Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Pom-pom Necklace

Portrait of my dear friend Marcela. We went out for coffee on a Sunday and went into this store nearby where she saw a pom-pom necklace. She put it on and told me I could totally copy it and asked me to take a picture for reference. What I saw instead of yarn-craft inspiration, was a portrait inspiration; I took the picture and didn't say anything. I haven't made the pompom necklace... yet. :)

Monday, July 17, 2017

Sparkler, PB&J with Milk

Sparkler was my first pony. My grandfather brought it to me when I was 3 years old living in Venezuela. I loved Sparkler. It was the first toy I had that matched with all the things I liked. I was never really a Barbie kind of person, even though I still owned some and played with them, I always preferred to play with Sparkler... I never had PB&J sandwiches when I was little (not popular in South America), but I like to think that 3 year old Lilita would have loved to eat them for breakfast.


Thursday, July 13, 2017

Princess Royal Blue

 I haven't had real time to dedicate to still life painting in a while, and I really miss using gouache. So this last Friday, I found a little window and made this little quickie of Princess Royal Blue... and it felt sooooooooo good. 


Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Past, Present, Future

Rumination keeps us stuck wishing the past was different and constantly worrying about whats to come in the future. No matter how many times you go over what has happened, things will remain as they are, and no matter how many what ifs you can think about you will not be able to have a perfect plan. All it does is keeping us from being present and enjoying the now.



Thursday, July 6, 2017

All Work and No Play


It's been a while since I've been able to paint clouds. Time is a luxury for me as I now have three jobs: I work Monday to Friday with case-goods design for hospitality, I teach art Saturday and Sunday, and I do freelance on the side when I get home from those jobs. It took me a couple of months just to finish this little digi-painting. It's been hard, but those student loans gotta get paid... 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Dark Times Music Video: A Moving Panorama

Last year I was involved in a collaboration project with Brooklyn musician Daniel Tortoledo. It was once of the coolest creative experiences I've had so far.

Our collaboration project was to bring to life one of his songs with a moving panorama. It took me about 9 months and 90 feet of canvas to accomplish, and lots and lots of hard work of course.

Anyway, we kept the project kind of hush-hush and never really shared details of the process with everyone except a few little things in our social media channels to get friends interest and excited about what was going on. I enjoyed the experience so much that I really want to keep collaborating with him and also keep experimenting with moving panoramas.

Here are some "behind the scenes" photos and videos:




Concepts







Panorama Stills


















Some process shots & video















... and finally, the actual music video:




If you enjoyed the video, please check out Daniel Tortoledo's music!


Big Thanks to everyone who helped us with this project 
xoxoxo

Friday, June 16, 2017

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