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Monday, July 21, 2014

Print N' Play Comic-Con 2014 Badge Set


Here's a gift for all you awesome people attending Comic-Con International 2014!!!  Just print these inserts and you can wear some of my fan art on your badge.  The inserts feature Catwoman, Harley Quinn, Batgirl, and Maleficent

Free download at deviantART!





I will be a guest at Sadhaka Studio's booth (Small Press P-12).  Be sure to stop by and as a token of gratitude for wearing these printed badge inserts, I will give you a free gift.

Cheers and have a great time at the Con!!!

Batgirl

Babs Tarr Cameron Stewart Batgirl Redesign Fan Art by IAMO

The internet exploded recently when Babs Tarr and Cameron Stewart delivered a brand-new Batgirl redesign for DC Comics.  

Their new design is so wonderful and cool, I just had to make my own doodle and join the party.  She was a lot of fun to draw and color.

Congratulations to Babs and Cameron for their awesome work!

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Fearless Zombie Hunters: Heads Will Roll


This illustration was made exclusively for Sadhaka Studio and it features Candy from their awesome indie comic, The Fearless Zombie Hunters.

The Fearless Zombie Hunters is a black comedy about a trio of zombie slayers led by Professor Abronsius, who is joined by the incompetent and disgraceful Angel, Son of El Angel, the greatest wrestler ever in Mexican history, and Candy, the sassy, sexy, feminine balance between those two complete opposites. The three of them try to rid the world of the coming zombie plague.

Sadhaka Studio invited me to join them at their Comic-Con International 2014 booth and we will have a limited of these prints available.  Be sure to stop by Small Press table P-12 and say hi.

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Meet Me At Comic-Con 2014!!!



Big news! :D

I am so happy to announce that I will be at Comic-Con 2014!!!

Sadhaka Studio were kind enough to invite to their booth!!! If you have a chance, stop by Small Press table P-12 and say hi. It would be great to meet you!

Special and infinite thanks to Manuel Ríos Sarabia, creator of The Fearless Zombie Hunters and Rainbow Warriors comics for inviting me to join him at the Con.

I'll have some doodles and Nerdmigos stuff available at the booth.  E-mail me if you have any requests :)

Have a great time at Comic-Con and hope to see you there!

Cheers!

-IAMO

Friday, July 11, 2014

Harley Quinn


Bonita, pero loquita.

Here's a Harley Quinn doodle.  I don't think I've ever drawn Harley before.  But I love the character and I'm a big fan of "Batman: The Animated Series" where she was introduced.  So, anyway, here she is, in all her Mad Love psycho glory, Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel, a.k.a. Harley Quinn.

Get a free download at deviantART!

Color My Harley Challenge!!!

Want to take a crack at coloring my Harley? I would love to see your version! Send it to iamo@live.com and I'll publish it here at the end of the month :)  Click HERE to download the line art.


Cheers!

-IAMO

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Monday, June 30, 2014

June 2014 Sketches

Here are some doodles from my sketchbook I made during this month:

IAMO Maleficent sketch

"I hate you, beasty." - Maleficent

IAMO Tijuana Antena Sketch

A radio antenna on the hills of Tijuana :)
Una de las antenas de radio en los cerros de Tijuana :)

IAMO balón soccer FIFA sketch

Kick A Soccer Ball.
FIFA World Cup 2014

IAMO DJ sketch

D.J.


IAMO fathers day sketch

Happy Father's Day!
¡Feliz día del padre!

IAMO Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Ghostbusters Sketch

"It just popped in there!"

Stay Puft Marshmallow Man 'Ghostbusters' 30th Anniversary sketch.

IAMO back in black dress sketch

Back In Black.

IAMO slimer ghostbusters sketch

"He slimed me."

Slimer 'Ghostbusters' 30th Anniversary sketch.


Catwoman sketch.

IAMO Karate Kid Crane Technique sketch

"Called Crane Technique. If done right, no can defense."

'The Karate Kid' 30th Anniversary sketch.

IAMO Harley Quinn Sketch

Harley Quinn sketch.



What should I draw next? Post your suggestions on the comments below.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Don't Give Your Creative Work Away For Free!

Artists Have Value IAMO

Fellow artists, beware of this type of creative work offers!!!

This is a very bad practice that affects the art community and I’m ashamed to say that it’s very common (even acceptable) in Mexico and Latin America.  

I received this e-mail from a “creative network” that helps companies look for free work and ideas from creatives.  I won’t use their name, this is just my e-mail correspondence with them.   This type of practice is just wrong.  Be sure to research everything you can about these types of companies and websites before you get involved with them:




“Hello Ismael, we have seen your work and we really like it and we would like to invite you to participate in ________ to become part of the online creative staff.

_______ is an online creative network where you can earn money by creating ideas for brands and artists. You can participate in projects for international brands.

What we do is to connect the best brands with the best creatives wherever they are, there are projects for design, advertising, art, photography, illustration, audio, music and more.

Each project is assigned an amount of money, you send your proposal and if the client likes your proposal you get that amount.

We are always hunting for the best creative talent and Latino power. That’s why we saw your work and we like to invite you to be part of the creative online staff and fill out your profile, this way, when we have a project for your style, we will contact you to participate from anywhere, home, office, café or beach.

