Rep The Bay

The NBA finals are over and the Cavs have taken the prize. Congrats to them and what a great year it was to witness record breaking Warriors Basketball here in the Bay Area. Here are a couple illustrations I did with Under Armour Basketball in celebration. 

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Visionary MVP | Steph Curry

Here is a timelapse video of me drawing MVP champ, Steph Curry. This is also one of the newly released T-Shirts by Under Armour basketball in celebration of his award. The design is part of Under Armour's Steph Curry MVP Pack. You can purchase the tee and other related goods at their website:

Calaka x Sam Rodriguez (New Indigenous)

Calaka is an indigenous brand based out of San José, California. I designed a capsule based on talks we had on the intersection of time periods, and mixtures in regards to native american identity. Many of us with Mexican descent, are mixed with native roots, some more than others. We use various labels to try and identify or make sense of who we are. Some labels we use include, Indigenous, Mestizo, Latino, First Nations, etc. Regardless of this, we carry pieces to a collective story of The People who lived in the Western Hemisphere prior to 1491 through the present. For this 'Type Face' concept I wanted the font design & eventual portrait to reflect some of these ideas.
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Product Details
Adult & Youth Tees / Edition of 20 Prints / Signed & Certified / 13" x 13"

Under Armour Basketball x Sam Rodriguez

A collaboration between myself and Under Armour Basketball. We created a limited Steph Curry t-shirt design to accompany his '3C' shoe release at select U.S. Foot Locker stores. Unfortunately I don't know which stores have them, but I hear they are in most West Coast locations and a few in NYC. I am currently working on more designs with them which should release later in the year. Stay tuned!
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New Work

Here is my newest painting. 'Inflection' 36"x48" Mixed Media on Canvas.

New Works

Here is a couple of new pieces I recently completed. One of them, titled 'Ernesto', is my contribution to a group show in Atlanta hosted by Above Gallery

RIP Phife Dawg

Time Lapse of some ideas I sketched for a painting I'll do to tribute the late great Phife. His beats got me through some rough times as a youth but more importantly taught me about styling in my art. Thank you to Jarobi White for the go ahead to add the beats and condolences to you and his family.

Painting Time-Lapse

I recently started messing around with the Time-Lapse function on my Iphone 6. I am going to start posting process videos. Although they will not be all that lengthy, or too high in quality, they will show a glimpse into my painting & drawing process.  I hope to eventually improve my filming setup so until then, enjoy these LoRes phone vids! I will be posting some on here but more on my YouTube channel which you see below. Thanks!

Available Paintings

I recently received all of these paintings back at the studio.  If you are interested in acquiring one of these works please feel free to contact me via my contact form and I will get back to you with details. International shipments are available, please include image title that you are inquiring about.

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Drawings in 2015

This year I really tried to narrow down what kind of style & technique I wanted to use in drawings and paintings as 2014 was more about experimentation. Year 2015 was less about experimentation and more about refinement. I am happy to say that I accomplished these simple goals. Enjoy!