22 / Sep / 2017

New web!

Hello guys! As you may have noticed already menguao looks different today! I´m feeling sexy! jajajaa… Thanks to my big friend Juan, from Habitación Desdoblada, who has made an amazing job! Thanks so much mate! With no further delay (this is absurd, you´re already in it jajaja…) I´m excited to share with you my new website! Taraaaaaaaaaaaa…!!! Menguao is now more clear, organized and fuctional than ever. Originally I conceived this as a blog (in Christmas, 2008), inspired by artists like Enrico Casarosa or Ronnie del Carmen whom at the time were sharing extremely interesting material, thoughts and comments about art in the animation industry, with the artist community and anyone interested. I just wanted to do the same thing and started my own blog so I also could kept a sort of career diary and share it with anyone. It was only a couple of years ago that I decided to add a portfolio section for clients, something I most probably should have done years ago. The neverending portfolio, if you´re an artist too you know what I´m talking about… I want to work on interesting projects, more and more every day and for that to happen I need […]
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28 / Ago / 2017

Back from holidays 2017

So back from holidays and already fulfilled with energy for the upcoming course. But before looking forward I always like doing some resume of the past course´s most interesting projects. Here you go a little tutti frutti made out of eighther professional and personal work, including a couple of images of upcoming projects mixed in between. Welcome back everybody! Guardar
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05 / May / 2017

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 […]
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06 / Sep / 2016

Vuelta de vacaciones. Back from holidays.

Hi everyone, so i´m back from holidays and this is what i´ve been drawing lately, that i can show. There´s a supersecret project in wich i´m gonna be involved in for the next months, an illustrated album for children about… well let me explain that later, by now that´s as far as i can tell. Meanwhile, as i said here´s some personal stuff i´ve been posting in my instagram and my facebook artist page during the summer. Check me out there ´cause times changes and now i post there most of the time: They´re some warm up drawings and part of the course i´m taking at schoolism. Working on times as usual. I´m trying to keep it simple and fast. Hope you like it!   Hola a todxs. He vuelto de las vacaciones y esto es lo que he estado dibujando últimamente, que pueda mostrar. Hay un proyecto supersecreto en el que voy a estar metido en los próximos meses, un álbum ilustrado para niños sobre… bueno, dejadme explicarlo más tarde, por ahora es todo lo que puedo decir. Mientras tanto, como he dicho, aqui tenéis algunos trabajos personales que he estado colgando en mi instagram y mi […]
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15 / Jul / 2016

Últimos trabajos

So, what I´ve been up to lately? Let´s seeeeeee…. First, ending the school year with Oxford UP. Ah, que en qué he andado últimamente? Veamos, pueeeees… Primero, terminando el curso escolar con Oxford UP. Then doing my CD Challenge, themed Sailor Moon (please, when is Drogon Ball gonna come out). Haciendo mi CD Challenge con temática de Sailor Moon (por favor cuándo va a salir una de Dragon Ball). Also practicing live painting with light & color, my Schoolism course. También practicando pintura del natural, en mi curso de Schoolism. And of course I keep doing my own stuff. In this case trying to use only two colors just to learn how to keep it simple. Y por supuesto sigo haciendo mis propias cositas. En este caso intentando usar sólo dos colores para aprender a trabajar de forma simple. There are also a couple of new projects in the oven, so stay tuned. También hay un par de nuevos proyectos en el horno, así que estate al loro. Guardar Guardar
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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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19 / Mar / 2016

Highlights 2015.

After shitty year 2014, in wich I almost drew nothing but Galgui (not ´cause of that was shitty), 2015 started well. I was able to finish drawing Galgui at last and i got a job at an animation studio in Bcn. I lived there for almost 5 month and came back to Madrid. Crowdfounded Galgui and got to print it, worked in an express project for Bcn Firemen and also drew some personal stuff. Here are some of the hightlights. Después de un año 2014 de mierda en el que no dibujé apenas nada, excepto Galgui (no por eso fue un año de mierda), 2015 empezó bien. Conseguí terminar de dibujar Galgui por fin y conseguí trabajo en un estudio de animación de Bcn. Viví alli casi 5 meses y volví a Madrid. Hicimos un crowdfounding para Galgui y conseguimos imprimirlo, trabajé en un proyecto express para Bomberos de Bcn y también dibujé algunas cosas personales. Aqui tenéis algunos de los mejores dibus del año.  
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31 / Dic / 2015

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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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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