Automotive Artist Jesus Garcia:
Adding ‘Visual’ to the Visceral
txGarage contributor Jesus Garcia is also a freehand illustrator and artist, showcasing his artistic endeavors under the brand name Auto Toonz on Facebook and Instagram. People commission Jesus to create original artworks of their vehicles, which often include details that are personal to the car’s owner. Here Jesus describes his artistic journey, and how you might be a part of that journey.
I’ve been drawing since three, often using my hobby as a distraction from the relentless grind of the Texas public school system. But I really didn’t start showcasing my work until 2018. The decision to promote my work was encouraged by a friend, who simply asked me why I wasn’t!. After considering the ever-expanding universe of content on the Internet it was a why not? moment. Since then I have been hooked like Hoosiers on a drag strip – I draw every day.
Drawing comics quickly turned into art commissions. It wasn’t until I was paid for something I drew that I felt comfortable referring to myself as an artist – and I still have trouble believing people actually want to buy my work. The sense of accomplishment derived from a client being blown away upon receiving their Auto Toon is something I hope to never take for granted.
If you would like to have your own car auto tooned feel free to reach out to me on social media or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org for a quote.