nice work with the pen and ink sketches, you're getting quite good at shading along the contour of the figure.
for the most part it seems like you are doing heavily abstract and/or heavily stylized work, and some of it is really cool. do you intend to do mostly editorial illustration or concept art also? if you want to do concept art, it would be a good idea to do some more representational images that show off concept.
notspecialist- thanks for your compliments! I really don't have a favorite preference in the illustration realm (for me concept art is part of illustration).. i'd really love to do stuff which will be portrayed in any media, and if it has more public viewing it, even better!
Here are some character design teasers for an animation project I'm currently involved in here in my country- hopefully some of these designs will be accepted towards the animation phase: the first one is an ink sketch scanned in and colored in photoshop, the other two are entirely digital: from painter to photoshop. two different styles, two different characters.
Hey, Gringo, thx for commenting on my SB.
I like the last character the best, it looks and feels better than the angel, in terms of color, the nuances that break the symmetry, as well as anatomically.
The nose ring is the only thing that bothers me, it sort of blends with the mouth.
With the angel, I think the neck is too long, the wings at an uncomfortable angle/position, and with the simian features of the face.
The inks are very "artsy" but some features are lost, in all the lines (the soldier's hands for example)
Hey, pense que ya habia comentado antes en tu sketchbook. Esta muy interesante los trabajos que tienes aqui, lo mejor me parece tu uso de texturas en Painter, en especial la de los ultimos retratos. Y se nota que has mejorado con tu uso de tintas y pluma. Pues sigue adelante mano!
Por cierto, de que parte del pais eres?
muy buenos trabajos. es interesante ver todo lo que experimentas en tus dibujos. lo que mas me ha llamado la atencion son los colores que usas(mejor dicho como los usas) muy bueno en verdad.me agrada como combinas elementos graficos con elementos mas realistas.interesante estilo con la tinta.
pues nada sigue con el buen trabajo.estare al pendiente de lo que subes
Interesting designs! Your style rocks man!
Ulver - thanks man!
Sketch - thanks for your comment man! it's nice to hear that people think my style is forming, when i really don't activley search or practice it! it's make me glad to see people appreciate what i do.
DIMAGYAN - gracias por tus comentarios hermano! me honra los comentarios que pusiste!
Maestro Andres - gracias por tu comentario loco, seguiré practicando en la medida de lo posible... espero que pronto me salgan proyectos para dedicarme por completo al freelance. Para responder a tu pregunta, nací, vivo y trabajo en QUITO.
Hamsta - thanks for your suggestions and tips bro.
now for some work, here are some traditional painting stuff I have been doing in the past two months.. (beware the quality of the photos )
the first is the latest one, from sunday: an oil painting, it's the basis for an illustration that I'm thinking of doing about justice. I need it to dry so I can scan it (it's letter sized).
the next is a portrait of my cousin, part of a series of family portraits i'm making. It's a venture into grayscale, high contrast, realistic portrait. I like how it turned out. It's an acrylic, and it must measure something like 50 cm x 40cm
The next is a self portrait where I tried to make an experiment in deconstructing the forms of my face (but retaining the overall likeness of my face). i think i kinda failed in the retaining part, but nonetheless, i like result. It's the same size as the portrait of my cousin. This one is the oldest of the bunch, 2 months old or so.
Finally here comes my self portrait, in the same style as my cousin. I made this before my cousins portrait, and is the first of the series of family portraits I'm currently working on. It's a bit bigger than my cousins portrait, like 70x40cm
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davekneale - thanks man!
A slight update: portraits i made for self portrait day (nov 1 2007). And my last fruit study (done today!). You can see more of my fruit studies over at the Digital Painting #2 thread by bumskee over at the Photoshop subforum.
Great portrait experiments man! I like 3 b&w portraits in the post #188 the most. Red one is nice too.
ulver - thanks man!
here is my "justice" painting, scanned and a bit photooshopped.. i like how it came out, despite the simplicity... check out the oil "detail" shot, i love how oils look!
Che gringoloco, muy buenos tus experimentos!
Don señor! realmente impresionado con sus trabajos,
Me encanta la carga de personalidad que tienen,
impresionante la forma que experimentas con los medios tradicionales,
la ultima imagen al oleo espectacular!
y tambien con lo digital, esos experimentos mirroreados geniales!
Felicitaciones y segui posteando, pronto volvere por aca!
28chelseaslater - thanks bro!
