I recently came across this talented artist and wanted to take a moment to share his work. I love the artwork he has created. Take a moment and check out his project. Thank you Dan for letting me post your work here.
31 monsters by Dan Aragon from San Jose, California.
“My name is Dan Aragon, I’m twenty-seven and am a self-taught artist from San Jose, California. I’ve been working in the videogame industry for the last seven years doing Quality Assurance and Testing for software on console and mobile games. I was laid-off earlier this year and have decided to seize this new-found free time as an opportunity to improve my art and finally move into the career path I’ve always wanted as a Concept/Character Artist.
I’ve been drawing since I was very young and have always enjoyed horror movies. When I was in high school I had a reputation for creating a lot of dark and twisted characters and images. As I got older, I branched out a lot more and tried to diversify my abilities and stayed away from the more macabre stuff for years. My skills have grown a lot since the last time I focused on darker subject matter, so I want to challenge myself and see what I can create now.
’31 Monsters’ is a challenge for myself to illustrate an original monster each day in October. I was initially inspired by my wife who is creating 31 Halloween-inspired Makeup looks and photographing self-portraits top showcase them. The goal of the project for me is to increase the speed at which I work and to create a unified style by repeating the same base process with each illustration. I am also a pretty easily distracted person and tend to lose interest in projects quickly and not complete them. By holding myself to strict deadlines, I aim to create a significant body of work that showcases what I am capable of completing with limited time.
With the Indiegogo project, I hope to gain enough support to have ’31 Monsters’ printed as a hard cover book that I can use as a tool to market myself and showcase my artwork to potential employers. I’ve created a lot of perks for backers of the project that include custom illustrations and various printed materials of the illustrations in the project.”