There's definitely not less pages.

Hi all, I've been busy updating my blog with new artwork. So just in case you haven't yet noticed, there's a bunch of new stuff up. Take a look above at the top of the page, there's quite a few new tabs, each is a new page with some newly posted artwork. Right now I have posted some figure drawings, paintings, prints, other drawings, and soon I'll get an illustration tab up there as well. I'll put up new stuff as I get it scanned or photographed.


Less of a punching motion.

(Watercolor, Ink, and Whiteout)

I've been on a painting kick as of late, and I know I have a few other things I would like to share in the upcoming future, but because my mind is on it, and I've been painting practically non-stop... I thought I would share a piece I did recently.


I miss my studio.

Well I'm home for the break and it makes me miss having a studio space to do my work. I'm still getting some work done, but it's just not the same. But here's a glimpse into the studio space I had last semester...(and some work I was doing.)


More interesting than a usual trip.

(Digital Media)

Well I just finished up this album cover work for the band, The Keystone Effect. This is their debut album, "Unusual Trip" and will out shortly so keep an eye out for it! Here's a link to the band's facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Keystone-Effect/270474140962

The piece was inspired by a sketch I had done for a quote, "Our sickness is between our ears". The original sketch involved the boy holding his brain, with the top of his head placed on the ground. I enjoyed taking that sketch to the next level and doing this cover.


Victor Preato Inc.

Well not actually incorporated, but I do have some "inc." related news. In passing I might have mentioned a graphic novel project that I'm working on. Well I've moved onto the next stage...INKING! After I get a few pages done I'll post some images up. Until then, keep on keepin' on.


Who knew he could dance?

(Digital Media)

Here is an illustration for the quote:

"There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent."
- as written by Michel de Montaigne in 1598

Well, here we are, the last "Free-Text-Friday" assignment. My immediate thought was to make a ballerina-esque Socrates, but it almost seemed TOO obvious, so I went with some break dancing. Who wouldn't want to watch Socrates break dance? Anyways, here's experimenting with some more halftones and textures. I think they are a nice subtle touch that help pull the image together, especially when working digitally. Sometimes digital images seem to come out just a little too crisp and clean for my taste.


Don't fall over!

(Digital Media)

Here is an illustration for the quote:

"Unless you take big risks you are not going to learn a lot... the interesting things that happen in life involve precipices."
- Robert Storr, 11/19/10, Austin, Texas

I'm starting to really let some of the work I've been doing in my spare time take a life of it's own. I've usually started out with a pretty solid idea only to watch it evolve into something completely different than I envisioned, this piece included. Perhaps it's because I've been playing around digitally a lot recently and the ease of changing things around. Anyways, as the quote says, sometimes you've just gotta go for it even if it appears too difficult.