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Painting with light & color with Robert Kondo & Dice Tsutsumi

Lesson 9: Intro to colorscript.

Hi guys, this would be the last post on my path through this amazing schoolism course. It´s week 9 and it´s time to show all the things we´ve learned. This lesson is called introduction to colorscript wich is cool ´cause makes it sound like there would probably be a second part for this course somewhen in the future. Maybe one mainly focused in colorscript? That would be so great… Ey Robert & Dice! Are somewhere listening? A 2nd part for this would be awesoooooooome! Thank you! You never loose nothing for asking, right? :)

I finished this course almost 9 months ago and when I did I wrote a good bye letter at the end of it so I´m not gonna repeat myself and say good bye here once again (you can read the letter if you´re interested at the end of the exercise), so I just wanna thank you all for joining me through these weeks and I hope you´ve enjoyed it as much as me.

Ok! Back to work! So this week we were provided with a alternate open sequence of The Dam Keeper and we were asked to choose 3 to 5 frames to convey a lighting idea in sequence. Easy, right? I think this took me more than a week, maybe two and got to the point where I got exhausted. I wanted to do it so well that I spent too much energy and not always in a good way. Sometimes it happens when you are feeling insecure. I´m working on that ´cause in the end that is reflected in the work itself. I always try to enjoy the working process as much as I can since it works both ways: fun and suffering… and any other feeling in fact. That´s the magic about art expression and comunication. The problem is that I use to enjoy the primary work but not so much the end of it so when I look at my artwork I sometimes can see joy in the depth and pain on the surface. So everytime, more and more, I tray to spend less time finishing a drawing and make longer the primary part. In a way what I´m trying to do is to erase the borders between both. And also work faster (yeah, I know you´ve heard me before talking ´bout this jajajaajaa…)

This is the resault of my last exercise (click on the image to enlarge and follow the narrows to continue):


On the first two lines you can see the panels I chose as drawn by Robert Kondo (I think). The next two lines are my paintings and under them you can notice a color stick which represents the evolution of the actions in terms of color. We come from the darkness of the polluted forest and it´s the surise when we arrive to the village where we´re going to meet the hero for the first time, working hard as the sun light of the morning comes in through the window. Basically we´re going to meet the threat/danger: the pollution, the set: the village and the heroe in this sequence. So I wanted to point things out pretty clearly: from dark to light, easy as that.

*On the top of the images there are 5 small pics. The first one shows the previous panel (so this first one has none), the second one is the drawing provided by Tonko House, the last one shows the next panel and the one´s in between are my first sketches (I painted them in a small size). This way I could clearly see where I came from, where I was going and the process in the middle.


The forest had to be dark but since it´s sunrise time there is some light althoug it is a dirty and dusty one.


It´s more clear now that we are getting out of the forest and we see at the horizon the light coming out of the mountains. It´s still very polluted ( now I think I could have made it look even more polluted).


The village. Not polluted but threaten and still in the night time despite of the sunrise.


A zoom in through the pollution to the village.


In this panel I had to decide wether to set the sunrise in front of the camera or behind. I chose to set it behind so in the final panel the light could enter through the window of the mill (you can see in the small pics above I changed my mind). Here we see this thing over the ground wich we don´t know if it´s mist or pollution and it´s ok for me to leave it open.


The sun pointing the mills in wich we´re about to meet our hero. Under him the village is still sleeping.


Befor meeting the heroe we´re gonna see his lair presented in an epic way (that´s what the drawing suggests me) and to enforce that idea there´s a warm light coming from the ground. I imagined it in my head as if there were still streetlight.


The hero. Working in the dark, out of anyone´s sight. Light hits his back directly and we can´t see the interior except for the bull´s eye.


At last we can see the heroe´s back as well as the interior of the place where he is working. Classic dramatic lighting: hopeful and sad at the same time, I think it´s an oppropiate presentation for our hero (although maybe not too original).

And next, my good bye letter. Not much more to say.


Oh yes, here´s some bonus track! I worked hard during the exercise in trying to make my work as similar as possible as the Tonko House style so here is a tutti-frutti of pics I could find on the internet to have as reference:

01_references_localcolor 02_references_nightscenes 03_references_darkscenes 04_references_directglowlight

Hope you´ve enjoyed it. Have fun and I hope to see you around here. I´ll come back soon with some professional and personal material. Right now I´m working on a new children illustrated album and I can´t wait to share some of that with you so stay tuned. Bye bye :)



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Hi there, welcome back!

Hi there. Last months I´ve had a lot of work and barely no time for anything else. I know this may sound like a lame excuse for such a long silence but since it is truth I hope you can forgive me.

