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Im open for requests on character art, environments, covers, you name it.

I have a detailed document with everything you need to know. Just note me with your email adress on it and i can send you all the info. Prices, type of art, delivery times, all of it. 

Hit me up and i will see you soon with more art.
Thank you!
For life and art. 

That is all.
Finally. I'll be attending Sand Diego Comic-con for the first time. I will not have an artist table but i will be there all 4 days. 
So, who is going?   

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¿Quien va a Comic con en san diego éste año?
I tweet almost all the time something art related. Sketches and good vices. Also i use it to stalk the bioware team relentlessly. Hope we can meet up there too. Give me a follow it would be greatly appreciated.

twitter.com/Cf_villa
I have been on and off deviantart for some time. I think it is still a great site to get your art seen by millions of people. I kinda lost interest in it for a bit but ill try to get back to posting more often. Thank you for your neverending support and views guys it really means a lot to me. I'll try to get to the 100,000 views mark this year and hopefully more. There are great things set up for me this year and i will try to be more active. See you around and come back often! Great vibes to all of you.
Sorry ---- this is for my fellow countrymen.

Hoy compañeros, a diferencia de todos mis posts pasados, escribo para transmitirles mi sincero descontento por las celebraciones venideras del 15 de septiembre en México. La noche del 15 no saldré a esperar en alguna plaza el grito de algún funcionario público, ningún fuego artificial será encendido, ninguna matraca será agitada, ningún bigote falso a la usanza revolucionaria será portado. ¿Porqué el repentino despliegue de amargura? dirán algunos, y el motivo es el siguiente: No veo razón alguna por el cual estar contento en el país que tenemos actualmente. La realidad laboral y social me hace pensar que México está así, directa y llanamente bien jodido.

Para la dosis de decepción diaria solo hace falta enfocar un poco en los encabezados de los periódicos nacionales o simplemente mirar algún programa de cadena nacional y darnos cuenta con la mierda que nos avientan, abusando del sentido común e inteligencia de los habitantes de éste país. Averraciones como la "boti-vuelta" y cada uno de los programas de ambas televisoras nacionales es un insulto a los sentidos y a la evolución humana. Se me reafirma día con día que la visión de Mike Judge en su película "Idiocracy" no estaba tan fuera de la realidad y faltan menos años de lo que el proyectó en la línea de tiempo. Google por si no la han visto.

Soy de la idea de que tenemos algo de esperanza. De que todo mexicano sabe o tiene la pequeña noción en algún lugar de su mente de que la "Tele" es un mecanismo controlador de masas pero eso ¿Que le importa a doña Tere? ¿o doña Ququita? que solo quiere ver su novela, tomarse un café, hacer la cena y luego dormirse. Mi abuela vivió años y años así y nunca se quejó por lo que veía en las noticias o algún comunicado de emergencia. De vez en cuando me dice que Gloria Trevi es el mismo Diablo. En ese año se quedó ella, por lo menos en ese entonces las balas no volaban tan a menudo o por lo menos no nos enterábamos.


Mi trabajo me ha mandado lejos de mi familia y seres queridos, por tratar de buscar un mejor futuro y una mejor misión en la vida. ¿Cuantas historias igual de mexicanos que se van del país a hacer lo mismo (en mejores o peores condiciones) conoces? Lo hacen por necesidad y no porque realmente quieran hacerlo. Ciertamente no estoy en el peor de los casos económicamente hablando en este momento. Tengo lo necesario para vivir "decentemente" pero el actual panorama en el país no es muy alentador mientras todos conocemos de alguien o tenemos un familiar que después de 25 años de laborar en un mismo lugar es despedido sin una remuneración equivalente a los años de servicio prestados o un acuerdo legal que garantize el bienestar de él y su familia. Nuestra libertad depende de que tanto duremos detrás de un escritorio o que tanto tiempo podamos cargar una pala, escoba, martillo, pincel. Después de eso, somos desechados y poco tiempo después ya no queda más, porque ya eres viejo y se te dificulta aprender y ser igual de competitivo que antes.

