2011 Challenger: David R. Vallejo

| October 19, 2011 | 1 Comment


My name is David, aka graphiteman.  I am an artist who is interested in way too many things.  My current art projects are portrait commissions, religious paintings and pursuing illustration (mostly editorial).  I’m also kicking around several graphic novel ideas.  To supplement my income, I also do a bit of art instruction with grade schools.

I’m not sure where I fist heard of the 30 Characters Challenge, but I recently came across it on Twitter and thought it would be a good feat to take on.  I’m always looking into challenging myself and have participated in several online challenges, such as Illustration Friday, 30 Days of Creativity, and Everyday in May.  I find these challenges get my creative juices going and help build my portfolio.  The kind of stuff you might expect from me will be characters that will be used in a novel writing contest challenge http://www.nanowrimo.org/ that I will be taking on at the same time during the month of November.  So as if designing 30 characters wasn’t enough, I will be writing an at least 50,000 word novel by November 30th that uses all 30 characters.  I don’t think I’ll be getting much sleep in November.

You can find my work on my website:


and my very current art projects on my blog:


While you’re at it, you can also ‘LIKE’ my fan page:


Look forward to seeing all the interesting characters for this year’s challenge.


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I am an artist who enjoys the vast fields of fine art and illustration. It's all art anyway, right?

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  1. Great idea to combine the 30 character challenge with NaNoWriMo! Can’t wait to see the characters and read a story with them. I checked out your blog, great video on the process of your Black Widow piece. PaZoOW!

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