Darktwin - yeah man it's going to be one hell of a fight! all the best for you bro!
lennon - gracias hermano!
joiton - gracias por tus comentarios hermano! es un honor saber que piensas que mis trabajos son así, especialmente viendo la calidad de tu portafolio! nos vemos en el chat hermano..
heya fellas a los años... well here is my latest tiny update: 1 is one of those mirror faced bastards (again), he's quite a kick assing guy don't you think? doind this made me realize how much I suck a t anatomy! the next one is an anti-bullfighting poster I did (during the bullfighting celebrations of my city). I posted a couple of big ass posters up near the bull-fighting ring, and smaller ones in the neighborhood beside it. Only 1 small one remains... I'll put up the pictures of me pasting them up once I get them...
here's the result of the collab with Joiton, using my Guerrero face illustration in the previous post.. joiton is one hell of a painter! i love his result. Next is an image called warpig, just a teeny excercise i did today, for the Ca.org Metal Militia mascot challenge... very very late
Muy buen laburo, me gustan mucho las updates, especialmente warpig y el póster de "jesus el gran poder". Te pagaron por esos? O era el placer de verlos en la calle? (bueno, también está la causa noble imagino). De cualquier manera, me encantan.
lennon - gracias por tu comentario! no me pagaron por el jesus del gran poder... era todo autofinanciado... el placer de verlos en la calle, de que la gente vea y se ponga a pensar... toda esa nota.. el arte de la calle me fascina... espero poder tener más oportunidades de hacer proyectos de este estilo de nuevo.
new stuff! just an excercies i've done today... i wanted to do a phoenix... first is the black & white, then my coloring attempt... i like both, but i like the b&w version better.
Nice experimentations. Would love to see more characters from different angles and poses.
Hey Gringo, I'm enjoied your sketchbook. Your art is so personal and strong, I like it! I also like a lot your ink style works, nice gestures!
Like I say you on chat, I'm in love whit your puppeteer piece.
Wow, beautiful work. It really has spirit! I also wanted to thank you for critting my missing ambient light, as I wrote in my SB, I'll try to have a look at adequate article asap.
I'll try to crit you in spanish, just when I get "a little bit" better :-)
Strange powers drag you through the black tunnel until you see mysterious Book of Void awaiting you.
vos decis que te gusta mucho mi dibujo te digo lo mismo del tuyo tenes un muy buen dibujo muy europeo
amazing. truly. its like egon schiele meets bill sienkewicz and something completely different as well.
Mira Gringo se ve bien la ultima pintura. me gusta el sentido de compocision que tiene y la porfundidad de sombras.
Oh y la mezcolanza de cuerpos que querias saber como la hice fue con una modelo muy paciente y la ayuda de un libro de anatomia "bridgman's" (si lla se que me tomo my tiempo en responder)
really like that phoenix, man!
I have finally arrived. Sorry for the lack of updates... work has gotten to me. I have updated my blog frequently, and I also built & uploaded my new website/portfolio (check it out at www.franciscogalarraga.com) but CA deserves the same justice so I'm sorry for not posting sooner. Now to the reply your kindness:
- ped454 : thanks man. right now i'm in a project that involves doind different charaacters & poses. I hope I can show it to you once the "NDA" gets "terminated".
- ICH : thanks bro. I'm glad you love that piece, I just hope you'll start liking other stuff I do in the future!
- Jonish : Thanks man, you should check out PrometheusANJ's coloring tuts: very simple & good.
- Gustavo Desimone : Gracias hermano! Europeo mi dibujo? es un honor que lo tilden así... pero sinceramente estoy viendo si es que mi dibujo puede ser considerado latino también...
- bakatron : that comparison really made a tear come out from my eye: much thanks bro!... what an honor.
- bengonzalez : gracias hermano, espero seguir mejorando en el futuro..
- Sketch : thanks man, really kind of you to say that. I'm glad you liked the bull a lot... i really didn't think the CA community (at least people who have seen it in this SB) would recieve it well, since it's more of a poster than concept art.
- Mr Mu : thanks bro!
Here's some of the best I have done recentley. Hopefully next week I'll put some actual real life sketches from my first moleskine (nice little pad).
1) My LMS3 round 1 entry. Didn't pass to the next one though Prostate SUnrise did.
2-3)A pair of faces of dead people. Quickies, without ref, using photoshop.
4-5-6)More quickies.. without ref. Quick coloring.
7) A "tribute", to my GF. Te amo nena!
im in love. im totally blown away by the mad genius your work represents.