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My roommate has been trying to get me to play Journey for a while now and the other day I just couldn’t resist it any longer. I had to say yes. I had to play it. And all I could think about during those two hours was “I really feel like painting now.”
There’s something really inspiring to that game, call it the colour palette, the lighting, the feeling of grandeur and ruin…
So I made a fan art/speed painting thing. Enjoy it ūüôā

Mi compa√Īera de piso ha insistido durante el verano en que juegue al Journey y el otro d√≠a acab√© sucumbiendo. El juego ya de por si me llamaba, pero al jugarlo fue una experiencia completamente inspiradora. En las casi dos horas de vagar por el desierto solo pod√≠a pensar en las ganas que me estaban entrando de pintar.
As√≠ que aqu√≠ os dejo un peque√Īo ejercicio de speed painting que he hecho en homenaje al juego. Disfrutadlo ūüôā

Fanart Journey low res


Esta semana el workshop de Disney ha interrumpido la constancia de la batalla de superh√©roes. Mientras recupero tiempo y encuentro un rato para garabatear algo contra el Profesor X y, de paso, os cuento qu√© tal fue el workshop, os dejo aqu√≠ el portafolio tal y como lo ense√Ī√© en la revisi√≥n que me meti√≥ en el curso de Disney. Casi todo son cosas que ya habr√©is visto si me segu√≠s con cierta regularidad pero incluso en ese caso encontrar√©is alguna sorpresilla.

The superheroes battle has been discontinued this week due to the Disney workshop. While I find time to catch up and draw someone to fight against Professor X and, why not, talk to you a bit about the workshop itself, I’m leaving here for your eyes only my portofolio as it was in January for the review for the Disney course. If you’re a more or less constant follower you’ll have seen almost everything by this time but even if that is the case there are some things won’t have seen yet.

Earlier this week Santi went all pulp choosing the Man-Thing against my Swamp Thing. Perfect excuse for finally making the Delirium fanart I’ve been wanting to do for ages. Cause, imagine poor Man-Thing and his highly empatic neuronal net against the burst of incoherent feelings that is Delirium. Teehee.
On top of that, I think we were getting short of girls, cause even if you call the Swamp Thing and Man-Thing things, they’re still male based things.

For this post and specific piece I took lots of inspiration (face and neck position and hair) from an illustration by Joshua Middleton. I deeply admire this guy beyond reason and I fell in love with the delicacy of his Delirium commission from Wondercon the minute I saw it.

I twisted the expression a bit and completely changed the pose.

Delirium of The Endless

So, up to Santi finding something that can defeat her. I know who I’d go for, but only for laughs, but we’ll see what he does.

Also, from now on you can find the list of all the previous rounds in the Battle Time! tag at the top right side of the main page, next to About.

No, todavía no nos hemos aburrido de dibujar superhéroes. Esta semana Santi sacó a Aquaman contra la Antorcha Humana y hoy contraataco con, ni más ni menos que La Cosa del Pantano. Para quienes no lo sepan la Cosa del pantano es más bien una conciencia incorpórea que puede trasplantarse a cualquier ser vivo vegetal. Eso hace que los ataques físicos sirvan de poco contra ello y hace que mole mucho. 

Sigo insistiendo en el speed-painting. Hay partes de Swampy que me dan esperanzas de cara al futuro.

¬°Cuidado Aquaman, que vamos a por ti!

Nope, we’re not yet bored of the superhero game. Earlier this week Santi pulled Aquaman against the Human Torch and today I’m getting back at him with the Swamp Thing. The Swamp Thing, sweet little creature, is more of a bodyless consciousness that can trasplant itself into any vegetal lifeform. He is therefore super cool and almost invulnerable to physical attacks.

I keep insisting in painting. I think I might be starting to figure out how to do it. Some pieces of Swampy give me hope for the future.

Watch your back, Aquaman!

Swamp Thing LowRes

In previous rounds of the Battle:

#1 Jubilee

#2 The Human Torch


Hello folks!

So friend and kickass artist Santi and I teamed up for a collaborative just-for-fun superhero drawing battle. The rules are simple:

1. We have 3-4 (or more xD) days to draw the superhero that we think would win the last superhero the other drew.

2. All works: all publishers, all universes.

3. The game goes on until we’re bored or there are no more superheroes left that we can recall of. No repeating!

Santi started last week with Jubilee. And I say… “Human Torch! I choose you!” (Cause this is pretty much like pokemon xD)

Human Torch Lalala peq

For reasons that are impossible for me to articulate it got into my head that this was the best moment to start trying speed painting even if my brain kept on telling me “You don’t actually know how to paint”. Well… guess I had to start some time, right? Just ignore the flames… I was like… “this was going to be speed painting! I’m over this.”

Tell us what you think. Who would win this battle, Jubilee or Johnny?

Previous battle entries:
#1. Jubilee

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 desesperaci√≥n y locura… ¬°con estilo Disney!¬†

Tras m√°s de cuarenta horas de trabajo sacadas todas de mis horas de sue√Īo de la √ļltima semana y media puedo ense√Īaros por fin algo que es muy personal para mi, ya que proviene de la larga incubaci√≥n 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 alem√°n
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!

Next illustration's preview

What are these two poor souls running from? They certainly look scared. ]:)

Also, first attempt to a more “disney” kind of drawing. The girl came out a bit too Barbucci s:

I honestly think Mooonrise Kingdom is the best of the movies by Wes Anderson so far, it enchanted me ever since I watched the trailer.
Me encanta Moonrise Kingdom, no me canso de verla. Creo honestamente que es la mejor película de Wes Anderson hasta el momento. Me enamoró perdidamente desde que vi el tráiler. 

Edit:¬†I knew it wasn’t working the way I coloured it. I suck at colour. But a good friend smacked me hard on the face and told me to man up and fix it and make it less horrible. So here it is, fixed.

Desde el principio he sido consciente de que el color no estaba funcionando en esta ilustración pero no sabía muy bien como arreglarlo. Mi amiga Berta vino al rescate y me echó la bronca a base de bien para que lo arreglara y helo aquí, arreglado.

Wes Anderson's Moonrise Kingdom fan art

Suzy and Sam are planning how to get into lots of trouble. I shake hands with them for that.

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 week I got my belated birthday present from my family, a Wacom Intuos5 tablet. I’ve always had mixed feelings about graphic tablets as I have never found them confortable to draw on. I used to own a Graphire4 and even if it was great for digital painting I never got the hang of it for drawing. But the Intuos5 works fantastic and I’m determined to get over past experiences and get the hang of drawing in the graphic tablet. I thought it would take really long and the process would be very frustrating at the beginning but yesterday I did a fast doodle just to try it out and the result wasn’t that different from what I can do on paper so it seems it’s going to be lighter and faster than I had thought. ūüôā


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