Monday, August 16, 2010

Captain Kidd

This was an old illustrations that had to wait almost an entire year to be fully finished. The original illustration started as a combination of copic markers and color pencils. It was 18x24 so it took me a really long time to finish it. Since I wasn't too pleased with it I simply had to scan it so I could play around with it in photoshop. This is the final result.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


This is one of the pieces that involved a great amount of planning and work in order to execute it. I used Illustrator to create the entire layout. Then I did the separation of colors in order to use it in my Printmaking class. I did some screen printing to make this final image. IT was incredibly hard to make each color fall in its place. I remember I did over 30 prints form which I only ended up keeping two. This image is one of those two "good" prints. Then I had to create the frame on which I also printed a design. Finally I had to scan it 4 times since I used a small scanner. A LOT OF WORK.

Into the distance

Another piece that had to wait a long time o be finished! Color pencils and Photoshop.


This was an old illustration I never got to finish. A few months ago I decided to finish it using Photoshop. The original piece was made with color pencils.

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Big Race

This is the illustration I did for a recent contest on DA based on the Tim Burton Movie "James and the Giant Peach." The contest was about depicting the landscape that where I go to run away from my daily problems. The scene shows a race between three fish in which I win a bet against the Sun and the Moon. The quality of some of the work was outstanding. It was a good eye opener. It made me realize that I need to learn so many other things in order to improve the quality of my work.