Martin Vasquez (@themartinvasquez) — I make other-world imagery.
Here’s an design I did last year for my discontinued game culture brand. It refe
Here’s an design I did last year for my discontinued game culture brand. It references the indie game Va-11 Hall-A, which has easily become one of my favorite games of all time. “Time to mix drinks and change lives” is a phrase recited each shift by the game’s protagonist, Jill. Apropos, if you ask me, since the bar’s patrons often find themselves drawn to the establishment, and sometimes transformed in the process. . . Designed in Adobe Photoshop CC . . . #va11halla#cyberpunk#cyberpunkbartenderaction#indiegames#logodesigns#glitchcity#augmentedeye#psvita#steam#ps4#indie#sukebangames#pixelart#pixeldesign#pixellogo#16bit
10.02.2019 22:39:19
It’s fun to see how itasha culture is taking off here in the states. There are s
It’s fun to see how itasha culture is taking off here in the states. There are so many gorgeous cars popping up- I can never get enough! The only bummer of course, is that they can’t be seen in the City where they’re meant to. ...and that’s why we have Photoshop, of course. This particular car was one of the bunch that were on display at AnimeImpulse a couple weeks ago. Naturally, I photoshopped it onto an image of Tokyo from Unsplash user Clay Banks. . . Swipe to see the source images. . . . #itasha#itashastyle#itashalife#itashacars#laitasha#anime#animecars#animeculture#importcars#fategrandorder#animeimpulse#animeimpulse2019#tokyocars#tokyo#photoshop#compositephoto#compositephotography
08.02.2019 06:21:07
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Here’s a small commission I just finished for @thestereohype. He had a design sk
Here’s a small commission I just finished for @thestereohype. He had a design sketched up that he wanted reproduced and colored in vector. It’s pretty rad and I can’t wait to see it put in place! . . Vector designed in Affinity Designer. Background by Pika via Unsplash. . . . #design#graphicdesign#battery#vectorart#vectordesign#logodesign#logo#cartoonlogo#thestereohype#affinitydesigner#graffiti#wallart#illustration
03.02.2019 05:25:09
Here’s that doodle I was working on a couple of weeks ago. I’m sure it’s no surp
Here’s that doodle I was working on a couple of weeks ago. I’m sure it’s no surprise, but I was thinking about takoyaki at the time. The dish is among my favorite Japanese foods and so I wanted to do something centered around that. Though I suppose a logo featuring the dish’s primary ingredient is rather morbid... Though if octopuses knew how good they tasted, they’d likely not mind. . . Text made in Inkscape, character and finishing work in Affinity Designer. Background by Rawpixel via Unsplash. . . . #design#logo#graphicdesign#logodesign#octopus#takoyaki#octopusballs#japanese#japanesefood#restaurantlogo#digitalart#inkscape#affinitydesigner#ipaddesign#ipadproart#pinkoctopus
31.01.2019 16:17:02
There'll be a bit more of a formal announcement soon, but I'm adding design work
There'll be a bit more of a formal announcement soon, but I'm adding design work to this feed. Here's the piece I was working on earlier. Gunn Metal Heavy Machinery is a fictional business I came up with- a mechanic for mechs, if you will. . . . Logo design was started in Inkscape and finished up in Affinity Designer for iPad. Background by rawpixel via unsplash. . . #design#graphicdesign#mecha#mech#robots#anime#gundam#logo#vectorart#vectordesign#inkscape#affinitydesigner#ipad#ipadart#ipaddesign#tech#machinery#logodesign#sangabrielvalleyart#templecityartists#ladesigner
28.01.2019 01:53:56
I was at @animeimpulse over the weekend, and while the cosplay was great, it wer
I was at @animeimpulse over the weekend, and while the cosplay was great, it were the cars that REALLY got my attention. Like this SWEET number from @rwb_akiba and @shwainc . I think it just might have been my favorite of the bunch. As for the background, that’s an old image of Tokyo from 2014. Pretty sure it was in Ueno, if I remember correctly. . . . . . #animeimpulse#animeimpulse2019#itasha#痛車#vinylcarwrap#anime#gundam#zaku#tokyo#ueno#porche#fastcars#otaku#slaps
