Coyote Duran, 41, draws and paints boxers, which he features on his blog, Coyote Duran’s Creation Nation. | Submitted
Updated: December 24, 2012 6:53AM
Coyote Duran has managed to do the almost impossible — combine his two passions and share them with the world. Duran, 41, draws and paints boxers, which he features on his blog, Coyote Duran’s Creation Nation.
A lifelong resident of the Fox Valley area, Duran grew interested in drawing and boxing before the age of 10. His love of superheroes and comic books ignited his passion for drawing, which is evident in his work.
“I was 7 years old and just over the moon about comic books and superheroes,” Duran said. “I was tracing comic book panels through notebook paper, then adding little details to them before inking them with cheap ballpoint pens.”
Duran, who is a managing editor for Maxboxing.com and an official artist for Boxing360, derived inspiration from other artists, such as Illinois native Alex Ross. His diverse sources of inspiration give him a unique style, which will appeal to a wide audience of readers.
Duran’s blog features his work as well as his creative process, from what mediums he used to what inspired him. His pieces always come with a story that is just as detailed as his pieces. Readers can expect to see depictions of boxers and superheroes in various styles, but also portraits that Duran commissions.
Duran has been a member of the boxing media since September 2004, which gives him a large fan base, known lovingly as the “Howlers.” This group of devoted fans can follow Duran on Facebook as well as receive raffled artwork from him.
“Howlers are my people, and anyone can live in the Creation Nation,” said Duran, whose fan base may be large, but his blog always welcomes new readers.
New and old fans can expect great things from Duran in the future, including a coffee table book, writing projects and radio broadcasting on Sirius radio’s Friday Night at the Fights.
To see Duran’s work in the boxing community, follow his blog at www.coyoteduran.com.
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