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About me

Professional:

I am designer of living things for film,animation and games.. I am a sculptor who draws and a painter who sculpts...In my opinion there is a destinction between a designer and an illustrator. Although to be a designer you have to be able to illustrate but not all illustrators are designers and some Illustrators are far better at illustrating than any designer...Illustrators can fool producers with pretty pictures but not all designers are as fortunate and thus the fighting nature of a true designer. We are not politically correct in our manner or our ideas. But we are constantly searching for innovative ideas. We live in this world and are sometimes blinded and way too far in to be accessible to corporate art houses, Fx houses and studios of all kinds...My goal as a designer/illustrator is to always bring something new to the table and as little of "something that has been done" as possible..I guarantee this effort but not the final product.. that's up to you and how much you listen to me

Personal:

Originally from the East Los Angeles area I now live in Northern Calif. with my wife of 25 years. The open space and cool air suit me well and have subtly influenced my work. I have always gravitated towards the surreal, whether I was old enough to know what that was or not. The need to be original and unique, probably stemming from adolescence, made me seek out the weirdest and wildest things that an innocent minded kid could conjure up.... By high school my tastes were being split in 2 with the pop culture interest I had in film and my interest in fineart through surreal imagery and artwork from the rennaisance. After gratuating from high school I took life drawing classes at the local community colledge in preperation for an extended education at a big university. I remember being asked for a self portrait and I didn't have an interest in simply drawing my face. So I drew the way I felt. My approach to that assignment really landmarked for me a mode in how I would handle future professional projects. Representational art wasn't my goal as an artist. Abstracting with form is how I make choices with my layouts and the designs of the elements that make up the layouts themselves. Inspiration for me is internal. The work on this site is the kind of artwork I make for myself. It comes from inspiration through my faith in Jesus Christ which is internal. My artwork is the external expression of my internal inspiration. I am still evolving with my personal work, thankfully...I see changes occuring with my work which are very interesting to me and hopefully to anyone who is interested. Even though I have a professional career that is almost 30 years old..I don't feel like I've "arrived". On the contrary I feel like a perpetual student... always learning and needing to study..

 

Carlos

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Tuesday
Sep152015

update 09-15-15

Hey everyone...I know i disappear for long stretches...I am working on many things..there's quite a bit going on these days..But I wanted to make you aware of the 2nd demo I made for New Masters Academy..You know... It's never been my goal to teach..I prefer to work in a room by myself. And then there's the Camera which is a difficult thing for me to adjust to..So forgive me for the introductions to these things. I am still learning how to talk to a lens..heheheh....

But ...the focus of these demo's is to show the importance of the rough,the plan..I spend my time on these little drawing for your sake and the purposes of delivering information.. There will be 3 demos showing off the rough.. There may be more but for now that's what we have .. The third is almost done.. i just have to find the time to go in and finish it...but for those of you who have viewed the demos understand that I am giving value to the process of drawing rather than showing off illustration skills..The "drawing" is the rough and the ability to be creative is most expressed in that rough drawing. (Check Rembrandt's rough ink and wash studies). After the rough is done it's easy street to render town. That is why some of my favorite artists are the ones that were able to say much with very little.I find that to be the most beautiful. I view sculpture the same way.. My favorite type of sculpture is like a rough sketch.. these are my preferences. What i find to be the art is the rough which is the very core, the heart of the art. That is what strikes the center of the nerve. anyway enough of my blather...I hope you like the demo 

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