24.01.2019 05:08:09
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It’s not Thursday, but here’s a throwback anyway. This was a design I did for th
It’s not Thursday, but here’s a throwback anyway. This was a design I did for the Oxnard Independent Film Festival back in 2007. It’s crazy to think that I’ve been messing with photos for over 12 years now, but it’s been one of those things that I’ve never gotten tired of. So with the new year behind me, I thinks it’s appropriate to say “here’s to another 12!” . . . . . #photocomposite#photoediting#oxnard#filmfestival#oxnardfilmfestival#oxnardindependentfilmfestival#oiff#oxnardfilm#plazacinemas#photoshop#recolor#downtownoxnard#oxnardtheater
14.01.2019 04:06:49
This piece is titled “The Ghosts of Asakusabashi” and believe it or not, it’s ac
This piece is titled “The Ghosts of Asakusabashi” and believe it or not, it’s actually somewhat inspired by the Legend of Zelda BOTW. In each of the game’s shrines, awaits the mummified body of an ancient monk who’s task it is to watch over the tomb until a chosen hero arrives. The idea of long-dead, solitary watchers both fascinated me and reminded me of how fleeting everything is. I had similar feelings when I visited the Yanagibashi neighborhood in Tokyo. Many, many years ago, the area was a bustling merchant/red-light district. But today, it’s a quiet, mostly non-eventful part of eastern Tokyo. The contrast between the two eras is mind-boggling to me... and I could imagine nothing more chilling and lonely, than to be some ancient being watching eras come and go like the flora of the seasons. . . . . . #asakusabashi#yanagibashi#spirits#ghosts#tokyo#japan#digitalghosts#monk#ancient#supernatural#art#artphotography#nikon#d610#nikond610#samyang#14mm28#wideangle#composite#compositephotography#specialeffectsphotography#柳橋#浅草橋#東京
13.01.2019 05:52:32
Last post for the Arboretum's Moonlight Forest. And it's this spectacular (and M
Last post for the Arboretum's Moonlight Forest. And it's this spectacular (and MASSIVE) red dragon lantern! This beautiful piece sits out on the water, which unfortunately limits one's access to it. But it's great to look at nonetheless... . . . . . #laarboretum#lanternart#arcadia#dragon#reddragon#chineseart#moonlightforestla#nikon#tamron#nightphotography#nightlights#la#losangeles
17.12.2018 19:58:41
Though a bit of a challenge to shoot in, Moonlight Forest presents some really f
Though a bit of a challenge to shoot in, Moonlight Forest presents some really fun and unique portrait opportunities. I would LOVE to do a proper shoot in this setting. . . . . . #laarboretum#losangeles#la#arcadia#botanicalgardens#lanternart#moonlightforestla#chineseart#touristphoto#portraits#nikon#tamron#arboretum
16.12.2018 04:30:17
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Yesterday we stopped by the LA Arboretum to check out Moonlight Forest- a displa
Yesterday we stopped by the LA Arboretum to check out Moonlight Forest- a display of lantern art that spans the entire location. Themes vary, from Chinese folklore and history, to animal depictions and random structures. Each piece makes for a beautiful, creative oasis in the dark. Go check it out if you get the chance. It should be up until January 6th. . . . . . #moonlightforestla#laarboretum#lanternart#sangabrielvalley#arcadia#botanicalgardens#seaturtle#pandas#jellyfish#lights#nightart#glowingart#la#losangeles#latravel#stufftodoinla
15.12.2018 01:59:09
Cyberpunk shots of Tokyo are kind of cliche at this point, but I'm still a huge
Cyberpunk shots of Tokyo are kind of cliche at this point, but I'm still a huge fan of the look. So I figured I'd give it a shot. This image is of a random building in the Yanagibashi area in West Tokyo. The images were taken two years apart- both times unintended. There was just something about the building's look that just grabbed me. . . . . . #tokyo#tokyocyberpunk#splittone#yanagibashi#building#architecture#streetphotography#bladerunner#cyberpunk#nightphotography#nikon#canon#t2i#d610#sigma#samyang
25.10.2018 16:14:08
