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If you dare cross this threshold, be aware that indescribable horrors with unutterable names await in the stygian darkness, furtive creatures from beyond all the known stars. Expect only madness and despair ahead… in Disney style!

What can I say, people? I’m exhausted. This has been a 40+ hours labour divided among the sleeping time of the past week and a half. And it feels good to show it to the world. We can easily say that this is what my mind looks like. It is, after all, built up from all my major obsessions in life.

Horrores innombrables acechan en la oscuridad impenetrable del mundo, provocando en quienes los contemplan solo desesperación y locura… ¡con estilo Disney! 

Tras más de cuarenta horas de trabajo sacadas todas de mis horas de sueño de la última semana y media puedo enseñaros por fin algo que es muy personal para mi, ya que proviene de la larga incubación de mis principales obsesiones en la vida:

1. Giant Octopuses/Pulpos gigantes
2. Victorian fashion/Moda victoriana
3. Steel greenhouses from the XVIII and XIX century/Invernaderos de acero del S.XVIII y XIX
4. Jumanji
5. German expressionism/Expresionismo alemán
6. Piranesi’s engravings/Los grabados de Piranesi
7. H.P. Lovecraft
8. The heart of Darkness/El corazón de las tinieblas

The attack of the accursed octopus of doom and madness

Enjoy & share! ¡Disfrutad y compartid!

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Click on the image to access the .cbr file

Why? Did you like it? Share it! Scroll down and you’ll find multiple options for doing so 🙂 //¿Te ha gustado? ¿Por qué no lo compartes? Al final del post encontrarás varias opciones para difundir el post. 🙂

What? The cbr extension doesn’t work for you? That’s okay, I uploaded it to DeviantART too. // ¿Que no tienes un software para leer cbr o una plataforma que lo soporte? Que no cunda el pánico, también lo he subido a DeviantART.

 

Well, the manga convention weekend here in Barcelona was pretty intense and I had lots of fun meeting good old friends. I’ll talk about these days in a different post at the end of this week, when everything’s more settle down. Now I just want to drop a few lines to let you know that I decided to make Wallflower downloadable in cbr format so you all should be able to access this file with any electronical device and a software that reads the comic book reader format. Just click on the image and download it. Also, spread the word, share it, copy it, resend it, just don’t try to make money out of it, it’s not meant for that! I just want this little child of mine to reach as much people as possible and be seen. And remember, the printed version can be found in 2012’s Lis en Fleur fanzine along with some amazing works by up to twenty talented artists.

Bueno, ya se ha acabado el salón, que ha sido muy intenso y divertido. Hablaré de eso al final de la semana porque ahora mismo estoy bastante liada. Solo quería postear algo rápido para invitaros  todos a descargaros la versión digital de “Wallflower” haciendo click en la imagen. El archivo puede visualizarse desde cualquier soporte electrónico con un software que lea la extensión de archivo .cbr. Os remito a Google o la tienda de apps de vuestros smartphones (seguro que hay algún lector gratuito 🙂 ). Si os gusta, compartidlo y extendedlo, a lo único que aspiro con estas modestas seis páginas es a que las vea cuanta más gente mejor. Por favor, no intentéis hacerlo pasar por vuestro o sacar dinero con el, ¡no está hecho para eso! Recordad que podéis encontrar la versión impresa en el fanzine Lis en Fleur de este año, junto con los trabajos de otras 19 artistazas.

Haters gonna hate but just in case let me warn you that if you, for some reason, dislike LGB stories you are not going to like this one and I strongly recommend that you don’t insist on reading it. This is non-explicit material. Thank you. ^^ // Quiero aprovechar para advertir desde ya que si hay alguien con prejuicios hacia las historias de temática LGB probablemente se sienta ofendido por esta historia, muy a mi pesar. Por favor, si tienes esta clase de prejuicios, ignora este post y no descargues las páginas, sólo conseguirás incomodarte innecesariamente. Estás avisad@. No contiene material explícito. Gracias. ^^

Edit: Remember that santiagu made an awesome depiction of the girls a couple of weeks ago. Ace stuff.

Solo recordaros que santiagu dibujó su genial versión de las chicas de Wallflower hace un par de semanas.

The winner of the contest I submitted an illustration to two weeks ago has been announced. Congratulations to the winner and to the people who submitted their work. Go check their submissions.

Now I can show you my entry:

Ya se ha anunciado el veredicto del concurso de fan arts de Porcelain, para el que hice un dibujillo. Enhorabuena para la ganadora y a todos los demás participaltes, porque han salido trabajos muy muy chulos.

