Sunday, December 12, 2010

The Incomparable Sharkboxer


So out of the blue this guy, Joe Karg, hit me up on my blog for some freelance work. This is the first piece I did for him, a pin-up for his upcoming graphic novel, The Incomparable Sharkboxer. I gotta say he had some great ideas for these pin-ups, strange but that's what made them so great. For this piece up top I drew every girl individually then inked them and finally composed them so I could have some versatility with the design.


As I kept on doing these I kept on trying to push the inks. At some points pushing some of these made me extremely uncomfortable but then I thought that was a great thing. I really believe I evolved with my inks while doing these. Hope you guys dig.


This was a hilarious concept, I gotta give it up to Joe, he was never shy at pushing the conventional concepts of pin-up art.


This piece was another one where I had a blast drawing a bunch of individual bees and then finding a way to fit them in the composition. I personally think they all look crazy and like I said the all make me uncomfortable, but I really think in the end the color will separate everything really nicely.


These are the first two pages that I inked for him for the actual graphic novel. Check out the inks here they look KILLER!!!


One last note, I broke down and joined twitter. I've actually become pretty fond of it lately and figured why fight it. My screename is CVillagra99 so please click the follow button if you'd like. I will be posting about art and updates and all things illustration.

Monday, December 06, 2010



Jorge Lacera had this killer logo on his piece from this theme so I asked him if I could have one for my own piece. He was gracious enough to comply, thanks Jorge!!!
I think the logo really adds something to the piece, what do you guys think?


Another group theme with some of the awesome artist from Irrational Games. Check out Jorge Lacera's take and Chad Kings take!
This theme was to create a mash-up with Zelda and WW2. I thought it would be great to see Gannon as a badass German soldier. Link is going to get your ass Gannon!!! Hope you guys dig. This was a fun piece!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010



Another challenge with buddies Jorge Lacera and Chad King. This theme was picking a Pixar character and giving them a badass weapon while reimagining them. I picked Buzz Lightyear and decided to make this space ranger a knight ranger. Hope you guys dig!


Detail of Buzz's face. It's crazy loose and but I did spend like 8 hours on the upper lip. Thought I'd share, hope you like!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

The Joker


Quicky speed painting, prob two hours. I've been looking at some of Frazetta books and felt inspired, who hasn't he touched with his amazing work? I always loved his strong figures and how massive and solid his figures felt. Hope you guys dig.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Halloween Costume 2010


My Halloween costume from concept to finish. Had a blast but I think wearing this out in the cold night got me sick...oh well!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Recent Sketchbook Page


I know I haven't been posting much here lately, I plan to correct that. Been to busy with projects, I can't wait to show you guys once they are done! For now you will have to settle for this crappy sketchbook page ha!

BTW The Hub premiered 10.10.10. The Hub is a brand new kids network, formerly known as Discovery Kids.

American Greetings has three shows on, Strawberry Shortcake, Twisted Whiskers, and Maryoku Yummy!!!

I worked on all the properties in some way, will post art soon!
The Hub looks great so far, I'm excited for the possibilities.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Character Concept

Character Concept
Playing around with some character concepts. Let me know what you guys think=)

Thursday, September 02, 2010

A new challenge: CAMMY


Another fun challenge with my buddy Jorge Lacera. He assigned me Cammy from Street Fighter. I guess I don't do enough girl pics so here are two. Hope you dig.

I can't just stick to one style ever. I don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing. This image was fun tho. Let me know if you guys like it=)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010



A study for an upcoming project, let me know if you guys dig.

Sunday, August 01, 2010



This was another quick challenge with my art brothers Jorge Lacera and Jim Groman.
I might screen print a few of these, let me know if you guys would want one. Working with the type was fun. The movie looks great, can't wait!

Also I want to try something new, I want to open up the floor to my visitors. I want you guys to suggest the next theme for us to work on. The person's idea I pick will get their choice of original inks for the kick-ass piece or the original inks for this Tron piece. Hopefully you guys out there read this haha!

Thursday, July 22, 2010



A quick one hour piece done for fun with a friend. I wonder if the movie will be any good. Working on some fun stuff that I will hopefully share with you guys soon. I should be posting way more often.



Sunday, June 27, 2010



A piece for an art trade. Haven't completed a painting in acrylic in ages. Working on other small pieces as we speak. Hope you guys like it.

Sunday, June 20, 2010


Fun Werewolf sketch for fun. Might ink and color this one. It's been so long since the last post. I got a lot in the works so I will post more often...sigh...

Sunday, April 18, 2010



Another sketchbook page. This movie totally rocked!! It's so refreshing to see a movie that doesn't compromise and it's not afraid to shock and stay true to the creators vision. A must watch!!!

Thursday, April 01, 2010



Here are more pages for my DIGITALSKETCHBOOK.

Good news everyone, I found my sketchbook! What a miracle! Some of these pages are from said sketchbook. I will try and make a post once a week at the least. I'm thinking 300 pages might do the trick for this book, what do you guys think?


Monday, March 22, 2010



New Project for 2010.

I recently lost my sketchbook and I feel pretty lost. I use my sketchbook everyday and I love it because it's so convenient and I can look through the pages to reflect on my sketches.

However, losing my sketchbook has sparked an idea for a new project, my DIGITAL SKETCHBOOK.

The plan is to draw on lose pieces of paper ONLY and every four pages, I will combine them in photoshop into one page for my Printed DIGITAL SKETCHBOOK. Once I get 100 or 200 pages (I haven't decided yet) I will self-publish the book into my first published book of personal sketches. I'm pretty amped. Hopefully this will turn out ok and hopefully you guys will enjoy it too.

Wish me luck! Here are the first pages.

I was also thinking about printing a sketchbook compiled from my older sketches seen on my flickr and my blog.


Sunday, March 14, 2010



Designs for vinyl record paintings. Will post final product soon.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Recent Randomness


A birthday invite image I made. Silly.