Mañana habrán personas que estén dudando en salir a las calles, por miedo de que les toque un granadazo en los parques y plazas. Lo que me sorprende es la ligereza del mexicano para enfrentar estos temas. Yo he estado de ese lado, he hecho bromas y comentado al respecto con mis amigos y familia, pero después de meditarlo un poco la sonrisa se va y es reemplazada por un momento en el que todo lo que diga después se convierte en absurdo y decido mejor no romper mi silencio. Mantener ese pensamiento estático como una explosión pequeña dentro de mi cabeza. El estruendo de saber que no estamos bien, y que ser alcanzado por una explosión a meda calle tampoco es algo que sea muy propio de una nación "libre y soberana".

Quisiera ver por ahí el 16 de septiembre a alguien hablando sobre lo que pasó la noche del 15 en el zócalo y todas las demás plazas cívicas o lugares de congregación sociales del país, nadie salió a celebrar nada, porque no hay fiesta, tenemos un país
desarmado porque la gente no se une y las personas que manejan la riqueza no camparten con nadie su tajada del pastel. A nadie le importan las balazeras y asesinatos múltiples mientras no le toque a alguien cercano a ellos. Los trabajadores dejan que sus jefes los exploten y los tengan sin condiciones de trabajo favorables. Miles de mexicanos prendemos la tele para ver el fut y las novelas, tomarnos una cheve mandar a chingar a su madre la realidad y adiós.

No soy una persona avara ni tengo deseos que excedan las necesidades básicas de un ser humano: Un lugar donde vivir, 4 paredes y crecer como persona. Si se puede en el mejor de los casos tratar de ser útil para mi sociedad. Decirles a mis hijos (algún día) que tienen un lugar en donde vivir y experimentar todo lo chingón que es ser humano. Nunca he sido político ni he levantado mi voz para hablar de temas así, pero siendo mis días tan preciosos y tan pocos en esta esfera azul, que este mensaje le llegue al que deba y que tomen de él lo que quieran. Si compartes el mismo sentir que yo o no igual solo te digo que la vida es corta y si nos esforzamos algún día probablemente despertemos.

Despierta.
Title says it all guys. note me!
Many thnx to :iconphoenixleo: for the suggestion and :iconarchann: for the feature, and to everyone of you for your kind words and inspiring messages. I really apprecciate everyone's point of view on the subject matter and the kind of feelings that this piece has awoken in all of you, gives me a lot to think about and in a way i feel very much rewarded for all the love that went into doing this, all the positive energy from people, that pushes me to do more work and be better as a person.

I am truly thankful to you all and happy that more people will see "Dreaming of peace".

i will return with more, soon.

Thank you very much.
Hi all! im writing this journal with high hopes of a better tomorrow in a new city, Guadalajara Jalisco, México. Started a new job at a new studio with fellow deviants and artist: :iconeancer: :iconrenecordova: :iconclonerh: :iconpolkar: :iconleoprado: and many more people wich i dont know if they have a dev id or not. We are dedicated to the development of art for videogames (wii, iphone, etc) and movies. And hopefully ill be writing good news to you all soon. Funny how things turn out, i was really hoping for a job like this one little less than a year ago and now i got it. i had to let go of my girl and my family for a while but ill be seeing them soon i hope.

Its hard to catch one of these gigs in mexico so hope it lasts and we as a studio strive to develop cool projects and work for you guys. Made in mexico, for all the world to see.

See you later with more good news.
Hope you had a good one with your loved ones this christmas. Best wishes to all of you out there.
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  • Reading: ensayo sobre la lucidez
Well bummer, didnt made it to the Wacom contest semi-finals, but i think i got a little idea of why, thnx a lot to all for your kind comments and support. To all the guys that did not make it also.. no problem, learn from it and im pretty sure that well have another go in a while. Great art came out of it too.

