Jonathan Martinez

AKA Art of the Endangered

Where were you born? Year, Country, State. Where do you live currently?


Im from Orange County California, raised in the city of Santa Ana C.A. Currently living in Santa Ana. 



What initially drew you to drawing pretty pictures?


What got me into drawing and painting was seeing the works of Ben Horton back in my senior year in High School. That guy is insane! Around the Same time I got a job at an Art Gallery/Graffiti Shop. It definitely motivated me to take art more seriously.





Who is your favorite skateboarder, living or dead? Any ties to skateboarding?


Favorite skaters back when i used to skate were Andrew Reynolds, Leo Romero, Marc Johnson. I started skating around the age of 14, stopped around the same time i started making art. 18 i think. Recently started getting back into it though.  Trying out pools now.



Who is your favorite artist, living or dead?


Favorite artist is Greg 'Craola" Simkins!



When you're not creating amazing works of art, what do you enjoy doing?


I'm a very outdoorsy guy. Anything that involves road trips, camping, going to the beach, hiking, traveling. I'm up for it. Going out and seeing wildlife is a must for me!



Who are your biggest influences? 


Biggest influence I have to say are Josh Keyes, Ben Horton, and of Course Craola.



What mediums do you enjoy working in?


Love painting with acrylics. Doing Murals is always great, gives me chance to get those 94's out! When it comes to my drawings love inks & toned Paper. 



Anything else you want to tell?


Just want to give a big thanks to ArtDeckCo. for letting be apart of this show!