Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Daily Creation Challenge #30 and last!!!


For my last challenge I wanted to do something that I was supposed to do months ago. I finished the final business card comp for my cousin's craft label. It's a comp, subject to improve. She makes awesome handmade jewelry and accessories. I am not sure that she has a website but if she does I will update the post.

And now I am "free". But I have a very tasty project lined up next. I will be making illustrations for a friend's website. Will keep you updated!

The daily challenge has been an awesome experience and I have been thinking in other types of challenges to do next. I will leave it for 2012, since I will leave for a couple weeks and go home in Spain, and will be very busy with the holidays. Also, my brother has asked me for a drawing to put on his gaming stick and that has to happen before the wise men day!


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Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Daily Creation Challenge #28

So... I was thinking to make a nice looking Alice in wonderland piece and many people liked the last illustration I made of Alice. So I decided to make the rabbit as a reflect of Alice. I think I will put them together in a image and color the whole thing. Sounds like a good mini project.

This is the Alice I was talking about:
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Ok, only 2 more challenges to go! I can't wait to finish and feel as accomplished I think I will feel.

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Daily Creation Challenge #27


Challenge #27!! I can't believe that I made it this far! 

This is a piece that Diana Torres and I made together. She is a very good friend of mine and an excellent artist. She created the idea and the line work I applied color to it. It was super super fun! Diana and I need to do this again for sure. 

Here is an animated gif with the main steps that usually also means the main layers. Photoshop CS5 :)

~You may have to click on the image to see the animated gif~


Thanks Diana!!


PS: I am wearing my new DC jacket and smells so good! I was not meant for the snow but I really wanna use it on the snow!

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Creation Daily Challenge #26

I have the pleasure to show (at last) the cover of the book Antonio Cartier and I have made. We won the 5th Children's book contest of FundaciĆ³n Progreso y Cultura in Spain. The price was some money and the publication of the book! We both are pretty excited.

As os now, they are printing about 500 copies and they won't be for sale. Instead they will donate the books to kids in events for children. I think that is wonderful. Don't despair though, We are thinking on other ways to publish the book and make it available for everybody. :)

The book is about a round kid named Otto that moves to a Square town and he has some trouble to fit in at first. But hey! We are all different but we are all the same after all! Right?

Well, and here it is! Introducing Otto!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Daily Creation Challenge #2-24


This is so weird. I am really tired. Anyway, closer to finish the challenge!
Photoshop CS5

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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Daily Creation challenge #2-23


I really would like to be at the beach right now... it feels like it's going to snow in any minute here in Chicago. 

This is a quick rendering of a sketch I did last summer. I tried to make it look nice but no time to spare today. Making this piece reminded me of my summer themed oekakis. I miss those.

Photoshop CS5


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Monday, December 5, 2011

Daily Creation challenge #2-22


My first video of my painting process.

Enjoy!

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Daily Creation challenge #2-21

I just finished the lettering for the book Antonio Cartier and I made. We won the V annual contest of Fundacion Progreso y cultura in Spain. Check soon for new updates in how to get a copy of the book :)

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Daily Creation Challenge #2-20


 I just felt like doing something fun. I had a blast doing the challenge 17, so I wanted to use the same technique again. I am getting faster and faster every time. Also inspired easily, and this is good news since is the purpose of the challenge!

I also wanted to participate in this week's Illustration Friday. The topic is "Brigade", I thought that this character is part of a brigade during WWII but she is not very disciplined! She looks boyish because she was trying to fool the officers to enroll pretending to be a boy. She did make it in! 

I made it with Photoshop CS5, 1 h and 9 min. I know, because I made a video of this one. I will post as soon as I edit it.


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