And now on to avatar:

Two days ago my girlfriend and i went to a 3d showing of Avatar, the much new anticipated movie by James Cameron. The movie is not much of a new story, we have been told this tale before, i dont know if this is a sign of getting old and cranky but there was a lot of moments where the movie could have gone better with the story, but the thing unfolds in a certain fairytale way that at the end leaves you with that feeling that it is an optimistic movie and that there is a chance to fight all that is wrong. I still think that you can do this kind of movie but some of the twists and turns of the trama were a bit of a turn off sometimes for me. It may sound a bit hard but its not, really, i still loved the movie. its just that it lacked a bit of strenght in the story to be a complete masterpiece for me, and it hurts, because i wanted this one to be exactly just that. So much hype is always a bad thing. It just blows to go with certain expectations to a show.

Nevertheless, the enviroments and the character art, blew my mind, i may go a second time alone just to take a closer look at the character, creature and meccha designs. all that time creating the beautiful and colorful world of pandora, really payed off i think. I really recommend all the guys that are interested in creature and character design to take a close look at the avatar movie and all its design elements. When all comes togheter you just let yourself go in the immersive reality and the visual-fest that Avatar is.

Go see it 3D of course.

What where your impressions? liked it also? hated it?

Now then... off to see Dances with wolves.
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  • Reading: ensayo sobre la lucidez
Hey guys, its your boy Zano here, just to let you know that the good people from :icondagnostic: have been really kind and featured me on their journal along with many other great artist that are not recieving the necesary exposure in this oh so enormous community that we love known as DA. So check it out if you want to discover the rare gems that are lying there waiting to be unraveled to the world. go now..here---> :icondagnostic:

On other news, been better since last post. thnx everyone for the kind replies. Been really busy with stuff i cant post just yet, but im just rapping up my entry for the wacom dreams contest. So tomorrow youll be able to see that, and the days to come a lot more work.

Going to Guadalajara for the concomics expo, so i expect to see a lot of friends and people from DA, draw there, and just get to know a bunch of new people. So, anyone going? see you there
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First off, i want to start with a big thank you to all the people that have been following me for the past time. Your comments, your precious time, words of encouragement, commissions, everything, really really, thnk you.

The art world in DA has brought me satisfaction, frustration, joy and interaction with so many people, that really you are the pillars right now in wich i recline to keep doing what i am doing, pursuing a carreer in arts, one that is just pushed by you and faith in me, just that. I wake up and say, man, another day, lets do it, and it goes by, polishing  one drawing a time, teaching my self how to be good, not getting paid a single dime or peso to be here learning by myself. I am a bachelor in graphic design I had a steady job at a newspaper doing page layouts, i did the job the way it was meant to be done, nothing extraordinary neither lame, just plain ok. I got the illustrator gig later one, and i got the call again, Carlos why dont you try to draw for a living? i thought i could, i really did, for a few months it worked well, i had money, an apartment, no debts  just monthly rent and the light, water and gas bills. I had a certain degree of hapiness, but just had enough of the newspaper, besides knowing that it was not my real call.

Got a call from big capital city mexico D.F. Some guy offered me a job job at the movie industry doing conceptart for an animated movie, long story short: Quit my job, waited for the big callback to start work in mexico D.F. It never came... the proyect was scrapped, i was out of a  job, and no where to go. Had to go back to my parents house, got a few  
jobs doing pencils for comic books that never went published, did got paid though... got into a graphic novel proyect, got paid a bit more but then it stopped due to the current economical situation. I have to months now without a steady job, somedays are good, others are hell.

