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Some new works

Posted on October 20, 2015 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (29)

These are some new images I've done to promote myself. I had a week without work and this is the outcome. Now I have to go back to the Cintiq so that I can finish the ongoing assingment on time.

Mad Max fan art

Posted on June 3, 2015 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

CAstle siege

Posted on March 24, 2015 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (2)

This is a new piece I've done this week for self promotion. It is always good to use your free time to do this kind of work. You learn different things and you keep yourself active and ready to work.
I usually like to do images that will give me a headache to finish, that means having to paint big landscapes or many characters. You always start drawing a sketch freely and then, once you have something you like, you get like..."now, do I really have to finish this piece? Ok, so there we go..."

This is the sketch stage. As you can see there's not a ton of information, as it should be. At this stage the main goal is to get a nice composition and good shapes. I've lost my line art in the process, so I won't be able to show it here. I used Painter X3 for this. The pencil tool in Painter is tops, it works great with inclination, just as if you were holding a real pencil. 

This is the colored version in painter. I used Digital Watercolor for the sky and Wet Oil Brush for all the rest. No effects, no adjestment layers, just plain and simple painting. I separated the image in three layers: foreground, background and sky. I tried to keep the foregound cool and the background warm. I finally put a layer on top of all and with a 2b pencil tool I painted on some parts of the image to delete line where I found necessary.
After that I opened the image in Photoshop and made some tonal and contrast corrections, I also added some clouds to help give a bettter sense of depth and perspective.

New Works

Posted on February 11, 2015 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

I've uploaded some new images to my "Personal Work" gallery.

July 2014: Major Update!!!!

Posted on July 19, 2014 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

At last! 

After more than two years of neglecting my obligations to have an online presence I have finally been able to get a new version of my webpage running and full of contents that had never before seen the light in digital form. 

I have also made little galleries for every different project, along with some information regarding each work. ( I shoud add a little more background on many of them -  maybe later).

I will try to update this blog as much as possible, but paid work is what dictates the amount of free time I can enjoy so... We'll see  :D


¡Al fin! 

Tras más de dos años pasando olímpicamente de mi obligación de mantener una presencia online por fin he sido capaz de poner a andar una nueva versión de mi página web.  Hay muchos contenidos que aún no habñian sido publicados en digital.

También he creado diferentes galerías para cada proyecto, así como un poco de información sobre cada trabajo  (debería añadir un poco más , pero quizás luego...).

Trataré de actualizar este blog tanto como sea posible, peor el trabajo pagado dicta la cantidad de tiempo libre del que puedo disponer, asñi que....¡Ya veremos!  :D