Lion (after Donatello)


My oldest son, Sam, was the original inspiration for this drawing. We named him Sam Leonard Alvarez. “Leonard” means “heart of a lion”. So I wanted to create a medieval style coat-of-arms for him with his name in mind. After I finished, Monique pointed out that it would make a good tattoo (neither one of […]

Angels (After Raphael)

Derek Alvarez, Still Life of Irises (after Van Gogh), iPad Drawing using Skecthbook Pro, 2012

I’m starting a series of drawings of angels. This is because I would like to be more spiritual and have faith in something bigger than myself. According to Wikipedia… An angel is a supernatural being or spirit found in various religions and mythologies. In Abrahamic religions and Zoroastrianism they are often depicted as benevolent celestial […]