Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Big Thank You goes out to Gallery Nucleus for allowing me to be part of their Power In Numbers show that opened on Sat. The show plans to be up until Dec. 28th and will give a portion of the sales to the American Red Cross.
All the work is framed at 5”x 7” and priced at $100. For those not able to attend the show in person you can view and buy art online HERE.
Another added bonus upstairs is The Art of Sherlock Holmes by John Watkiss . Go see some of the amazing groundwork for the new movie with Robert Downey Jr. All work is for sale and will be up until Jan 18th 2010.
Buy one or the set.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
It’s Cold! That is the phrase that seems to be said by me more than 10 a day this week. Puts me in a mood of “Screw this I’m not getting out of bed”. Then I get the call that buzzes my phone and the email that rings my computer and I have to get up.
Let’s talk Art!
“What mediums do you use?” This is another question I get from time to time.
The short answer is Everything I can. I am sure there are those artists that are just set on using paint and those just in pencil. I’m not set in one way of doing things. If it works and gets the job done I’ll use it.
Here is my workbox!! This thing goes with me to every convention and as you can see its filled with a number of things. For a while I was against getting one of these to trek around but Nicole convinced me otherwise. I’m glade she did.
Lets do a quick inventory of what I have in here.
Bic Pens: I love using these pens for drawing. Bic should give me a sponsorship for using them so much. You Hear Me Bic?!!!
Sharpie Pens: Don’t know an artist that doesn’t just have one of these in his toolbox. These are useful drawing tool and good to have around when you are signing your art.
Kneaded Rubber Eraser: I end up having a few of these that end up in different shapes. It is really good to have for your pencil work.
Small electric Eraser: Sometimes you lay down a line that just to stubborn to come up. This tool is good to tighten up your messy pencils.
White Out Pens: I’ll use a few different kinds like Uni, Elmers, and Sharpie. Love drawing with these as well as using them for quick fill inns and highlights.
Fat Tip Markers: These things mean business so keep in a well-ventilated area. Good for throwing down fat black lines and fill inns. I love having different kinds. One of my favorites is large red color Krink. Pilot and Sharpie’s are also kept.
Liquitex Acylic Paint: I keep a various amount of small tubes. I get all my live art shows done with these.
Sanford Col-Erase Pencils: I love working with these pencils. Having various colors of reds blues and green. I use these to lay down my line work when I do use a pencil.
Prismacolor Pens: These are great markers to use. Great tones of colors to choose from and always kept in my box.
Copic Markers: I have just few of these. I don’t find I use these as many other artist do. However they are great pens and have a lot of tones to choose from. Have to buy some wide tipped ones soon.
0.5 Lead Pencil: When I need to make a sharp line I have a favorite one that is a pencil and pen in one made by Mitsubishi. I found it over at Kinokuniya bookstore.
Art Pallet: I keep a small plastic one that has a lid so that I can mix a lot of colors and close it up and not waste my paint when I’m done.
Small bottles of water: I keep two small oz sized bottles of water to clean brushes and mix my paint.
Pentel Color Brush: These brushes are awesome. I was at a show talking to another artist when I saw this style of brush and had to go out and buy some.
Brushes: I’ll keep various sizes and kinds of brushes in my box. I even have a few in here I bought at Ikea. Sponge brushes are fun to work with as well.
So everything from Bic pens to Acrylic paints and various markers and brushes. I even keep spray can tops in here for those moments I feel I’m in a can mood. Hats off to you guys that can draw with just cans. That is something I don’t have down as of right now. Maybe I can change that.
I hope this helps those that did have questions. If you still have some feel free to ask.
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Chemix here with a couple announcements:
- Next order of business: If you've been having a hard time following Emonic news that's mostly because we haven't been keeping up our end of the bargain. Doing shows for most the of the year makes it hard to post often, but we're aiming to fix that starting now. Expect more up-to-date posts with lots of announcements, shows, and news this coming year. In addition to keeping better care of the blog, you can now also follow (and tell your friends to follow) Emonic news on:
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
I find it interesting to hear people’s points of views on my work that I think is crap. It is also interesting to find those that feel they need to tell you what your work is and that their word should be the last and finale above all others. He he Suckers!!
The question is asked from time to time.” How do you come up with your ideas?” So that being a question I feel I could jump on I’ll try and give an explanation perhaps you might mirror or that you know you have no relation with.
When trying to come up with something it's not always easy and on other occasions it feels as though the well is endless and I can’t find a stopping point to find sleep. Often it I find myself going through my catalog of music to obtain a feeling or certain point of view. Music happens to be my strongest catalyst. I run through my Ipod, computer,cd collection, and online to find something to open that third eye. I want to get in that zone were my mind is not thinking in the common manner. To the point were my thoughts start to get textured.
If I find that is not working, which on some occasions is doesn’t I’ll watch a movie or go skateboard. Quit often you hear other artists self-medicating themselves with items ranging from caffeine to other exotic combinations. That is something I can’t do. Unfortunately I can’t have large amounts of caffeine and alcohol is only taken in small doses on special occasions. Anything else is out of the question. However I do find many hours of no sleep creates this open mind effect, which I enjoy up until the point I know I’m hurting my body depriving it of rest.
