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I'm a professional artist, currently living in Miami.FLA. Specialized in mixed media and digital hyperrealism. From pencil drawings to digital, from comics to hiperrealistic paintings, exploring new ideas and tecniques has been part of my creative process since I was a kid. Graduated from The Neumman Institute in Graphic Design, I spent most of my life in the Advertising World: Leo Burnett, Saatchi&Saatchi, McCann, Grey and Publicis were the playground to use my creative mind to sell products, but mostly, ideas. London Festival, New York Festival, El Ojo Creativo & Wave Festival have been part of the international advertising festivals were I've been awarded and been part of the jury as well. My life is absolutely influenced by my childhood. An incredibly happy childhood. When I wasn’t playing ball or climbing a tree, I was drawing. At first, my versions of Superman, Batman or Spiderman, then creating my own characters, usually superheroes (very different from any other kid, right?). But I had something that no other kid had: AURA. Don’t get me wrong, that was my mother’s name, Aura, a wonderful soul who bought me canvases, brushes and paints, and always encouraged me to illustrate. My early influences were Hanna-Barbera and Walt Disney, but then I discovered Dali, Michelangelo, Sir William Bouguereau. So, if I had to define my style I would have to say "a bit of everything" from hyperrealistic to figurative, from serious to silly. I’ve worked with pencils, crayons, oils, acrylics but lately, what I do is a pencil sketch, scan it and do the final details on the computer. Illustration has always been a vessel to express alternate realities. I usually write a short story about the character I am creating (origins, personality, or some feature that defines it emotionally). A story that spawns parallelly with the illustration. To me, illustration has always been a way to escape the everyday routine, the boring and not so nice reality around us. I can sit down to draw and spend hours without a pause, without noticing how long it’s been. "What if ...?" Every time I start a creative process I ask myself that question and usually interesting results come afloat. An amazing wife and two “out-of-this-world” extraordinary kids, are the needed inspiration to wake up every morning and ask: ...what if? Please also check my other sites: theotherhalfmiami.com (advertising) & 3boysandagirl.com (kid lit illustration). See you soon.Locked Pro Plan feature