Mr. Ramirez has such a modern style. I couldn't believe this art was published in 1965. Every page contains really fun illustrations that have the power to maintain my interest through-out a story that I've read many times. I'll only tease you with these two images that I've scanned from the book. If you wish to buy my copy you may do so here amazon.com/shops/johnt48.
Friday, November 5, 2010
As I mentioned in my last post, I sell new and used books. A stream of books constantly flows by me, so every now and then I spot a gem. This month's gem is a re-telling of Cinderella written by Doris R. Miller and illustrated by Pablo Ramirez. Our friend Pablo Ramirez is the one who made this book a noticeable gem in the rushing waters of my rio de los libros.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
(This item for sale on the widget to the left)
You will notice that I have added an Amazon.com widget on the left side of this blog. The items contained within that widget have served me as great sources of inspiration and instruction as an artist. I really do recommend these books/DVDs highly. Keep in mind that I will receive a small portion of every sale made through this particular widget. Help a brother out por favor!
You might also want to check out my Amazon book store. I get a higher percentage of each sale made. Perhaps you will find a gem on my shelves.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Money has been tight lately, and I have a lot of bills to pay off; especially my enormous student debt. This is why I'm announcing my first ever BACK TO ART SCHOOL sale! (No, I'm not going back, but my money is) I will draw a picture of anyone for just $10. Now that's a great deal. Shoot, I'll even draw your little brother's D&D character. Click on this link to my Etsy Store to place your order. The arts are what keeps all of us sane; please support the artists who create it. Thank you!
Monday, August 9, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
My original artwork will be featured in an art show here in L.A. on August 8th. Good friends of mine like: Evelin Gonzalez, Cameron Knox, and Oscar Pascual will be there displaying/selling their art as-well. I will have a sit-down caricature table set up for a good part of the show. At this point I'm thinking of selling them for $10 each. All of the artists are local, and the proceeds of our sales go to the artists themselves and the Tribal Cafe. I hope to see you there!
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010
This is an old character study I did a while back of the Joker. I was satisfied with Heath Ledger's skill as an actor, but I wasn't impressed with how they wrote the character of the Joker in the latest movie. This guy right here is a little more like it. Maybe I'll keep developing him as time goes by.
This is a scanned image of a portrait I worked on for a friend. This was a gift for her mother. I appologize for the poor quality of the scanned image. Most of the piece was done in water colors and the values weren't captured by the scanner I was using.
¡Feliz día de las madres tarde!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
I love cartoons. Chances are you do too if you think about it. the bad news is that Cartoon Network will be showing less and less cartoons as time goes by- much like MTV no longer carries music videos in their programming. Saturday mornings sure haven't been any good on network TV either. So where will we watch our cartoons?! Who will produce and air great shows by great creators?!
Article about Joe Murray's project on CartoonBrew.com
I suggest you pledge a few dollars at Joe Murray's Kickstarter.com project. He has a few ideas that might get us out of this mess. I believe in it so much that I scrounged a few dollars together and made a pledge. I sincerely hope that a great number of you out there will do the same.