Wow! It's been five months since the last time I updated my blog (five months!). As it tends to happen, I got really busy and was unable to blog for over a month... and then things just kept piling on. Plus, if you add my legendary procrastination into the mixture, well, the result is a neglected log (seriously, five months???). I apologize for that, sincerely. It's not that anybody's life stopped because I stopped blogging, but, whn I decided to start promoting my artwork, I really meant it. So, here I am, back and ready to give my best in every aspect of that plan... including my blog.
And why wouldn't I? I really like to share what I know, my experiences, my plans, my ideas, etc. The audience might be zero (or close to zero), but that doesn't matter. I do artwork because it is truly my passion and if I can share that in every aspect of my life, well, that is just great :)
Ok, what did I do in the last five months? I won't go into detail, because at the end, what matters the most are the results. The last time I blogged I talked about how I did at the Laughlin River Run bike rally and my plans for the Expo Obregon at my home town in Mexico (Ciudad Obregon), merely days ahead of that date. The Expo Obregon was certainly an amazing experience, in every aspect. And I'm not talking about just the show, but everything that surrounded the event. From preparing the merchandise, to cram everything in my little car, travel about 1,300 km (or 800 miles), crossing the border, dealing with customs, doing a couple of stops, getting my booth ready, showing my printed work and merchandise along with some live work for three weeks, meeting with friends from my past and present, meeting new people, eating out almost every night, showing my family my work and how I do it (finally), getting interviewed for a potential TV show for my home town's local station, driving back home after a month and look back to what I did. Of course, I am not listing everything that I did in this trip, but you get the idea. Showcasing my work at the Expo Obregon was a a personal desire of mine, and I fulfilled it. For that, I am extremely proud and grateful to all those that helped me make it possible.
Once I got back from that memorable trip, in June, a lot of my time went into getting back in track, in the sense that I needed to do artwork again. I also had the pleasure to be visited by family and friends and viceversa, including another trip to my home town in August. Before I knew it, September was here and with that my traditional yearly image celebrating Mexico's Independence Day (Ay, ay, ay!).
That takes us to October and with that, to present day. For me, this is the time when the year is pretty much over, and I need to plan on how I'm going to make use of the last quarter of it. Not only artwork (Halloween image coming up!), but everything around it, from printing merchandise, planning shows and projects for next year, etc. Of course, the year is not over yet, but I know that New Year's Eve will be here in a blink of an eye. I am excited for it, and I can't wait to share my journey with anybody who's willing to read about it.
On more recent news, I just finished a new image, the second one based on the beautiful Kendra Lust, one of the supreme goddesses of porn nowadays. This is the second image I do of her, truly an honor and a pleasure to be able to do so. If you have followed my work, you'll notice a gradual shifting in my work, towards a more realistic style. My pin-ups are looking a bit less cartoony, but without getting it to be a portrait (which I also do, by they way). No, this is just my usual shifting, trying new styles in my pin-up work, always trying to learn something new. I hope you like it, so please don't be shy to leave comments.
Time to go for now, but I'll be back next Monday to continue writing about this journey of drawing semi-naked (or naked) girls for a living (oooh yeah!). Until then!
Pin-up artist by day… and also by night. Well, mostly by night, because night time is my favorite time to paint.