"Every child should know about the magic of horses and the importance of having Big Dreams!" - Steven Carrol
A little bit of illustration process. For #pony lovers. #illustration #character design
This is the first Mother's Day without my mom. I do miss her a lot, but somehow I think she is with me in this story that I have been working on. I remember her telling me about living an hour away from home and working at a diner. She was only 15. This character is inspired by the cartoons my grandmother used to clip from the newspapers, and it is in honor of people who stand up or encourage and support kids when their parents aren’t around. Happy #Mother's Day to those who are moms and those who act like it. What should I name her?#CharacterDesign
Working on turnarounds for waitress Nera, who has some challenging issues. "Guardian Rescue," is a story about #confidience,#OCD, and #anxiety. #visualdevelopment #characterdesign
The beautiful Lorikeets at the San Antonio Zoo were the inspiration for this visual development character. Jake will appear in "Guardian Rescue Nera's Story", a personal project that I am working on.
This piece was inspired on a safari trip. The sky and lighting were beautiful. These cute deer were so friendly that I had to make them into characters.
Okay, I have been thinking about doing something with this astronaut for a long time. It is now available as a comforter, blanket, pillow, clock, hoodie and more. There is also another version with multiple astronauts.
This mask is currently a piece from a personal project that I am working on. Masquerade masks had many uses including hiding one's identity. The different colors were used to express freedom of speech and to speak your emotions without judgment. I am sure the use of this mask is going to entwine with the story of Nera, a waitress who wants to be an actress but does not have confidence in herself.
It has been a while since I posted. Last July my painting hand was badly injured. After two surgeries and lots of physical therapy I am doing better and back to my art. This painting was inspired by a little place in Helotes, Texas and a smart horse named Cowboy. Cowboy was a rescue horse and has been working for Upward Transitions doing Equine Therapy. I took a photo of the stable right before it snowed last year. It is really rare to see snow in this part of Texas. The stable with the glowing Christmas star reminded me of the stable where Christ was born. It was nothing fancy but it was significant. It was a place of Hope. Wishing you Hope this Christmas!
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