Monday, November 30, 2009

Sneak Peek

Sorry, for not posting something sooner, but I have been going through some heavy stuff. As well as almost losing the will to paint and just changing careers, but I'm hoping this a piece to good start and exciting project!!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Igor Stravinsky

Igor was so much fun to draw, he has such an interesting face as well as a very interesting life. He was a Internationaly known Russian composer, pianist, and conductor, the man was truely inspirational. Perhaps one of my favorite paintings from this Summer, it was definitely out of my comfort zone. I guess thats why, it was so exciting in doing this one!
Jose Marti the Cuban!!!

Well, being in Miami you are bond to draw, paint or do something cuban so I picked good "ole' Jose Marti" a famous Cuban writer and poet.
My Aphrodite
This is one of those pieces to keep my mind sane and busy during the long Summer break. I wanted to go for more a cut out look with the skin, rather then the realistic look that I normally try for. Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

eatsleepdraw magazine #001

Will go on sale Saturday, August 1st, 2009
If you want to get it early, all you need to do is join
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#001 magazine cover art by the extremely talented
Max Marin

Monday, July 27, 2009

Ms. H. Bonham

Here is new piece I have been working on a couple of days, nothing fancy so I went towards a more graphic approach this time around. Rather then hitting on the oils and getting more into the details, but I'm pretty happy with this one.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Michael Jackson

A tribute to the Great Michael Jackson...

This was for a local upcoming Fashion Designer in Miami, I was more then pleased to contribute work to some already some amazing works of fashion, illustrations, and models.

Thank you Mikalia, Kim, Natelie, and Adrian. 8)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Piece in the works!

I have been working on this for about a week, it just needs more drying time. I'm hoping by tomorrow it will be good to go!! And if things go well, I just might do a serious of these with some of my friends.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Finally Finished!

This was a commission for a future magazine cover and hopefully if things go well, financially for the mag it will be coming out this year! Can't wait

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The Studio

It's been awhile since my last post, I have been working on a painting for a magazine cover for the last 2 weeks. Would have finished sooner, but my computer crashed and I lost all my reference and had to reshoot all over again.
But now I'm in good shape, with a few more touches...I will finish this painting in a couple of days.
So I will give you a preview before its all finished.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

"Pensimiento de un Vida"

Its been almost 3 weeks since my graduation from Ringling, I have been applying to get my Masters at U.M. and getting a job. But its been pretty hard, even to freelance has been a epic battle, but I wanted to get back into things before I got cold. So I decided to go more personal and do an illustration that was dear to me.

Everything on this piece was done reverse, I first did the baby and the girl with gouache then I painted the background with two opposing colors representing the pros and cons. Then some simple designs that represented it that went along with some text and other symbols done in FABER-CASTELL markers. Then a retouch of lighter color of gouache around the characters, then I painted the hair in a thin layer of Mars Black acrylic paint. It took me 2 nights from start to finish, I gave myself a deadline so it was pretty fun... Thanks for reading.

Monday, May 11, 2009

"Senior Thesis"

After a whole semester, I am finally done and so very happy in graduating from Ringling College!!! Yaahooo! I hope you enjoy my show.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

"Phoenix the Great"

The Great Joaquin Phoenix his crazy times, since turned rap artist.

Done in traditional ink and later on put into photoshop, its my first in mixing both traditional and digital. I did it in a day's worth.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

This is the first of two pieces that we did in Media Class, the first was done in watercolor. Not exactly my favorite media, its so unforgiving. I finally got what I wanted on the second try. But you soon get the hang of it, the subject matter is on "Dictators". I have been wanting to do this subject matter for awhile, I just love history and its politics. This guy is the Infamous Idi Amin of Uganda, he is the dictator that the actor,Forest Whitaker portrays in the film "King of Scotland".

My first Gouache piece, it was interesting and pretty, I might just wanna do it again. I went for more of a vector look, didn't feel like going into too much detail with the gouache, perhaps with oil. This dictator is Francisco Franco from Spain who was in power since 1939 till 1975.

Friday, March 13, 2009

I have been working on this piece for awhile, since last semester. Its been fun... I'm just trying to get the hang of Photoshop. I'm more of traditional type of guy and despise digital, but it does have its advantages. 

I hope in the future, I can play with this media a little more and make real use of it. Latas

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

My "Sci-Fi Piece" for a Gallery Showing near Sarasota, Florida. Its meant for a Planetarium for the local children to entice them to the Arts and Sciences.

I call it "Space Worm", I did it in acrylic washes in about two nights worth.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Just one of those days I felt inspired in drawing whatever popped in mind. I haven't used the brown sketchbook in awhile, so I gave it a try. I'm still working on my "Thesis Pieces", which is giving is me no sleep. But I'm doing my best to finish it, before April wish me luck!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Another attempt to do an ink drawing, since most of my colleagues say I'm horrible at it, even though this is my second try. I really think I worked out a better composition and a more cohesive line work. But I rather not mention any names...John Suarez....oops.

The piece is "Hathor" an Egyptian Goddess of a mother type figure as well as a protector of women.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Its my Genie and Aladdin piece from my early Junior year, its one of those paintings I did for fun and say I did do Genie in a cave. I was just trying to have fun with some intense saturated cool and warm colors and have that high contrast. It was close to what I had in mind, What really inspired was some of N.C. Wyeth's compositions and colors. Hope it shows...

Its oil on canvas by 11 x 23

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Finally a New Year, I hope to redeem myself with the past couple of works, with this "Ink Assignment" from Mr.Brandes.

Its a Self- Portrait that needs to deal with something about food. So I hope its easy to read...cause the last time I did an ink piece was in sophomore year and it was a challenge. I wasn't sure what technique to go for, but I know I wanted some graphic and decorative design element in it...