Sunday, August 28, 2011

More The Complex preview

The colors're out so I think it's ok if I show the "behind-the-colors" stages.

DSP pencils, as you can see the angel statue was added later. I had a crazy fun doing this spread, specially with the perspective elements. When I was on the first pages of the book I was not yet supposed to be the inker so I tried to pencil tight enough to make everything clear for the inker:

DSP inks. I was very happy to be the inker on my pencils on this book, I remember when we started doing some ink-test with some inkers (all great artists) we used this spread but the writer (and myself) wasn't so happy of the results... of course the inking was well done but something was "missing" from the pencils to inks so, after looking at some DC pages I inked some year ago, he asked me to ink this spread and then said: "would it be too much if you're goin' to ink the book?" and I said: " I would love it!" As you can see the angel statue was added later and there has been some changes from the pencils:

Here's the pencil sketch I did for The Complex wraparound cover. We started with the idea of a painted cover so I imediately setted the idea of having a "real life" like drawing, not too tight (at all), something like having the characters in pose in front of me and me doing a life portrait. I really like some part of the drawing, some "bit" here and there:

Here you can see the colored versions.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Interview part 1 and 2 and The Complex preview

Had internet back today and I see that part 1 and 2 of the interview are already on-line. The part I prefer of this thing is that I can share something from one of the projecs I've been working in the last months. So, here you go:



The Complex wraparound cover, pencils and colors by me, story by the great Ryan Matta in the interview part 1 you'll find some more details about the book.

and a double splash page (I consider it as a splash image even if it's divided in panels), pencil and inks by me and colors by Kote Carvajal:

I hope you like what you see, I'm putting a lot into this book, first of all 'cause I love the story and the characters.

Here we have a steb-by-step some pages from "The Dead and Endless Wasted" written by Fred Kim. More explanations into the interview part 2. You've already seen it here but maybe someone will enjoy the process:

Pg. 5 lay-out:

Pg. 5 pencils:

Pg. 5 inks (bottom panel had some massive changes):

Pg. 6 lay-out:

Pg. 6 pencils:

Pg. 6 inks: 

Saturday, August 20, 2011

NEW Interview presentation

There's some new presentations around about the interview I was talking about. This one features a preview of the wraparound cover I painted for one of my upcoming projects. Hope you like it.


I'll keep you updated.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Interview presentation

This's the presentation of an iterview I did recently. It will be a 4-parts with some preview pages from my upcoming works.


I'll keep you updated when it comes up.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Non-spoiler Preview

I think I'm not spoilering anything showing this page so here it is:

Monday, August 15, 2011

Mid-August holiday

Happy mid-August holiday to all of you!

I'm here in my studio suffering due the heat with the face on the drawing table with a half of a book inked and the other half waiting for my brush... and the heat perched on my shoulder :)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Random panels 2

More random panels from the same book:

Maybe my fav panel of the whole book... Wake up lady:

Whose the bad guy here?

May... I... touch?