Thursday, December 30, 2010

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Santiago de Chile is not that pretty :(

Not that most large south-american cities are, either. Santiago, however, only has a few nice spots. The rest of the country is pretty amazing, though. Some old sketches I rescued from one of my books.

Monday, December 27, 2010

The most stylish place in Los Andes ...

... is most likely San Pedro de Atacama (Chile), in the middle of the desert, around 4500 above sea level. Coffee shops and warm adobe pubs at freezing night temperatures.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Katara, russian style

This one goes to my One Niece, who wants to be like Katara ... and probably is quite a bit :)
TRIA markers and heavily inspired in a Pushkin tale illustration.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Yoruichi vs Soi Fong

Watercolors and markers. This is my fav screenshot in the whole Bleach series. I copied it from the TV and colored it later (I'm fast, but not shunpo-fast :D:D:D)

Friday, December 17, 2010

Zuko: Ukiyo-e style

Still in Avatar mode. I need to switch to other characters, though, but I like red so much... :P

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


My fav village in Portugal is Sintra, 50 kms away from Lisbon. Not only it is a lovely, pretty place, but also full of castles, fortresses and other odd things like Quinta do Regaleira. It's been my 5th time there and my 1st visit to this place. Amazing!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Secure guest rights

A scene from A Storm of Swords, when Cat commands her son to eat and drink whatever the Freys offer him to secure guest rights to prevent murder attempts.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Lisbon by night

Thanks to my beloved air controllers and their surprise strikes, instead of Salzburg I ended up in Lisbon, after many hours driving and losing a good amount of money. We can only hope for karma ... or privatization.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


A little fishing village in Granada that became this huge summer holiday place years ago. I've been spending most of my summers there since I was born.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

H is for ... Hellboy

I like Hellboy from the very beginning. I also like BPRD and all Mignola's art (I just wish he did less covers and more comicbooks) and I would really love to get Fegredo back for a saga. Superb series!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sant Cugat

The monastery of Sant Cugat, painting with Swasky in Barcelona :)

Friday, December 3, 2010

G is for ... the Goblin Queen

Back from the time when things happened in the X Men and you did not need a 30-issues multicolection saga every 3 months, I really liked the main line in Inferno. With Maddy Pryor going all evil on bland Scotty :D

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Azula: Ukiyo-e style

I got new TRIA markers recently and, finally (hey Inma! I did it!), I managed to spare some time to try them. A japanese like sketch with Azula, from AtLA, came to my mind ...

Monday, November 29, 2010

F is for Fa Mulan

Beauty and the Beast is my fav Disney movie, but Mulan comes in a close second place!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Practising with pastel colors

Needless to say, this is a shameless copy, but it is MY shameless copy :D:D:D

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The benefits of Illustrator ...

I did this a while ago to comment on how Illustrator Trace tool could improve your sketches ...

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

So this is the final stuff for my presentation ...

On learning by imitation when your body won't respond :P :D

Done with stick figures for the moment, for the sake of everyone! Next sketch will be better :D

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Monday, November 22, 2010

And Joffrey colored

I used a bit of everything here. There are watercolors, liner textures, TRIA markers and even white gel ballpen if you look real close ... ;)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Scanner-less in weekend

But, hey, what are lousy mobile-cameras (crap in 1 million pixels!) for? :D
Here is a drawing I've been doing for a DA friend. Color, finished version coming soon-
Joffrey Baratheon about to use the catapults on those perky rebels ...

Monday, November 15, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Robot issues

Believe it or not, this will also be in my dissertation defense slides :D

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Best friends forever

This one is dedicated to my cousin, who was a bit like this when we were kids. And, of course, I don't like to be touched :P

Anyway, I think this pretty much says everyhing :D:D:D