Wed Feb 27, 2013, 5:53 PM
Hi Deviants, it been a looong time! I haven't post in awhile, but it doesn't mean that I haven't been working. In fact this last months have been very productive.
First, I started working for IDW Publishing, doing some things for the next relaunch of the X-Files comicbooks. Besides, right now I'm illustrating a special story for their Mars Attacks title (I'm a huge fan of those creepy martians!). I'm doing just pencils and inks, the colors will done by the ultra mega talented Claudia-SG!
Also, I have some updates about my artbook: all the pieces are done at last and submitted to the publisher (SQP). I have done several new pieces exclusively for the book, in the same vein of my most popular works here, so I hope you'll like them too!
I'm still working with 'Under The Floorboards' so expect soon a couple of new art prints of some Hammer film classics! (The Horror of Frankenstein and The Blood From The Mummy's Tomb) www.underthefloorboards.com/
Also, the next months my works will be featured in a couple of great articles in 2 tattoos magazines: in 'Täetowier Magazin' (Erotica Special) and 'Tattoo Life Magazine', focused mainly in my pin-up artworks, so keep an eye on both!
And last, remember that you can have several of my exclusive signed prints from Escape Collectibles... and there's a bunch of new ones on the way! www.escapecollectibles.com/
Phew! that's all for now folks! now I'm back to work
Sun Oct 28, 2012, 4:47 PM
Hi my friends, long time since my last post here on dA! The fact is that I've been working a lot this last couple of months, but I cannot show almost anything yet because I don't have permission, besides as you may know I'm working on some exclusive illustrations that will be specially on my artbook. BUT I have some really cool news that I want to share with you in the meantime:
I have teamed-up with the great people of ESCAPE COLLECTIBLES Ltd. They represent some of the finest artists in the business including pin up, glamour, photographic, fantasy and comic book artists such as Dave Nestler, Olivia De Berardinis, Greg Hildebrandt, Michael Malak, Lorenzo Sperlonga, Jonathon Earl Bowser, Armando Huerta, etc. so from now on you can buy several of my illustrations as signed fine prints. Is a great honor for me to be included in such ultra talented group of artists! True Masters of Pin-Up art!
Go here and start buying my art! www.escapecollectibles.com/
And speaking of prints, last month I was invited to be part of an awesome exhibition at the Bottleneck Gallery in New York. I did exclusively for them the piece that you can see below. The show already ended but you still can buy a copy of the print directly from their website at www.bottleneckgallery.com/ ... so what are you waiting for??!
Stay tuned for more news very soon.
Thu Aug 30, 2012, 3:42 PM
Hi deviants!... I'm so thrill to announce that MY ARTBOOK GETS GREEN LIGHT AT LAST!! It will be published by SQP Publishing, the finest in fantasy, erotic and pin-up illustration! www.sqpinc.com/
It will be full of all my sexy retro stuff, plus several of my fantasy and horror works (from my most well known pieces, but several of never-seen art do it specially for the book)
For this reason that I won't be able to upload my latest works here on dA until the book comes out. But don't worry, I will keep posting the kind of work that don't fit in the book.
I don't have any definitive date for this, but I think it will be early 2013. I'll keep you updated
And don't forget that I'll be featured in the next issue of the awesome PIN-UP AMERICA Magazine, Halloween Special Issue! stay tuned for that!
More info about the mag: www.pinupamerica.com/
Cheers to all!
Tue Jul 3, 2012, 12:12 PM
Hi deviants!... is publication time!! I'm so happy to announce that I'll be featured in the next issue of the amazing DIGITAL ARTIST MAGAZINE! I've been asked several times about a tutorial showing my process and techniques, so here finally you will find an extensive step by step of one of my retro/sexy sci-fi illustrations, from the initial sketch to the final image (a piece made it specially for the magazine).
I'll be in issue 36, here some more info: www.imagine-publishing.co.uk/p…
And second, I'll be featured in the next issue of the awesome PIN-UP AMERICA Magazine, Halloween Special Issue! they thought that my retro/horror pin-ups would be perfect for this special... well I think the same!
Here you can find more info about the mag: www.pinupamerica.com/
Cool news huh? I have a couple more but I'll reserve it for the next journal
Best regards to all! (and now, back to my desk ¬¬)
Wed May 23, 2012, 1:36 PM
Hi deviants! the second Art Print that I did with 'Under The Floorboards' is out!. They produced a stunning limited edition 16 x 26" approx 4 colour + spot varnish silk screen print of the'Vampire Queen' illustration, starring once again the gorgeous Vanessa Lake... and guess what: today is her birthday! perfect timing huh? so what are you waiting to visit her gallery here on dA and salute her!
Hurry up before they're all sold out again!
Under The Floorboards site: www.underthefloorboards.com/in…
Sun Mar 18, 2012, 1:51 PM
Hi deviantFriends! I was writing this journal just to let you know the following: I teamed up with the people of Under The Floorboards (they make ultra cool prints and posters). They produced a stunning limited edition 16 x 26" approx 4 colour + spot varnish silk screen print of my 'Cosmic Thrills' illustration (starring the gorgeous Vanessa Lake!)...
Please visit the following link for more info: www.underthefloorboards.com/
... but while writing this they told me that the print is already sold out!! in just 2 days!
But don't worry, this is the first of (I hope) many more to come, so stay tuned.
Thu Jan 26, 2012, 1:09 PM
Mon Jan 2, 2012, 6:54 AM
What a way to start the new year my friends! look what Santa's helpers left me below my christmas tree. Is a great honor for me to be inside these pages, among some of the finest artists that you can find around the globe.
