I have just started to use my new Copic markers and I think they are really awesome; almost watercolor-like at some points. They allow you to create a lot of different tones and the shades can look incredible.
Well, this is the first book that I have illustrated and now it's been published; An Unwanted Journey (Creative Accompaniment in Paediatric Palliative Care) Authors: Rubén Bild / Iván Gómez. Plamienok Books. Plamienok is a NGO that works with children and teens that have terminal diseases and help them to go through all the process relieving physical and emotional pain. In the pictures I tried to show neither sadness nor happiness but calm, acceptance and hope.
This is an oil painting that I finished this week. It took me about 7 hours to have it done. I wanted to play with light and the environment, in the sense that there's a warm atmosphere that embrace everything and it's reflected by the water contaminating the whole canvas. The blue colour is the other important side of the balance, giving the image a more melancholic and sad feeling, which is something that I wanted to achieve for this theme; the solitude of this Gollum like character.
The last exorcist died in strange circumstances, so the villagers asked for a new one; and here he is! In this one I have tried new pencils in order to make it look more pictorial, almost impressionist.
This is a character design of the well known mythological creature called the Gorgon. I wanted to show a mix between an old woman an different types of snakes, like the black mamba or the rattlesnake. It had to look creepy and dangerous.