Visual Rhymes

Some new pieces that originally started out as rough concepts for a mural but ultimately did not get used. I thought it would be fun to develop them anyway. They initially began as three figures throughout one canvas, but after that concept was declined, I decided to give each one their own space. Visual Rhyming in this case is having the same figure repeated through multiple canvas’, each with their own set of color, shapes, and skin tones. I thought the results were interesting and hopefully there will be time to further explore this approach.

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New Works | November 2018

Below are some pieces from November of 2018. Enjoy!
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New Video: 'Kid With Yellow Beanie'

Time Lapse of recently completed piece called ‘Kid With Yellow Beanie’. Please subscribe to my You Tube Channel for updates and to ask questions about my process.

Platform: Ipad Pro & Procreate App
Brushes Used: Bonobo Chalk, Hard Airbrush, & Pixel Brush
Additional Tools: Layer Mask, Quick Shape, and Alpha Lock

New Work: 'Luna'

Time Lapse of recently completed piece called ‘Luna’. Please subscribe to my You Tube Channel for updates. Comment there for any questions or tips.

'Crazy Eyes' - Time Lapse

Timelapse & process using Procreate & Ipad Pro.
Canvas Size: 4800 px X 4800 px Resolution: 300 dpi

Platform: Ipad Pro Procreate App
Brushes Used: Bonobo Chalk Hard Airbrush
Additional Tools: Layer Mask Quick Shape

De Anza College

This is a mural I recently completed for De Anza College in Cupertino California. They were very generous with the creative direction with the only request being that it could represent their key ideals, which are Peace, Equity, and Justice. I myself attended the college about 17 years ago, so it was an honor to return and connect with the new wave of students.

Location: De Anza College | 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014
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For in progress photos visit my instagram: @samrodriguezart

Moon Flower

5'x5' Acrylic on Wood Panel.

Permanent installation at Kaiser Permanente - Skyport in San Jose, California. This is a painting of my Mother-in-law and Daughter, who reflect the large Mexican and Vietnamese presence in San Jose.


Big shout out to Ruben Dario, the very talented artist behind @fuchilafresheners and more. Thanks for letting me do this piece about you, it’s one of my favorites to have worked on.
48”x48” / Acrylic on Canvas.
Tools used: Fleur Paint, Angelus, & Prisma Color Pencils on Canvas.

Timelapse Drawing: Call For Portraits 4

Here is another timelapse of a Call For Portraits I did on Instagram with @powwowworldwide. People were asked to comment and tag themselves or others for a chance to be drawn as a portrait.

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