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StevenUniverseColor by thelearningcurv
When I saw so many children and adults alike wearing Steven Universe cosplay and tshirts, I had to find out what this show was about. The compassion and fun that this show exudes is pretty infectious and I can't get enough, so much so that I had to create an illustration celebrating him. He's not alone either. The supporting cast is one of the best in the the history of pop culture. Having loved ones around him, as well as people who appreciate and respect him for who he is is very refreshing and heart warming. All of that happens and there's still room for action, adventure and surprisingly enough, romance. Kids need this show and I am proud to have done this piece. 

I'll have this piece available at New York Comic Con, so stop by table Z19 if you'd like to see it in person or take it home=] 
Shazam by thelearningcurv
Who didn't want to be a superhero when they were a kid? Captain Marvel was the perfect character for me as a kid. All you had to do was say one word and you had all of the power you'd ever need. I can't wait til the movie comes out!
Shazam Inks by thelearningcurv
Shazam Inks
I am doing a lot more drawings where I go straight to Inks from loose pencils. It's helping to be looser and not get so hung up on how long the drawing takes. 

Am I the only kid who wished he could be Captain Marvel?
Superman by thelearningcurv
Whenever I think of ‪‎Superman, ‬I see him as a calming presence. One of the things I enjoyed about the original movie was seeing how much he smiled, how often he was happy to be able to do the good he did. That movie, more than any ‪‎comic‬, has influenced my view of the Man of Steel‬. I am happy to say I believe I've finally captured that in an illustration‬.
A Reason to Smile Cover by thelearningcurv
My kickstarter campaign was extremely successful and I now have my very own book that I have written and illustrated called "A Reason to Smile!" I have been on this site for 7 years and have learned a great deal which is part of why I am now a self published author and illustrator and love to be able to get a copy of the book into your hands.

The book is 8.5x8.5 and is available both as a softcover and a hardcover. The softcover has 44 pages of story and art based in NYC about a little girl who is a walking silver lining. She loves to people watch and gets a chance to do a lot of that in the Big Apple. Occasionally, she gets a chance to help people, and though the problems don't go away, they find an easier way to manage the problems. 

The book also comes as a hardcover with 16 extra pages that include: behind the scenes information about the kickstarter and promotion, extra story and art based on the original story, written by me and illustrated by me and 5 other artists.  
Those artists include :iconkharyrandolph:, :iconpaigey::iconnicolasrgiacondino:, :iconsimpsonscameos: & :iconmini-sys:

Check out the kickstarter at…;
Check out the progress at

and email me at if you'd like your own copy of "A Reason to Smile!"


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Javier Cruz Winnik
United States
gotta love creating art of any kind=]

I mostly create comic book styled art with the various ventures into the realm of fine art. I have been attending comic book conventions for the past 4 years and am currently working on a children's book. I do custom illustrations as well as pencil and ink commissions.

Feel free to send me a note or e-mail me for any questions=]

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Daniel-GS Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2015   Digital Artist
Hi :), thanks for the fave!
BbStarD Featured By Owner Edited May 12, 2015  Professional General Artist
Thanks for the :+fav:s on my Korra and Smoothies Promo pieces , bro! I appreciate it. :w00t!:
NStevenHarris Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Artist
JAVIER!!!!  Thanks for the favs man!!!  See you Wednesday!!
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
yea man, most definitely!
Lonewolfninja89 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
man you should work for a comic company if you're not already. This is some neat stuff :)
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
thanks a lot for that compliment! I have a childrens book coming out soon, so make sure you're on the look out so you can get yourself a copy!

Lonewolfninja89 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
sounds good to me man, most of my talent goes into story or fanfic writing. I want to do a TMNT/ Arashikage story
EdMcGuinness Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional
hey man....really cool hanging with you this weekend...keep up the good work and thanks for the print!
thelearningcurv Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
Yea man, same here! I hope you had a safe trip! This show was so crazy, I am still recovering, are you bouncing back quick?
EdMcGuinness Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Professional
I had no drove home Sunday and haven't taken a day yet!
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