Monday, July 20, 2009
Sometimes, when I want to switch off from work for a while, I draw extreme close-ups. It's something that comes very easy to me and I love drawing them. I already posted another one some months ago, but this one here is not from any known character, but just some anonymus guy.
I also used this casual drawing to try some coloring techniques. It didn't take me much time to finish this illustration but, while simple, I liked the final result and thus I posted it here. Some details are more noticeable in full size, though, so I encourage you to clik on the image and see it in a bigger size.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
It's not a secret that I'm a big DMZ fan. Zee Hernandez has been my favorite character since the first volume, and even more after I read DMZ #11. In fact, the reading of that issue made me think that it would be nice to have a limited series about Zee's first days alone in New York, making enemies and allies and finding out how to survive in the middle of a war. That's how I came up with the idea for that illustration.
[DMZ and Zee created by Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli. The Vertigo logo is a property of DC Comics]
Thursday, July 9, 2009
I made this drawing many years ago, around 1996 or 1997. It was just pencil and ink, with no color or background. I found it last month and scanned it. Looking at it it's easy to realize how much I was influenced by Alan Davis (who is one of my favorite artists in the comics industry).
I've always enjoyed drawing catpeople, and that's why last year I came up with an idea to write all those characters into a comic-book or a graphic novel. Yeah, maybe one day I'll send it to an editor. You never know.
Monday, July 6, 2009
I tried a different process of drawing and coloring for this illustration. I'm not a hundred per cent happy with the final result, but it's got some things that I like.
Captain America is one of my favorite Marvel characters, maybe because The Avengers was my first superhero comic-book ever and he was the leader of that awesome group back then. I was thinking about drawing some fake Captain America cover, and then it ocurred to me that Cap could be holding Red Skull's skull as in the famous Hamlet scene.
[Captain America, Red Skull and the Marvel logo are a property of Marvel Comics]
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
While Taxi Driver is not my favorite Scorsese movie, it may be his most iconic one. Dashiell Bad Horse, Scalped's main character, kind of reminds me of Travis Bickle sometimes, so the image for this illustration just popped up in my mind.
This is a fake Scalped cover for a fake story-arc. Things have gone so wrong for Dash that he's starting to feel out of reality. He can't fight so many wars anymore.
[Scalped and Dash Bad Horse created by Jason Aaron and R.M. Guéra. The Vertigo logo is a property of DC Comics]