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Jose Rodriguez

Freelance Animal Illustrator & Book Illustrator

Location:Whittier, California, United States
2 Skills
I am an artist/illustrator with graphic design experience. The fascinating world of art came to my life at the age of four. Inspired by my father, who served as my first art instructor, I knew early on that the paintbrush and easel would be my lifelong tools. I’ve has been drawing ever since. Wether it be a portrait, landscape or any other subject, the purpose for the final outcome is to enlighten, create smiles and just create a positive experience for the viewer.
Working with acrylic paints and colored pencils, my pallet always consists of vivid colors and sharp contrasts working together to bring his subject's to life. My step by step process is a full value pencil pencil drawing. Color is added by airbrushing acrylic paint over the pencil drawing, then finish it up with colored pencils.
This past November I completed illustrating a book entitled “Meeting America”. I two different covers, both in color and eighteen black and white illustrations for each chapter.
In 2005 my cover illustration for the book entitle “Lost in the Sun”, received a silver award under the Book category in the international awards.