Luis' Art Gallery
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Thanks for visiting my art gallery page. Nothing pleases an artist more than people staring aimlessly at their artwork. This is the place where I will be posting some of my personal illustrations, most of which were done during my college days studying fine arts. The medium I use varies (depending on the mood), but colored and charcoal pencils on illustration paper dominated most of the pieces. When time permits, I'll eventually post other plates I've done in scratchboard, oils, and acrylics.

Click here to view traditional, digital, commercial artwork.

Christine - 2003. (click image to enlarge) An anniversary present for my better half; drawn using Staedtler Mars Lumograph Pencils (2B and HB) on white illustration board. (Click on image to view detail)

Navel Gazing
Navel Gazing - 2013. Staedtler HB/2H pencil sketch on Rhodia Webnotebook. Life drawing sketch on what I feel is the hardest part of the human body to draw properly—the torso, modeled by my lovely niece, Ines. (Click on image to view detail)

Resting Samurai
Resting Samurai - 2008. Staedtler Triplus Fineliner line drawing on Rhodia Webnotebook. My fascination for everything Japanese, especially woodblock prints from the Edo era inspired me to draw this. (Click on image to view detail)

Chaplin & Torso Sketch
Chaplin & Torso Sketch. Staedtler HB/2H pencil sketch on Rhodia Webnotebook. A Charlie Chaplin sketch and torso figure study. (Click on image to view detail)

Anti-aliased - 1996. (click image to enlarge) Drawn using Prismacolor Berol pencils on watercolor paper. The image was based on two separate magazine prints collaged together. This piece won an "Excellence in Illustration" award from the Cypress College Fine Arts Department. (Click on image to view detail)

Dont scratch the Benz
Don't scratch the Benz - 1994. (click image to enlarge) Scratchboard (very tedious medium) illustration of a 300 E-Class Mercedes Benz's profile. (Click on image to view detail)

Drain-head - 1995. Staedtler HB/2H pencil drawing for advanced Illustration class. The imagery I based this piece on was from a merged print material (randomly selected by the art professor) of a sink drain ad and a photo of some grunge band member. (Click on image to view detail)

Stairways - 1994. An illustration/study of a person amidst a stairwell for a background. Done in Berol Prisma colored pencils and modeled by my lovely classmate Joon. (Click on image to view detail)

Supragirl - 1994. Rendered using regular H4 pencil for a 'grid-drawing' plate. We were given two combined images and used grids to redraw the image. (Click on image to view detail)

Samurai Showdown
Samurai Showdown - 1994. Anime-style character from the popular NeoGeo video game. Paint brushed, using acrylics on white illustration board. (Click on image to view detail)

Skullset Stipling
Skullset - 1994. Animal skull still life using stippling: the creation of a pattern simulating varying degrees of solidity or shading by using small dots via inked pen. (Click on image to view detail)

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