Mark Gonzales

excerpt from Krooked Kronichles:

"This is New York City, live. Anything goes...if you want to be a throat slasher, a night stalker, you want to be a skateboarder. I think if your gonna do it, do it to your utmost capability. If your gonna do noes wheelies, do a noes wheelie bro! If your gonna be a cop arrest somebody, if your gonna be a cop use your night stick if your gonna be a mother be a nice mother. If your gonna be a dad...run away. (chuckle)"

-Mark Gonzales

ballpoint pen + watercolour + colour pencils (it's been too long)
"Love life, and life loves your back, with a few injures." - yo


Mo' Sketchbook

So i finally am getting the time to play with my Prisma gray scale markers (20% 40% 60% 80%) which means i'm revisiting my old sketchbooks to try to bring my doodles to the next level. So here they are! It was a lot of fun and i plan to keep going further with other sketching.

The Peace Robot i did the other night at my friend KNOW's house after looking at his Ashley Wood art book. Ashley Wood has an amazingly rapid style with form made from a chaos of quick strokes that makes badass robots and beautiful women.

The All Gangly dude was drawn at a 4th of July party last year. I don't remember who the gentlemen was but i do remember trying to distort his posture as much as possible, and i ended up getting some good comments to my surprise. I feel like his wrists are broken, and face isn't fitting on his head but none the less it was a unique character. Oh yeah and the sticky is something i did way back that was just hanging on my desk. I belive it fits better in the book.

The word POOP was me just fooling around showing that i can draw trendy (comedy central) type faces .Not so much the type but the packaging around it with a cleche splatter and arrows plus an extrusion of text to top it off. The rest where just silly faces like a Muppet detective a drunk party boy and a enlightened hippie.

The last one was full of BART passengers and one man from the airport in NY.

Photoshop was used to alter the war/cool gray Prisma color pass.


i've been having some fun in my sketchbook lately. the one on the left was illustrated during a long BART ride, which is always fun as long as you got a pen and paper. So many types of people on public transit and most of them don't care about someone doodling in the corner.
Now the strong man on the right was done at a friends house while we were watching UFC. The hands where the trickiest part since i had no reference but it was fun making a extremely ridiculous strongman. My English friend Roger said the muscles reminded him of a "frog" which i can understand, the dude looks like he has no skin so yeah...have a nice friday nite, i'm gonna try to get going to MURMUR




Thanks to Ken Hultgren for showing me the action and construction analysis. I hope to have more to show you in the following days/weeks.
I just finished an Ashley Wood inspired robot that i am in love w/at the moment. Last night i was at my amigo Gabe's house and i was looking at his awesome art books. I take another look at Sencilla Fanta and it inspired me to give it a shot. So today i colored it with a 60%warm grey and 20% cool grey Prisma marker. Now its ready to scan and f*** with in photoshop. until then hommies

peace out

oh yeah watched the VP Debate and i belive Palin brings nothing to the table. A 'soccer mom' can not run the country.


Another Zombie

a quick 10-15 minute concept i did for my brother who needed some help coming up with a concept for a zombie. I love messing around w/zombies because they come in all shapes and sizes, whether they are a former basketball player or some average Joe white collar worker. They're so fun because you can take a zombie as far as you want, like in DEAD SPACE which i am soooo excited about! That link has a lot of inspiring work to show which is probably the reason why i was able to sketch up a concept so fast. I'm told by my brother that this zombie is going to be used for a Metallica music video but we'll see. For the edits of this guy I want to show some bone and maybe have a flab of flesh hanging off from a wound.