“Lovrovich Net Shed Gig Harbor” by Mike Hernandez
Whoa! What this man can do with gouache leaves me speechless. In a word… Brilliant! The looseness and the fabulous colors, this is absolute perfection. These images are from Mike’s Facebook Page… he’s also got a blog, so check it out if you get a chance. I read an article from 2009 about Mike on LINES AND COLORS (a blog about art). Here’s a little blip from that article written by Charley Parker (I highly encourage you to read it in its entirety)!
Mike Hernandez is a concept artist and art director at Dreamworks Animation. He has worked on projects like Shreck, Sinbad and Bee Movie. You can see some concept art for Sinbad and Bee Movie on his blog.
Most of the artwork on his blog, though, is his personal work — beautiful small landscapes in gouache, a few somewhat larger ones in oil, charcoal drawings, and marker and ink drawings, often with versions colored after the fact in Photoshop.
Hernandez apparently paints and sketches either on the way to and from work, or perhaps on his lunch hour, as many of the small landscapes are of the area around or even on the Dreamworks campus. They range from traditional landscapes in parks and wooded areas to urban scenes and compositions of industrial buildings, which he renders as miniature marvels of geometric color and light.
Check out his work, I think you will appreciate his work as much as I do! It never fails to amaze me how there are so many talented-beyond-belief-artists, and Mike definitely falls into that category!
One more of his paintings… this one of a Koi pond…
Catch you back here tomorrow!