I had the tremendous opportunity to design the promotional material for the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce and their 2017 Gala. Every year, the event known as La Noche Encantada incorporates a different theme. This year, they featured Albuquerque in the theme “Rich in the Extraordinary”. I designed a couple comps but ultimately the über talented Craig Berry set the aesthetic tone with his invitation design. I then designed the tickets, program, outdoor boards, and print ads for both the gala and the after party.
For the second year in a row, I had the chance to participate in Star Wars Day at the Loma Colorado Library in Rio Rancho as a caricature artist! I had a great time drawing Star Wars themed caricatures alongside fellow caricature artists Alana Rae Garcia and Derek B. Lee. It was a great time at a great library that features a dog reading group, a manga club and a Lego club–check ’em out!
As part of my annual Christmas card jobs, I collaborated with a junior art director–my 4 year old daughter. She drove the concept and even reworked my comps! (obviously they weren’t “on-concept” and so she corrected them). Here is the sketch that she worked on with me (marker, pencil and Photoshop) and the final vector art.
I will be hosting this week’s free figure drawing at the Southwest University of Visual Arts in it’s triumphant return. Now it’s on Wednesday Nights 7pm – 9pm starting tomorrow, November 9th. All mediums and skill levels welcomed. Free and open to the public.
I will be drawing caricatures at the Doggie Dash & Dawdle brought to you by Animal Humane New Mexico at Balloon Fiesta Park from 8am to 2pm Sunday, November 6th. This is their largest fundraiser of the year. Here is how you can participate. In the meantime, I wanted to share this illustration I did of my dog. It is pen, knife, ink on white scratchboard.