Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Fangs & virgins

"Many elaborate rituals were used to identify a vampire. One method of finding a vampire's grave involved leading a virgin boy through a graveyard or church grounds on a virgin stallion — the horse would supposedly balk at the grave in question..."
Another pencil illustration for a vampire's book.
Abandon All Good Taste, Ye Who Enter Herein!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

...But seriously

Pinup of my own Sword & Sorcery character: Sage.
I try to contribute personality in every drawing, and the image that transmits this illustration is exactly the wished one: nobility, force and determination.
You know, those were hard times, and Sage was a tough guy, so everything's compensated...

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Welcome to house of dolls

An illustration for a suspense and romance story.
I used the resource of a porcelain doll because I always have felt fascinated by the immobile and cold faces of these white dummies.
It's a very detailed pencil work, replete with little details and full of textures.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Are you talkin' to me?

That's right.
This is the sketch of the Thing and Dr Doom's trading card that was used as illustration for the envelopes of the Marvel Origins collection.
I have found some of these sketches and believe that it is interesting to show them to compare with the final result.
Ben Grimm is saying the old DeNiro's motto: are you talking to me?

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Blood in the snow

Another old illustration (1995). In this time, Weapon X.
I was amazed with the work realized by Barry W. Smith in the miniseries WX and this one was my recreation of the wildest wolverine.
At that time I was obsessed by every small detail of the drawing, and maybe this illus is so recharged, overloaded, with so little things, making it only clear in a great printing size.
Though I think that it's a powerful image of a small mutant in the middle of a great snowfall!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Look into his soul

This one is a cover for comics magazine. The character is Plague, protagonist of Mortualia (you've seen a couple of posts about him).
The forced first shot of the gun cannon is due to one thing: the magazine was including a CD, and the circle of the cannon had to coincide with the size of that CD.
I didn't like the idea, but I do like this illustration.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Wild Summer

Sorry, sorry, sorry: I've been so busy in the latter days. But I have just found some time to search in old folders and I've been able to locate drawings of my very early days as an artist.
This one is Cerebus's illustration that I drew for the Spanish edition of Conan the barbarian.
It was used to announce the launch of a summer special.
A wild one... of course.