Since I work with computers and digital art programs in my career, I create art in a more traditional way on my time off. Art has been a long time passion of mine, however creating traditional art is something I have only recently re-picked up. I took AP Art in High School (Passed the AP exam with a 4-yay!) and when to college to learn software such as photoshop and 3d modeling programs with the intent of becoming a video game artist. Life takes turns, and while I am not creating video games today, I did land a career that utilizes what I learned in college.
Digital art isn't as fulfilling as traditional art. There is no substitute in my mind for picking up a tool and working with a physical medium to give life to a vision. And now that I have been working for a few years, I have endeavoured to create art in the way that I love the most. I can see the 8 year break I took in the quality of what I produce, but I also understand that art is a journey that takes hard work. And I love every drop of sweat and every step of it.
Please continue to visit, as I continue to grow and post what I create. I hope you see something you like while you're browsing through my pages.
Currently, I am exploring more cultural subjects in my painting. I have started with the Day of the Dead tradition, and will continue to develop social pieces that explore my personal heritage.
Ah, how I love drawing with Graphite! These are a few pictures of my commissioned portraits.
Soft & Oil Pastels are my newest avenue of exploration.
I don't know if color pencil is considered a true form of art. Like Graphite, it's fun and loose and forgiving. Regardless, here is a Day of the Dead tribute to Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia.
Water Color Paintings
Watercolor is a challenge in that its not very forgiving or tight in it's nature. I will continue to practice until I understand the techniques to laying out color and planning ahead that goes into truly amazing watercolor art.
Pen and Ink
A personal favorite style of mine, here is some fan art and original pen and ink drawings of mine. I participated in Inktober 2016, where I needed to draw a different ink drawing every day in response to a one word prompt, and I've uploaded a few favorites to share. I am participating in #Inktober17 as well. To see my 'daily' uploads, follow my instagram at pelayo_designs
When I travel, I typically carry a sketchbook and a grey-scale marker with me. These are loose and sketchy in nature, and I love drawing with them. These pieces are by no means polished, but sketching live subjects is both challenging and fulfilling.