Hey All, I just put up some new color work I've done. These are commission pieces and I put up the line art as well as the color work. I've started working more with Prismacolor than Copic and I think it's working very well! Let me know what you think and thanks for looking.
For those of you who paid for commissions at the PBCC but I was unable to get to them there, I will have everything finished and mailed by Friday so keep an eye out! Thank you again for your support and patience as the con was crazy busy. I look forward to more opportunities to work with you. Have a great day.
Hi all, Sorry it's been a while since I've posted on here but I have been busy getting ready for the Permian Basin Comic Con, it was a great success. I have posted some pics of some great cosplay as well as some folks who came to my table for a personalized sketch and prints on the PBCC page so check it out. .I appreciate everyone who came out to the con and all those that visited my table. A big shout out to Chris and all the organizers of this event, it was very well done and an exciting comiccon. I was fortunate to meet Sam De La Rosa and get an autographed print and personal sketch. Awesome!! I look forward to being a part of it again next year! Thanks so much for your support.
Hi All, Check out the new work I've just put up including a cover recreation of Jack Kirby's Fantastic Four #49. Hope you enjoy this work and I'll post more soon!
Hi All, I've put up a few new pieces to check out.. I am a big Nathan Fillion fan so I did one that's a combo of Firefly and Castle, both of which I am a huge fan. I've also added a Spiderman and Black Cat and the last one's a Thor image. Hope you all like them and feel to post on here anytime. I'd like to hear what you think of the work. Thanks and have a great day.
Hello, I've posted some new comic work today so check it out and let me know what you think. Thanks for looking.
For 2014 lots of changes are coming to the Lajalo Studio site. We are going to be adding new material and will be uploading new work monthly. Come by and check it out and feel free to leave comments or ask questions, we will get back to you. Thanks for dropping by.
As you can see on the home page of my website I have begun working with color. I have begun combining copic markers, pastels and pencils to create more depth and texture in my color work. My wife is a fan of the Alphonse Mucha style so I created the portrait "Lara" for her birthday. Actually it was our son and his art lessons in his gifted work that added the last piece of the puzzle to the color work I was trying to accomplish. The second portrait is a commissioned work I titled "Trois Fille". I have always enjoyed placing images within works that will have a special meaning for the person featured in the artwork as in this one with the kangaroo and monkey and fairies. I am working on several other projects and will continue to update
Ok, I am new to this so patient with me. Many people have been asking me what I'm working on right now, well I am designing t'shirts inspired by something my wife tracked down for me. For Christmas this year my son got a Kindle and when it's on standby it shows literary images i.e. Emily Dickenson, Agatha Christie etc. Anyway, one day it had this amazing image on it, and I asked my wife to help me track down what it was and where it came from. After she did some research on the letter design and some of the intricate design work we found it was from the Book of Kells which is a book made by celtic monks using a special calligraphy to create a rendition of the four gospels of the New Testament of the Bible. If you've never seen it you should google Book of Kells and check it out, it is extraordinary. The fluidity of color and lettering is incredible. My wife is half Irish and half Scotch so she is a big fan of anything celtic. I should have the first design finished in a couple of days and we'll put it on the Home page. Thanks for visting and come back soon! J.W.
Hello, My name is J.W. and I guess I should tell you a little about myself. I am married and have one son and they are my main inspiration. My son has this huge imagination and really is just live entertainment most of the time. My wife is my best friend and my amazing sounding board, she pretty much inspires me just by breathing. Be sure and check out my page Sterling Silver Dreams, it's a book I made for her a few years ago as a Christmas present and it pretty well describes her. Anyway, I started doodling when I was nine, and started really drawing at about fifteen. I've always been a big fan of Frank Frazetta and Roger Dean and Alex Ross and Adam Hughes. I mostly work with pencils and graphite and pens, but I am working with Prismacolor pens and watercolor pencils and really enjoy them. So for the moment that's all I can think to tell you, if you have any questions or thoughts I'd love to hear them. Have a great day. J.W.