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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.

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It’s that time of the year again!  Yes, the time when I do a fast sketch of Ororo Munroe (Storm) and get very happy because I see I got better comparing it to the one I drew last year.

So, first, last year’s Ororo:

Now, 2013’s Ororo.

 


2013 Ororo

2013 Ororo 2

 

I’m ashamed of her left arm, it’s awful, honestly. I clearly need to draw a few hundred hands and arms this year!

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 other night santiagu caught me off guard when he sent me some file named “fanart” through dropbox and told me “Maybe that will ring a bell”. When I opened it this is what I saw:

La otra noche santiagu me pilló desprevenida enviándome vía dropbox un .jpg llamado “fanart”, “A ver si te suena” me dijo. Cuando lo abrí me encontré con esto:
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His awesome version of the two characters involved in Wallflower! He says it’s not finished but I just couldn’t wait any longer. It’s a lovely personification of the girls and he managed somehow to nail it with the colours even though the comic is B/W. Go give the boy himself some love in his blog now!

¡Su genial versión de las protagonistas de Wallflower! Aunque el dice que no está terminado he tenido que colgarlo, no podía esperar. Me encanta como quedan las chicas en su estilo y además ha conseguido misteriosamente dar en el clavo con los colores a pesar de que el cómic está en B/N. Id a mostrarle un poquito de aprecio a su blog, ¡aaahora!

About the bilingual blog rant, I’ve been resisting this for almost three years cause I dislike having posts written in two languages all the time. I think it causes a bit of confusion and the tags part is real trouble but ever since wordpress started showing visit rates per country and I realised at least 33% of my traffic comes from spanish speaking countries I have decided that having a bilingual blog is less time consuming, less confusing and a better option than anything else at least until I can figure out how to get a language change button option or think of something else. Until then, a bilingual blog shall this one be.

En cuanto a lo del blog bilingüe, es algo a lo que me he resistido durante casi los tres años de existencia de este blog. No me gustaba la idea de publicar posts en dos idiomas distintos y además cuando llegamos al asunto de las etiquetas bilingües ya se vuelve una locura de cara a la gestión. Pero desde que wordpress muestra los ratios de visitas por país me he dado cuenta de que al menos el 33% de mi tráfico proviene de países en que se habla en castellano y la verdad es que un blog bilingüe es a día de hoy la opción que menos tiempo y confusiones me supone, al menos hasta que encuentre una solución mejor. Hasta entonces este blog será bilingüe.

I think this is the most I’ve ever written in this blog. Ever. xD // Creo que este post tiene el récord de número de palabras del blog con diferencia. xD

In April I posted the sketch for an illustration that was going to be published in a BBC Sherlock’s Fan Book as an extra feature in a short story I wrote the script for as well. The story featured Irene back in the UK in disguise and some stolen jewels, no apparent connection *rolleyes.

Well, the fan book has been, as far as I know, a great hit and now that several months have gone by I think it’s time I release the illustration for the public rejoicing. I also did the cover/backcover illustration for that story. It was an integrated part of the story and it’s resolution (you guess where were the jewels hidden… :P). Click to enlarge. ^^

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. 🙂

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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. 🙂

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

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