Oct 21, 2014
Dia de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead”) is a holiday celebration which is held from October 31 to November 2, not only observed throughout Mexico but also in other cultures around the world, including most Latin American countries. This popular tradition is all about the boundaries between life and death, and how people honour and celebrate their deceased loved ones as a way to reconnect with them.
Amelia Calavera was inspired by this colorful celebration and by the beautiful botanic imagery from early 1900’s. © Sandra Vargas
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Sep 18, 2014
I would love to invite you to the the first official Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle show, "Turtles In Time", with Nickelodeon and curator, Chogrin.
Show opening Oct 3, Friday @ Bottleneck Art Gallery
60 Broadway, Box 8
Brooklyn, NY 11249
More information will be posted as the date get closer.
If you are in NY area, hope you can make it!
Sep 15, 2014
Sep 8, 2014
My tribute to an amazing artist and passionate woman, Frida Kahlo, who transformed her suffering into colorful pieces of art.
My original illustration was made using colored pencils and digital painting. Art prints, postcards and more accessories featuring Frida Querida are available through my shop and also here.
© Sandra Vargas. All Rights Reserved.
My publisher, Immedium send this new book review of TreeHouse Heros and Forgotten Beast!
Library Media Connection
Comic book editor, author, and teacher Amara has written a mystical tale. Chau's work in animation is evident in her uniquely designed color illustrations. In a land where rivers have dried and villagers are cutting old trees, the magical beast Zez finds herself in the care of the Treehouse Heroes, five equally magical beings and their Teacher. But when she is captured by the evil General Moon's bandits, they aren't sure that they can save her. With a little magic, some wit, and advice from their Teacher, the Treehouse Heroes are able to live up to their name. Once General Moon is defeated and the villagers are free, they learn that they must care for their land. Zez is free to search for an unspoiled wilderness that she can call home. Comic book and graphic novel fans will find this intricately detailed picture book of interest. Amy Merrill, Reading Specialist and Certified School Librarian, Calvin Coolidge Elementary School, Binghamton, New York. RECOMMENDED Copyright 2012 Linworth Publishing, Inc.
Aug 28, 2014
Here's the final art I did for the Jack Kirby tribute show at The Piranha Shop in Seattle's Pioneer square tonight! It starts at 6pm... come see if you are in the area! :D
Aug 27, 2014
I am doing a Back-to-School sale @ my on-line store!!
$20 purchase or more 10%off - Coupon Code: schoolrock
$35 purchase or more 20%off - Coupon Code: schoolfun
Sale end Sept 23
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Aug 7, 2014
Super excited to invite you all to the 8-BIT & BEYOND 2 - an art show paying tribute to classic & modern video games. Please join us on August 8th, as 70 artists from around the world, take on video games ranging from NES to Sega to Playstation to Xbox.
60 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11249
The opening reception is from 7pm-9pm.
Admission and drinks are free.
Also, following the opening reception, we will be hosting an official screening of the Fred Savage tearjerker, "The Wizard" at Videology on 308 Bedford Ave.
If you are in New York area, please come and join the fun!
Jul 26, 2014
Here's my new ink on paper work called Flower Garden
It was completed over a week and was inspired by my garden.
This illustration also gave me the opportunity to try out my new carbon pen. (happy dance)
Please visit my portfolio to view more work.
It's always great fun to create a piece of work, simply for your own enjoyment.
Grabbing some time to experiment with new techniques also keeps your portfolio fresh.
Air Australia is a promo piece that I'm going to be using for my postcards and prints.
Please visit my portfolio to see more work.