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New Episode of the DA Podcast with REIQ!

New Episode of the DA Podcast with REIQ!

REIQ, aka Reinaldo Quintero, shares how he went from a kid in Venezuela drawing his own X-Men posters to a working artist who has traveled the world, making friends and building an art community along the way. Listen: MP3 // YouTube // Google Play // Stitcher // Spotify // Libsyn // Apple Podcasts All episodes of the DeviantArt Podcast: http://bit.ly/DeviantArtPodcast With 16 years as part of the DeviantArt community, we knew we had to get @reiq's tale of how he created his own style, and how putting his art in front of as many people as possible allowed him to grow as an artist, as well as gain many friends from around the world. Featuring: Reinaldo "REIQ" Quintero: @reiq Matt Buchholtz: @ggMattB Mentions: Carlos Pacheco // Terada Katsuya // @Artgerm // Jun Tsukasa // Range Murata // Ahmed Aldoori // @sinix // Subscribe to the DeviantArt Podcast on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-deviantart-podcast/id1482457345 Special Thanks to the
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My Bio
I'm a 1991 graduate from the Boston based Butera School Of Art. It was about three years after leaving school that an opportunity to work in the art field fell into my lap. I worked part-time for about a year with Robbins Entertainment before being hired full time as the creative director. My duties were to oversee the production of storyboards and concept art for their original property called Colouron. But my real experience came when I was brought on to storyboard the films SQUEEZE and NEXT WONDERLAND, whereas I received a screen credit of "storyboard artist" for both films.
My luck continued as I decided to take the plunge into freelancing and was brought into the fold of Olive Jar Studios. I was the studio storyboard artist as well as a concept artist alongside other very talented artist. My final gig with OJS was for Universal Theme Parks Islands Of Adventure Hulk and Dr Doom Ride. I was part of the team that worked on the animation that the people watch before going on the ride.
In a desire and need to make more money, I went the route of commercial illustrator and landed gigs with some of the largest and smallest advertising agencies in Boston and New York. In between those years to know, I've branched into printed work, toy concepts, more film stuff and currently sketch cards. As an artist, my desire to push myself and my creativity has never wavered. The future feels wonderful and i look forward to many more artistic adventures, where ever they may lead me ;)

Current Residence: The Ocean State
Favourite genre of music: Soundtracks
Favourite photographer: Juice-Ica
Favourite style of art: Sequential
Operating System: Mac OS X ver 10.9.4
MP3 player of choice: I own an Ipod
Favourite cartoon character: Danguard Ace
Personal Quote: "never yield to your fears and continue to walk the path meant for you."

Favourite Visual Artist
Herb Trimpe, John Byrne, Jack Kirby, Mike Mignola and a score of others.
Favourite Movies
Too many to name.
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Too many to name.
Favourite Writers
Stephen King, Anne Rice, Dean Koontz & H.G. Welles
Favourite Games
Godzilla -save the world.
Favourite Gaming Platform
I own the PlaySatation 2 and was just given an X-Box
Tools of the Trade
Prismacolor Pencil, Non-Photo Blue Lead & Mechanical Pencil, Microns, Sumi Ink & Brushes and
Other Interests
Going to the beach to look for various rocks for Crystal's crafts.
Here's the first Battle Royale Title Art I did for Planet-X Asia Toy Line - Enjoy ;) https://www.deviantart.com/fbwash/art/Kaiju-Battle-Royale-Title-Art-753663498
Here's the most recent Title Art I did for Planet-X Asia Toy Line - Enjoy ;) https://www.deviantart.com/fbwash/art/NecroGaira-Vs-Sandanator-Title-Art-763949739
I'd love to see this concept revisited. https://www.deviantart.com/fbwash/art/J-Raidon-2-638178676

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...the happiest of birthdays to you...hope all is well for you and yours...=3
fbwashProfessional Traditional Artist

It was an AWESOME Birthday weekend and Thank you for the wish :)

Happy Date o' Birth!
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Happy Birthday
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