Snare: The Art of Jose Martinez

Still hangin' around?


Still hangin' around? I hope so. I'm still doodling and drawing stuff. Here is something I did recently. I'm still trying to work out a few things ... but this one is a fun one.

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Jose Martinez

Logan - warm up

Gonna stop this doodle right here so I can get my Pink Moscato on ... LIKE A MAN!
fyi ... seriously thinking of changing my name to Logan ...
discuss ...
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Jose Martinez

Logan - Snarl Study


Wolverine "snarl" - study
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Back to Work

Here is my latest chalk at the store. I'm really proud of this one considering how long It took me to get back on the 'art bike' (due to injury) and how quickly I was able to knock this out. Lots more to come.
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Enjoy :)
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parumpapumpum

parumpapumpum!

We made 2 of these drums for the specialty department. I luv these! ^_^

  • The drum is made of wood & used to contain cheese wheels. Pretty cool shape!
  • The green stripes and text are a digital (illustrator) file on 3 sheets of 11"x17" (tabloid) paper.
  • The rope is ribbon from floral dept.
  • The 'push pins' are 'push pins' :)
  • The bottom stripe is a 'red (plastic) grocery channel strip'
  • The top & bottom edges were pained with woodcraft
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More WFM holiday pics to follow :) 
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Oh November, how I miss thee ...


Here are 2 more pieces that I was particularly proud of. We did a massive 'fall tree' in the store foyer that actually looked better in person from the outside of the store. The second was my favorite portrait for the month of November. Maybe it was the angle of the photo, but this one was way easier then the 1st.
More to come :)
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Just havin some fun :)

I've been dying to draw this goofy face!
I had fun with this one ... & still working out the artistic kinks :)

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I made this at work today.


We're working on some new stuff at work for the upcoming holidays :) I guess the goal is 5 portraits in 7 days. Vinny has done 2 so far and is working on #3. This is my 1st & I'm hoping my second one goes faster and looks better :D
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Enjoy!
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Figure drawing ... back to pencils



Looks like my experiment with various inks at live model sessions has run run its course. Its time to go back to pencil and start all over again. This was the only drawing I was happy with.
It was the final pose of the night at Sunday's Dr. Sketchy's. Oh well. :)
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I'm So Freeking Honored!


The other day, I get a message from a friend of mine on facebook, The Rising Sun Quest. He's an MC, a producer and most importantly, a dad. His son is in HS.  He has a sketch book and has been keeping it under wraps. Been there! Done that!

So Quest shows his son my blog & the album art I did for him. Boom! Connection. Dialogue. Bonding. Dopeness! All from 1 drawing I created for him. Pretty cool.

But here's the kicker.
2 days later, Quest gets a text from another friend of his in Bridgeport. Saying "so, my son came home from school and drew this" ...

I don't know this friend ... or how old his kid is. But I do want to say ...

I'm honored and touched. What's that? 4 degrees of separation? I've never had someone draw one of my drawings. Ever. You (mysterious friend) have no idea how much I needed this moment. I'm going to keep drawing and creating ... whatever it may be.
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The uncertainty.
The doubt.
The questions: "Will they like it?" "Am I good enough?" "Will they understand?"
We go thru it everyday. Every minute. Every second we draw.
The doubt.
It comes.
It goes.
It hides.
Create until its gone ... Then create some more.
^_^
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Jose Martinez