05 / Abr / 2016

Ntyi. El vencedor de la boa II.

I don´t think this is going anywhere but I´m enjoying not having to think of anything but a story that is already created. If this goes farther I will explain something about it. Creo que esto no va a ningún sitio pero estoy disfrutando no tener que pensar en nada más que en una historia que ya está creada. Si esto va más allá contaré algo sobre ella.
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30 / Mar / 2016

Ntyi. El vencedor de la boa.

In my mind there´s an african tale: Ntyi. Beater of the boa. Trying new things. En mi mente hay un cuento africano: Ntyi. El vencedor de la boa. Probando cosas nuevas.
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26 / Oct / 2015

Galgui. Semana xxx… Work in progress vs. final look.

These are examples of some finished pages vs. work in progress. The two small images on the left side correspond to phases 1 and 2: work in progress. The big one on the right is phase 3: the final look. Maybe it doesn´t seem so obvious, but the differences between each of the phases took me hours of looking at and cleaning every illustration so they look neat but still preserving the freshness of the first work. I started phase 3 at the end of winter 2014 and finished somewhen on february 2015, almost a year later. Is it normal to take so long to do this? Of course not. In fact it really took me like three and a half months, the rest of the time i was doing other jobs. Galgui is a 32 pages full illustrated book, so three months is still a lot of time. It´s amazing how time works. When you have it, you can spend hours working on things you would normally solve in minutes. I remember perfectly sitting down drawing for hours every day in front of my computer, during months and still having things to improve. It felt like neverending to me. […]
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26 / Feb / 2014

Galgui. Semanas XLVII a L. Fin de la fase II.

The pictures shows some lines. I realised i haven´t shared many of these during the process. I draw and paint at the same time and though when it comes to the finals the line doesn´t really show up i use it when something has to be builded up more deeply. This is the last work in progress you´re seeing life on this blog. Phase II ended. The hole book is sketched. It took a year and a half. Is this a good way to go for a benefit work? The answer must be NO. I´ve got a couple of friends demanding Galgui from loooooong time ago, we lost our chance of putting on sale the book on Xmas and try to do a good selling and my own menthal healthy is near the red line by now… and i still got to finish it. So, do i regret coming onboard this project? Again the answer must be NO. Here´s what happens. Simply i wasn´t good enought a year ago to acomplish the project. And the worst part is that i didn´t even knew it. So i must thank god i´ve had this amazing chance of getting to work in an […]
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10 / Feb / 2014

Galgui: Semana XLVII. Fase II.

This is a special one. I made it two days ago and it´s the first concept art i´ve made that actually looks like that: has the colors, has the mood and took only about half an hour. I was willing so much to come to this point… I love it!   Éste es especial. Lo hice hace dos días y es el primer concept art que hago que realmente lo parece: tiene los colores, tiene el ambiente y sólo me llevó media hora hacerlo. Deseaba tanto llegar a este punto… me encanta!
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05 / Feb / 2014

Galgui: Semana LXVI. Fase II.

So basically this is how it starts. Básicamente asi es como empieza. And this is how it ends. These two pages are made out of little details like what are the dog´s thoughts vs what are the kid´s thoughts, how the family gets involved with Galgui or how the billboards are uploaded crooked by the kid in his school. And this is where the idea came from. Endless regardless to mr. Tadahiro Uesugi.   Y asi es cómo acaba. Éstas dos páginas están hechas de pequeños detalles como cuáles son los pensamientos del perro vs cúales son los pensamientos del niño, cómo la familia se involucra con Galgui o cómo los carteles están colgados torcido por el niño en su escuela. Y de aqui es de dónde viene la idea. Eternamente agradecido a mr. Tadahiro Uesugi.
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02 / Feb / 2014

Galgui: Semana LXV. Fase II.

This is the final composition for this page. There is no much room in the text for both characters, Diego & Galgui, to bond. Basically there´s only this page, and this is kind of a «fellow story» so i decided to compose this page with multiple images so the reader can get the feeling of time passing by, a necessary time for the characters to get the chance to know each other a little bit more and bond. The epty on the top is the space for the text, also valid for all the previous pictures i´ve shared, i think i´ve never cleared this up.   Composición final para esta página. No hay mucho espacio en el texto para que los dos personajes, Diego y Galgui, puedan crear un vínculo. Básicamente esta página y poco más y ésta es una especie de «historia de colegas», asi que decidí componer la página con múltiples imágenes para que el lector/a pudiera tener esa sensación de tiempo que pasa, tiempo necesario para que los personajes se conozcan mejor y puedan intimar. El vacío en la parte de arriba es el espacio para el texto, también vale para todas las imágenes previas que he compartido, […]
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31 / Ene / 2014

Galgui. Semanas LXIV a LXV: Yendo al cole.

Diego has to go to school and Galgui will join him to the step door. Lately i´ve been waking up early in the morning, i think Diego is my alter ego in this picture. Talking about something else, i want to recommend a website/blog to all people out there interested in illustration and concept art, check this out: It´s Victoria Ying & Mike Yamada´s space in the network and they are making an extraordinary job not just in their respectives workplaces (she works in Disney, he does in Pixar) but also as comunicators. They recently combined their two blogs and came out with this new website wich includes their portfolio, shop, blog… I specially enjoy the blog, it´s constantly updating with all kind of interesting stuff wich includes direct comunication with their followers. People are able to ask them questions and they would select some and answere them. This week was the first time they were doing this and among others they picked my questions! So happy!   Diego tiene que ir al colegio y Galgui le acompaña hasta la puerta. Últimamente he estado madrugando bastante, creo que Diego es mi alter ego en este dibujo. Hablando de otras […]
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20 / Ene / 2014

Galgui. Semanas LXVII a LXIV: «As good as it gets».

Continuing with the latest post´s topic on learning, i´m wanna say something of my own. There will be a point in your work where you´ll have to make the important decission of rather accepting that this is gonna be as good as it gets, or you´re gonna need to extend your work through a hole period of your learning experience right to the next level. And it´s funny ´cause i love so much to see the evolution in other people´s work, but it´s so hard for me to show mine. There are so many examples where you can clearly notice the point in wich something must had clicked in the author´s mind and the next you see is a so much thicker work. You´re actually able to see that and it´s kind of moving. Anyway, most of the times is not realistic to think that you´re gonna have all the time in the univers to develop your work ´till that point where you wana be…  Lately i´ve been having many thoughts in this direction. I recently read (and it´s not the first time i hear of this but something must be going on with me) that in order to make […]
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12 / Ene / 2014

Galgui. Semanas XXXI a LXVII: Fase II.

In the words of my good friend and great artist Rodrigo Hurtado: «The unmessured hunger for knowledge about something that inspires passion in us, drives in the first place to an indigestion, for the information service is nowadays unlimited. That indigestion is a mental block that provokes a frustration… making us, in many cases, take some steps backwards! Here the most patients have a big advantage (for sure not my case). And curiously when we dedicate ourselves to some other tasks, desparate for having learned nothing at all, passsing sometime… we discover some traces have remained in the inside, and give themselves away making us happy. Ain´t something like that?» And i say: i know what you´re talking about. This is Galgui´s stage II, almost done: the colours are just the ones and the drawing is done… only the final art left to do. And what is exactly that? I don´t know for sure, i´ll have to discover it later.   En palabras de mi buen amigo y gran artista Rodrigo Hurtado: «El apetito desmedido de conocimiento acerca de algo que nos apasiona lleva primero a una indigestión, puesto que el servicio de información hoy en día es ilimitado. Esa […]
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