lunes, 31 de diciembre de 2012

viernes, 28 de diciembre de 2012

Sketches

Hello everyone, i hope you survived Chritsmas, i`ll be posting a series of sketches i`ve made trough the years, some are like 10 years old (man i`m old) i was looking for something in one of my boxes (i keep a lot of stuff in boxes) and i found the folder where i keep most of my sketches, finished and unfinished hand drawn pieces, different kinds of papers and my new sketchbook, in which i`ve only drawn 2 pages.

I took that out and scanned some of the pieces to share and make some digital illustrations, and maybe, just maybe, finish some of those hand drawn pieces :P


Some of the content of the folder, the Mona Lisa thingy is a sketchbook i bought from a friend. I`ll share the only things i`ve made on it:


I started making this quite right and ended it really lazy, you can see that on the lettering.

This is an unfinished self portrait from when i had black hair back in May, i love this one, i should finish it or something.

I`ll share a whole lot more of sketches and hand drawn pieces, but in different posts, that way i have more material for my blog since i won`t be making any pieces soon, because i forgot my tablet at work and i`ll go back in mid January or so.

martes, 25 de diciembre de 2012

Inspiration: Japanese kids.








These are by Kawashima Kotori

sábado, 22 de diciembre de 2012

viernes, 21 de diciembre de 2012

POP!

POP

This is the latest piece i`ve made from the "Lolitas Die Harder" series, is based on an old illustration i made like in 2005 when i first started digital illustration in Macromedia Freehand, that was a fiiiine software :)
I don`t why i hadn`t posted this yet, i made it like 5 months ago.

jueves, 29 de noviembre de 2012

Creatures 2 Suki modified version

creatures 2 suki modified

As i said in the last post i wasn`t satisfied with the eyes of this piece, i moved a little bit the right eye (the one under the eyepatch)  as well modified some of the shading around it and the blood splatter, i think it looks much better.

miércoles, 7 de noviembre de 2012

Creatures 2 Suki

So, i promised a friend that i would do an illustration inspired on her, she has a lot of freckles, dark brown hair, light brown eyes ETC.  This is the best i came up with:

creatures 2 Suki

I started making it like 2 months ago, and then got lazy about the piece, i don`t like to make portraits of random people, but yesterday i decided to change the face a bit, and make it look more doll-ish. I`m not completely satisfied with it, specially the eyes, the piece is really big, so i went overboard with the textures on the eyes, and when i reduced the piece into a web size they ended up looking quite weird, that`s the only thing that bothers me about this piece, i really like the hair and the t-shirt.

sábado, 27 de octubre de 2012

Old sketch


I started making this piece like 4 years ago, i found it 3 years ago and made the hair, haven`t touch it since then. It was part of a series made in square papers, with color pencils and a sharpie, i should post the other 2 or 3, since i`m not making anything new these days.

viernes, 19 de octubre de 2012

Pray

Pray

This is one of the last pieces from the "Lolitas Die Harder" series i`ve made this year, and it`s my favorite.
I haven`t posted anything in a month :( i`ve been busy sewing lolita clothes, and i`ve started a lot of pieces and never finish them (as usual).

martes, 18 de septiembre de 2012

Facebook

Hello everyone i designated a Facebook profile mostly for my artwork, i didn`t feel comfortable creating a fan page, maybe in the future but not RN;  i won`t post a bunch of personal stuff or drama there in case you don`t want to know too much about a stranger´s life.

Feel free to add me Here  I also added the FB button to the sidebar.

jueves, 6 de septiembre de 2012

Creatures 1

Finally started with this project, i`ve been working on sketches for it since january and between yesterday and today i made this piece.

C1

First of all until last week i was truly determined to quit illustrating, but last monday i read a really inspiring text from an illustrator i look up for, and i decided to battle my fears in this field, hence this is the first illustration i`ve ever made using only brushes in Photoshop, i`ve always been scared of this technique, i thought i may not be good at it and never tried it, until now.

My usual technique is more controlled, i use a lot of paths and blur, but this time i let myself go, and i love the result!. And this is the sketch (although i looks a bit different):


At first i wanted to make like a retro style cartoons, but with time the aesthetics for this line changed, and my latest sketches look nothing like this one, which is one of the first i made.

miércoles, 1 de agosto de 2012

Catwoman...

