Monday, December 24, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Iron In Print

I was super happy today when my editor, Tay, sent me these pictures of the hardcover edition of IRON. I'm quite excited.

Friday, August 10, 2012

More Pages

A few new pages. Trying out some new ideas.

Friday, August 03, 2012

Madeline Ford

Here's a painting of Madeline Ford, the double agent from Iron. The figure and background of the painting are a nod to my favorite painter, Winslow Homer.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Something New

The first page of a completely new project.

Thursday, July 26, 2012


A watercolor illustration of the mole, Alyosha Boleslavowicz, from the world of Iron.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Robert Woolf

Here's a painting of Robert Woolfe, the husband of the mysterious Charlotte Woolf, from Iron.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Here's another watercolor illustration of a character from the world of IRON.

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Officer Korbin Pavel

Here's a painting of Pavel from IRON.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Tabitha & James Jr

Here's a painting of Tabitha and James Jr. from IRON.

Saturday, June 16, 2012


Here's a couple of recent pages from my sketchbook. I'm working out the outfit and house of this character I enjoy drawing.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Wizard World Philadelphia

Here are a couple of commissions I did at Wizard World Philadelphia over the weekend. It was great to get out there and sell my mini book and do some painting. If you're interested in getting a commission simply email Mail (at) SMVidaurri (dot) com!

Below is a bunch of drawings I did on the train ride home. They're for a project I've been developing for a bit now.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

First Lines : Pale Fire

By the false azure in the windowpane;
I was the smudge of ashen fluff--and I
Lived on, flew on, in the reflected sky.
-Vladimir Nabokov

Monday, May 21, 2012

A Few More Sketches

Here is another page of studies and sketches for IRON. It started as a final drawing but then devolved into a sketching page when I decided I didn't like it anymore.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sketches for IRON

Here's a page in my sketchbook where I've worked out some drawings for an upcoming page of IRON.

The Pamphleteer No. 5

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

The Pamphleteer No. 3

The Pamphleteer No. 3

These are very fun to work on. I'm currently outlining my next project in addition to finishing a small companion book for IRON that will be full of brand new full color paintings. I'm hoping to have it all done by the end of the month. These Pamphleteer pieces are a nice little distraction in the mean time.

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

IRON Sketch

Here's a sketch for a painting I'm working on. It's depicts a character who appears in IRON, and it's a bit of a nod to one of my favorite painters, Winslow Homer.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Watercolor & Cover

Here's a recent watercolor painting. I decided to use the same drawing that I used for the IRON cover, and because the cover is only black line work with gold foil, I thought it would be fun to explore how it would look as a watercolor painting.

Here's a proof for the cover of IRON. It's pretty close to how it's going to look, just some small typography changes. Archaia has really impressed me with their dedication to making the book's appearance as beautiful as can be. I am quite excited to see it.

Here's my first sketch for the cover. You can see I was a bit overzealous with the gold foil at first, using it to fill in the sky, which was pointed out to me as being unwise (which it is). Your eye is drawn to James in the actual cover, and in this one your eye goes to the sky. I figured it out in the next round of sketches.

Monday, April 23, 2012

IRON Twitter Giveaway

To get the word out about my first graphic novel, IRON: Or, The War After, being released by Archaia in June, I am giving away this original full color watercolor painting of James Hardin on twitter*. Just ReTweet the link below and you will be entered to win**. The winner will be selected randomly at the end of the week (Friday April 27). Please help get the word out about my book, I will be extremely grateful!

Read a preview of IRON here.

Want to pre-order IRON? Pick it up at any of these outlets:

Provide your local comic book shop with the title of the book, name of the publisher, and the Diamond Order Code and they will pre-order the book for you!
Publisher: Archaia
Diamond Order Code: APR12 0795
To find your local comic book shop, visit the Comic Shop Locator Service at Comic Shop Locator or call 1-888-COMIC-BOOK.

or, buy it on AMAZON 
or, buy it on BARNES & NOBLE 
you can also buy it, WHEREVER BOOKS ARE SOLD 
ISBN: 978-1-936393-28-2

Liked the painting? Check out my Esty Shop for other original watercolors for sale!

Official Rules:

*The painting shown has been formatted for a computer screen. Depending on your monitor calibration the actual painting may appear different. By entering the contest you will allow for the appearance of the actual painting to have been reasonably altered.


How to enter: Simply retweet the link provided above between the dates Monday April 23rd and Friday April 27th.

**Participation constitutes full and unconditional agreement to, and acceptance of, these Official Rules. This Sweepstakes is only open to persons thirteen (13) years of age or older who are legal residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia and exempts employees, officers, and directors of the Sponsor (S.M. Vidaurri) and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, and fulfillment agencies, their immediate family members and persons living in their same household (“Participants”). Each Participant must “retweet” SMVidaurri's tweet prior to 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the applicable Sweepstakes Day to be eligible. This Sweepstakes is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations

Winner: One (1) winner will be selected in a random drawing from all eligible Entries (the “Winner”). The random drawing will be held anytime after 6:00 p.m. (EST) by me. My decisions regarding eligibility under the terms of these Official Rules are final and binding. YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT AT THE DRAWING TO WIN.

Notification: 'Winner' will be contacted via Twitter (or email if provided)
. If the 'winner' does not respond in 24 hours a new 'winner' will be randomly selected. The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or Site. Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a Prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other Entrants or Sponsor representatives.

Thank you and good luck!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Eric Orchard's Morrowbones

Please go and check out Eric Orchard's Morrow Bones. A whimsical, spooky, wonderful take on old children's and fantasy stories.

Click here to buy it! it's only $2.00 and well worth it.

Monday, April 16, 2012

IRON Sketches & Studies

Here are a couple sketches and studies I've been working on for a limited edition IRON sketchbook I hope to sell at conventions.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Seal and Mountains

Here's a military seal I made for a letter in IRON. Iron gets uploaded to the printers this week. It feels a little odd to be finished with it. If I had my way I would just tinker and re-paint it forever, but I guess it is best to finish it and move on to another project. I look forward to starting my next one later this week, but first, a few days of nothing to relax my nerves after a very stressful two months. Here's a painting I did for IRON. It's a re paint of a panel I disliked before.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


A handful of character studies for today's sketchbook update

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Here are some studies I worked on the past few days as a warm up. I've been busy with the deadline for IRON and I did these in an effort to not go insane.