Thursday, March 31, 2011

"Ok, here is the idea..."

"...These are the tickets to Greece. Once there we go to the beach, any beach...and then, we do the 'CD cover thing', you know, beauty on the front, creative muscle in the middle, and then the percussionist at the very background, looking really absent, like he's so cool he don't need all that".
Anyway, an homage to these nearly extinct CD's. I'm finding it difficult to replace my old (and finally broken down) CD player these days. Not so long ago the choices when it came to this were practically endless, now you are lucky if you find two different models on a sorry shelve at the very en of the store... (no somos nadie, indeed).

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Swords, ink and other things

Basically what the title says.
On another note, it looks like we are heading for some seriously nice weather around here, at least for the rest of the week.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Lecture and book signing at Art Center (Pasadena)

On April 5th, between 1-2 pm. I'll be at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena for a -lecture and "Framed Ink" book signing- event. So if you would like to attend and have the chance to do so you can also let them know at Design Studio Press's Facebook page.
I hope to see you soon!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Venice (+Update)

In these days when following the daily news is upsetting and dramatic, and while just hoping all the best for this planet of ours and all species on it, here come two sketches. One of them after one of my visits to Venice, Italy, a number of years ago.
I hope everyone is fine.
UPDATE: I have just seen online the 'give2asia blog', in which anyone can make a donation that will go a very long way. Please take a moment to visit the site.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Pub Life

'Hanging around the pub in the afternoon'. Inspired by the Agatha Christie novels I used to read (one after the other) when I discovered them through a friend in my early high school days. By the way, if you haven't seen all the cover art Tom Adams did for them along the 60's and 70's you should take a look. They were oneiric images based on actual elements that appeared in (or somehow were related to) the story. Enough to insinuate what was going on but never giving you enough so that you would have an actual idea of how all those elements would relate within the story.
Good rest of the weekend everyone.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

"No place like home"

Here is an image that came to my head this morning thinking of my home town. It is not a particular street, alley or corner, but it certainly feels like it could be any one of them in what is called 'casc antic', or 'old town'.
Most buildings there are from the 1700's 1800's, and were mostly inspired and designed by italian architects of the time. In fact, walking around these streets one can see the resemblance with certain secluded areas of cities like Venice.

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Sittin' on the dock of the bay...

And I wander ...doing what?. Looks like shady stuff to me.
The rest are a little bunch of people making funny faces.
Happy Wednesday everyone