I´m also runing an instagram and a fb artist page among others and sometimes I get the feeling that it´s just too much. I´m re thinking this hole blog/web thing and maybe there will be changes somewhen soon. By now, the one big change is that I´m gonna be writting only in one language, eighter english or spanish, ´cause it takes me too long to do both at the same time and the texts end up being ridiculously long many times. I want as many people as possible to be able to read this so I´m gonna use english as the main language and whenever I feel to (´cause the theme is local or whatever) I´ll do it in spanish. It´s a wide world son please be open minded.

Lately I´ve been reading a lot about networking and social media and the one thing everyone agree on is that, when it comes to get the public attention, it´s important to be consistent and that means posting regulary. So I´m gonna be posting once a week every friday for the next months and see how it works. I have some ideas about different subjects: drawing songs, books, articles, things I find on the net, artist routines, personal projects… in the end, things that I´m passionet about. ´Cause these are the things that I would love to be working on more and more every time. We all should be looking more into what we are passionate about and less in what we need to do, if we have the chance. I´ll try to keep it simple and organized and hopefully it´ll make sense.

Today I will start with the first of 9 posts themed on my experiences throught schoolism classes: Painting with light & color with Robert Kondo & Dice Tsutsumi. Check out the post above. Wellcome back everybody!

Hola. Los últimos meses he estado hasta arriba de trabajo y casi no he tenido tiempo para nada más. Sé que puede sonar a excusa barata para un silencio tan largo, pero ya que es cierto, espero que podáis perdonarme.

Estoy llevando también un instagram y una página de artista en fb entre otros y a veces tengo la sensación de que es demasiado. Últimamente vengo repensándome esta cosa del blog/web y quizás haya cambios pronto. Por ahora el cambio más gordo es que voy a empezar a escribir en un solo idioma, bien en español, bien en inglés, porque me lleva demasiado tiempo hacerlo en los dos al mismo tiempo y los textos acaban siendo ridículamente largos muchas veces. Me gustaría que esto lo pudiera leer el mayor número de personas posible asi que usaré el inglés como idioma principal y el español cuando sienta que toca (bien porque es un tema local o por lo que sea). Es un mundo ancho, por favor ten mente abierta!

Últimamente estoy leyendo mucho sobre networking y social media y una cosa en la que está todo el mundo de acuerdo es que, cuando se trata de atraer la atención de la gente, es importante ser consistente y esto significa publicar de forma regular. Asi que voy a publicar una vez a la semana los viernes durante los próximos meses y a ver cómo va la cosa. Tengo algunas ideas sobre distintos temas: dibujar canciones, libros, artículos, cosas que encuentro en la red, rutinas de artista, proyectos personales… al final, cosas que me interesan y me apasionan. Porque esas son las cosas en las que me gustaría estar trabajando cada vez más. Todoxs deberíamos intentar estar mirando más hacia aquello que nos interesa y menos hacia aquello que tenemos que hacer, si tenemos la oportunidad. Intentaré mantener las cosas lo más simple y organizado posible y con suerte tenga sentido.

Hoy empezaré con la primera de 9 publicaciones sobre mi paso por schoolism en el curso: Painting with light & color with Robert Kondo & Dice Tsutsumi. Mira el post de arriba. Bienvenido todo el mundo!

Ah, y sí, esto va de ilustración y dibujo asi que ahi va algo de eso:

P.D: Ves lo que decía de los textos infinitos? 😉

Oh, and yeah, this is all abouth illustration so here´s a little something:

P.S: See what I ment about endless texts? 😉




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Feliz 2016!!!


Happy 2016 everyone!!! One of the best drawings of the year just made a week ago for a good friend, to say goodbye to 2015 and hello 2016. Enjoy! See u soon!


Feliz 2016 a todo el mundo!!! Uno de los mejores dibujos del año, hecho para un gran amigo hace una semanita nada más, para despedir al 2015 y decir hola al 2016. Disfrutad! Nos vemos pronto!

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Feliz Navidad


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Galgui en Verkami!!!

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Galgui is on Verkami, an spanish crowdfounding website in wich the project is available from today. We have 40 days left to reach 6500 eu so we can finance the printing of the book. I´m so excited! We also have some interesting rewards such as afiches, page markers, a drawing tutorial or personalized tales/illustrations, among others.

If you like the project click on the link below for learning more:

Thank you all! Wish us good luck!

PS: By now the project ia available only in spanish :( but we´re looking forward to make it happen in other lenguages in case of succeding :)


Galgui está en Verkami, un sitio web español de crowdfounding en el que el proyecto está disponible desde hoy. Tenemos 40 días para conseguir 6500 eu para poder financiar la impresión del libro. Estoy emocionado! También tenemos algunas resompensas interesantes como láminas, marcapáginas, un tutorial de dibujo ó cuentos/ilustraciones personalizados, entre otros.

Si te gusta el proyecto, pincha en el link de abajo para saber más:

Gracias a todxs! Deseadnos suerte!


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