Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hi there! I just wanted to leave the drawing board for a while to wish a great new year for everyone.
These characters are a small preview of a new project I'm working on. I'll be uploading some more stuff soon. Enjoy!

Friday, December 04, 2009

A work in progress

I started this illustration today. It was just a woman's face and then I started to add things (this is an extract).
I'll see how it goes. I'll be starting another project soon and hopefully I'll be sharing some pictures.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Practicing, practicing, practicing...

This is some of the new stuff that I've been preparing during the last days.
I've been practicing several styles and reviewing and polishing some aspects of my artwork. So, these illustrations end up being some kind of 'rehearsal'.
More illustrations and sequential pages are on their way too.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

The Batmen

I've been working on a few sketches, testing some styles and stuff. Classic B&W style and modern, animated style.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

H. P. Lovecraft

I've been painting one of the pictures of the Master of Horror, just for fun and exercise.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009


Hi there. This is just a superhero sketch I did for fun some days ago. Has been a while since I draw something in this style (for a work), so I want to keep exercising it.
Ok then, I'll get back to the drawing board!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Bullet, page 20

I really like how this colored page by Joiton came out. You can see the original B&W pencils (by me) in the previous post.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The Bullet, page 5

The story is called 'The Bullet' and was written by Hermés Piqué. It's now being illustrated by me and colored by my colleague Joiton.

Hopefully the comic will be available at Robot Comics soon.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

About the process...

Hi there, I thought it'll be cool to show the process of one of the pages from 'Tiny Life left'.

First I receive Nick's scripts. They're different to what I'm used to work in comic books. They're like a text, divided only by paragraphs (which may contain a bunch of pages) and chapters.

My first task is to give comic book format to it, dividing the text in panels and pages, and then I start with little sketches for all the pages. For the first book every chapter had to be divided in 20 pages, but in left I have no limit for that, so there's more freedom to work on each scene.

With Nick's approbation on the sketches, I start drawing. When's ready, I scan the page and send it over to Nick. Then, he gives me comments, suggestions, corrections, or new ideas.

Whenever a change in the pencils is done, I usually take a picture of it and send it to Nick instead of scanning again the whole thing. Then, before sending a package of 10 pages to him, I correct some more details and changes.

For example, here we have Jed and Fred playing they're infiltrating an enemy alien spaceship. In the first try my interpretation of the script was this:

Then, Nick told me that he wanted to visually show their imaginations on the page, so a spacesuit to Fred was added, and laser pistols to both of them. This idea was insinuated in the script, specifying that the backgrounds change at some moments. But here the changes were on the characters, as happened in a previous page that I made them look like robots, but that wasn't specified and fortunately Nick was ok with that. In this case I decided to show these extra elements whenever something fantastic appears in the same panel:

Something else was needed for Jed, he still looked 'normal' holding only a pistol. The solution was this:

So, this is my pretty simple explanation of the process behind the pencils, basically this is the way we work together with Nick in every page. Most of the pages don't need so many changes as this one, only those pages where a new idea comes up or there are many specific things that Nick wants to show.

You can always visit The Official Tiny Life Website to follow the advance of the books closely.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A preview of current projects

Here's the complete pin-up for 'Astral Empires', and the page 4 of 'The Bullet'.

I'll be uploading more stuff soon.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

2 more projects

I've restarted my work on 'The bullet' a two-issues story written by Hermés Piqué. The first time I worked with this story was a few years ago, and the project was stopped.
Now, Hermés wants to continue the project and I'm starting over again, drawing and coloring the comic. Right now I'm sketching all the pages of the first issue.

In the other hand, I've also started a new work for Kevin Monk, with whom I've worked drawing several pin-ups and characters for a Role Playing Game in the past. Now, he wants me to start drawing another group of characters and pin-ups.

That makes a total of 5 projects at the same time. I'm so happy... and busy.