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Mexican-American illustrator and concept artist Enrique watched a lot of science fiction and horror films as a child. They made a lasting impression on him and ever since he’s been compelled to create strange creatures and characters of his own.
Enrique describes himself as an entrepreneur as well as an artist, devoting much of his time to helping fellow creatives develop new types of art supplies.
“I believe the most important quality in art is honesty,” he says. “Being true to yourself and to others is the way to get ahead in your creative life.”
1 Dangerous Ground “This was a personal project, done just for fun. I enjoy watching giant monster movies and wanted to create my own. I started with line art for the monster, then went into detailed shading over time.”
2 Street Sharks “This is a painting dedicated to one of my favourite cartoon shows as a child. I started with a base colour, then added details and textures by shrinking the basic brush. I used only basic brushes on this piece.”
Wolfenstein “This piece was done spontaneously, based on a dream I had. It started messily, like a sketch in paint, and I slowly tried to pull out a focal point. I wanted the viewer to experience a slight feeling of tension.”