3.4.14

Nexos: Narciso



Illustrations for nexos magazine, a semblance of Ezequiel Padilla, the gringo candidate. / Ilustraciones para la revista nexos, una semblanza de Ezequiel Padilla, el candidato gringo.

2.4.14

Letras Libres: Traducciones

Two illustrations for LetrasLibres magazine about communication, language and translations. Sketches and self taken photos for reference below.

30.3.14

Spectrum 21

These two drawing were accepted into the Spectrum 21 book, The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Many thanks to the judges and Flesk publications. The book will be published this fall and distributed worldwide.

Dispersion
Graphite on paper. 27 x 40 cm.

The Flight
Graphite on paper. 40 x 32 cm.

4.3.14

Letras Libres: Paz



My first collaboration for Letras Libres magazine on their march issue.
"A true cosmopolitan" text by Donald Keene. 

Detail and preliminary sketches below.

22.2.14

Elijah



This painting is a personal visualization of the biblical passage in 1 Kings 17:2-6, the prophet Elijah fed by ravens. Below are some of my preliminary sketches and notes. I'm working to improve my digital painting process and experimenting with this cinematic treatment and realistic drawing. Please, let me know your thoughts.



18.2.14

Monster close-up


Lots of work over here in the studio, but I managed to finish up this character close-up study. Now I wonder what will be in that mysterious place up there on his head.

Back to work!


6.2.14

The "rock biter" strikes again


New sketch of the 'Rock Biter', and this time he's really hungry! I must confess that I've been fascinated by this character for a long time. Here I wanted to make him look really immense. I may develop a close-up sketch before proceeding with colors. 




4.2.14

Digital painting


Digital painting in which I try to emulate my alla prima oil painting technique. About 3 hours

29.1.14

Atreyu


This is my interpretation of Atreyu, the secondary protagonist in the book The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. In the original story he is a young Greenskin warrior from the Grassy Plains  His parents were killed by a Purple Buffalo soon after he was born, so his entire village raised him, thus his name means "son of all" in his native language. (wikipedia)

I've been working to take my illustration portfolio to a further level, and this piece may be going in the right direction. The piece is based on an old sketch I did back in 2012 which took me about 40 minutes to complete.

27.1.14

Dinky rojo sangre


Cover art and interior illustrations for the book Dinky rojo sangre (Dinky rouge sang) by Marie-Aude Murail, published in Mexico by Castillo.

Arte para la portada e interiores del libro "Dinky Rojo Sangre" de Marie-Aude Murail, publicado en México por ediciones Castillo.

21.1.14

Rhythm


Life drawing sketches from my son's capoeira lesson this afternoon
Seems like I need more speed and cadence..

27.11.13




Small sketch from last night
Oil on board. 13 x 18 cm
About two hours