First of all, this one has nothing to do with the new Batman movie, i made it like 3 months ago and i was thinking about the 60´s Batman with the eyebrows drawn over the mask XD i love that!

catwoman

This is my favorite piece from all the LDH material i`ve ever made!

lunes, 9 de julio de 2012

The long legged bunny twins

bunnies

This is another piece i made like 2 months ago or less, i tend to forget dates and stuff really fast. I love their faces because they are wearing less make up than the usual LDH girls.
And you can always check my pieces bigger at my Flickr.

sábado, 30 de junio de 2012

Fashionista in Technicolor No.5

I made a new piece this past week to test the new Adobe Photoshop CS6, and it is quite amazing, new tools, features, really fast, and the best of all: It´s BLACK! kekeke

FIT5

This is the third piece from this line i´ve posted here, but i started making the number 3 and never finished, and made number four but i didn´t like it, maybe it´s because these girls are too different from my usual dolls, i don´t feel too inspired with this concept anymore. I think i added too much noise to the background, or it´s just the .jpeg format, i don´t know.

Some screen caps of the process for you to appreciate the PS CS6:





sábado, 23 de junio de 2012

Marshmallow

marshmallow

Hello everyone i haven´t posted in a while because i´ve been in a bad mood, but finally i saw the light and realized that i don´t gain anything with been depressed all the time.
At least i´ve done a lot of new pieces, thanks to my re-found love for the "LDH" style. Here is this lovely girl, i really liked the result of the branches i made for my "Afterlife No.6" piece, and i decided to make more and more and more branches XD

You can follow me on twitter, i always post WIPs and stuff first there.

Edit: i forgot to say that i surpassed the 5,000 views a while ago, thanks you so much!

martes, 29 de mayo de 2012

Caramel Circus in the Sky

Hi everyone, these days i`ve been at home, well somewhere i moved out from my apartment and stuff, and i was looking through my "LDH" archives and i had a lot of unfinished pieces, but i really don`t feel comfortable with that style anymore, so i decided to change it a bit, add more texture and volume, and details, etc.

And i finally had the chance to use one of the sketches i made this year: http://themustachelady.blogspot.com/2012/01/working-on-new-stuff.html the giraffe one :)

As someone told me my screen caps weren`t enough, i`m going to post a bunch of my digital painting process for this giraffe, but this is just for this style, depending on which line i`m working on, my digital painting process is different.

Here i am tracing the giraffe in Adobe Illustrator:


Basic painting in Photoshop:

Started giving it texture:

Then i used the picture of a giraffe for color reference:


Here is the basic giraffe finished:

Then i made pearl by pearl because i wanted the order uneven:

And this is a (cool XD) sketch of the position and details i wanted for the doll, i already had her very clear in  my mind i just needed a size and position reference:

Working on the face:

Finished doll:

Working on the scenario:

Then i felt that i needed to add that flag somewhere because i have made it already:

Finished piece:
Caramel circus in the sky
I kind of like it, it`s very high res in every detail but the quality here looks a bit off :s but click the picture and watch it in full size in Flickr
Hope you like it :)

domingo, 20 de mayo de 2012

Illustrated Lolita book + Afterlife No. 6 (finally!)

Hello everybody, i participated in an illustrated book based on Lolita Fashion with one of my pieces from the "Afterlife" line, here it is:

afterlife No.6

I hadn`t posted it before because the book was still in process, but now it is finished and you can find it here:


My page, and you can also find a little picture of me and info in the credits section:


And mmm yeah...purchase it if you want to, and i`ve been working on several new pieces from the LDH line, i guess these are like "LDH 3.0" i`ve changed some things but they still look lovely :)

Don`t know when i`ll be posting again, i`m moving (again) to a different place and i`m not sure if i`ll have internet connection there.

jueves, 10 de mayo de 2012

sábado, 14 de abril de 2012

Afterlife No. 7: Wednesday Addams

So well hello there, just kidding, i was hit by a motorbike 3 days ago and i`ve been in my house all this time, yesterday i was feeling much better and decided to make a new piece.
I`m in love with the last "faces" i`ve made for the "Afterlife" line, kind of like softer and a bit more realistic, the first pieces for this line were too defined and heavy on the make up and shadows. I`m also very happy with the latest technique i`m using for the hair, this one was going to be used just on my "Fashionista in technicolor" line but i decided to use it in "Afterlife" too with lovely results.

No more talking, here is the piece:

Wednesday

I got inspiration from these 2 pictures:



As a former goth kid myself, she is one of my icons, i really love the results, every time i make a new piece i try to improve my technique, hope you guys like it too.