Thursday, July 31, 2008
I was contracted to draw three illustrations for a roleplaying game book.
I thought that it would be interesting to draw the three of the in a complementary form, to do a big and unique image when they were together.
Now I am posting the 3 illus to show the complete image. At the same time I ask myself how will be the drawing if I had drew it in vertical format instead of horizontally.
Probably your monitor would suffer a little less.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Another page of my Daredevil's submission for Marvel. Completely realized in pencil and with an excess of details that today I consider to be overwhelming.
It is an old work, and the figures perhaps are a little rigid. I was a little worried about the characters, because I didn't even know so well Deadpool...
I tried to do small homage on every drawn page, in this one in particular there is one of Arthur Adams, one of my favorite artists at that time.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
"Long have I wished to meet you, Amra," the black gave Conan the name Amra, the Lion - by which the Cimmerian had been known to the Kushites in his piratical days."
Long, long time ago I was asked to do an illustration for a Sword&Sorcery Comic Con in Barcelona, Spain. This was my proposal. Conan as a King, with a lion by his side as a family portrait.
I'm pretty sure I would not do an illu like this nowadays: I mean, such detailed draw. Now I'm more fond of composition and clarity of lines.
Anyway, it is an illustration of which I am satisfied.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Another page for Rogues. This page continues the one I posted a few days ago.
The argument was very simple: a jewel with a special form, two thieves and a dark priest with a strange obsession for hiding jewels in darker holes... I am not going to give any more clues.
The drama was served.
Monday, July 21, 2008
This is a cover I did some time ago for Hellina, in Avatar Press. Unfortunately, I do not have the original one and do not have a printed copy, so I am posting a cover obtained directly from the web of the Publisher.
If some of you, my friends, can send me a more precise scan of the cover version, I will be grateful.
There was a time in which I used to draw (penciling and inking) nearly 40 pages a month. I was drawing in two humor magazines, an erotic one, two of Sword & Sorcery and also I was drawing some cover or illustration for other magazines.
One day my publisher asked me if I wanted to draw Ghost Wolf. As my name was appearing in most of the magazines of the Publishing house, he suggested me to do it under pseudonym and I chose --I don't know why-- the name of Rob Wallis.
So if one day you see a Ghost Wolf comic drew by Rob Wallis, now you know that it is a work of your friendly neighbor Loren Lorente.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Another illustration about pirates, this time for a short novel. I did approximately 10 illustrations for this history, all in pencil and tones. I'm now posting this one in sepia tones although originally it was drew in gray.
I continue without being satisfied with the figure of the second body, because it can make a mistake with the first one, giving an erroneous depth sensation. Any way, it's made like this and like this I'm posting it.
And I keep on looking for my rum...
Friday, July 18, 2008
I hope that you have read the adventures of Bram and Weasel. At least, you should do it. This couple of troublemakers are a good example of Sword & Sorcery comic in the old mood: action, mythology, big weapons, monsters and eroticism.
The original drawer of these characters is a great artist and a great friend: Juanjo RyP.
I drew a couple of histories, but I tried to adapt it to my personal style: major clarity of lines, more dynamism and prominent figures with their own personality.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I drew this illustration for Avatar Press during a time of incessant work. I was working at the same time for Spanish and USA market and I was preparing a portfolio for an independent publishing house.
I had to draw a lot of pages and illustrations, often with characters that I didn't knew at all.
It is the case of this illustration: I know exactly who is she (Avatar Press' Pandora), but I ignore the one who is the monster!
Sunday, July 13, 2008
This illustration was realized for the Spanish edition of Conan the barbarian, inside a section called "other Conan's faces", where different artists were giving our particular vision about the barbarian.
My proposal was this one: A much wilder Conan in aspect that the Buscema's icon. The illustration was published in color, although I prefer post it this way in order to give you the opportunity to color it and send it to me to show.
Yes: there is a little prize!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Before Frank Miller was using successfully the clair-obscure style with his Sin City, there were other artists who used this technique. Breccia, for example. Anyway, it was with Sin City when many artists tried out this high contrasts style: Lee, Sale...
This illustration belongs to this time. I have to I have to recognize that more influenced by Deathblow's Jim Lee than for Miller.
Only white, only black, only bleeds.
Monday, July 7, 2008
Another pencil illustration. This time, a sexy warrior to loins of a Dragon. And a moon a-la-Frazetta.
The girl shows a tattoo of a dragon to prove that she belongs to the Sacred and Secret Order of the Dragon's Riders.
Do you want to take a ride too?
Sunday, July 6, 2008
This splash-page belongs to Mortualia's second chapter. In a certain moment, two parallel actions were finishing in a cliffhanger situation, what allowed me to draw both principal characters in a moment of suspense... What will happen next?
Yeah, I know: It's got lens-flare again.
Yeah, I know: It's got lens-flare again.
I swear it's not my fault.
Saturday, July 5, 2008
...once the job is printed.
I remember very well the release of Alan Moore's "The Hypothetical Lizard". It was february 2nd, 2005. CBR News posted a six-page preview of issue #1 and I could see for the very first time the finished pages.
My work was so detailed --reflections, textures, shadows, highlights...-- that I thought that there would be no room for balloons and text frames, but when I saw them I soon realised that you can always find room enough by hiding details, no matter where.
This is another page directly from my scans.
Thursday, July 3, 2008
These are some of the trading cards that I drew for the Marvel game. I have thought it would be a good idea to put all of the together, almost like a mosaic.
Obviously, the cards' quality is not the best because of the poor resolution of the internet graphics where I have found them.
I will look my own ones and post them in good scans... as good as they can get!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Beware! Beware of the little warriors who fight big wizards!
I'm using the inmortal words from a decrepit Bela Lugosi in the Ed Wood's movie Glenn or Glenda.
This is a commission for a fan realized some years ago. I have always thought about it as the myth of David and Goliath seen trough Robert E. Howard's eyes.
There's no room for big fat snails, but pretty sure that there are a few on the floor...