Back in January ESPN magazine contacted me to make several illustrations for a story they were reporting on about Cuban exile boxers. The images ended up not getting used, but I had a lot of fun with them as boxing is a hobby of mine and I also grew up in Miami which has a significant Cuban exile population.
The story had a pretty ambivalent view on whether one particular boxer’s new found “success” in America was all that it had promised, and I tried to reflect it in this opener. I was also pretty excited to coin the nickname “Slamma from Havana”—no one calls him that but they should.
"He’s my age; just twenty. Kinda fat, but strong underneath."
"Love at first sight"
"Yeah, something like that."
Me and my illustrator co-workers have started going to weekly figure drawing sessions. Not all of these are from the sessions
looleepopsicle asked: I only want to say that your art is amazing and I wanna cry only for seeing it, It's wonderful <3 -XOXO Looleepop
no need to cry! thank you so much!!!
This is a thank you that goes out to fellow illustrator and friend ROXIE VIZCARRA. If you don’t think you’re familiar with her work already, GUESS AGAIN. Roxie’s jointly responsible for a ton of awesome shit that’s in the world right now, most recently the art of Grand Theft Auto V. Those illustrations have been blown up globally. Not every illustrator gets such worldwide display. No one gives a shit about Norman Rockwell in Hong Kong, but Roxie’s work is there, looming over everyone. She’s a barometer of success I measure my own by, and more often than not she leaves me thinking, “damn, I fuck around way too much.” She plays major league ball, and if you fancy yourself a player you can ONLY do your damndest to maybe meet her on the field. So again, if you don’t know her, get your ass together and recognize.
Thank you Roxie
No, thank you Clay you are a too cool of a dude!! ;_____; i deserve no credit; back to my shadowy corner!!!
if anyone is interested in checking out the work of my fellow Rockstar and boss-man Anthony Macbain, he is a ridiculously talented illustrator and musician! He’s a veteran since the San Andreas days and without him there would be no GTA V campain; true facts