"Renacimiento Y Vida"
Life and ReBirth, Digital on Adobe Fresco and Adobe Illustrator
by @DeltaTangoMike 2022
Vinyl Print Installation for Reflections of Change Art installation at the Atlanta Beltline
REFLECTIONS OF CHANGE
curator: Courtney Brooks
installation: Reflections of Change
New City Properties
In the Aztec world, skeletal imagery was a symbol of fertility, health and abundance, alluding to the close symbolic links between life and death
Mictēcacihuātl - Left
Lady of the Dead
Mictēcacihuātl, (meaning "Lady of the Dead"), in Aztec mythology, is a death deity and consort of Mictlāntēuctli, god of the dead and ruler of Mictlān, the lowest level of the underworld.
As Queen of Mictlan (the underworld), the goddess Mictēcacihuātl rules over the spirits of the afterlife with her husband, Mictlantecuhtli.
The Aztecs recognised death as a natural part of the circle of life. Instead of insulting the dead with mourning or sadness, the lives of the deceased are honoured. This tradition is still continued today in the festival now known as Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), which highlights the very different attitude Mexicans have towards death. It becomes colourful and joyful – a grand celebration of life.
Coyolxāuhqui - Right
Moon Goddess, Headress with Stars (brothers) in her hair
Coyolxāuhqui, "Painted with Bells") is a daughter of the priestess Cōātlīcue ("Serpent Skirt"). She was the leader of her brothers, the Centzon Huitznahuas ("Four Hundred Huiztnaua"). She led her brothers in an attack against their mother, Cōātlīcue, when they learned she was pregnant, convinced she dishonored them all. The attack is thwarted by Coyolxāuhqui's other brother, Huitzilopochtli, the national deity of the Mexicas.
Huitzilopochtli tossed Coyolxauhqui's head into the sky where it became the Moon, so that his mother would be comforted in seeing her daughter in the sky every night, and that her scattered brothers became the Southern Star deities
The Xiuhcoatl - Background Above
Fire Serpent represents blue sky vault
Noses bend backwards and decorated with star symbols
Sun God Tonatiuh - Head
Tonatiuh "Movement of the Sun" was an Aztec sun deity of the daytime sky and ruled the cardinal direction of east. According to Aztec Mythology, Tonatiuh was known as "The Fifth Sun" and was given a calendar name of naui olin, which means "4 Movement".
Aztec God Quetzalcoatl - Background Below
Quetzalcoatl was related to gods of the wind, of the planet Venus, of the dawn, of merchants and of arts, crafts and knowledge. He was also the patron god of the Aztec priesthood, of learning and knowledge.
Nahui Ollin - Center
Nahui Ollin has been described as the fifth sun over our current world.
Nahui Ollin has been described as "the sun (Tōnatiuh) in its four movements. "When the fourth sun ended, Nahui Ollin emerged "from the remnant matter of an earlier age of humanity."
Multidisciplinary Vector Artist @DeltaTangoMike illustrates a mural inspired by Aztec Gods and Goddesses in #AdobeIllustrator and #AdobeFresco!
Guest Daniel Flores (DTM, DaCreativeGenius) is a multidisciplinary vector artist working on character art for games, comics, animation and NFTs, DTM is born and raised in East LA now based in Atlanta, GA.
Host Sam Peterson is a concept artist and Adobe Live moderator based in Los Angeles: https://www.behance.net/sampetersonart
Monday January 10
Monday, January 11
The Skully Series is now open for PreSales and Commissions.
The first Skully NFT has sold the first day it was posted for presale.
Choose your Skully
Decide on Oct 22 or Nov 22 drop.
The difference is price and utility.
Pay with Eth or Fiat.
Describe your character.
Decide on Oct 22 or Nov 22 drop.
The difference is price and utility.
Pay with Eth or Fiat.
To get started, check out the info here on this page:
Masked Men 2020 rolls into 2021 as an NFT!
click on the thumbnail for details
The idea was to paint some of the men we have influenced our art careers starting with my arrival in ATL back in 1994.
We have a super long list and had to narrow it down because we have come across a ton of great folks, community leaders, supporters, fellow artists, teachers, instructors and collaborators.
Lord Yatta and DTM narrowed down the list to 24, and we put together an artshow in February 2020 at Tri-Cities Tatto Company in East Point, GA, south of ATL.
