The Liberator

The Liberator

Real proud of this piece for The Liberator Magazine because I stepped a bit out of my comfort zone skill wise and I’m very honored to have my art featured on the cover of such a respectable, culturally relevant, and boundary pushing magazine such as the Liberator, which has been paying dues since 2002. The Water ripple effect is one I always wanted to try but never really felt ready for until now. The next step will be pulling this off with aerosol on a wall but for now, peep the process of how I arrived at the final illustration for this piece. The process shows the sketches, the color comps, the process of photo reference-where my crew mate Cece took many shots of me modeling the position I drew, the final sketch, one of my references, and the final piece.

Big thanks to the homie Joseph Lamour who was art directing this. For those who live in the planet Brooklyn, this piece will be up at the Coup d’ etat show from Nov. 21st, 2009 to February 28th, 2010. Definitely check out the article this illustration was created for and my homie Ilene Byers (IQ) who also has some featured illustration in this issue.One Love.

Comments: 11
  • Dawn Okoro November 20, 2009 8:08 am

    That's wonderful!

  • Robert Trujillo November 20, 2009 5:48 pm

    Thx Dawn, i see u doin your thang, holler if your around bklyn!

  • Matty Andres November 21, 2009 7:14 am

    Wow man, looks like you really stepped up to this challenge and killed it! Love seeing your process shots and reference used. Niiice!

  • Robert Trujillo/Tres November 21, 2009 6:19 pm

    Thx Matty, your feedback is super appreciated! Glad u liked the process-i was beginning to think no one noticed bro.

  • shadrieka November 22, 2009 9:46 pm

    This is lovely, keep up the good work!

  • Robert Trujillo/Tres November 22, 2009 10:54 pm

    Muchas gracias Shadrieka, thx for stopping by! Glad u like it.

  • Stan November 23, 2009 10:27 pm

    found this blog from and I love your illustrations! I like the texture and the expressions in your work.

    I'll be stopping by

  • Robert Trujillo/Tres November 23, 2009 11:32 pm

    Thx Stan, checked out ur blog too.Wish I could go stage diving with beyonce too, it'd be me, myself, and her. Thx for ur kind wrds homie-Black ads is the $%^&!

  • Alison Roh Park November 24, 2009 3:16 am

    this is amazing, speechless beautiful! keep on

  • Robert Trujillo/Tres November 24, 2009 3:20 am

    Thx Alison! Youre the illest with a numba 2 pencil and notebook paper!!!!

  • achali February 17, 2010 7:33 pm

    many thanks for your excellent contribution. planning to feature this on the site this week..

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