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Alfred Paredes
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I am a figurative sculptor, working for both the commercial and fine art fields. I have a passion for the human form and realism, although I do like to design creatures and monsters that don't exist either (but I still try to make them look real).

Current Residence: Pomona, Ca.
Favourite genre of music: Rock, metal, swing, classical, jazz... pretty much everything but country
Favourite photographer: Edward Weston
Favourite style of art: Figurative art
Shell of choice: Bomb
Favourite cartoon character: Homer Simpson
Personal Quote: "......."
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Wow, how time flies. So much has happened in the last year that it's way too crazy and way too much to get into all of it. But really quick, here's the highs (and lows):

Just over a year ago (April 8, 2014), my father passed away. (No condolences necessary. Thanks. but it's been a year and everything is okay)
Last summer, I did a little freelance in-house work at Sideshow for some of the court of the dead stuff.
Just after Comic-Con, Sideshow offered me a job and I started working in-house (still freelancing, but full time in-house).
Earlier this year, we made that Sideshow relationship official and I am now a full time Sideshow employee (Fulfilling one of my big time goals).
Monsterpalooza was super awesome as usual. Jon Favreau was the first to buy something at the show, which means he now owns two of my pieces (Super cool!!)
My birthday was it's usual non-event (I prefer it that way, so no boo-hoo's).
Last week, I bought a new car and it was delivered to my house. I now have a sweet ride for the long commute into work.

There's the basic highlights. I've been working on some new stuff and there's stuff that I still need to post on here (I'll get to it as soon as I can). I want to share that stuff with all you guys. DA has really been a great community to me and has supported my work from the beginning, so thank you to everybody.

I hope you guys check back with me every now and again and remind me to keep posting the new work (if I happen to fall behind again).

Cheers to all and I hope the first quarter of 2015 has been a great one for you all.

-Alfred

p.s. If you're so inclined, check out the blog on my site as I've posted a three part entry on ways to achieve more happiness in your life.
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: lots and lots of Podcasts
  • Reading: My wife's new book
  • Watching: Netflix, when I get a free moment
  • Playing: With my daughter whenever I get the chance
  • Eating: somewhat okay
  • Drinking: a bit more water, and not as many Cokes

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LORETANA Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! Party I wish you only the positive impressions of this year!
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AlfredParedes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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LORETANA Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
 :sun:
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Tim-Osullivan Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it wont let me leave a comment till I join Facebook.  :( 

atb --tim
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AlfredParedes Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Boo!!! That's bullshit. Oh well.
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Tim-Osullivan Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah, I got no interest in FB. Why it has to be linked like that just sucks; I mean , iam a member of SW and have an account!

sorry Alfred, I did try. :/

atb --tim
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AlfredParedes Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
No worries my friend. I appreciate the kind words all on their own.

Cheers!!
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Tim-Osullivan Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
heya buddy,

just enjoying your SW lesson. Finally got more techy and enjoying Streaming.

 Very cool lesson Alfred. Makes me want a large studio so I can use Chavant again which I'm banned from usin' in the house!! lol.  The model you did was ace plus I like the scale too.

hope youre busy and well man.

atb --tim :)
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AlfredParedes Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks buddy!! Post a comment or review on the SWSCA site, if you could. It would be greatly appreciated and would help me keep that lesson on people's minds.

A bigger studio is definitely a good thing. Although eventually, even that starts to feel too small.
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Tim-Osullivan Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure thing Alfred! I'd happily watch another lesson if ya did one. :) Maybe one on Sexy Super Heroines.

Right now, any space would be nice. I am getting very frustrated having no workspace! :(  so even a small well lit studio would be nice. :)

Could I ask you something else? say that character was wearing high heeled shoes or boots; how would you attack that with the armature?

I have tried every bend I can think of and still have problems. Could you perhaps do a demo some time please? It's driving me nuts!!

atb --tim :)
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