My idea was to mix my Azteca Moderno theme with Hip Hop and find a few of the amazing Artists I have come across in the 20 plus years of my art career.
This group of creatives run the broad spectrum of what ATL has to offer:
Musicians, community leaders, rappers, digital artists, muralists, filmographers, educators, motivators, public speakers, fine artists and djs!
The art consists of a 16 x 16 inches Shadowbox style frame, acrylic paint and wood handcut to almost a real life size! Big ups to Lord Yatta for securing the wood and cutting it down to size for this project.
Masked Men playlist on YouTube
NFT collection on Open Sea
Paintings On Behance
I created an NFT of my friend DJ Tom Laroc today. Drew it live on Behance.net/dacreativegenius with Adobe Fresco and then exported to Illustrator for the final touches before uploading to Open Sea and gifting it to Tom himself.
See the art here.
The livestream replay here.
work in progress shots, drawing on Adobe Fresco with the iPad Pro 12.9, M1
Skullys, a digital illustration project by DTM featuring pop icons in the Skully style born from the @SkullyTuesday hashtag started in 2011. Each Skully individually created in Adobe Fresco on the iPad Pro M1.
Follow instagram.com/skullyseries for the full list of Skullys. Coming to an #NFT drop near you.
The 100 Pencils Project is one of the first Adobe Creative Residency Community Fund projects of 2020.
I, Dan Flores aka DTM, am super excited to be a 2020 Recipient and I present to you the 100 Pencils Coloring Book!
The 100 Pencils Project is a love letter to all the all art materials artists come across when exploring their creativity. From the first crayon and Number 2 pencil to the fancy quill pens and expensive markers, Artists from all disciplines will recognize the art elements featured in this project.
I will draw and create the coloring book and related images in Adobe Illustrator for iPad. I will stream on Behance and share my step by step process, from sketches to final page artboards. I will also share screenshots on my Social Channels along with keeping a journal here on this Behance Post.
The resulting products include a coloring book, posters and plenty of free digital goodies available to download here on this Behance Portfolio.
Look for the project progress on
Hashtags to keep track of the progress:
#IllustratoroniPad #100DrawingsChallenge #ArtLifeAllDay #AdobeResidency
Thank you to all the teams that have made this possible!
Illustrator for iPad Team
Illustrator for Desktop
I own a ton of markers, pencils, brushes and pens. It was my thought process that I should use my own materials as a source for the art that I will create. Yes it is easier to just find images online but there's no guarantee that I will find the exact marker/pencil I am looking for and it may just be easier to spend a few hours taking photos of my own elements!
I used my desk with a large Bristol sheet and my Canon T3i to take the pictures. I created an Action in Adobe Photoshop so I could scale down and clean the lighting a bit on the 194 photos I took!
Some images are repeated, I rather have too many photos than not enough.
Check out the complete project here: 100 Pencils Project.
It's finally here!!!
The latest update to @SketchableApp in the @MicrosoftStore includes my awesome art piece:
This is a mix between Aztec, Art, Creativity, CyberFunk, Space, SciFi and of course, The Art Life!
Ever since I started drawing with Sketchable in my Surface Pro, I wanted my art to get a feature in the app along with the art pieces that were in the In-App journal along with @SeegMiller_Art @LawrenceCanDraw
2020 is when I finally got the chance to create something special for Silicon Benders, the developers of Skechable App. Brothers Miles and Ryan Harris have been super to work with ever since I met them in 2016 at our Microsoft Art Battle in Downtown ATL.
See you around the internets!
Free Vector Demos and Tutorials:
The business of art is not the Art Biz.
#StartNow2020 #SketchableApp #DigitalDrawinginSketchable #DeltaTangoMike
#ArtLifeAllDay #Storytelling #ArtDirector #CreativeClass #ContentCreator #ArtLife #DTM #iLikeToDraw #DocumentTheGame #Illustrator #Designer #CreativeDirector
Follow Sketchable on the web:
ALPHA Creates, 2020 by @DeltaTangoMike for Silicon Benders (Sketchable App)
Digital Art w Sketchable App on Surface Pro 7
Recent Art in Sketchable App:
Here is your wallpaper! Download and Save as Wallpaper.
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.
East LA Artist living it up in ATL