Friday, March 4, 2016

Bat-Gennady and Roman the Boy Wonder! (In color!)


Gennady Golovkin and Roman Gonzalez, ink and Copic/Prismacolor art markers on 11" X 14" Bristol Board, comic book-inspired boxing art by Coyote Duran



In our last pulse-pounding episode, we saw our heroes, IBF/WBA and WBC interim middleweight champ Gennady Golovkin and THE RING magazine/WBC flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez rendered, comic book-style in ink on 11" X 14" Bristol Board.

As promised, I hand-colored the piece featuring "GGG" and "Chocolatito" in bright, bold Copic and Prismacolor art markers.

Whaddya think? Can these two hooking heroes make it as the next Dynamic Duo? Tune in next time...Same GGG time! Same Chocolatito channel!


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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Same GGG time! Same Chocolatito channel!


Gennady Golovkin and Roman Gonzalez, ink on 11" X 14" Bristol Board, comic book-inspired boxing art by Coyote Duran


Ever since IBF/WBA (and WBC interim) middleweight (160 pounds) champion Gennady Golovkin started bringing along his little buddy, THE RING magazine/WBC flyweight (112 pounds) champion Roman Gonzalez, along to work, HBO's boxing slate has gotten pretty interesting.

Turns out the hard-hitting Kazakh, also known as "GGG," and Nicaragua's "Chocolatito" have become quite a tandem, first teaming up on May 16, 2015 at the Forum in Inglewood, California, to face Willie Monroe Jr. and Edgar Sosa, respectively. They reunited, at New York City's Madison Square Garden, on Oct. 17, 2015 when Golovkin beat David Lemieux by eighth round technical knockout and Gonzalez stopped Brian Viloria in nine.

Fast forward to the current day: On April 23, this Dynamic Duo will once again team-up and siege the Fabulous Forum when Golovkin defends his slew of belts against IBF mandatory contender Dominic Wade and Gonzalez meets McWilliams Arroyo. With that in mind, I asked myself, "How cool would Golovkin and Gonzalez look as a comicked-up rendering of the 1966 television version (albeit this version is on HBO) of Batman and Robin?" Probably pretty dopey but that was a risk I was willing to take. And why not, right?

I figured I would keep it simple and just do my rendering on 11" X 14" Bristol Board, first in pencil (2H in my trusty leadholder) with my inks finished in Micron, Pentel Pocket Brush Pen and Faber-Castell PITT artist pen. (You know...for the big areas.)

This is a piece I'm actually planning on coloring but I couldn't resist sharing this stage with one and all for the time being. I certainly hope these guys don't mind, especially Chocolatito, who might be a little weirded out when he realizes I pictured him in green briefs and elf shoes. Hey, I'm a lot bigger than him but he could probably still knock me out.

Stay tuned for our next episode: Same GGG time! Same Chocolatito channel!



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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Hagler-Hearns: 'The War' - Part two


Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas "Hitman" Hearns, 10" X 13", watercolor paint and ink on cold press paper by Coyote Duran, boxing art


As you saw in my last blog post, I was working on a commission for a good friend of mine that depicts a famous scene from the April 15, 1985 bout between Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Thomas "Hitman" Hearns. The fight was for Hagler's undisputed middleweight championship and is now regarded as one of the most thrilling, violent fights in boxing history.

This finished piece was done on 10" X 13" cold press watercolor paper in watercolor paint and black ink. The sweat flying off both heads was popped in with a Sakura Jelly Roll white ink pen.

I posted some of the steps in the process (not a tutorial but just to show one and all - especially boxing fans - how things were looking) on my Instagram account, so go ahead and pop on over there if you missed it (no pressure)!

I hope you all dug the penciled product as well as the finished piece! And thank you, Mike, for your, support and patronage!



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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hagler-Hearns: 'The War' - Part one


Marvelous Marvin Hagler vs. Thomas Hearns: "The War." Graphite (2H) on cold press watercolor paper, prior to watercolor paint and ink, 10" X 13", art commission by Coyote Duran



On April 15, 1985 (my dad's 35th birthday and four days before my 14th), undisputed middleweight champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler ventured into Las Vegas, Nevada to meet the challenge of WBC junior middleweight titlist Thomas "The Hitman" Hearns in a much-anticipated defense coined, "The War." What transpired was seven minutes and 52 seconds of brutality and violence that went down in history as one of the greatest battles in boxing history, resulting in Hagler stopping Hearns in under three rounds. Absolutely and equally destructive and beautiful.

So when I earned a commission from a friend depicting one of the most famous scenes in boxing history, I was more than happy to oblige. This particular piece is done on 10" X 13" cold press watercolor paper and will ultimately be finished with watercolor paint and black ink - but, as I was working on my layout (in 2H graphite with my trusty leadholder), I got a little carried away.

As you can see, a (what should have been) simple, loose layout took on an identity of its own when I started filling in areas in which needed a certain amount of depth so they would look right to me at the moment. Next thing I knew, I was completing a full-blown piece before the final piece. I don't blame you if you're a little confused.

Long story short, I spent way more time on this than I should have but it turned out really cool and I had way more fun than I'm typically entitled to.

I posted some of the steps in the process (not a tutorial but just to show one and all - especially boxing fans - how things were looking) on my Instagram account, so go ahead and pop on over there if you missed it (no pressure)!

Stay tuned in a few days for the finished result. I'd totally appreciate it, Howlers!



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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

The completed 'Drink and Draw' ink sketch of Spider-Man (in color!)


Spider-Man art, ink sketch in sketchbook, completed in Prismacolor and Copic art markers and Prismacolor watercolor pencils


As I promised in my last blog post, I threw a little color in my recent "Sketchbook Chronicles" piece (No. 5!), an ink study of Spider-Man (done during the Coyote Clan's weekly "Drink and Draw"!). Here, I used Prismacolor and Copic art markers as a foundation and tossed some highlights in with Prismacolor watercolor pencils. I hope you dig it! 

OK, now back to working on family portraits! :D


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