Here’s the final pencils and final color artwork for ‘El Nopal’ (The Cactus), one of the next artworks in my Loteria series. Those of you that attended Worldcon, Bubonicon, or Alamo City Comic Con saw this pencil artwork in progress, as I worked on it during spare minutes at these conventions. It’s been finished for a long while now and measures 14″ x 21″, graphite on Strathmore 500.


The final color artwork makes me happy because it’s a vast improvement on the version that I did for the 2014 Calendar. The only remaining artwork to revise from the calendar is ‘La Corona’ and I’m working on that along with new Loteria works.


To all who celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Halloween, and soul days everywhere — this one’s for you. I love seeing people cosplay my Loteria cards and if anyone decides to dress up as ‘El Nopal’ in the coming days and months, let me know. 🙂

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