The happy winner!!!
Originally uploaded by Manny Hernandez

Andreina took home the 3rd place in the Mixed Media category of the Lake Mary Heathrow Festival of the Arts, which started today and goes on until tomorrow, Sunday at 5 pm.

We had the great company of Edgard and Loly late in the day (and Camila and Riley earlier): it meant a lot for us! We are super-happy: this is her first outdoors art festival!!

Check out a slideshow with photos of the booth setup and moments throughout the day.

If you cannot make it tomorrow, you can always visit Evolve Art Studio (Andreina’s web site), through which you can check out her work and order some originals and a number of limited edition fine prints.


strongman – a tribute to Bansky

This Photoshop-born stencil art was done by Mat Giordano, a great artist I have the fortune to work with every day.

Check out his work at matgiordano.com

Piece by RIC, from GO (Graffiti Orlando)

I was fortunate enough to run into RIC and his friends from GO (Graffiti Orlando) this past Saturday. They were doing the entire south wall of the Pho Restaurant once more (Mills Ave, close to Colonial -in Orlando, FL). These guys make the Orlando street art scene be on part with the world’s most exciting urban spaces…

 Visit RIC’s Myspace page at myspace.com/ricgraffiti

RG Lacandola came up with this amazing design. It’s now getting picked up for T-Shirt designs and tattoos. Nice job, RG!

I work with a Six Foot Giraffe… well, it’s not actually a six-foot tall giraffe, but rather an incredible artist who goes by the monicker Six Foot Giraffe. His name is Kyle Smith and he went to school for Digital Art and Design, here at Full Sail.

Now, he works as an Illustrator in our Publishing Team (the good people that put our Course Materials together). I just LOVE his style: it’s got a very raw and urban feel to it.

See what you think. Check out his work at SixFootGiraffe.com

Graffitis Mills ave, Orlando

I was gladly surprised to discover this piece today in Mills Ave, Orlando.

Close to Downtown Orlando, just north of the intersection of Colonial and Mills, on your left you can see the side of Pho Restaurant adorned with five walls worth of extraordinary graffiti art commissioned by the owners. This photo shows one of the panels.