Hello and welcome to my website. My name is Jonathan Morales (a California State University Fullerton alumni and now a Freelance Artist). I was originally born in Mexico (Morelos/Cuernavaca) on March 10, 1985, but was raised all my life in the city of Santa Ana. I attended and graduate from CSUF with two distinct and very different degrees in May 19, 2012. I completed my International Business with an emphasis in Spanish in 2011 and in the following year, I completed my second major in Illustration. It was during my last year that I fell in love with the artwork called Visdeb (Visual Development).
Ever since I was a little boy, I always admired art and the meaning behind it. I knew art would be my passion because from elementary school and all the way to college, I was constantly recognized and praised for my art work. During my early child hood years, I fell in love with the comic book art style. I remember buying an anatomy book on how to draw the amazing Spiderman. I remember working for days on a single drawing, making sure that all the shades were correct and that the transitions looked as natural as possible.
High school became a catalyst for my pursuit in Art because it was during that time that I had auctioned one of my art works for $1,500.00. I would later use those funds to give a down payment for my tuition at CSUF. When I arrived at CSUF I knew what I wanted to do with my life (Art and Business). Both my passions where known to be the longest careers offered at my university, but I still chose to give it my all to complete them.
It was when I started college that I truly developed my art skills, specifically life drawing. It was hear that I found the contemporary masters that I wanted to emulate such as Luis Royo, Dzu Nguyen, and Frank Cho just to name a few. I fell in love with their style, their mood of painting, their composition, and their unique strokes. At this point in my life, I want to be as good as they are but I still want to have my own identity as an artist.
Confucius: “A man should say… I am not concerned that I am not know, I seek to be worthy to be known.”