Thursday, March 26, 2015

4 Years

Here is a personal piece I did back in March 2011, I really did enjoy this one. I couldn't help at the time but thinking of Tom Adam's work, I was always so impressed with his mysterious and cryptic cover art for so many of Agatha Christie's novels.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Xyza Cruz Bacani, Photographer

I just discovered this filipina photographer who nine years ago left her country to work as domestic service in Hong Kong. One day she bought a camera with borrowed money. This is the result.


Talking about movies with a heart! I just saw a screening of HOME, our latest film at Dreamworks (I didn't work on it unfortunately). I loved it! and so did by the way my three year old daughter who at the end insisted so much on the fact that she wanted to see it again, she even let the usher know about it (since he was wearing a uniform she possibly figured he might be able to do something about it! :)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

By The Sea

Image of a guy looking at the ocean, a drawing I did time ago, sharpie and fine point Pilot markers on paper. I hope everyone is having a happy weekend.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Renaissance Warriors

Another action (pre-action actually) piece. Whatever happened next... It was just a fun to do exercise, isn't it great when you just can go at it without having to think about the previous or the posterior shot and draw for the moment?

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Ye Ole Pirates' Days

Well, it's certainly been a while! …so hectic lately. Here are a few sketches I did for a graphic novel style story i did in collaboration with my friends and phenomenal talents Marcelo Vignali and Armand Serrano. That was a long time ago now, when the three of us used to work at Sony Animation together. I hope everyone is fine and enjoying the weekend!

Friday, November 28, 2014


I just saw the film at our usual studio screening, and boy -I did have fun-, to the usual charm of these little fellows add a fun story, tones of action, phenomenal art direction, and certainly lots and lots of clever humor. I also love the use of so many varied and cool locations -a la- James Bond, same with the gadgets and devices used by bad and good guys alike. Here are a few pieces I did for the film long time ago, just preliminary sketches or the port and some alleys in Hong Kong which at the time was to be one of the locations. I hope you see the show and have a great time too!

Saturday, June 14, 2014


And so the big weekend arrived, Ive been waiting for this one myself for quite a long time! I saw the studio screening recently and it looks stunning, with phenomenal story and characters. I did some 200 cinematography pieces for lighting and compositional inspiration, here are six of them, ...I'll post some more in the near future!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Life Drawing and Magazine Article

It had been quite a while, years actually, since I last went to life drawing sessions. Karl Gnass is now having one of his phenomenal seminars at the Studio, so here is one of the drawings I did the other day. Also, 'Drawing' magazine just came out with their spring 2014 issue which features an interesting article about artists who use ink, and as you'll see I was invited as well to show some of my work. The article is by Charley Parker.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Street sketches and Carl Potts seminar

Hey everyone, from no posts in a long time to two posts in a row! These are some "passer by" sketches i did around Christmas 2008 at a shopping mall with some friends. Fun!. Also i just knew Carl Potts will be giving a seminar on visual storytelling at the Society of Illustrators in NYC on May 1st at 7:00 pm (you can find more details here). Enjoy if you have the chance and are around beautiful NY!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


These are two pieces dating from some time ago. The 'Sherlock' image is an illustration I did to keep 'my fingers agile', as a guitarist friend of mine would say. The horseman is one of the many sketches I did years ago for a historical adventure project that eventually would evolve into 'Trail Of Steel'.The big temple design at the very background is directly taken from the cathedral in my hometown Palma de Mallorca.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

'Framed Ink' currently being reprinted

Hi everyone, for those of you interested to know, 'Framed Ink' is currently being reprinted so it will soon be up and running in Amazon and everywhere else. Thanks!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Bob Godfrey

I just received an email from the Union. It reads "an afternoon of remembrance", and then it details a list of the animation people that died last year. I went through the list and I just said a big 'Oh no!' when I read the name Bob Godfrey. My mind went back to London in 1991, almost like in that famous scene at the end of the film 'Ratatouille". In April 1991 I decided to go to London looking for work. In a matter of weeks I had seen almost two hundred companies and still not getting anywhere. The 'creative directory' that I used as my guide provided me with yet another name and address, Bob Godfrey in King's Cross. So I headed there. He wasn't expecting me as I hadn't called before, I just tried my luck. He attended me -very- well (not everyone you meet in this type of adventure does) and asked me to come in. He really took his time to go through my portfolio. He was very complimentary and told me "I don't have work for you right now, but Spielberg is making an animated film these days in London". He gave me the studio's phone number and told me "go there, I'm sure they will give you work". And I called, and they did. Without his advice my life might have been very different, I might not be where I am today, my wife wouldn't be my wife, and my daughter wouldn't be my daughter. I don't even want to think about it. Thanks Bob, and rest in peace. (picture from 'The Guardian' online)