Y ahora ya puedo enseñaros mi entrada para el concurso:

Porcelain fan art

Now, moving on to different matters, just a reminder that my 6 pages story Wallflower can be found in this year’s Lis en Fleur‘s edition and it will be sold from tomorrow in the Salón del Manga in Barcelona @ Life in a Glasscase’s stand.

En otro orden de cosas, solo recordaros podréis encontrar el fanzine Lis en Fleur, para el que he colaborado con seis páginas este año, en el stand de Life in a Glasscase durante el Salón del Manga de Barcelona. 🙂 

Have a terrific Halloween // Buena víspera de Todos los Santos 🙂

Long time no see!

I have been busy trying to gradutate but I couldn’t resist when a friend asked me to doodle a few pages for her upcoming fanzine, Lis en fleur. I contributed a six pages long story called “Wallflower” and I can’t tell you more or show a lot for the time being. In a few months I will upload the pdf but for the time being a couple of previews will have to do. I will post this one now and a fuller one when the manga convention here in Barcelona is getting closer. I will also tell you about how to get yourself a copy in case you’re interested.

Planning and drawing these six pages I realised how long had it been since I had really made a whole comic page for real. Way too long. There was a point at which I thought I’d give up and not finish them, but I “manned up” and carried on to the end, feeling the improvement with every new panel. I’m satisfied I can tell you all that I put a new work in the “Finished” basket.

I also drew it entirely on my pc without previous sketches on paper. Intuos5 is ❤

I did it!

See you around and keep it cool!

This is something we all know. At least theoretically. We all know finishing what you start is vital, it’s comforting, is engaging and bursts self worth. But it’s not the same knowing it and experimenting it because it is so easy to never finish anything we start. For many, if not for all, it’s a matter of whatever we’re starting not coming out as good as we wanted it to be because of the gap between our imagination and our actual skills. And still it’s the most important that we finish what we start, because it is when our work is finished that we can decide what we’re doing right and what we’re doing wrong.

I recently finished two illustrations and a comic script for a fanzine and I’m already hating what I did, but at the same time I’m so proud I did finish and now I can see where I’m doing mistakes. If I had never finished them, I wouldn’t know I need to find better narrative resources and rythms, that my dialogues are terrible and that everything I do looks better before colour/inking.

I encourage you all to finish what you’ve started and be proud you did so. And then, forget about it and start something new and finish it and so on. Cause that is already one big level up on the way to close the gap between your imagination and the results of your work.

And, this is the sketch for the next piece I’m going to be working on during thesis work breaks.

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I’m sorry I’ve been neglecting you. I’m not having much time for drawing or updating the blog lately. I’m trying to keep focus on my thesis so I can graduate by July.

I’m anyway managing to find some time for my long-term project. I’ve been studying script-writing books during the whole winter and been trying to put together what I’ve learned in these past months in some actual scripts.

I’m also going to be part of a BBC Sherlock’s Fan Book which will be launched at the end of May. The director of the fanzine will be selling it in London at the MCM. It is the first time I’m joining a fanzine, so I’m super excited. More specifically, I’m contributing a 10 pages comic script for my ex-flatmate to draw (cause honestly, thesis. No time for drawing 10 pages in the next three months, even less in the past three weeks), the front and back pages for that same story within the book and an illustration. That sketch up there is a sneak-peak from that illustration and it’s all I can show. What do Sherlock and Cabaret have in common, shall be revealed in the book. 🙂

Two months ago I posted in here the pencil version of this illustration, featuring a three vanishing points view of a staircase which I’m still kind of proud of. With my thesis due (hopefully) in July, I don’t have much time for my dream lately, but I try to invest as much of my free time as possible into carrying on with it. I made several tryouts, with watercolours and painting digitally, but I finally decided to borrow my roommate‘s copic markers. I must thank her for that and for the input in the final stages.

Here there is my first finished illustration in a while. Enjoy! 🙂

Browsing through the most recent sketchbooks I sense a pattern: Victorian Ladies is my don’t-know-what-to-draw topic.

As promised, I kept on working on that 3 vanishing points perspective of a Victorian staircase. And I’m basically done with the pencils, and I’m kind of satisfied.

I, btw, started this one week ago so I could paint something. One week later, the painting can finally start!

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I used my break this evening to start some crazy three-vanishing-points perspective of a wooden Victorian staircase on a -oh, yes!- A3 paper sheet. To be finished through the week, during breaks. =D

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