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Mario Chavez
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
available for commissions,
9"x12" grey markers $150
Tooth Fairy by MarioChavez
9"x12" colored markers $250
Pirate by MarioChavez
11"x14" grey markers $350
snow bunny by MarioChavez
11"x14" colored airbrush piece. start at $350.00
Stockings by MarioChavez
prices are for single characters and include shipping within the u.s
additional characters or elaborate backgrounds can add to the cost.

painted pieces start at $650 for a single character . drawn on 15x20 inch illustration board. painted with acrylic paints
ruby painting by MarioChavez
price includes priority mail and insurance within the continental u.s.
paypal is the accepted form of payment for commissions. I urge my clients to please make sure their paypal shipping address is up to date.

Drawings are shipped with priority mail, insurance is also available upon request for an additional fee. international shipping is available, but can be considerably higher. Please make sure your paypal shipping address is updated because it's the one i use to ship the drawings out.

you can send me a note here or contact me at with any questions regarding commissions.
thank you


commissioned piece .i'm not familiar with the character, so i'm hoping  i got close. rendering her skin was a good learning experience. markers and iwata airbrush on 11"x14" paper    
Flock by MarioChavez
11"x14" heavyweight paper, airbrush, acrylics . was using badgers new xtreme patriot 105, but had to switch back to my iwata near the end. it just doesn't seem to want to atomize  black paint.

My ebay, and swiping?

Sun Mar 23, 2014, 12:23 PM

Just a quick heads up, was informed about someone selling art on ebay that may be traced from my artwork. The only place to buy my original 9"x12" art is on my official ebay page if its not from my page, can't guarantee it's really my work ;)

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GordonWildhurst Featured By Owner May 1, 2016
I've watched your work for several years now and even have a few of your pieces in my collection.  Seeing the evolution of someone like yourself become a master at their craft is inspiring.  When can we expect a sketchbook to be produced?  If you need aid in marshaling the appropriate funds use Kickstarter.  I can almost guarantee you would be over 100% funded in a short time.  I know you have my support.
MarioChavez Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much, although i think my work is getting worse each day, definitely nothing i'd want to put in a book, and I don't really have anything to put in a book that i haven't posted here. but again, thank you for all your support, it's much appreciated.
GordonWildhurst Featured By Owner May 2, 2016
That voice inside you doubting yourself needs to be smothered.  Seriously.  As a fan of Vargas, Petty, Elvgren, and Olivia I believe Armando Huerta and you are the upcoming pin-up masters of our generation.
MarioChavez Featured By Owner May 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you very much, there are days that i struggle to draw something I have drawn many times before, when that happens, it's very difficult to not be filled with doubt, but i keep trying.
EmanuelJones Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Hobbyist
luciensgate Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Professional Photographer
Love the style!
PublikWerx Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good distinctive style---almost a modern take on Art Deco style. What kind of markers do you use?
MarioChavez Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
i use copics, but you may want to have an alternative marker in mind as the copic refills are getting a bit tougher to find. 
PublikWerx Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Darth-Pravius Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Damn I'm slipping.  Could have SWORN I gave you a Watch and Llama already.  

Just named you my favorite Traditional Artist on DA, came here to look and I haven't done shit.   

*Face-palm*    Well.   You have it now and about to post the list of favorite Artists on DA in my Sith Library Group.…
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