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Fun with Stickers III

Posted in Art, Drawings with tags , , , , , , on August 2, 2012 by josean

I recently picked some USPS labels and decided among other things to draw up some new dinosaurs.  It’s been a while since I’ve drawn some terrible lizards, and along with the state of the Postal Service right now, it seemed more fitting than ever.

 

Fun with Stickers II

Fun with Stickers I

New Prints Added!

Posted in Art, Drawings, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , on April 10, 2012 by josean

I’ve added 7 new prints to my Etsy shop.  These 8.5×11 prints allow you to own a more affordable version on my recent work, printed on white cardstock.  For a couple days more, all prints are 25% off when you use code 25OFF!

My latest Dinosaur Icon (Achelousaurus). I’ll be making 15 limited edition prints, each one with a unique  manuscript illustration.

The Prophet

Posted in Art, Drawings, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 29, 2012 by josean

Gouache and graphite on 9×12 watercolor paper. Available for sale, prints to be available soon.

Revisiting old themes with new ideas.  I’m really enjoying these and expect to do quite a few more.  I’m getting the hang of using gouache paint (and wishing I had started earlier!), and had been missing working in pencil.  Making this illustration made me wonder about what a dinosaur based theology would be like.  The idea of combining dinosaurs and religious symbolism seems like an interesting idea.   Don’t be surprised by some Byzantine/Orthodox style dinosaur saint illustrating this absurd idea appearing soon!

Time Lapse II

Posted in Art, Drawings with tags , , , , , on October 28, 2011 by josean

Fun with Stickers II

Posted in Art, Drawings, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2011 by josean

More dinosaurs…oil markers on USPS postal labels.

Centrosaurus

Corythosaurus

Majungatholus

Gryposaurus

Tsintaosaurus

Sabre-toothed Tiger

 

More to come soon… I might offer these as prints in the near future..stay posted!

Fun with Stickers

Posted in Art, Drawings, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 5, 2011 by josean

Oil markers on postal labels

Our Lady of Sorrows

Failed Rabbit

Elephant with Triceratops skull

Styracosaurus

Triceratops

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Camarasaurus

Pachycephalosaurus

Dilophosaurus

You Should Come To This Gig…

Posted in Drawings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 7, 2010 by josean

I love music.  It’s one of my biggest influence, and I can say that the majority of my artwork has been done while listening to music.  After several failed attempts at playing instruments, I figured early on that making show flyers was the closest I get to the music world.  Most of my friends are musicians and have gone on to be in bands, so it’s only natural that they would approach me to draw something up for them.  This has led to being lucky enough to make the flyers for bands in the Harrisburg area that I enjoy listening to.  Here are a few..click on the links to check out their sites and check out some songs you can stream.

Brave The Day

The Heyvan Band

 

The Great Northeast



Fruit of the Doom


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Dinosaurus

Posted in Drawings with tags , , , , , , , on April 26, 2010 by josean

Pencil and paper 2008-2009
A fun series to do, one of my largest. The dilemma of shifting to dinosaur drawings or female figure drawings was solved one day with the seeming illogical “why not both”. One of my largest series (about 25), about 8 are currently at Progressive Galleries in Lancaster, Pa. The rest have been sitting around since my schedule hasn’t really allowed time or money towards framing them all. Hopefully soon I’ll make that happen and they will be able to grace a gallery wall.


Ceratopsian

update: Ceratopsian t shirts available!

Dromaeosaurus

Edmontosaurus

Einiosaurus

Arsinoitherium (Technically an extinct mammal)

Tyrannosaurus Rex

Einiosaurus

 All Images © Josean Rivera 2010

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Saints

Posted in Art, Drawings, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 7, 2010 by josean

Saint series 2008-2009. Series based on a fascination of some of the more unusual saints out there and their unusual circumstances of martyrdom. And armadillos.

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Burial of St. Avraamy of Galich and an armadillo
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Apparition of the Theotokos as an armadillo imploring St. Sergy-Marginal Scene
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Armadillo ordaining deacon

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Saint Aubert of Avranches-    According to legend, in 708 he had a vision in which the Archangel Michael instructed him to build an oratory on the rocky tidal island at the instructed him to build an oratory at the mouth of the River Couesnon. Aubert did not pay attention to this vision at first, until in exasperation Michael appeared to him again, this time driving his finger into Aubert’s skull and ordering him to complete the task again. Michael is said to have appeared to him a total of three times. After this Mont-Saint-Michel was built

St Catherine of the Wheel. Daughter of the pagan governor of Alexandria, converted to Christianity in her teens. She visited the Emperor of Rome, Maximus where she managed to convert his wife. In turn he sent many philosophers to dispute with her, all who ended up converting (they were subsequently martyred) He eventually had her imprisoned, and when the people visited her end up converting he had her put to death by the breaking wheel. According to legend, the wheel itself broke when she touched it, so she was beheaded.

St. Lucy. She consecrated her virginity to God, refused to marry a pagan, and had her dowry distributed to the poor. Her would-be husband denounced her as a Christian to the governor of Syracuse, Sicily. Miraculously unable to move her or burn her, the guards took out her eyes with a fork.

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St. Peter of Verona.  Italian priest murdered by an assassin hired by the Milanese Cathars, a christian heretical group.  According to legend, his murderer struck his head with an axe.  He then  dipped his fingers in it and wrote on the ground: “Credo in Unum Deum” while reciting the Apostle’s Creed.  All while missing the top part of his head.  His murderer eventually confessed his crime and ended his days as a lay brother in a Dominican monastery , where he enjoyed local veneration as one of the blessed.

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Muse Series

Posted in Art, Drawings, Paintings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 24, 2010 by josean

Pencil and watercolor 2007-2008.

Poster for my friend Rebecca Marie, a singer/songwriter.

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