Today I got the email with the link to Testflight PreRelease of Adobe Photoshop Camera. whew! Turn on my lights!
I had a good time at one of Newell Holiday parties, this one for the BEACON Group.
I brought my markers, big sheets of paper and my smile. Mission accomplished.
and we start this new journey with the most recent #WIP illustration on Adobe Fresco. How cool is that?!
Here is the first blog post: https://www.patreon.com/posts/work-in-progress-32325182
Go get your own membership and let's draw together!
wow! I was surprised to have the option to stream my art and illustration on Behance, that's a big deal!
Check out the saved videos so far and come back for more live art. I am working on an ABC book plus some portrait illustrations because I like drawing people!
An Android App featuring the best Microsoft has to offer on mobile.
Two days to create a user journey, wireframes, design and an explainer video on the app we created.
Oh yeah, the team just met early that day.
What. These are the details that were handed to us. No other info provided.
Who. Establish a User Journey to find the elements that users find necessary in working from mobile.
Why. The rough wireframes that guide a user through the app to find productive tools and get things done.
How. Adobe Illustrator is my go to program, especially for illustration but in this case, once you design in Illustrator, the files are readable by Adobe XD to add the finishing touches on how the app behaves.
All the screens needed for the demo.
I created these images for the video in Adobe Photoshop, then created the video in Adobe Premiere with voice over work by @DeltaTangoMike
We present to you, Microsoft Companion, the one app you need, the one app to have.
Stefan Malter @StefanMalter
Chefredakteur bei @NRWision | Journalist & #Medientrainer | Dozent @TU_Dortmund | Autor | Moderator | Microsoft #MVP #MIEExpert | #Medien | #Journalismus
Storyboards, video assets, voice over copy and user journey
Joshua Cardif @Jcardif254
Net Dev|Electrical Engineer|AI & IoT Evangelist |Microsoft Student partner | All things Azure
User journey, mobile app solutions and Adobe XD mobile app prototype
Dan Flores @DeltaTangoMike
Multimedia Content Producer and Illustrator crafting Brand Storytelling for Game Design, Character Concepts and Brand Illustrations. #iLikeToDraw
Wireframes, mobile app design, prototype support, video production, edits and render
I was happy to hear that I had been selected as a Microsoft Insider for my work with the community.
I entered the Insiders In Action: Giving Back Contest with a focus on my work in the arts community and my firm belief that technology is closing the gap for many artists to reach their audience.
Not only is tech good for marketing, but it's also good for organizing a business and keeping track of our projects and clients.
Check out the rest of the article here, and let me know what you think!
Dan Flores, aka @DeltaTangoMike is a 20 year art life veteran in 2D with digital and traditional mediums for illustrations and art installations working with brands like Coca Cola, McDonalds, GA Tech, Emory, Adobe, Cinamaker, Microsoft and Newell Brands.
DTM founded Art Is King to share his art biz knowledge gained through experience and observation, plus a few mentors along the way. Find DTM online under the DeltaTangoMike brand.
Art is King connects the art community with artists, curators, entrepreneurs and art business mentors to assist the emerging artist in building a sustainable art business.
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We are now in March and the Thriving Artist Mindset is in full swing!
The year is separated into quarters or seasons so that you always have a place to get a Do-Over with 2019. Did you get the results you're looking for in January or February? If not, check your notes, grab your to-do list and let's get our Thriving Artist Mindset on.
You're Invited to Celebrate with us!
Spark is C4 Atlanta’s arts and entrepreneurship luncheon to celebrate Atlanta’s creative entrepreneurs, April 17, 2019. DTM will receive the Artist Entrepreneur of the Year, Spark Award.
Get your Tickets here: https://c4atlanta.org/spark/
What else is going on with DTM and Art Is King?
Windows Insider Entrepreneur Award DTM is recognized for his work in the Arts Community bridging the gap between creativity and business with the aid of technology.
Sketchable Artist Spotlight DTM and his digital art is recognized by Silicon Benders, the technology company behind Sketchable.
