Healing words

"Healing words"
graphite and ink on paper
38 x 28 cm.

Free interpretation of an antique mexican legend. Below an excerpt of it
"There was once a loving lord who lived in the Mayab lands, he was the only one who could cure all diseases. When patients came to him for help, he pulled a green stone from his pocket; then took it in his hands and whispered a few words. That was enough to heal any ill"



Portrait of C.
Graphite on paper. 30 x 21.5 cm



Portrait of M.
Oil on masonite. 30 x 40 cm.


Portrait sketch

I'm in love. From tonight's life drawing session. Sepia and sanguine on paper.



Dibujos nocturno con grafito, lápiz graso y conté sobre papel. Tamaño natural.
Graphite, oil based pastel and conte pencil on paper.


Slow painting

Oil painting sketch from live model. 30 x 40 cm.


Oil painting sketch

24 / 03 / 2014
Oil painting sketch from life model. About 3 hours



Two sketches from yesterday's life model session in the studio. Above a charcoal and conté drawing that took me about an hour to complete. Below, an oil painting that took me about one hour and a half with the model plus other 90 minutes of work once the model left the studio.



Gabriel García Márquez.
A different approach, more like a sketch made with oils on primed illustration board


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.

Graphite on paper. 27 x 40 cm.

The Flight
Graphite on paper. 40 x 32 cm.



Cover illustration for "Cantar de Forastero" (Sing of outsider) a poetry book published by Arlequín. Initial sketches and images from the work in progress below:


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!


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. 


Digital painting

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



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.



I spent the whole day yesterday working on this drawing, “Promises”
19 x 30 cm. Graphite on paper


Oil painting study

Oil on masonite
20 x 25 cm

It took me about 4 hours to complete


Salón de Octubre 2013

El viernes fue la inauguración del Salón de Octubre, una de las convocatorias de arte más importantes de Guadalajara, donde mi obra "El Vuelo" obtuvo una mención honorífica. 

Last friday was the opening of the October Salon, one of the most important art exhibitions in Guadalajara, where my piece "The Flight" won an honorable mention.

Salón de Octubre 2013
Ex Convento del Carmen
Av. Juárez 638
Guadalajara, México 



Featured on Picnic magazine. Destacado en el Ilustracional de la revista Picnic.


Corazón de Maíz

Heart of Corn I, II and III
Acrylics on masonite. 22 x 30 cm.

My participation to the event 'NIXTAMAL', a collective culture sharing exhibition, with an associated programme of events and workshops organized by Doodle Plate. The event took place at the Hundred Years Gallery in London, UK in May 2013.


Tonal study

Digital tonal study I did this afternoon, it took me about 3.5 hours. The background texture is done with acrylics on paper.

The flight

"The flight"
Graphite on gvarro paper. 40 x 32 cm.




La revista La Guía de Ticketmaster me hizo una entrevista y publicó una de mis obras en la portada de su edición de Mayo. ¡Muchas gracias!


IF: Farewell

For this week's Illustration Friday topic 'Farewell'
Part of a series entitled "Earth and Soul"

"Earth and Soul"
Personal series where I intend to represent the duality of our own essence, finite and eternal; earthly and divine; spiritual and corporeal.



Miren lo que llegó hoy en el correo / Look what i got in the mail today!

Premio a! diseño en la categoría de ilustración

Andares Primavera-Verano '12
Cliente-Agencia: Esfera
Dirección creativa: Jorge Pesce
Dirección de arte: Ramsés Lecourtois

Sketches for this project



Estas imágenes son detalles de un proyecto en el que estuve haciendo esta semana. Está realizado con acrílicos sobre papel.
Details of a project I did this week. Acrylics on paper.



Este fin de semana pinté tres pizarrones en las paredes de la casa. Uno en mi estudio y otro en la ex-sala, que ahora transformamos un espacio donde mi esposa estará impartiendo un taller de arte para niños por las próximas dos semanas.

I painted tree chalkboard in the walls of our house during the weekend. The one above is in my studio and the other one is in our ex-living room, now a space where my wife is teaching an art workshop for kids during the next two weeks.


Colección Privada

"Colección Privada"Private collection
Aguatinta y aguafuerte Etching

Les comparto la imagen del grabado en el que estuve trabajando las últimas semanas en el taller de Carmen Bordes. Fueron días muy agradables alejado de la computadora, con mucho trabajo, buena charla y buen café. Gracias Carmen
Si estás interesado en adquirir una pieza lo puedes hacer a través de mi tienda online: oliverflores.bigcartel.com
Let me share with you the etching I have been working on for the last weeks in the workshop of Carmen Bordes. They were some pleasant days away from the computer, with lots of work, great conversations and good coffee.
If you are interested, the piece is now available for purchase at my online shop: oliverflores.bigcartel.com