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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Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Sepulveda's Latest Creation

Hey everybody!, well it's been a long time since I don't post anything but in the last couple of months I worked on some concept illustrations for a movie, I squeezed in a trip to Mexico (Again!!) and this last weekend I worked on a back piece for a tattoo.

On this top photo you can see the sketch for the tattoo, it says Tinajero and it is the customer's last name surrounded by some creepy skulls, and demons.

And on the next ones you see the progress of the tattoo, it took me about twelve hours to finish it, and I worked on it friday and saturday mostly, sunday I finished up the details.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Victor Sepulveda in LakeArrowhead

This past weekend I went up to Lake Arrowhead and Crestline to my friends house;
We talked about art, ate a lot of meat, drank some beer, spotted some UFO's, and prettymuch had a Blast! We also met artist Scott Westmoreland who had a display of his artwork right along the lake.

ALSA Car Show

    This past May 21st ALSA Corp had it's first Pinstripe & Car Show in East L.A. and I was invited to do a live Airbrush Demo; Here I am painting one of my Aztec Characters on an Illustration board.       Victor Sepulveda and Eric Nava, owner of Pshocial Pistola

Victor Sepulveda, Edgar Rodriguez (airbrusher), Gerald Mendez, Oscar Monroy and Edgar Rodriguez (Car Paint)

    I didn't even get to finish my painting, but a fan bought it from me before the show ended, this is as far as I got done with it... not even halfway done but they didn't mind, they wanted a Sepulveda Original; The good thing is I thought of taking a picture with it before they left.
    I had a lot of fun at this show, most artists from the Latin Airbrush Association participated and displayed their Artwork, as well as a lot of cars with some amazing murals and graphics.

Friday, May 26, 2006

V. Sepulveda's Latest Tattoo

    This is a Tattoo that I have been working on for the last three years; It's a whole back piece and it goes up to the shoulders.
    I don't get to do a lot of tattoos because a lot of people don't even know I do them, when I do tattoos I want to do collages of my own original Artwork.
    I started doing tattoos about eight years ago, and this is my latest one. It was done last week, the bottom part, that is, with the skull made out of smoke. I did the section on this first top photo last year.

Victor Sepulveda hard at work.

Close up of Sepulveda's Tattoo
Now we just gotta wait till it heals so it matches the rest.

Thursday, May 25, 2006

VictorSepulveda in DUB Magazine.

      I just found out today I came out on DUB Magazine's issue for May 2006, The photo was taken when I was doing a live painting last February at the DUB Magazine Concert & Car Show along with four Artists from Crewest. Check it out, there I am on the top right corner.

      Sepulveda Illustration & Design.
        Victor Sepulveda

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Victor Sepulveda's Trip to Mexico.

      Here are a few more photos of my trip to Mexico last year. I visited about 40 different cities in a period of four months, all of the photos on this post were taken in November and December 2005.
      The first picture is inside the Palacio Nacional en el Zocalo, inside there are about twenty beautiful murals by Diego Rivera depicting Mexico as it was before the Spanish Conquest as well as a pictorial history of life before, during and after the conquest. From there we visited the section of the Palace where Benito Juarez used to live, they still have the furniture exactly how it used to look in 1872.

Danzantes Aztecas en el Zocalo, con su vestimenta completa, y en el fondo la Cathedral.

      Thats me in the center of the picture in front of the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico city; Inside there are murals by Diego Rivera, David Alfaro Siqueiros and Jorge Gonzalez Camarena as well as other Artists, this was one of the most beautiful buildings I saw, I could have spent hours just looking at all the Artwork.

Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca; Known for its great waves by surfers everywhere. I took a thirteen hour Bus ride from Texcoco with my Cousin, who was working as a Teacher at the Universidad del Mar. Here we met a lot of people, and none of the were Mexican! This was Early November 2005.

      Victor Sepulveda doing a live demo in Coyoacan; every sunday you can find many artists painting here and interacting with the public there are lots of booths selling souvenirs and crafts also.

      This Picture was taken in the City of Huexotla in a building next to the main Church there. The city is located a short distance from Texcoco, Mexico; around this same time I went to Coyoacan to paint live at the plaza on sunday.

Here I am doing a live demo for the students in Saltillo, Coahuila where I was hired to teach a course on Airbrushing this was at the end of November 2005 I stayed there for one week.
Downtown Saltillo
One of the few pictures I took when I went to Acapulco, Mexico (around December 17)...
all I remember is a Blur... but I'm pretty sure we had fun!

Good ol' Mexican Christmas celebration with my cousins Hugo y Julio;
Hey, not everything I did was work down there! "Salu'"

Eventhough you can barely see it, in the center of the photo are the ruins of Old San Juan Parangaricutiro, that the Paricutin Volcano destroyed.
Here it is, Volcan Paricutin en el fondo