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Painting with light & color with Robert Kondo & Dice Tsutsumi. Week 4.

Values for different lighting situations.

At this point is when the good stuff starts. Robert & Dice work in animation doing colorscript (among many other things) so there were times when they had to put one same scene into different lighting situations. That´s something we all had to do at some point in our careers and it´s very painful to have to repaint the hole work just to change the lighting.

I don´t know if they came to this tecnique all by themselves or they took it from someone else, and honestly I really don´t care, but the thing is it´s a very easy and fast way of working. By using basically hue/saturation masks and playing weather making them overlayed, multiplied, colored… you´re now able to change the basic lighting situation and only having to repaint a little bit.

This week was about value and we had to work in a greyscale so it doesn´t look so spectacular, but I think the change between each lighting situation is there. I believe it´s an extremely helpful knowledge to achieve for any of us. Once I got to understand the technique I was able to add it into my working process. Now I can paint this way naturally and it chanched it all, making everything so much easy.

Also painting from natural was starting to feel good to me at this point and I was feeling quite comfortable with the resaults and timming of my work. From one to two hours the first paintings and half an hour to one hour the lighting adaptations. I was painting in my desk in a neutral difuse light (the first paintings) and for the direct light I used a low power lighting source so even in the photos you can see it´s no big difference. Now I feel sad I didn´t use a secondary light source.


Something I´ve notice in my paintings is that is that they look a little low contrasted. I think it´s caused by a lack of confidence.schoolism_week_04_assigment_02

I love the the white case/cage (I don´t know how to call it) ended up looking. White element over white background it´s a very interesting exercise to do. You should try it (works the same for similar color between object and background).schoolism_week_04_assigment_03

The transparency of the bottle looks quite nice to me and it didn´t took that much. When I had to paint this kind of objects from my head I´ve always had trouble. This is why painting from natural is such a good exercise, because you tent to make things more difficult when you don´t know how they work in reallity.schoolism_week_04_assigment_04

This is my favourite one (over). The box was so similar to the table… at the end it was easy to paint and ended up looking simple… I´ve thought a lot about this ´cause when things come out easily they use to end up looking good, just like in life… I don´t know, I have contradictory feelings about this.schoolism_week_04_assigment_05

This is the ugly one (the second one) jajajajajajaajaja… I think it´s because I popped up the light in the bag too much. Funny this is the one that took the most time to finish.






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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!!!

Galgui on Verkami Galgui on Verkami

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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