Sunday, November 7, 2010

processed bits...

so lately ive been helping visually art direct some bars and clubs down here in san diego. most currently im helping the owners of the old bar o'connells, theyre changing the look name and feel of this place, make it more contemporary. so i was brought in to help crete a new attitude. the name of the place will be saints and sinners, so its my job to create some hot and tasty devil and angel girl images. so with this post im going to show you some insight into my process... first off after establishing the space were working with, in this case roughly 6 ft by 3-4 ft for each girl, i hit the drawing pad and sketched out my version of a sinful little devil lady... youll notice i kept her features kinda mousey, smaller chest, larger hips, long hair, tried to come up with a sexy confident pose, for the most part i got what i wanted, heh.... up next i just started slapping down some color ideas. the red skin we felt was a bit much so we decided to go more with an undead color scheme, almost vampire-esque.... with all these bits in place it was time to move to the final piece... with it i decided i needed to punch up the smaller details so i decided to make her gloves and panties a lacey almost tattoo looking accesory, a little red, and some black boots, and a bit of the halftone and voila! we have the sinner of saints and sinners! up next, our saint:D

Friday, September 24, 2010


A random study in greyscale..... hey it's friday, smile:)


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Office ladies...

For those of you who don't know, down here at The Office Bar in North Park I've been displaying my Office Ladies for quite some time. each one stands about 6 feet tall!!! If you're in town and you get a chance stop by and chekkemout!!!

Back up in this...

Hey guys Alé back wanted to update you guys on Superman/Batman #77 coming out in just a few short weeks! Not only did I get to draw the new Robin for the first time, which was a blast btw, but it also shows a return to one of my favorite characters, Supergirl!!!! So make sure to set your clocks, also look for my variant cover on Flash #6 out in October as well!!!

"if i tried any harder, i'd be accused of trying just enough"

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Con Season 2K10

my piece for my backdrop for this years coming con season...still needs to be colored but i fig'd i'd share the pencils... decided to go with four of my best known characters i've worked on... of course batgirl wouldve made sense too but i figured supergirl would be a nice touch, and of course well, if you dont know those other three well then you just dont know me too well;)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


flat black enamel....

Friday, February 19, 2010

confessions of a boy wonder art show!

This saturday february 20th, at the Office Bar in San Diego's fine North Park!!! Looking to explore, a new for me 60's fashion inspired look! So come out and say hi, enjoy some art, have a drink, and shake your behind!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

the chicken after the egg

thought i'd share a layout with you guys of the earlier posted cyberforce/hunter killer variant i did for top cow a minute back... used my cintiq to do this one, it's amazing how far technology has you can see in the the layout i sort of allude to the rendering or rather lighting of the piece that i have in mind for the final version...enjoy...


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

A whole new world

A new year, and a new outlook, and a new signature... I decided it was important to start really putting everything I put out there through a fine toothed comb. Also I felt like I needed a new signature, something sleek, and sharp, and simple. I know it probably seems a little funny that I post about this, but I really am going to be making an effort to create the "Ale' Garza" look on every endeavor I set out with. So here it is, a new sig, a new promise to quality, and excitement!


Sunday, January 17, 2010

ladeez of top cow...

a variant that I did for ol' Top Cow... figured I'd show the whole thing... always thought drawing a Velocity comic would be hella fun, heh.. po chargers lost today... oh well, my steelers next year baby!

"now with more plump!"

Friday, January 15, 2010

have you heard?....

Ale Garza's working on Cable ish 24... on sale in march :D