Wheatridge. Colorado. USA
Style: Surrealism - psychedelic
Favorite Quote: “It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious.” Oscar Wilde
Favorite Books: The Last Cavalier, The Picture of Dorian Gray
Favorite Movies: The Fifth Element, The Fountain, The Warriors
Favorite Music: Anything from Funk to Classical music, to Heavy Metal - To Hip Hop. The list goes on and on.
I am a new artist producing digital surrealist paintings with a slight cartoon flavor to them. I began drawing regularly only two years ago after being diagnosed as an Epileptic. This disorder seemingly gave me the ability to draw and I quickly amassed skill in a very short time period and now wish to share my talent with the world.
Kick © David Sanchez
This one instantly popped into my mind during a conversation of the Movie 300. This one in particular I think shows the cartoon element of my style.
One day out of the blue I had the urge to pick up a pencil and paper and draw. I instantly became flooded with images in my mind and rushed too get them all down. That started what would be daily drawing for hours on end that eventually lead to me expanding into digital painting.
What are you trying to convey to viewers through your art?
I am simply showing the images that spring out of my mind. I myself am not entirely sure what many of my paintings mean as I believe they are a product of whatever is deep in my subconscious.
Eyes © David Sanchez
This one is hard to explain as the process was almost entirely an automatic drawing. I sat down with a piece of paper and pencil and this came forth with no thought and it has become one of my favorite pieces.
Tell us about your creative process, from the beginning of a typical piece to its completion.
An image suddenly pops up into my mind. The best way to describe it would be like a camera flash and I hurried rush to draw it accurately as I can. I start by drawing the image on a piece of paper with a pencil then when I am satisfied with it I scan it onto my computer and then upload it to Artrage Studio pro where I then color it in. I work fast and typically turn out a painting a day.
Jester © David Sanchez
I took a typical Latino urban motif and put a surrealist twist on it.
What things inspire you to create art?
The simple desire to see my work make the leap from my mind to paper.
How do you promote your art on the internet?
Tumblr, Facebook, Deviant art and try to find as many websites as I can where I can showcase my skill and network with other artists.
Flying Dutchman © David Sanchez
As the name suggests this one was my take on the 17th century nautical folk tale.
For me there is a holy trinity of artists and that would be Hr Giger, Zdzislaw Beksinski, and Dali
Tell us something interesting in your life.
Prior to becoming an artist I was pursuing a career in boxing and still hope one day. I may be able to open up my own gym and coach future athletes.
If you could live your life over again, would there be anything you would do differently?
No, I try to live with no regrets
Steam Punk © David Sanchez
Again as the name implies I was going for a steam punk style painting. I think the simple background as well achieves the somewhat comic book art feel I was attempting to give it.
What plans do you have for the future of your art?
I hope to have established a successful career selling my paintings and having my imagination put to use in movies and video games. I would also like to branch my artwork out into clothing, calendars, sculptures and many other things.
Do you have any good advice for emerging artists
Jump on any chance you can to market yourself.