And MeetUps! Every month there is a meetup featuring the Art Biz Therapy Sessions. A time to ask the art biz questions that artists need answers to.
Follow @ArtIsKing_ATL on IG instagram.com/artisking_atl/
Join the AIK FB Group facebook.com/groups/artisking/
and tag us in your work. We want to see your art.
Until the next meetup!
I finally got a chance to update my #DrawDaily2017 with all the drawings from 2017, drawn with @SketchableApp and @Windows10 @Microsoft @Surface Pro 4
Here are some of my favorites, visit the link and let me know which you like best.
I also posted everyday on instagram.com/drawdaily2017
and if you're a pro, you can check me out on behance.net/dacreativegenius
PS. I am tempted to do it again in 2019, but there has to be a twist. will think about it. #webcomic
The call for Art for the 2018-2019 Art, Beats + Lyrics Art Exhibit Tour was open and I submitted my design: two Aztec characters holding a boombox.
Very simple and to the point. The wall design was to convince the curator to give me some room to paint my classic Azteca Moderno illustrations.
I got the call a few weeks later that my art was selected. I was asked to prepare the artwork in vector format because instead of a wall, my art was going to grace the sides of a cube lit from the inside.
That immediately got my creativity flowing and I decided that I would redesign the initial characters and bring in three more characters and create a long composition that would wrap around the cube.
I had the cube template.
Three solid sides and one side that was split in half. I wasn't sure how I was going to make the illustrations flow but after sketching out each individual character on Sketchable App, I exported each piece and played around with the design on Adobe Illustrator.
I presented the sketch and it was immediately approved. I thought to myself that from this point I would need only a few hours to create the final illustration.
Since I needed a vector illustration for the final design, I decided to work in Adobe Illustrator Draw on my iPad Pro so I can later export the pieces and make adjustments in Adobe Illustrator.
Chalchiuhtlicue, Goddess of Water, Life and Beauty.
Chicomecoatl, Goddess of Agriculture and Plenty.
Aztec Warrior, classic character of the Aztec Empire.
Quetzalcoatl, God of Learning and Creativity.
Tezcatlipoca, God of Destiny. With the boombox in the classic LL Cool J pose.
What I thought was going to take me a few hours, became 30 hours of work. I focused on the detail because the final design was going to be on a cube that measured 3 feet by 3 feet on each side, that meant that every bit of color and line work would be clearly seen. So I had to really show out!
The full complete Azteca Moderno 2018 for ABL Art Exhibit Tour.
I like the result so much, I made a few iPhone wall papers!
Dubelyoo, the curator of Art, Beats + Lyrics did some adjustments with the text and completed the art installation. We checked out the set up and the art on the cube looks amazing!
Look for the #AztecaModerno installation in the upcoming Art, Beats + Lyrics art exhibit, take pictures and tag me on instagram: @DELTATANGOMIKE
GET THE GEAR! https://society6.com/product/tezcatlipoca-old-school-hip-hop_stretched-canvas
And next time you are in ATL, ask me for a free sticker.
I enjoy drawing comic book superheroes and the opportunity to create a mural design based on Marvel and DC characters was a too awesome to not make the best group shot I have ever drawn!
12 characters total: Wonder Woman, Batman, Hulk, Fantastic Four, Cyborg, Flash, Aquaman, Supes and Captain America.
My process begins with Sketchable App on the Surface Pro 4. I start with a sketch and build the drawing little by little, I like the flexibility of drawing in layers with very easy to use tools like the pencil and ink.
First layer is composition and anatomy. Second layer is line cleanup. Third layer is detail. Then comes the flat colors, shadows, highlights and a few extra layers for deeper shadows. I keep each character in their own layer so I can move them around for the best fit and composition.
I had an idea for the overall look and feel, but it takes a bit of experimentation to get a good look. I spent at least 10 hours, a little bit at a time, mainly on Sketchable and then finished on Adobe Photoshop.
And then 9 hours painting, whew!!!
East LA Artist living it up in ATL