“Penny”

“Penny”

I'd wanted to do a pin-up Day of the Dead girl for a while, as well as indulge my interest in 1950's culture. I've never been much of a car guy, but I do appreciate the art and craftsmanship of classic American cars, so I threw some in there, including a beautiful Chevy Bel-Air. This was the first time I've…
“Reina II” Candle

“Reina II” Candle

This Mexican-style pillar candle features stunning custom artwork by one Nicholas Ivins. Candle measures 8″ tall and 2.25″ wide. Wax color may differ from photo.
“Reina II”

“Reina II”

The first "Reina" was one of my first Day of the Dead pieces, and I wanted to revisit the buxom character with an updated look. I liked the idea of presenting her as if some time had passed, thus the elaboration on her tattoos. I enjoyed depicting a more interesting angle and lighting source, and overall the piece is a…
“Nishiki”

“Nishiki”

Another entry in a series of mermaids, this is (obviously) a koi-based creature (the title being a loose translation of the Japanese word for "koi"). I liked the idea of placing her within the context of a koi pond, and layering the elements over her to create some depth, like the lily pads and water surface. Visually, it's fun to…
“Gurita”

“Gurita”

This piece combined my interests in the female form, animals, and mythological creatures (medusas/mermaids). I've always liked the idea of mermaids that are based on other sea creatures besides fish. I went all-out with the detail, which is exhausting and time-consuming, but there is also a nearly meditative quality to the repetition. It's more a matter of filling in details…
“Snowy Owl”

“Snowy Owl”

Another entry in (what is becoming) a series on owls. Although I've drawn other birds here and there, owls seem to be a recurrent theme with me. I'm not completely sure what the basis of my fixation is, but it's probably in line with humanity's overall fascination with owls. Of all birds, I think all the various cultures of the…
“The Floating Coffin”

“The Floating Coffin”

I've done many Day of the Dead pieces in the past few years, but this is the first that incorporates coffin imagery. It's something I've been meaning to do for a while, but didn't quite have a concept. There's just something hauntingly beautiful about caskets to me, and I wanted to visually communicate that. This is the largest drawing I've…
“Digitalia”

“Digitalia”

This was a digital piece I did as part of a group art show put on by Art Plus Wood, a local printing/art seller I had partnered with. The show took place nearby world famous San Diego Comic Con (in both time and location), so the overall theme of the show was comics/film/pop culture. I chose to combine Day of…
“Serpienta” Candle

“Serpienta” Candle

This religious Mexican-style candle features stunning custom artwork by one Nicholas Ivins. Candle measures 8″ tall and 2.25″ wide. Wax color may differ from photo.