sábado, 28 de junio de 2014

When you lose your main tool...

Since my computer began to have troubles, the amount of work i could produce began to decreased.  That made me feel very upset and frustrated, because i use to push me hard to produce as much work as i can during the few hours i can work during nights.

Finally, my pc was not continue working.  First weekend i thought i would be crazy!  I felt i was wasting time!  I was very depressed and i kept sleeping almost one entire day trying to evade my worries about the situation.

A good friend has been trying hard to give me a hand with this trouble but something must be very wrong with my pc because nothing have let it begin to work.

Last weekend, i began to work with my old and very noble pc.  She is very slow, has few memory, no graphic card but gives her best.  So, i`m helping myself with her until i can find a final solution.

Trying to find something positive in all of this, I thought maybe this is an exercise to improve my patience and make me slow down.  I must admit i do not have a lot and i always want to finish things as fast as i can, so i stress myself as if an editor was calling me every five minutes to ask me about the pages or illustrations pending.

Searching for a way to canalice my stress, I returned to practice a little of traditional art and it was a very relaxing experience.  I review written chapters of the stories and i did more material and sketches of some complicated scenes that i was plotting since long time.  I will continue working on manga and pending illustrations even when i have to dedicate more time than i use to.

By the way, these are sketches done today during my lunch hour.  I really had not anything in mind, i just began to scratch and these were the results XD

miércoles, 7 de mayo de 2014

Practicing semi realism

I´ve drawn him like chibi, but i never had the courage to try to do it...until now.  His jacket was a never ending task, but i had a lot of fun!! :giggle:  Sometimes i think i should try to do that kind of laces with a Photoshop brush, but i had a lot of fun trying to interpretate them.

For those that not know him, he is ZIN, vocalist of the j-rock band Jupiter.

Sketch done with gridline technique.
Color:  Easy Paint Tool Sai
Signature:  Photoshop CS3

domingo, 4 de mayo de 2014

domingo, 16 de marzo de 2014

When characters claim for more attention...

Characters are like little children.  They want to catch your attention and give you more ideas about their stories.

It could be good because you always have a new idea, but when you manage different stories and ALL those characters want to catch your attention, be prepared for a war in your head!

Lately, my characters Armand from the story Mission Sentinel and Kyrsiel from Angel Guardian have a real fight in my head!  Ideas for illustrations, new pages, action sequences...i would like to draw as faster as they whisper all that ideas in my head!

So, i did a quick sketch about it.  Gersiel is always at the side of their troubles!  He stay there but not making a lot noise, waiting for the proper moment to talk.

sábado, 4 de enero de 2014

First And Most Recent Art Piece Meme

I did this meme to compare my own progress.  

Indeed, the first illustration was the first one made with Manga Studio and Photoshop and the last one done mixing Manga Studio, Sai for backgrounds and Photoshop for lettering.

Inking the chapter 8 of Angel Guardian,

I´m Inking the first page of chapter 8...there is a lot work ahead yet to complete this chapter!

While i´m inking some pages, i took a break and did a quick sketch of Agramon. This guy looks a little mad! XD