There are 2 ways to be part of the creative online staff:

1. Basic Staff: you can do projects for up to 800 USD, being part of this staff is free.
2. Professional Staff can participate in projects and in unlimited amounts of money and have the following benefits:
- You participate in better projects and over 800 USD for the winning idea.
- Your proposals do not go through a selection process, they are always seen by the client.
- You have prior access to the brief / project.
- You have personalized attention to your questions.
- You can participate in unlimited projects.

The professional staff subscription has a value of ______ year. If you are interested, go to __________________ and select the staff that best fits your needs.

If you come on board, we recommend you also follow us on twitter at @ ____________ to learn more about projects and news, on instagram: ____________ and Facebook as _______________.

Or if you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask by mail or online chat on the web.

I hope you will join us.

-_________.”




Dear _________,

Sorry, but I disagree with what you are doing: trying to get free samples of visual work (for you or your clients). 

If you want to support the creative community, you can refer your clients to creative portfolios. Even if the clients see a portfolio, there is no need to put creative talent in a contest where there is only one winner and the rest just give away their work. I always warn my fellow artists about such practices that destroy the artistic community. If you or your clients want to get samples from creative professionals, you need to pay them for their time and then make a decision. 

I hope to receive a response from you, before posting this on my blog as a warning to the artistic community. 

Sincerely, 

Ismael Alejandro Moreno Ozuna (IAMO) 
Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico”




Not surprisingly, I did not hear back from them.

Artists have value.  Share this post with your friends if you agree.

-IAMO




¡Colegas artistas, tengan cuidado con este tipo de ofertas de trabajo creativo! 

Esta es una muy mala práctica que afecta a la comunidad artística y me da vergüenza decir que es muy común (incluso aceptable) en México y América Latina. 

Recibí este e-mail de una "red creativa" que ayuda a las empresas a buscar trabajo e ideas creativas gratis. No voy a usar su nombre, esto es sólo mi correspondencia por correo electrónico con ellos. Estas prácticas son simplemente incorrectas. Asegúrese de investigar todo lo que puedan acerca de este tipo de empresas y sitios web antes de involucrarse con ellos:




“Hola Ismael, hemos visto tus trabajos y nos gusta mucho y me gustaría invitarte a participar de ________ para que seas parte del staff creativo online.

_______ es una red creativa online donde puedes ganar dinero creando ideas para marcas y artistas. Puedes participar en proyectos para marcas internacionales. 

Lo que hacemos es conectar las mejores marcas con los mejores creativos estén donde estén, hay proyectos de diseño, publicidad, arte, fotografía, ilustración, audiovisuales, música y muchos más. 

Cada proyecto tiene un monto de dinero asignado, envías tu propuesta y si el cliente le gusta tu propuesta te llevas ese monto. 

Siempre estamos en etapa de hunting del mejor talento creativo y power latino. Por eso vimos tus trabajos y te queremos invitar a ser parte del staff creativo online y que llenes tu perfil, así cuando tengamos un proyecto de tu estilo de contactemos para que participes, desde donde quieras, tu casa, la oficina, un café o la playa. 

Existen 2 maneras de ser parte del staff creativo online: 

1. Staff basico: puedes participar de proyectos de hasta 800 USD, ser parte de este staff es gratis.
2. Staff profesional: puedes participar de proyectos y montos en dinero ilimitados y tiene los siguientes beneficios:
- Participas de mejores proyectos y sobre 800 USD para la idea ganadora.
- Tus propuestas no pasan por un proceso de selección, siempre son vistas por el cliente.
- Tienes acceso antes a los brief / proyectos.
- Tienes atención personalizada para tus dudas.
- Puedes participar de proyectos ilimitados.

El staff profesional tiene un valor de ______ al año. Si te interesa, entra en __________________ y se parte del staff que más te acomode.

Si te incluyes, te recomendamos seguirnos también en twitter en @____________ para ir sabiendo sobre los proyectos y más noticias, en instagram: ____________ y en Facebook como: _______________.

O si tienes alguna duda, no dudes en preguntarnos por mail o en el chat online de la web.

Espero te animes.

_______.”




“Estimado _______.

Lo siento, pero no estoy de acuerdo con lo que ustedes hacen: tratar de conseguir muestras de trabajo visual gratuito (para ustedes o para sus clientes).  

Si quieren apoyar a la comunidad creativa, pueden referir a sus clientes a los portafolios de los creativos.  Aun así, si los clientes ven un portafolio, no necesitan meter a los creativos a un concurso donde sólo hay un ganador y los demás solo regalan su trabajo.  Yo siempre les advierto a mis colegas artistas sobre este tipo de prácticas que destruyen a la comunidad artística.  Si ustedes o sus clientes quieren muestras de un creativo profesional, necesitan pagarle por su tiempo y después tomar una decisión. 

Espero recibir una respuesta de parte de ustedes, antes de publicar esto en mi blog como advertencia a la comunidad artística.

Atentamente,

Ismael Alejandro Moreno Ozuna (IAMO)
Tijuana, Baja California, México”


Como era de esperar, no recibí una  respuesta de ellos.

Los artistas tienen valor.  Compartan este post con sus amigos si están de acuerdo.

-IAMO