I have worked on my Artist Statement, Vision, Mission, CV, Resume and Social Media Profiles constantly looking for the most effective way to communicate my strengths in design and passion for art.
From my title: Da Creative Genius, to my motto: Urban Sketch Artist for Hire, I want my message to be very clear: I Like To Draw.
So I searched, researched, asked for feedback and advice from other artists to get the right mix of information on my CV.
Below is my current CV (as of Nov 15, 2016) and a couple of screenshots showing my work on InDesign and a close up detail of the cover page.
I am available for short term and long term projects involving: illustration, visual design, fine art, murals, art installations and branding.
urban sketch artist
These past couple of months my Live Art skills have come in handy with events at the Rialto Center for TEDx Peachtree and then at 1 Coca-Cola Center drawing concepts, data and emotions as presentations are made and speakers shared a message.
Live Scribe is to draw live the messages shared by a speaker in a company meeting or large event.
Traditional materials include paint markers, inks and pencils on canvas, paper or whiteboards.
I also like to draw digitally with an iPad Pro, Surface Pro 4 and or Samsung Galaxy Note 10. The advantage to drawing digitally is that I get to sketch and clean up a drawing without having to use an eraser, and the client can then print a clean sharp drawing for later use.
In the past two years I have Live Scribed at events for:
Arby’s, McDonalds, Coca Cola, Green Collective, Microsoft, FlatIron City and TEDx Peachtree.
I have also created live art and art installations for:
Supply.com, Art Beats + Lyrics, Atlanta Tech Village, HodgePodge Coffeehouse, Takai’s, General Assembly and Tech Square Labs.
Check out some shots of a couple of events including Coca Cola and TEDx Peachtree. Contact DTM@DeltaTangoMike.com to compliment your event with Live Art.
and check out the awesome art by @themaddpenciler and @blackgirlillustrations and myself!
My first children's book was a few years ago and it featured a story by Twala Meju. The book is available on Amazon right here: http://bit.ly/amaniskin
I have a few personal children's books projects right now and I decided to share some shots of my very first book to show the growth in my digital art skills.
This book: Mommy, why is my skin so DARK?" was drawn on paper (drawings long lost), scanned, illustrated on Adobe Illustrator and laid out on Adobe InDesign.
I look back at it right now and wish I had the time to redraw it. But it shall remain as a reminder of my journey and give me the motivation to continually improve my skills as an artist!
Thank you for viewing my work!
Click on thumbnail to view complete painting and details. Prices do not include shipping.
To Purchase: email DTM@deltatangomike.com
In 2014 I was selected by WonderRoot's CSA to produce 40 pieces of art for their art collectors. I chose to begin a series of paintings that have been inspired by the beauty of simple lines and shapes found in Aztec Art. View all 40 paintings here.
I have been exploring the Art of Aztec History, Mythology and Deities since coming across my first Aztec mural in the streets of my neighborhood: East LA.
Born and raised in East Los Angeles, my Mexican history is evident in the multitude of murals and art in our neighborhoods. Many a mural tell the story of the Aztec Gods leading the Nahuatl people across the continent, from the mythical land of Aztlan to the south towards modern day Mexico City, to the city-state once known as Tenochtitlan.
Spending my early childhood in the classroom in Mexico City, I listened to the stories of Aztec victory and defeat at the hands of Spanish Conquistadores and Hernan Cortes as told by an emotional and very animated history teacher. Stories of bravery by the last Aztec Emperor Cuahutemoc and great battles of Aztec Warriors defending their home, made for vivid images in my young mind.
East LA Artist living it up in ATL