ABOUT ME - My name is Juan Carlos Ruiz Jr. I was born in Reading Pennsylvania. My main inspiration and influence comes from Renaissance art, comic-book art, fantasy, realism, and a little bit of abstract expressionism. Im pretty open to alot of art out there. My main field of interest is in fantasy. When working in fantasy art, i love to make my pieces very visceral, dark, imaginary, a little expressive while maintaining an overall realistic look.
OBJECTIVE - to obtain work in the illustration/fine art field and use my artistic skill to the fullest.
EDUCATION - Hussian School of Art (Philadelphia PA) 07-11 Illustration major and degree in specialized technology.
HONORS • National Scholastics Award 2007
• Gilded Art Award 2006 at Googleworks Reading, pa
• 3rd place in Davinci Art Alliance - themed show (Apocalypse 2012) - 2010
• Mae Katharine Gerhard Memorial Award (for outstanding progress and achievement in illustration)
• RAWards nominee Visual Artist of the Year 2011 Philadelphia
SKILLS - Great technical ability, fresh concepts & ideas, great rendering, versatile in media, very detailed, visceral, and render oriented, much knowledge in the programs photoshop, illustrator, indesign ect...
COMPUTER SKILLS • Adobe Illustrator CS4 & 5
• Adobe Photoshop CS4 & 5
• Adobe Indesign CS4 & 5
• (some) Quark Xpress
• Word press
• (some) Flash