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

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

not really finished, can't really bother...

Thursday, 8 December 2011

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Monday, 17 October 2011

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Monday, 10 October 2011

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Monday, 12 September 2011

Saturday, 13 August 2011

This last unfinished one was a try at a more child like illustration. the idea at the beginning was also to pay a bit more attention to the composition.
One more unfinished one. An attempt to bring together some stuff I like. As soon as I tried to paint, it became clear that it should stay like this :S
Two more that I'll never finish. The idea on the upper one was to do a Skeletor. I wanted to redraw it as a demon monster all pumped up or a really skeletal sorcerer. This one here was supposed to be just me figuring out the original one. The bottom one was just a sketch.
A couple of things i started and that I doubt I'll finish. The upper one was just a sketch I kept painting with no reason and the bottom one was just me trying some different composition.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Spiderman 2099 for a restart. It could be better but it's enough for now.

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Some non-important stuff I do when I have some minutes. Personally I don't like any of them :S

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

I spent two hours on each. I'm trying to return to the rhythm.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Because now I have much less time to draw and paint, I'll just post whatever i have for the day, finished or not. This one was just for me to try a way of using brushes that I'm not used to.

Monday, 14 March 2011

"No. Mischief is a small thing, a toy I've well used and discarded. This isn't mischief. This is mayhem. Just watch." - Loki Laufeyson, God of Mischief -

Friday, 11 February 2011

A slow but steady comeback!! Hail to all the comic geeks :D:D:D

Thursday, 25 November 2010

I wonder if it bites...

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

I haven't post for a while. So here's my first attempt at the Chow competition of this past week on the site. I didn t have much time and I did really bad on this one, so in the end, i just threw a shameless lens flare right in the middle so no one could stare at it for long :D so here's 'Atomic, the man of the Atom', or, like his wicked enemies call him, here's 'Mr Golden Pants'.

Thursday, 28 October 2010

This one is a frustration. I don't like to leave them halfway but I really want to work on a certain style right now, and this one is delaying me a bit. I should be working on something else. I'll leave this one as it is and I'll probably come back to it later. So for now, this is a work in progress.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

I'm going fairy tale :S One more step towards one of the things I want to do well.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Here's the first from the next hundred. Karaté Time!!

Tuesday, 28 September 2010

YEYY!!! - 100th POST!!! - It's almost a year since I started this blog and I'm quite happy to see how much I upgraded my drawing and my painting skills since. Although it is still far away from where I want to get, the progress is happening and that's what I want most. That, and to enjoy the ride :D I have to thank all my friends that help me to progress, specially Ben Ho that always find time to give me some wisdom. ROCK ON!! Anyway, my birthday was last Sunday and me and my girlfriend went to the river and did some canoeing with some friends at night. The moon was there, millions of stars, and it felt like it should always be. So yeah, this one is cheesy all the way :D :D :D

Monday, 13 September 2010

I'm quite happy with this one, mostly because it was made in about 2 hours :D

Monday, 6 September 2010

And here's something I want to start trying more often. Weird but enjoyable.
More thumb tries. Not as good as the previous one I think, but I'm trying to do stuff that I'm not confortable with, so is all good I guess. I do think the one from the top is an improvement from the lower one. Have to keep going.