Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday, April 23, 2010

If by any chance you happen to be in Singapore...

This is a flyer I did for my friend Nhazean for a concert where her band will be playing. She did some tweaking in the typography but the drawing and coloring is all mine. So if by any chance one of you, my dear readers, happens to be a student in Singapore, and just finished his/her exams, go blow off some steam on the 7th of May to the sound of Indus Gendi, Etc, Gloria and The Mo Chi Him (such an awesome band name).

Y para mis queridos lectores hispanos: aún estoy trabajando en mi nuevo blog pero ya está en el aire.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Cayey Bien Duro

Wow, it's been a few days. Sorry, folks, I was out of town. I haven't scanned any new drawings but I'll leave you with this piece I did a couple of years ago. It was one of my first attempts at "digital painting" as opposed to flat coloring. It's an ode to my former hometown, Cayey, where I was raised. Presented in the foreground is the Monumento al Jíbaro and in the background is a characterization of Las Tetas de Cayey, a pair of peculiar-looking mountains. Here's the original picture.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Blue Square

Sometimes I get inspired by fellow bloggers...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Monday, April 5, 2010

Faking It

These days I'm doing some illustration work for a calendar and I've been asked to render the pieces in watercolor or a related style. Since I'm not a big fan of messes, I avoid using wet media, and I'm trying to create an appealing, similar look in the computer. This is one of the tests I did in Corel Painter, using the digital watercolor tool. What do you guys think? Does it work? (You may want to click to enlarge.)

Y para mis queridos lectores hispanos, no se preocupen que ya pronto abriré un blog en el más hermoso, sensual y práctico de los idiomas. Luego les aviso.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Really Short Animation

Finally, as promised, here's the animation. I did it in Flash CS4 with the audio track from last month's 11 second club competition. You can view a larger version in youtube. Unfortunately youtube cuts off a fraction from the last second, but I can't complain about a free service, right? Right. By the way, feel free to visit my youtube channel to see some of my older stuff.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

This is not an ad for scented candles.

Hello, dear readers. I know you I owe you guys (and gals) a 10 second animation but I'm still working on the clean up. I'll post it in a few days, but meanwhile I'll leave you with this drawing I did about a year ago.

I used to have another blog where I did a lot of ranting and I did this piece to illustrate a post about festivities made specifically for women, those being: weddings, baby showers, quinceañeras and Tupperware parties.

To summarize, I'm not fond of any celebration where I'm told specifically what gifts to bring. Regarding weddings and baby showers, just because other people are getting laid doesn't mean I have to pay for it, right? The quinceañeras, which are the latin equivalent of the sweet sixteen, except that they're celebrated at 15, are basically a wedding party without a groom. Considering that being 15 is no landmark, it is certainly a pointless celebration and a big waste of money. They should save that money for the baby shower which will be probably be celebrated before the sweet sixteen. Finally, I really don't get the point of Tupperware parties: all the fun of those clever baby shower games mixed with the duty of purchasing expensive items that basically do the same job of a used margarine container.

People are strange...