Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Preliminary ideas

So this are some drawings and sketches I did before the one featured in my last post. I guess I should have posted them 'before' last then. Anyway, ...here they come nevertheless.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Going 1700's

Sometimes I wish I had the ability to go back to prior historical periods and see first hand what they -felt- like. In my many years of working as an illustrator and graphic novel artist I had (enjoyed immensely, actually) to dive into reference sources so that I could visualize as accurately as possible how other moments in our history looked like. But that's never enough, it's not only about the visuals but also about being as close as possible to how everything worked, what sort of logistical and circumstantial issues did our ancestors run into not only in their exceptional moments but daily, how things smelled (well, this one might not have been in the top of my list), at what pace things happened, how science, religion, etc influenced the way they lived. All these would have affected how they moved (literally) around regularly.
Anyhow, more on the 'fantasy' side now, here are these two fierce fighters getting down to business and trying to clarify, whatever it is they need to clarify, for good.
Great weekend everyone.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Face Off

As it happens from time to time (as you also see from time to time in this blog) I feel the sudden need to fill up a page with characters' faces. I guess there is a therapeutic side to it.
I hope all is going fine with everyone.

Monday, January 03, 2011

Voices from the past

So welcome 2011.
And while looking forward to the future, here are some images evocative of other past times. The first three are out of a design job I did in 2004 for 'Ghost' Studios in Denmark, one general view of a ghostly hall and two magnified details. The other one, a 'two character' quick inspirational sketch for 'El Pacifico'.
All the best for this New Year!