Monday, September 24, 2018

A Reason to Smile!: Making Friends!


I have officially launched a kickstarter campaign for my 3rd book in the "A Reason to Smile!" series! It is titled, "A Reason to Smile!: Making Friends!" and it continues to star Luiza Brillante, but this time she is much younger! As much as she enjoys time in the house playing with her toys and reading her books, she really loves getting outside and enjoying time at the park. In this book she meets the friends we've read about in volume 2 for the first time and she has some great fun meeting her new friends!



This book, like volume 1 and 2 of the series, is great for reinforcing the ideals and morals that we want our children to have as a society. Being kind to others, being active and healthy, and family time are the focus of this particular book and I had a blast making each page look like an animated cell. I painted the backgrounds while keeping the characters and the foreground colored digitally in order to help create more depth in the artwork. I expect that this will keep our children engaged and wanting to read the book over and over again!



For only $15, you can preorder your very own copy of the book which includes shipping, just in time for the holidays to come! Head to https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/969189472/a-reason-to-smile-making-friends today and preorder your copy before the campaign ends!


Friday, August 3, 2018

New Inks


In getting prepared to create more art for my newest book, I used some animation for inspiration in drawing some fanart! The above is a mashup of One Punch Man and My Hero Academia. If you haven't watched them, make that happen asap! They are the two best anime since Naruto Shippuden.

I've also always enjoyed the original and The Incredibles so I got to knock some art out feature those characters. Now I just need to finish my book so I can color these bad boys!




Thursday, July 26, 2018

Publishing Portfolio





2018 has been my best year yet as an artist. I have been
commissioned to do my very first published cover on "Saladeen, The Keeper of the Flame", with 2 pages completed from pencils to inks and then colors as well. 












From my experience with this project, along with my stories from "A Reason to Smile!" volume 1 and 2 (both can be found at https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheLearningCurv), I was asked to be a part of both the Puerto Rico Strong Anthology (https://www.amazon.com/Puerto-Rico-Strong-Anthology-Supporting/dp/1941302904) and the RicanStruction Anthology (https://www.amazon.com/Ricanstruction-Reminiscing-Rebuilding-Puerto-Rico/dp/0692092218). I wrote, penciled, inked, and colored a total of 8 pages that contributed to stories told that would help bring light to the plight of Puerto Rico and Puerto Rican's across the country and the world over! Both books are benefit books, with 100% off the proceeds going to organizations on the island, helping to rebuild and contribute to the progress of the country!

I would love to create comic stories or art with you too!
Email me at thelearningcurv@gmail.com and lets make some art!
Now check out the rest of my comic art!

PUERTO RICO STRONG






RICANSTRUCTION




|PENCILS - INKS - COLORS|













Thursday, June 28, 2018

sesamestreet






This Sesame Street illustration took me longer than I wanted, but that's that Daddy Life! This is also why I created this illustration. We celebrated my daughter's first year of life in a March and I wanted to add a special touch to help honor her entry into our lives. This piece is dedicated to her and the fun she has with these characters on tv and in her life. This is the first piece of art I've done since she's been alive that she actively engaged with and didn't just look at... so that makes me extremely proud.

I've added the steps to this entry on Instagram (thelearningcurv) so you can see the process that goes into creating something like this. There are 3 steps that I left out but it can give you a general idea about what it takes to put this together. I hope you enjoy!