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Stepping Back to Traditional Artwork

Artwork in a different direction
First night of working with under an hour into it.

Lately I’ve been looking to take my work to another level.  I met with one of my best friends SKAM2? and he introduced me to one of his friends Jeff Dekal who works for Marvel as a cover artist.  Jeff is a painter and a badass one to boot.  His work in “real” work.  As an artist you have to sometimes surround yourself around other artist to what levels you can take your own work.  So, I tried something different…One night while doing another one of my many drawing exercises I do to keep relevant in my craft, I realized something.  I love to just draw and sometimes it does not have to be comic related.

Island Heritage
Round two on rendering and touch ups.

I was extremely tired when I drew this but it just flowed.  As I dreamed that night, I had the idea of making a project for the new year to focus on two regions Africa (the continent) and the Caribbeans (Bahamas, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Cuba).

island_strength-finWhy those places? Just because. 😜 Born and raised in Miami, I feel like I am giving something back.  Stay tune for more.