Rhode Island Comic Con Spotlight: Artist Angel “Saint” Lopez
One of the many things I did at the Rhode Island Comic Con was to go around and talk to different folks about their work, whether they were artists, vendors, or charitable groups. I wanted to shed light on various people’s passions to a larger audience than just the passersby at a con. One of the booths that caught my attention was the Evolution Comics booth. There were three gentlemen manning it, and I took the time to interview each of them regarding their specific roles within the company as well as their solo projects that fuel their passion for art.
Today’s article is about Angel “Saint” Lopez, also known professionally as The Son of a Saint. His work has been featured in articles by Buzzfeed, the New York Post and Daily News. My personal favorite was his Mark Hamill Luke Skywalker/Joker mashup that he did. It was incredible, and his art can be found on his website. I got a chance to chat with him for a little while, and ask him some questions regarding his work, much of which was proudly displayed behind him. I actually had a tough time getting the interview, because people kept coming over to purchase his work and chat with him about his process. I was able to get a couple of minutes with him and ask him the following.
Tell us a little about your work:
I am a Digital Artist best known for creating “Celebrity Superhero Mashups”
In which I take the publics’ favorite actor or actress and turn them into a superhero.
It’s mostly commission based however I do love to create rumored actors and create renders of the character they are rumored to play as well.
Tell us about your process:
Once the actor/actress and superhero/character has been selected I create a rough sketch with pencil and paper as a guideline for what I am about to create. I then locate an image of the person (using various royalty free sites), cut it out in Photoshop and then the fun begins. I begin to paint or “airbrush” the image until I create the right texture, shadowing, color I wish. The process can be long and tedious but it’s always worth it.
What inspires you?
Being a huge comic geek I love all the greats, Tommy Castillo, Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, George Perez and of course Neal Adams but being a digital guy there a lot of other artists I absolutely love who are just amazing! Guys like Dan LuVisi and Bosslogic are definitely favorites of mine. But outside of that I just enjoy creating things that can make people smile or just have a sense of nostalgia
Where can people find your work?
I try to attend as many cons as I can nationwide but you can find samples of my work and dates to cons I’ll be attending on saintbydesign.com also my Instagram which is @the_sonofasaint.
I hope you enjoyed this article, and I certainly hope you take the time to check out his work. He does some amazing stuff, and there’s something for everyone, whether you like movie stars, TV stars or superheroes. I particularly like the ones he does of dream castings (like William Shatner as Batman villain Two-Face) or rumored castings in film and television. I won’t spoil any of these particular mashups rather I will direct you to his website and gallery of his work. If there is something you would like to see, he does do commissioned artwork as well. Do yourself a favor and give his work a look; you never know if you’ll find something that you might want to get someone as a gift…or something that would make a nice addition to your own home!https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/rhode-island-comic-con-spotlight-artist-angel-saint-lopez/https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/thumbnail-rhode-island-comic-con.jpg?fit=640%2C250&ssl=1https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/thumbnail-rhode-island-comic-con.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1Recent PostsRhode Island Comic ConOne of the many things I did at the Rhode Island Comic Con was to go around and talk to different folks about their work, whether they were artists, vendors, or charitable groups. I wanted to shed light on various people’s passions to a larger audience than just the...Patrick RahallPatrick Rahallpjwrahall@gmail.comContributorWriter of horror books, sports and entertainment articles, and comic book reviews. Host of the Throwdown Thursday Podcast, Angry Nerd and Jedi Ninja. I'm eagerly anticipating the zombie apocalypse to get out of my credit card debt.MyFantasySportsTalk