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Monday, December 2, 2013

AQUAMAN COMMISSION AND ARTWORK UPDATES!

IT'S A GLORIOUS BEGINNING OF DECEMBER, AND IT LOOKS LIKE SNOWY WEATHER MAY COME ABOUT!

I HOPE THAT ALL OF YOU HAD AN INCREDIBLE THANKSGIVING WEEKEND!

I am currently working on clearing even more commissions so that all of you  may enjoy them over the holidays, and I am also working on more PROJECT PINUP ARTWORK! I am looking at WELL OVER ONE HUNDRED PERSONAL SKETCH CARDS right now, waiting for inks and colors!


If you haven't seen it already, I have had a recently completed commission posted, which is very special to me. The piece is  called AQUAMAN AND THE SHARK DIVER, and it is based on Eli Martinez, the world famous shark diver! If you are a shark diver, or if you have ever been interested in shark diving, check out his website, www.sharkdivermag.com/ You'll be glad that you did!

AQUAMAN AND THE SHARK DIVER was completed using India Ink, Copic Markers and Acrylic. I have expanded my use of  the airbrush in this piece, and will continue to expand its use for future works of art! 

Enjoy!!  



Wednesday, September 18, 2013

INDEPENDENT ROAD PODCAST INTERVIEW

Come and check out my interview on INDEPENDENT ROAD with ALL STAR HOSTPETER PALMIOTTI! AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD NOW ON ITUNES and at TALKSHOE! http://recordings.talkshoe.com/TC-74008/TS-783170.mp3

THANKS FOR LISTENING!



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NOW, PROJECT X BEGINS! It's a BIG personal project, and that's all that I can really say about that. I am taking time away from official sketch card sets to make this happen. In the end, you are going to have a guaranteed VISUAL FEAST!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

GO FOR IT!

First off, I want to thank all of you who came out to bid on my work this past week. You are all fantastic people and it makes me very happy knowing that my artwork brings a form of pleasure to your lives. Thank you all.

That being said, I realize that my blog and journal space should be more than a billboard for my sales. I really should bring more than ebay plugs to the table.
I've been getting approached more and more by aspiring artists looking for advice on breaking in and improving their techniques. I can usually only offer so much advice before an individual has to just take the bull by the horns and GO FOR IT.
You're either going to make it or you're not. No one can force you, no one can really take it away from you, unless, of course, you do get pulled away from your dreams by some great tragedy or greater responsibility. Sometimes, dreams can become greater than we've can imagine. Sometimes, they get cast aside. But GO FOR IT.
You are responsible for you. If you really want to improve your drawing, stop waiting for better situations and DO IT. Do you want to be a better painter, sketch artist, ink artist, etc? GO FOR IT. You can't wait for the fabled "better economic time" or some politician to rescue you. YOU are the instrument of your change. DO IT. You live in the most incredible time ever, where the resources of THE WORLD are at your fingertips. Just a mouse click or swish of a finger on a tablet and you can have the advice of some of the greatest artists, writers, teachers, philosophers, etc AT YOUR FINGERTIPS. And no one is stopping you. RESEARCH? Thirty dollar AIRBRUSH ACTION instructional videos from years past have been uploaded to YOUTUBE. Fitness instructors give away their advice to YOU. For FREE.

Why should you spend another minute fretting about what so-and-so did at a party with so-and-so when you could be OFF exploring the UNIVERSE? GO FOR IT!!

You see, I never DREAMED that some of my art idols like JOE JUSKO, GEORGE PEREZ, and DAVE DORMAN, just to name a few, would be in constant contact with me over a SOCIAL NETWORK, but they are. Motivation like that to improve, could never be MORE CONVENIENT.

So what's stopping you? Your day job? Remember what we used to say in the OLDE DAYS: NO PAIN, NO GAIN. We had another very powerful phrase: SUCCESS IS THE BEST REVENGE.

GO FOR IT. You CAN. Every tool imaginable is at your grasp, no matter what dream has been placed on your heart. Now GIVE IT ONE HUNDRED TEN PERCENT. Only you can do that for you.

Friday, January 18, 2013

NEW YEAR, NEW ART!

Hey everyone!! I just wanted to say thanks so much for all of the support so many of you gave me over the past few years in my sketch card and pinup work. I owe so much to you, my fans and my fellow artists for standing by me and helping me grow artistically and in this industry.
For 2013, I should be posting blogs on a more regular schedule, as I will still keep you posted on new auctions and projects, and I will be letting you in on my process.

As so many of you know, in 2012, besides my usual contribution to 5finity Productions annual March of Dimes sketch card auction drive and my now regular contributions to Island Dreams, I worked on my very first Marvel and DC Comics sketch card licenses, Upper Deck's MARVEL PREMIER and Cryptozoic Entertainment's BATMAN: THE LEGEND. It was an incredible experience to finally work with some of my lifetime favorite characters!

Right now, I would like to give you a sneak peek on my latest personal sketch card project based on Spider-Man and an army of his favorite guest stars! Enjoy the artwork! Don't forget to go and check out my artwork updated regularly at http://www.ahochrein2010.deviantart.com/