You can find them worldwide!
EXOTIQUE 7 (Ballistic Publishing) www.amazon.com/EXOTIQUE-Worlds…
Erotic Fantasy Art v2 (Ilex Publishing) www.amazon.co.uk/Erotic-Fantas…
Fri Nov 25, 2011, 10:56 AM
Hey deviants, is Black Friday here on dA! 20% OFF all the weekend on posters and prints. What are you waiting for??
Don't say that I didn't warn you
Mon Aug 22, 2011, 11:32 AM
Hi deviants! some awesome news: 2 of my works were selected to be in EXOTIQUE 7 by Ballistic Publishing! For those who don't know, Exotique is the best collection of the world most beautiful CG character art created for film, television, games, and personal development... I'm so happy to have been included in this volume! I will be among some incrediblly talented artists from around the globe. Here is the info www.ballisticpublishing.com/
Also, I want to share with you an interview that I did recently for the cool magazine AnormalMag (in spanish) www.anormalmag.cl/entrevistas/…
Soon I will post some new illustrations and a couple of news about my own artbook, so stay tuned!
Thu Jul 21, 2011, 7:55 AM
Hey deviants, check out my interview on the cool and bloody site Gores Truly! a site dedicated to all things horror, from movies to books reviews, art, interviews, etc. and updated daily! www.gorestruly.com/2011/07/21/…
Many many thanks to Meg and Roz for this
Also, I want to tell you that now you can buy my art through the awesome site Fine Art America. There are a lot of sizes, papers, canvases and frames to chose from. Go and check it out! carlos-valenzuela.fineartameri…
Fri Jun 24, 2011, 12:43 PM
Hi deviants! I have received many questions lately about the artbook that I'm preparing, so here are some details:
First, it consist largely of my retro/vintage art that you have seen here on dA, but also will include many (yes many!) unpublished illustrations made especially for the book, plus several sketches and rough ideas. And because I don't want solely a gallery of images (and due several requests) it will include also an ultra-detailed tutorial on how I created the artwork that will use as the cover for the book, from scratch to finish!
What else?: a short fully-illustrated comic story of pure sexy-retro madness!
And last but absolutely not least, there will be a digital edition (eBook) for mobile devices too, so you can take the book with you and access to it at any time, cool huh?
Stay tuned for more info!
Thu May 26, 2011, 3:39 PM
Hi Deviants! I'm so excited to announce that I finally got confirmation that my art will be inside the next volume of the ultra-cool 'Erotic Fantasy Art' book by Ilex Press UK... and not 1, but 3 of my works! yiaaay!!
Here is the link with the info: www.ilex-press.com/books/eroti…
It will be realesed worldwide in a couple of months, cool huh?
Tue Mar 1, 2011, 10:55 AM
At this stage of my life, I'm starting to question some things about my job, and one of those has to do with my current art style. It is no surprise to anyone that I have a special setting for everything vintage or retro (pin-ups, classic movies, actresses, art in general). I firmly believe that a horror classic film like "The Bride of Frankenstein" is 10 times greater than any of the FX-filled blockbusters that fill the cinemas nowadays (with few exceptions of course, like "Inception") .
Following this, I can not help noticing that my B&W works are much more popular than my color stuff (most viewed, many more comments and more favorites), and also I feel more satisfied with once they are finished.
Some of the comments that I get says that there aren't enough B&W art here on dA, and other says that I stand out from the rest, that so much digital art these days looks exactly the same... mm really?
Don't get me wrong, I love working with colors (like my Marvel samples), but I'm really start to think that my career should be more focused on my B&W stuff... what do you think my friends?
Fri Jan 14, 2011, 10:56 AM
Hi Deviant-friends! 2011 started so amazing around here, with some great news for me. First, 3 illustrations of mine were chosen to be included in the next volume of the uber-cool 'Erotic Fantasy Art' book, an amazing and deluxe showcase of some of the finest fantasy artists (and me!) around the globe! by Ilex Publishing, UK. www.ilex-press.com/_-Erotic_Fa…
Second, I was contacted by the one and only Kevin Eastman, the creator of the TMNT and publisher of the fantastic Heavy Metal Magazine! He want me on the cover and on a gallery inside the mag!! To be in HM is one of my childhood dreams. All the artists that I admire so much have been inside its pages, it will be a real honor to be among them
And third, I'm working on an international Rexona campaign of a new product. They wanted some poster illustrations with cool superheroes stuff. So it's a really fun job to do, but also a great chance to see my art hanging literally everywhere!
So, considering that only 2 weeks of 2011 have passed, is not a bad begining at all!
Sun Dec 5, 2010, 8:33 AM
Hi deviants! I'm so excited to announce that I began working on a very cool book... my own book! 'The Art of Carlos Valenzuela'!!, how cool is that?. It will be published next year by SQP Publishing, 50 full color and B&W illustrations by yours truly
So expect lots of fantasy, sci-fi and horror stuff, sexy chics, monsters with that classic flavour, retro pin-ups... all my dream worlds compiled in a gorgeous book, I can't wait!. Obviously I will show some sneak peeks here on dA first, so stay tuned!
Right now I'm thinking on a name for the book, any cool idea??
Best regards to all.
I added 4 new prints to my gallery, so what are you waiting for?!... it's Christmas time, right?
To celebrate this, I made a nice wallpaper for all of you img253.imageshack.us/img253/10…