I really want to keep doing this, doing what i love. But is it all just dumb faith? Great man once said: Do not try to be a successfull man, instead try to be a useful one. What is my role here? who am i helping with what i do? I think it is too late for me to turn right now and try to look for a "average job" where i will be paid on a regular basis but be frustrated for the rest of my life. I know that if i was married and have like a kid and stuff i would be asleep right now and getting energy for my average job to try and provide for the ones i care but right now that is just not me. i mean you only get to live once and if you spend your life frustrated for the most part of it, what is that life? can you fill out your role in the great wheel the way you are supposed to?

Art is not a commodity it is a necessity in a world like this, i am just mad at myself for not growing a pair and be more meaningfull with my messages and for all the time lost neglecting what i was born to do Just for the sake of having a steady job and having a safe life.

I hate myself for not being the artist that i could be.

I hate myself for being afraid. and a fool.

oh man, i could have just spared you the hole thing and just write those two lines above there.

I hate myself for having you read all this crap now. thnk you for your time.
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Currently open for commissions. Characters, creatures, enviroments, hot girls with big knives, monsters, you name it.

As for prices goes, ill soon post a detailed price list. but pretty much the range goes from simple $25 u.s. dlrs single character black and white graphite sketches to full multi character illustrations in wich the price could be discussed later on. You could say its a price according to proyect thing.

So, hopefully some of you guys will help me with a little work. Note me when you want one. See you soon with some more art. Working hard on new stuff to show you.

Later

-- Carlos Villa.
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Meanwhile over at superherohype....check it out--->www.superherohype.com/news/x-m…

What do you think? i can live with ironman one but wolverine is... ugh... a little rough on the eyes.

Just updating the journal.. see you soon wih some actual art.
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I got a Daily deviation for my Brides of the lifless forest piece, and it rocks. After a few years of being in DA it feels rewarding. Thnx for all the favs and your comments guys, i will strive to put more quality work out there because, heck! i want another one!

See you all soon with more. cheers!
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Yeap, yours truly is in. thnx to the UDON folks. really looking forward to see it all put togheter. Happy for the other mexican artists that made it in, among them:  :iconrenecordova: :iconerasmono: :iconsaiyagina: :iconmistermoster: :iconsopelana:

Congrats to everyone.

Hope i can upload this mother soon. im burning. seriously.
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  • Reading: viento de exilio
  • Watching: vh1
  • Eating: a lot
  • Drinking: everything that is not alcohol.
Here's to all that have fallen, got up, cleaned their bruises and wiped their eyes out.

A sip of liquid of your choice...acompanied by a deep exalation. Thoughts and things to come and do.

Be fair gents.
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In regards to the last post, here's my pricelist:
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Prices in U.S. dollars

Rough Sketch (pencils): $12
Lineart: $20
Single character ilustration (color): $35
Finished illustration: $80 (may vary depending on certain commisions).

Paypal please.

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So, i know lately my style has been more concepty, digital painting oriented, and its starting to get a bit old so, going to try to get back to my roots a bit.  I've seen a lot of journals form fellow and respected deviants saying that they've opened up shop and they are doing commisions too so, hope i can join the fray, pencil and wacom pen in hand and make your world a better place with some art, and you can make my world a little better by helping me put a couple of coins in ye ol' bank account, k?

suave. let's roll.

so drop me a note with your requests, questions, hate, peace, love or understanding, and i will surely respond the call. i have more time in my hands than i could ever want. for now.

Thnx very much for reading and for your support, i really need it now. trust me! haha!

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P.D. Para los mexicanos puedo dar mi numero de cuenta de banco para depositos directos. Hasta luego.
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This freelance is for hire. you want your character, monster, enviroment, or full illustration done? im currently taking comissions. prices are not high. as for style goes im pretty much open to everything, just check out the gallery and drop me a note saying what you need for your drawing.

i will possibly make a new journal with more detailed information but for the people and friends out there that know me, now you know.

hope you guys can lend a hand, i will be forever grateful and will happily help you out with your illustration needs.

one more time. my commision fees are not high.
just drop me a note k?

later.
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