Thursday, August 31, 2006

Digital Painting in progress

Hello everyone! Today was a really busy day. I spent most of the time today packing stuff, my wife and I will be moving soon. I didn't have time to paint much today so I decided to post the painting in progress. Today's post shows the way I start painting digitally. I usually work with two layers; one for the drawing and another one for the colors. I start pretty loose with the colors, blocking everything and covering all the white areas. Then I add another layer for the drawing, and from there I keep adjusting and redrawing back and forth until it's done. Towards the end of the painting I delete the additional drawing layer, I just use it as a guideline, to check proportions and stuff. Tomorrow I'll show the finished version.
Thanks for your patience.
See you tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Not a very good day

Hello everyone!
This was supposed to be a quick painting of a friend of mine, Mikael, but I screwed it up (sorry about that Mikael). You know... good days and bad days. Although I lost his likeness I still like the way this one turned out. I spent about 40 minutes on this one.
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Painting of Henry

Hello everyone!
I painted this one this morning using Photoshop. It's from a picture I took when we were in Boston, almost 2 years ago. Hope you guys enjoy it (especially you Henry, I painted this one to cheer you up, man. Thanks for holding that pose for me).
Thanks for stopping by. See ya tomorrow.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Quick painting of Mika

I decided to paint a friend of mine who went back to Japan a couple of months ago.
I painted from a photograph, I took the photo a while ago and I used a fish-eye lens. I clicked while she was still speaking (sorry about that Mika).
I painted it digitally using Photoshop.
Hope you enjoy it.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Quick digital study

Hello everyone! I decided to do some digital painting today (trying to get the rust out of the old gears), this digital study took me about 50 minutes to complete. I need to work on my speed, I'm not that fast when it comes to Photoshop (I'm still trying to memorize the shortcuts).
Hope you enjoy it.
Feel free to come back tomorrow for another digital study.
See ya!

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Quick Gesture Drawings

I noticed that I never posted any gesture drawings, so here they are. I used ballpoint pens for these. The models held each pose for about 5 minutes.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, August 25, 2006

More Coffee Shop sketches

There's nothing like drawing at a Coffee Shop. I just love it.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Some more quick sketches

Some more quickies. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006


I've been quite busy lately, I barely had time to sketch. I'll have to ask you to bare with me folks, more finished artwork coming soon. Just trying to keep the daily updates.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Head study

I enjoy traditional painting. What motivates me to paint is the feel of the brush on canvas, to squeeze the paint out of the tubes, and the act of mixing the colors. I like using oils but sometimes it's hard to deal with the smell of turp.
I painted this one some time ago, hope you enjoy it. It was kinda hard to work with two different light sources but I kinda like the way this one turned out.
Oil on canvas.
I know it's not a fresh update but I've been really busy these past days.
Thanks for your patience.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Just for fun

Hi folks! I sketched this one this afternoon, just for fun.
I was watching a movie and I saw a really creepy doctor in it. Sometimes doctors just creep me out.
Anyways, hope you enjoy it.
Thanks 4 stopping by.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Busy, busy...

I was looking through some of my old stuff and I found these drawings. These were done for a Graphic Novel class. Didn't have much time to do anything art related today.
Hope you enjoy it, fresh updates coming tomorrow.

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Another sketch

Hello everyone!
I didn't have time to draw much today so here goes just a simple sketch.
Just trying to keep up with this 'daily update' thing.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, August 18, 2006

Tiger - Colored Sketch

Hello folks!
I scanned the sketch from yesterday and loosely added some colors in Photoshop.
Hope you enjoy it.
See ya.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Tiger Sketch

I sketched this one this afternoon, I'll ink it and add the colors digitally.
Please check back tomorrow for the colored version.
Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Old stuff (yet again)...

I was packing some stuff today and I found this drawing. It's really really old, I did it while I was still in school, it was for Perspective class.
I thought it was worth posting, I still like it, it's kinda funny.
Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Monday, August 14, 2006

Finally finished.

Hello everyone!
Yesterday I finally finished the digital painting I was working on.
I submitted this one to Ballistic Publishing; they were accepting submissions for their next book, EXOTIQUE 2. They will be reviewing and selecting all the submitted artwork within the following months I think, and the best ones will appear on EXOTIQUE 2.
Maybe they will like mine, who knows?
Anyway, I hope you like the painting.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Busy, busy...

I've been working on that digital painting all day today, I'll be finishing it up pretty soon, maybe later on tonight. And because of that I won't have time to post anything new today.
Anyway, here goes a watercolor study I did some time ago.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Public transportation 2

Riding the Bart again, sketching, having a little fun.
Trains are great for sketching people!
Thanks for looking.

PS: That digital painting I've been working on is almost done, I'll be posting soon.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Street sketch

This is the view from a coffee shop in the Richmond area. Just trying to keep sketching everyday. I used blue pencil, Hi-tec pen and Copic Markers.
Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Silly idea

I like elephants...
This one doesn't look very happy though. I thought about placing a thought baloon next to his head with the words - "This is what I get for not listening to my dad. I shouldn't have dropped out of college."
Nah... it's a silly idea.
Anyways, I hope you all enjoy the drawing.
See ya.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Public transportation...

I rode the Bart down to Freemont today and I was lucky enough to spend some time sketching from life.
It's not much but I hope you enjoy it anyway.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Very busy...

Hi there.
I'm kinda busy today cleaning up the apartment so I'm posting an old sketch.
Sorry about that folks.
Fresh stuff tomorrow.
Let me get back to vacuuming. See ya.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Bad mood

Today wasn't a very productive day for me - I'm still working on that digital painting I posted yesterday - I was having fun until my computer started acting weird. At a moment there I thought I was going to lose all my work. Thankfully I had enough time to save and backup everything. PCs man, I don't know why I still bother buying them.
Anyways, here is a quick drawing (colors and text added digitally) that express what I was going through today.
See ya tomorrow and thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Work in Progress

This is the digital painting I've been working on for the past two days, it's not done yet, I still have a long way to go but I like the way it looks so far.
I paint a little, watch some Tv, paint a little more, go out for a coffee, paint some more, sketch...
Although the deadline is thight I don't want to stress myself out with this one, I want to enjoy the act of painting. I don't have much experience with the digital medium, that's why I take so many breaks, I dont' want digital painting to be associated with struggle and stress. I just want to have fun while painting it.
Hope you enjoy it.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, August 05, 2006


I was (and still am) working on a digital painting, I didn't have much time to sketch. Form the few sketches I did yesterday, I like this one best.
I used blue and white pencils, brush-pen and marker.
Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, August 04, 2006

Self Portrait

Oil on charcoal paper that had been previously glued to an illustration board.

PS: Unfortunately I had to turn 'Moderate Comments' on due to spam. Sadly we just can't get rid of those spammers, even here.

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Sketching in Sausalito

This is a page from my sketchbook. The drawing of the bird is kinda old - I'm trying to fill out the blank areas in my old sketchbooks - but the other drawings were done yesterday in Sausalito, CA.
I used blue pencil, brush-pen, hi-tec pens and markers.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Cafe Sketching

These sketchings were done last night in a Coffee shop down in the Richmond area.
Just trying to keep myself busy.
Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Random Sketches

These were done yesterday. Just trying to keep this daily update going on.
Thanks for looking.