Hugo Bravo has been a freelance Illustrator since 1992. He received his education as an oil painter at the Fashion Institute of Technology. After graduating, Hugo then immersed himself in the inspired and varied art scene. Formative years in the early 90’s were spent as a member of the artist collective SOL Concepts participating in group art exhibits, while working for the independent film industry as storyboard artist, scenic artist and art director.
Hugo balances modern concepts with classical realism in his paintings. His subject matter revolves around the human figure interlaced with personal experiences, dreams, and movie inspirations.
His influences and inspirations encompass fellow artists, visits to the local comic and book stores as well as museums – including the Met, Prado and Louvre.
Hugo’s work spans a variety of genres, including novels, comics, film, advertising and portraits. His work includes cover art for all three of the “Redeem The Knight” novel series for author David V. Mammina. His original oil paintings have been exhibited at events such as Illuxcon, New York Comic Con, Philadelphia Comic Con and private galleries and collections.
He is the creator of the self published book Vision Illustrated. This full color volume reveals the artists’ creative process through the use of thumbnails, concept sketches, photo reference, color sketches and final drawings (including a wealth of never before published art). VISION ILLUSTRATED is the definitive reference for any and all interested in fantastic art and how it was created. This international showcase features amazing works by such great artists as Donato Giancola, Patrick Jones, Petar Meseldzija, Volkan Baga, Hugo Bravo and many more. This premiere issue is a book not to be missed. You can learn more about Vision Illustrated here.