Thursday, November 10, 2011

El Mariachi

Well just a few weeks ago, October 28th 2011 to be exact,  I decided to enter an art work into the "Mariachi Festival exhibit" for the Centro Cultural Aztlan here in San Antonio. Well on my previous art works ive always tried to take a photo every time i completed a section of the art piece. For this art piece, which ive named El Mariachi, i took a photo every 10-20 minutes. Looks pretty cool actually, hopefully the gif works correctly. Upon creating this piece i was jamming out to Selena on Pandora, and no not Selena Gomez, Selena Quintanilla! I had to have motivation while drawing, that and it was about 2 in the morning and i was trying to start and finish before i had to go and turn it in. I finally turned it into the Centro Cultural Aztlan around 3 i wanna say. But here it is! Hope you enjoy! 

El Mariachi, 24 X 36, Charcoal On Newsprint 


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

On my mind..

Well im not proud of it yet i have been putting my art on hold this year. Why? well i come to terms that i am just scared off my ass of where it can lead. Thats just me i guess, i mean everyone has told me i have much potential and can flourish greatly. I guess the whole "money" things gets me. I create art and my huge charcoal drawings for people to see and enjoy, not necessarily to sell. I would be completely happy with people enjoying my art works and telling me their opinions, rather than them trying to buy them and have them away in their houses. Im not too sure but i fell like if people are going to start buying them then that pushes me to make even more art works. Im in the process! i guess i find it hard to part with a drawing that took up so much of my time, altho it does make me happy to kno that it brings someone else so much joy that they are willing to shell out money for it. I guess im just rambling on about money and art. oh well i guess that this is what the art blogg is for! more to come and hopefully its not of me rambling on and on..

Sunday, November 6, 2011

One Small Step

My name is Jaclyn Valdez & I'm absolutely crazy about creating art work. From massive charcoal drawings, to spray paint and logo design I am always willing to try something new and jus create. Ever since I can remember I have always loved art and photography, I hope by creating this site that I can get out there into the design world and basically launch my career. Thus the name Design Launch!