Monday, August 29, 2011

The Journey

"The Journey" by Christian Lozada - Painted in Photoshop and printed on 14" x 36" Canvas
Here's the new piece that I did for an art show being held at the Niagara Bar in New York City.  The show will be held on Thursday, September 15 at 9:00pm.  It will be presented by the Antagonist Movement and will be curated by Omayra & Berto.  I'm excited about the show and I can't wait to go to NYC!  So if any of you happen to be in the area on this day be sure to stop by and check it out. 

When my friend Omy asked if I wanted to create something for her show I was really excited, but I also knew that I would have to step up my game.  So I took a couple of weeks to think of a concept to go along with the theme of the show, "Journey".  I thought long and hard about what that means to me and what I came up with is THE Journey.  It's the journey that everyone in life goes through.  Some people go their whole lives not finding what they are looking for, but for some lucky people like myself they find exactly what they've been searching for.  And now it's time for the next step of the journey...

If you would like to see my process you can click the animated GIF below.  Like all the rest of my processes each frame in the animation is about an hour of painting.(give or take)  So all in all this piece took me about 30 hours?  I hope that you guys enjoy.

"The Journey" Process by Christian Lozada - Click picture to view animated GIF

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


Alright guys here's another Process Piece.  This time it's of Spudnik.  The baddest potato in all of the universe!  He is a potato that was shot into space and was found by aliens who accidentally bonded him to a magical meteor.  The meteor brought him to life and granted him super powers.  The aliens squandered his new found strength for their own personal gain to destroy their enemies.  Until the mighty Spudnik learned of their evil ways and took them down with the very power that they gave him!  Muahahaha!....

Ummm...yeah you gotta have a back story when creating your own characters.  It's like when you're writing a script or story.  In order to truly make believable and lovable characters you have to know what these imaginary people are thinking of and how they would react to certain things.  I guess in a sense you start to feel for them and that's why you want to make sure that they are brought to life correctly through your art.

Okay this piece started with a thumbnail drawing from one of my mini sketchbooks that I use specifically for just drawing tiny doodles to get ideas out very quickly.  You'll see as I post more of these that I actually go back to these thumbnails a lot, and then I'll finish them up in Photoshop.  In this particular case though I wanted to do something different so I decided to make this one in Adobe Illustrator CS3.  I think between each frame on this animated GIF is anywhere from 15 min to an hour?  Enoy!

Clcik to view animated GIF - Spudnik by Christian Lozada

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Monday, August 8, 2011


Oh dang two posts in one day!  I think that's a new record!  Although, that only brings the count to four posts so that's not that good in the long run. 

Here's my process for the Beta Ray Bill piece that I did last year.  Better late than never right?  Same as usual done in Photoshop with a Wacom Intuos 3 Tablet.  Each frame is roughly 30 minutes to an hour. 

Beta Ray Bill - By Christian Lozada

Avengers Assemble!

Wow I can't believe it's been a year since I posted on this blog!  Ha ha.  when I first made it I told myself that I would keep up with it.  I guess I was wrong.  Anyways, I think I wanted to try to make this blog mostly about showing my work in progress stuff (WIP), and my process in general.  So we'll see how much I keep up with it this year.  

Okay so here's the first Process Piece.  I found some awesome pencil work from Leinil Yu's Deviant Art page and decided that I would practice coloring another person's work for a change.  It was a lot harder than I thought that it was going to be, but it was still a lot of fun.  In the animated GIF below you can see my process.  Each frame is roughly 30 minutes to an hour.  I had to do this in my spare time, so a minute here and there was pretty much all that I could spare.  Anyways, enjoy.  

Pencils by: Leinil Yu with Colors by Christian Lozada