to make the dragon less sinister and more approachable, but still tough. The eyes are the most expressive portion on the face, so I created different variations, and went with Version #5. In a few months, this design will morph slightly and slither its way onto a shirt; I’ll write a secondary post with the update, but in the meantime, hope you have a splendid Lunar New Year!
Nightmare Before Christmas is one of my favorite cult films, and I wanted to create my own version of the power couple, Jack and Sally. I love the cartoon quality of Tim Burton’s aesthetics, but decided to go for a realistic route, with Sally as a sexy pinup, leading the charge with the loving Jack Skellington by her side.
The artwork is available as a print on my ETSY SHOP
“Skeleton Bird Lovers” is a pen and graphite illustration with digital coloring, inspired by taxidermy curiosities and the upcoming Valentines Day holiday. This is available as an ART PRINT and PINS via my Etsy shop 🙂
The “Cuban Dreams, Havana” art print was inspired by my trip to Cuba, where beautifully-restored cars rolled down the streets amidst stunning Spanish architecture, mainly in the “Old Havana” district. The car featured here is a vintage blue 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air.
“Aztec Woman” was inspired by the beauty and strength of the Ancients, where magic and lore run free. It was also inspired by Santánico Pandemonium, a vampire snake goddess character from the popular TV series “From Dusk Till Dawn”. I created the drawing with pen/ink and digitally colored the background. The tones and shading are kept simple and not hyper-realistic, to emulate a vintage poster style, and a reminder of the fictional environment that this lovely woman resides in.
Bastet, the cat goddess of protection found in Ancient Egyptian mythology, is immortalized in this illustration of pen/ink and digital coloring. Cats are often seen roaming about Egypt freely and revered, as they probably were in ancient times. I placed one of my photos from the historic Temple of Karnak in the background.
“Skeletal Heart” is about love and death amidst the quiet beauty of nature. The colors are muted to highlight the subject matter and details of the illustration. Like many of my recent works, I’m greatly influenced by Victorian elements, steampunk, gothic surrealism, and nature.
“Vanda Orchids” is a lovely floral illustration, inspired by my sister, who’s named after this delicate flower. My original artwork was drawn with ink, graphite and a touch of digital coloring. It’s available on my ETSY SHOP
For that touch of elegance, here are the Orchids on a TEE SHIRT, customizable in different colors.