My subject ideas tend to jump from the cute to the brooding to the down right evil. It sometimes depends the mood I’m in other than the job I’m working on. I quite often find myself trying to balance the inner kid that wants to be more and mixing it with some type of musical aspect. Other times I’ll concentrate just on the figure and continue to add lines till the image starts to move down a road I feel comfortable with.
Masks seem to be a common theme in my pieces along with a few other items. I like the Idea of sometimes not knowing whether my characters could be bad or good. Just like life it’s not always how the person appears but how he or she acts. It’s also nice to keep a mystery about something even though you can see it in plain sight.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
It’s 5:02am going over all the art I’ve got to get done. Last week was APE Con up in SF. A little late but Thanks to all those that came by and showed your support. As you can tell I don’t make this update thing at All a habit. I might back track bit on posting old work up here and there from shows previous.
So this week what’s going down? Well if you live in the San Jose area and happen to be in Japan town hit up Roy’s Station for a good cup of coffee or treat. I’ve done an exclusive print for them. More info on Roy’s and directions here www.roys-station.com
While at APE I bought one of the best sketchbooks I think I might have bought in awhile. The book is itself a piece of art. All hand bound and layered with some nice rage paper. I’ll post up the maker’s info a little later.
You ever buy some really good paper look at it when you get home and say “What the hell am I going to put on this now?” It’s so expensive you don’t want screw it up. I get that way with expensive papers and canvases. It’s always a hurdle to jump in my mind. Once I get past that I just don’t care and keep drawing. That being said I’ll be filling the damn thing up and keep posting pics here.
Now for a little sleep.
Friday, October 02, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
2357 Arden Way
Sacramento Ca 95825
(Between Fulton Ave. & Bell St .).
It goes from 11 - 4pm, so drop on by if you're in the area!! For more information go to
Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
344 Tully Road, San Jose, CA 95111
Early Bird 9 AM - 10:59 AM
General admission 11 AM - 4 PM
General Admission: $5.00
Kids Under 12: $2.50
Early Bird: $15.00
For more info: http://www.timetunneltoys.com/toyshow.html
Monday, July 20, 2009
I will also have a limited run of my new 44pg book REPLICANT. Also I’ll have a few new shirt designs and original work for sale.
Sat. night July 25 I will be doing live art in the Gas Light district of downtown San Diego. Artist in on the event are Dumperfoo,Sean Dietrich,Griffen One,Cody Vrosh, Paul Allen, and me. Come on by and say hi.
All the Best!!
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Been wanting to put this up for some time now but have been waiting for the right time. Commission done for Ryan Graff's Sandman collection.
This weekend I will be signing at The Comic Outpost on Ocean in San Francisco from 11 to 3. Those in the area stop on by and say Hi.
All the Best!!
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Thank you to everyone that stopped by the table and showed their support!
At the show I happened to meet a couple of really awesome artists.
Justin Hernandez and Alexis Cala from
www.glowingraptor.com had my attention the most at this con. Justin with his original creature work and Alexis with her art style and story telling. What also caught my attention is their collaboration work.
If you want to find out about some new artists this week these two are it ! I’m sure to see more of their work in the months to come.
All art Justin Hernandez © 2009
All art Alexis Cala © 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
ALL BEST TO NICK AND HIS FAMILY!!
28-year old Nick Glasgow of Pleasanton, CA is in a race for his life. Like Project Michelle and 1,000 Cranes for Hope with Yul Kwon, Nick is looking for a bone marrow transplant. When his doctor found out that he was a quarter Japanese, he said there is a zero percent chance of finding a donor. According to the Asian-American Donor Program, based in Alameda, there are 7.4 million registered donors in the U.S. Only 532,000 are of Asian descent. That's 7.2 percent of the total. Only 219,000 donors are of multiple races.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
This Friday Live Art at Illusive Comics in Santa Clara from 6-10.
More Info here Illusive Comics
Super-Con this weekend in downtown San Jose.
Sat 10-6 and Sun 10-5. I’ll have two tables in Artist Alley A67/68. One for my work and another for kids and other artists to paint.
More info at Super-Con.com
Sunday, May 03, 2009
This weekend Sunday at 7pm Art Show at Secret Agent Hair Solon In San Francisco. Both Cody Vrosh and I will have new work. His 11 paintings to my 8 new paintings up for grabs for a whole month.
Come get em.
Thursday, April 02, 2009
FRIDAY Portland OR at Floating World Comics 4-7pm doing live art with the Hot Zombie Chicks Love Brains Tour.
More info HERE!
Then Emerald City Comicon in Seattle, WA for SAT and SUN APR 4-5.
Exhibitors Table 1101
More info HERE!
Line work for a new painting for upcoming Art show in May. Enjoy.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Friday, March 06, 2009
This coming Sunday I will be a guest at SAC-CON up in Sacramento at the Scottish Rite Center. Show time is 10AM - 5PM. Please stop on by and see all the cool new prints, shirts, and sketchbooks for sale. In the upcoming weeks, I will also be having an art show up in San Francisco. More details to be announced later. Just wanted to drop a short line and let everyone know what to expect next, as always, thank you for all the support.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Just wanted to drop a line to everyone about a new upcoming event, which will be happening this weekend in San Francisco. Wonder Con will be held at Moscone Center South Feb 27- Mar 1. For more info on directions and ticket pricing go to www.comic-con.org
Come on by and check out some of the new material and items for sale. If you find that you are not able to attend then check out the online store for the new items here at emonic.etsy.com
Thanks for your time and all your support.