Strangely, I’m having a ton of fun going back and re-editing old photos I’ve tak
Strangely, I’m having a ton of fun going back and re-editing old photos I’ve taken. This one is of Blossom Plaza, an apartment complex in Chinatown, Los Angeles. I fell in love with the modern, colorful design of the place, as well as Chinese accents/features. . . . . . #blossomplaza#losangeles#chinatown#LA#DTLA#DowntownLA#chinatownla#lachinatown#architecture#nikon#d610#nikond610#samyang#samyang14mm#14mm28#nightphotography#nightphoto#apartment#apartmentliving
21.09.2018 03:05:42
Recently, I've been in a photo funk. I wasn't sure why exactly, until I started
Recently, I've been in a photo funk. I wasn't sure why exactly, until I started reviewing my old work. And honestly, I miss shooting environments and landscapes. It's what got me into photography, and I don't get to do enough of it. This particular image was taken four years ago, when I was still shooting Canon. I decided to re-edit it, because it's composed fairly well, but it needed some "oomph". And so, here's my new edit. And hopefully, it'll be the first of many coming up! . . . . . #archticture#architecturalphotography#disney#disneyconcerthall#dtla#downtownlosangeles#downtownla#structure#buildings#laphil#laphilharmonic#concerthall#modernarchitecture#canon#canont2i#sigma#sigma1750
04.09.2018 21:25:49
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Here’s another one of my WAY-late engagement photos. I wanted this to look like
Here’s another one of my WAY-late engagement photos. I wanted this to look like a painting from the 1700s. It turned out to be quite the challenge, as midday light doesn’t give the soft, dreamy look that those paintings have. Overall though, I’m happy with this first attempt. . . . . . #engagementphotos#engagement#engagementphoto#engagementphotography#sgvphotographer#sangabrielvalley#sangabrielvalleyphotographer#losangeles#laphotographer#laphotographers#laphotography#laarboretum#arcadia#templecity#templecityphotographer#weddingphotography#photoretouching
21.08.2018 14:51:14
My wife and I are currently in Ireland for our honeymoon. We’re seeing a little
My wife and I are currently in Ireland for our honeymoon. We’re seeing a little of everything, but I just had to post a couple of quick images from the Burren, down in the southwest of the island. This beautiful, but alien landscape consists of nothing but limestone ground for miles and miles. It’s absolutely stunning and well worth the trek to get to it. . . . . . #ireland#irish#burren#burrennationalpark#theburren#portrait#travelireland#dublinrailtours#limestone#natureportrait#honeymoon#honeymooninireland#irishhoneymoon
21.07.2018 11:07:00
I've been doing a few weddings and engagements lately. One of which happened to
I've been doing a few weddings and engagements lately. One of which happened to be MY engagement shoot! Lol. It was a bit tricky being both photographer and subject, but I had a lot of fun doing it, and my fiancee enjoyed seeing me work. So all in all, it was a good experience. This is at the LA Arboretum in Santa Anita. It's one of LA's many hidden oases. . . . . . #engagement#la#arboretum#laarboretum#wedding#portrait#couple#summerwedding#fountain#selfportrait#photography#losangeles#sky#bigsky#laoasis#engagementphotos#engagementshoot
20.05.2018 15:54:49
I just posted a review of the Saal HighEnd Photobook on my YouTube Channel. Head
I just posted a review of the Saal HighEnd Photobook on my YouTube Channel. Head to my website (link in bio) for a link to my channel. . TL:DR It's a good option for photographers that want a more premium product for themselves or for clients. . And sorry I've been MIA guys. I'm currently juggling way too much at the moment, so content will probably be a bit light for the next month or two. That said, I don't plan on just stopping altogether- so keep a lookout and thanks for the support! . . . . . #saal#saaldigital#highendphotobook#photobook#photoprints#productreview#photoproductreviews#photography#photoservices#photogear#photographybusiness#phototips
18.05.2018 21:19:11
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