Monday, January 25, 2010

Victor Sepulveda painting with oils.

I am still new to this medium, I just started using oils less than two years ago but I happen to like it a lot, I find it very relaxing.
this is my first commission work and only my third try. But I would love to do more.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Photoshop Illustration

I was looking through my old folders and ran across this image.
It was done for a t-shirt illustration a few years ago and it was one of my first photoshop renderings.

Victor Sepulveda

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Three new Sepulveda Charras

I recently started a new project for a Lowrider car to be showcased at the Super Show in Las Vegas. Here are some images of what I'm painting on the side of it.
The owner wants me to paint a Mexican Revolution theme so I did these three beauties, I'm also going to paint a derrailed train and some soldiers on horseback riding around. I will try to post images of the rest of the car as I progress. Enjoy,
Victor Sepulveda

Monday, March 30, 2009

Finally new work (well, kinda)

This is from a painting I did a few years back for a snowboarding company. It was in full color but I reworked it to give it a different look.

Hope you all like it.

I will try to post new art more often, I usually keep busy with new work but I seem to forget to update my blog.
leave a comment if you want to see more art.

Victor Sepulveda

Friday, April 18, 2008

update on American Me painting

Here's a Drawing I started yesterday. It's three of the main characters from the movie American Me. I have to paint these on a Lowrider but I decided to do a pencil outline on photoshop, and as I worked more and more on it, I liked the result so I decided to add a little color and a little more detail to it.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Victor Sepulveda at Nike event

This past May 3rd, 2007 I worked at a Book release party at Nike Headquarters in Culver City for Jeannette Jenkins' "The Hollywood Trainer". We were hired to do Airbrush T-shirts for the attendees, thanks to my artists: Herbie from and Oscar Monroy.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Magnum Interior

      After weeks and weeks of working on a lot of different projects I finally have some time to post some new pictures. These pieces are from the interior of a Dodge Magnum, The Artwork is all very small, some of the pieces are only about 5 inches wide.
The owner wanted girls, demons and snakes! other than that it was up to me to fill them up so here's what I come up with when given this much freedom.

      These two top pieces are placed between the windshield and the side window, there is some more detail on the side of each piece but it turns so I couldn't get a good shot of all the artwork in one photo. Plus there's all kinds of crazy angles, the pieces were taken off the car for me to paint them, and I still haven't seen what they look like installed.

      These Bottom three pictures are the biggest pieces, they are about two feet wide, and after working on the other smaller pieces actually felt good to have a bigger area to paint. All the snakes took a long time to paint, but I was very pleased with the amount of detail I was able to achieve.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Mitsubishi Commercial

This is a Portrait I just finished for a Mitsubishi comercial. I had to finish it in two days, which meant I had to pull an all nighter, and still barely finished it on time. The reason I had to do it so fast is because they called me only four days before the shoot was to take place, and between the price agreements and figuring out what I would paint on it, I was left with two days to work on it.

The shoot was supposed to be this morning, hopefully everything turned out great. My friend RETNA got me this job. so I wanted to do a good job, eventhough he told me the portrait is supposed to be on the background and it wasn't really necessary to do full detail, once I got started I got all into it.

Whenever I do a portrait, I usually start off with the face... sometimes it doesn't come out right on the first try because any little alteration on the features changes the face a lot, so when this happens, instead of trying to fix it I just start over and if the face is the only thing I have painted then it won't be so bad. Most times I get it right on the first try though, which was the case on this portrait.
The portrait is supposed to be a guy sitting in a throne holding some kind of lance and baton. I got a really good photo reference of the guy, however, I had to search for a photo of a throne. The first thing I do is project the image onto the canvas, I paint with transparent paints so I try to use light colored pencils because the pencil lines show through and are very hard to cover.
Once I'm satisfied with the face it doesn't really matter what I do next, so I start painting the inside of the robe using first a base of orange followed by a crimson red, and giving it a silky look I then start painting the pants and tennis shoes.
I really liked how the pants stand out from the red, I think the red makes the blue stand out and give it a 3D look.

Here I am pretty close to being finished. So far I've worked on it about 16 hours with only a 5 hour break in between to get some sleep, so I am very tired by now. I couldn't find a good reference for the throne, so I just made up some armrests, trying to make it look good.

Next are a couple of close-up shots once the painting was finished and a full shot of the painting. I really liked the way this turned out, especially the way the dark background makes the guy stand out.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

VictorSepulveda in Miami.

Well this time it was off to Miami Beach where I ended up. I was working on a movie for a couple of weeks there, so here are a few pictures of the trip. I gotta say the people I met there were great!, I had a blast drinking and hanging out... gettin' kicked out of clubs! and eventhough I went there to work, it felt like a vacation.

This is the backyard of the house where I was staying. The greatest crew!
Actor Michael Jai White
Work, work, work! I hate my job...NOT!
More work!
all kinds of construction in Downtown Miami.
Hanging in the white sand of South Beach
(it was a cloudy day, and a tuesday that's why there's no people)
Goodbye Miami! that's Florida's coast down there.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

New Step by Step (Work in Progress)

Finally some new Artwork! after a long time of doing nothing... Ha, ha! Actually, I've been working on a few diferent designs for T-shirts, some new paintings as well as some cool Digital Pieces, and some new drawings of Aztec Warriors for a Coloring book that I've been working on for the last couple of years. I haven't uploaded any of them because I haven't had a lot of spare time to do so. But for now, here's a step by step process of a painting I started last week.
This Painting is done on a 4' x 3' piece of sheet metal that I've had for a long time sitting in my studio, I almost gave it away to a friend of mine but he never came to pick it up, so I decided to finally use it . It's only finished half way by the time of this post, but I'll update the photos as I finish it.

Step 1: For the first step I had to decide what to paint, I really had no idea of what I wanted to do, I liked the metal piece because of the size, and I figured I would paint a girl since I happen to like painting girls, other than that I was drawing a blank. So, I drew a girl with the arms extended and a veil, and had the idea of the wings on the background, which then turned into a bird, as if she's imagining to fly. As you can see this is a very rough drawing, I just wanted to see how it felt on the rectangle.
Step 2: For this step I cleaned up the first rough but not too much... I don't like spending a lot of time working on the details if I'm not sure this is the idea that I choose to paint. I decided to add some flowers and hummingbirds instead of the veil. I think it works better.
Step 3: For this drawing after I did some research for birds and flowers I decided I had worked enough on the sketch so I projected it on the metal piece and started painting.
Step 4: When I started painting I wanted to keep the color in a monotone hot pink, but when I started to get some detail and saw what it looked like, I thought it would be a good idea to throw some turqoise blue on the wings, it doesn't show yet on the photos, but I'll be working on those tonight. Here I am doing the detail on a Hummingbird.
Step 5: More flowers...
Step 6: This is what the painting looked like at 11pm Monday. So far I am very satisfied by how it's coming along. I wanted to work on the flowers first because they have so much detail, the girl shouldn't take me long, especially because it has no skin tones.
Step 7: On this step I finished the bottom part with all the flowers, and the birds, I also decided to put a veil on the torso to make her a little more suggestive.
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