Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dance Ensemble Final Poster

Here is the final poster with typography ( Designed by Ashlee Bueg)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Dance Ensemble

Hey Everyone,

Sorry for the lack of updates. Between working on NDA stuff and another teaching semester wrapping up my blog has been neglected. Here is a poster I just finished up for SUNY Fredonia's 201-2012 theater and dance season. Enjoy!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

head study for Duncan Idaho

A quick head study in preparation for my next piece based on Frank Herbert's DUNE

Friday, October 7, 2011


Here is the final version of the new DUNE painting I was working on. Enjoy!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

"Shai-Hulud" in progress

This is an in progress pic of the next DUNE piece I am working on. Enjoy!

Friday, September 30, 2011

High Plains Fandango

Here is the final pre-type painted version of the latest theater poster that I am doing for SUNY Fredonia's Department of Theater and Dance 2011-2012 season. I'll update the post with the final poster once the typography gets approved. Enjoy!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Duke Leto Atreides

This is one piece in a group of illustrations that I am plan on doing based off of Frank Hebert's DUNE . I just finished reading the novel and its loading with awesome imagery.

Thanks again to T-Bone and EJ for the feedback

Friday, September 23, 2011

Welcome Back Bonilla and Sketches for Upcoming Poster Illustration

Hey everyone ,
Sorry about the lack of updates. Taking a minor vacation in August, Teaching season starting, and attempting to finish a bunch of gallery paintings/illustrations, has left my blog unattended to. But fear not, I'm back and to kick off my return I'm showing some early stages of a new theater poster that I am illustrating. More to come soon.....

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Wizard Battle

EDIT: After some great feedback from Tyler, Eric, and Jamie I worked on this one some more.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


This is the second of the five posters that SUNY Fredonia commissioned me to do for their 2011-12 theater season.

Thanks to my buddy Tyler for his feedback with these

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

I was recently commissioned to create theater posters for the SUNY Fredonia Department of Theater and Dance 2011-2012 season. This is the first of five.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Collector

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Sketch for The Collector

sketch for the next pulp piece I am working on. Enjoy!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tales of a P.I.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Jack Black

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Night Raid

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Phillip Seymour Hoffman

Editorial illustration

Illustration based on a article discussing the Casey Anthony Murder Trial

Monday, July 11, 2011


Friday, July 8, 2011

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


Monday, July 4, 2011


Friday, July 1, 2011


after many false starts this one is done.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Master Copy

Did a master copy ( which paels in comparison to the original) of an beautiful Walter M.Baumhofer painting. I had learned alot on this one.Enjoy!

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sketch for "Tabernacle"

Saturday, June 18, 2011


I've trying to take time out to experiment with different approaches to creating images. I'll be posting them every so often. Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Some paintings in progress

Hey everyone, sorry about the lack of updates. I am finishing up a bunch of paintings and I will be posting them as I put the finishing touches on them. In the meantime here are pics of three paintings in progress. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

R.I.P Kazuhiko Sano 1952-2011

I just received word the great artist Kazu Sano passed today. I only met him a few times but those chance meetings with Kazu made an impact on me that I will carry on for the rest of my life. I first saw Kazu's artwork while in undergrad at SUNY Fredonia. A friend of mines bought in an old National Geographic from the 90's with "some awesome paintings of dinosaurs". Seeing those paintings blew me away. I later found out that Kazu was also the poster artist behind Star Wars:Return of the Jedi, another image that ignited my imagination and propelled me into my eventual life as an artist.

During my graduate studies at the Academy of Art University ,Kazu was on the approval committees from mid-term and thesis. I will always remember how kind and soft spoken he was. I was flabbergasted on how such an unassuming gentleman was responsible for the legendary illustrations that dominated a good portion of the illustration world especially during the 80's and 90's.

One of my last memories of Kazu came at the end of my thesis approval committee. While I was proud of the work I had done I was heartbroken by the lukewarm response I received from some of the committee members on work that had taken me an year and a half to complete. While packing up my things in order to allow the committee members to go to lunch Kazu calmly came over to me were I was gave me the one of the greatest compliments that I have ever received he told me that he really enjoyed my work and that it" made me want to tell stories of my own" he said. After that I thanked him and realized that I was going to stop at nothing at making my dreams come true.

Kazuhiko Sano was a great artist and evermore a great man. Anyone who has ever had the pleasure of meeting him will tell you the same. The world has truly lost someone great. My condolences go out to his friends and family.

Below are some of Kazu's powerful work

Thursday, May 5, 2011


I was very honored to be Invited by killer artist REAU to contribute to his blog THOR THURSDAY. Above is the sketch and final piece in Acrylics. BE sure to check out the link for the AWESOME group of artist that were asked to contribute, I was happily humbled by the greatness that was assembled. Thanks again to REAU for the invite.

NOTE:Both items are for sale if anybody is interested.

8x10 mixed media Sketch : $65 plus shipping
16x20 acrylic painting:$250 plus shipping
If you Buy Both: $300 plus shipping

Feel free to shoot me an email at if you are interested.

Friday, April 22, 2011

The Three Kings

Just finished a three painting series chronicling interviews with the Three janitors that work at the building I teach in. All three paintings are oil on Masonite roughly 18x24in. Enjoy!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Beast

Colored the Black and white human/animal hybrid piece using the process of glazing with acrylic washes and scumbling with colored pencils.This was a process made famous by the artist Richard Amsel .

Sunday, March 27, 2011

"O" in progress

This is an acrylic Underpainting for an portrait I am working on for my portrait portfolio. Now on to glazing

Monday, March 14, 2011

Sunday, March 13, 2011