By Anthony “AO” Oropeza
Media: Acrylic & Newsprint / Surface: Wood Board / Size: 24″ x 36″
“Captain America” – an AO Original
Another comic book original painting started at the 2019 Planet Comicon in Kansas City during a live drawing appearance at the space of friend and fellow artist Darryl Woods, AO took his design and painting talents to the event at Bartle Hall in KCMO.
For the first time ever, AO took the opportunity and set up his easel and paints with the hope to attract more comic con goers to Darryl’s table. This piece was worked on all day Sunday while AO chatted with many con-goers.
The con was a great venue, and so inspirational to the piece. Fans and comic con guest loved watching the work-in-progress, and they enjoyed watching an actual live painting develop in front of their very eyes.
A Versatile Designer/Painter/Artist
Although it may seem that AO only paints sports pieces, don’t be fooled, if you haven’t seen his body of work in the past 5 years, his social media channels will open your eyes. Yes, AO loves sports, but he will never shy away from his other childhood love – cartoons and comic books. Growing up is loves were the Looney Tunes, Disney, animation, and of course, comic books! And any chance AO gets to display his love for cartoons, animation and comic book art, on canvas or paper, he will. With that, AO always adds that unique style and excitement to his comic book and animation pieces that kids of all ages can appreciate.
We hope you enjoy this beautiful work of art as much as AO enjoyed creating it. And for AO, it was, and always will be a huge honor to create work for others and their homes.
From AO about the work: “Creating my first “Captain America” that incorporated actual comic book pages a really cool experience. It was even a bigger honor to create a piece for someone’s home.
This piece, like my “Wonder Woman” piece gave me an opportunity to take a “couple minutes” and step away from my sports art and create another cool piece that was not as raw and rugged as the athletes I normally paint.
Although with this piece I actually used the movie actor as reference and not an animation character, I still wanted to give it a comic book feel.
This “Captain America” piece is another one of those pieces I started for myself and soon after I started it, it caught a buyer. But like many of my pieces, I wish I could have kept it for myself. But like many of my pieces, knowing it went to a home of a young man’s birthday from his mom, a huge Cap fan, is a huge honor and very satisfying.
Interested In Your Own Original?
Interested in purchasing this piece or your commissioning your own original, please contact the AOART5 Studio.