Monday, 6 July 2015

Bad bad sketches... (just trying some new stuff)

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Friday, 24 April 2015

Monday, 20 April 2015

Monday, 6 April 2015

Thursday, 19 February 2015

These are some pages of a comic I was working on last month. Almost all of them are incomplete but I was trying to do one a day, including lettering. Obviously it was getting very hard to keep up. These are not going to be used anymore, but the project is still on. As always, comments are more than welcome.

I hope you like it :)

Sunday, 8 February 2015

A drawing I did for a friend, Carlos Rocha who draws comics for kids (mainly).

Saturday, 31 January 2015

Made this one for a friend who writes children comics and is always asking everyone to draw her Dragons :)

Sunday, 7 September 2014

20 minutes each. URGHHH!! It shows how limited my art still is. Have to keep practicing :S

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

first is a doodle, the second is an exercise from ref

Sunday, 31 August 2014

From my sketchbook. Faces from reference.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Bowie e Mercury num só. Grande Variações :)

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

I calibrated my monitor but sometimes I really don't know if I did it right. Especially when it comes to all this colour and saturation. I'm never sure if I'm going over the top and I don't trust my monitor that much to help me. Anyway, this dragon needs a cuddle.

Sunday, 10 August 2014

There's something wrong with this one :S I don´t quite know what, but it is irritating. It seems to me like those mountains are so off. They seem to be floating, and those edges...urghh. Anyway, it's a step up from my previous tries and I'm happy (enough) with it.

Friday, 8 August 2014

The reason why the arm is so big is that I started the sketch from a low perspective :S Only when I finished I realized that with all the shadow the sense of perspective was lost and that arm now looks ridiculously big.

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Chewing more than i can swallow :S Still, could have been worst...

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Snow Lizard - Very dangerous, very exotic.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

May the Force be with the fish.

2 hours. This one was a good fluke :)

Elephant Cave

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Friday, 1 August 2014

quick studies (from Kurosawa)

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Monday, 31 March 2014

Sunday, 12 February 2012

I really wish I had some kind of process to go through whenever I start painting. I mean, the drawing I finish quite quickly and usually I'm happy with it, but the painting process takes me days and it's sooooo frustrating. I do and redo and redo again...urgh!!
Anyway, that's why I'm happy with this one. Because for a couple of days I thought I was going to give up on it and in the end it came through :) It's the third one for my bunch of child illustrations. It's called 'The little Princess voyage'. I don't know where she's going but it's probably somewhere secret because not only she's travelling at night, she's also going through the misty lakes where all kind of strange creatures live. Well, I guess she'll be alright :)
One friend told me that it would be nice to know a bit about the creatures I paint. I think he's right, even more because their stories are always in my head. It's a good exercise for me to write it down.
So here it is my second children illustration. It's called 'The cat learns to read'. The cat asked the mouse to teach him how to read but the mouse only said yes after the cat promised to stop treating him like walking food.
A couple of months ago I was doing my research of children illustrators in a book store. I noted the names of the illustrators I liked, so I could later check their sites or blogs on the net. One of those illustrators was Shirley Benitez. Anyway, I'm trying to build a portfolio to send to children book editors and this last Christmas in her blog, Shirley showed an extensive walk trough her creative process. I took the time to do something I rarely do and wrote a thanking comment. But the best of it was that she visited my blog too and left me a comment, and I now have one more follower in my blog :):):) So maybe it isn't everyone's cup of tea, but when it comes to children illustration I think she really nails it :) check her work here;-
And here is 'The Dragon has a cold'. This is my first serious try into children illustration. This dragon was stealing sheep from the villages around and everyone thought he was eating them. Turns out that he only wanted to knit a warm scarf