Saturday, September 26, 2015

Monster Squad


Monster Squad Monsters

12" x 20"

Acrylics on board

Here's a new one for Creature Feature Gallery's Monster Squad group show opening tonight!
Get the deets below.
You can also check updates of pieces on on their Tumblr.


"In the Service of Monsters" Follow Up (Progress shots.)




Here are a few in progress shots for the Del Toro painting that's on display this month at Gallery 1988 for the "In the Service of Monsters" group show.

The first shot is an acrylic ink under painting. Shot 2 is an overall wash to cover all the white areas and work out lights and darks. After that, it's time to add color. That's a really short version of what goes into the early stages. Anyway, this painting as well as the whole show is up on G1988's sales page here: http://nineteeneightyeight.com/collections/guillermo-del-toro-in-service-of-monsters/products/augie-pagan-los-monstruos-de-del-toro?variant=6473047041

Also, here's a really great video of the show from opening night, with a very special guest in attendance, The man himself, Mr. Guillermo Del Toro! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luSXfP_0uhk

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Guillermo Del Toro: In Service of Monsters



"Los Monstruos de Del Toro"
16" x 20"
Acrylics on board.

I am very excited to be a part of Gallery 1988's latest group show, curated by Chogrin & Gary Deocampo. This tribute to Guillermo Del Toro looks like it's not to be missed.

Del Toro's movies definitely have some of the most memorable monster designs. If you want more insight into his thought process I'd suggest checking out his art book/diary: Cabinet of Curiosities. For more about his film process, track down Robert Rodriguez's interview with him on his new series, The Director's chair. If you're a film nerd like myself, these director interviews by Rodriguez are amazing and feel like a film school class in all the best ways possible. RR asks the best interview questions about the process and Del Toro's interview, in a gallery with original Frazettas behind him no less, is definitely a treat. You can follow updates on the art show at the following Tumblr link.