July to September update!

I have been wanting to update the blog for some time, but the work has not made it very easy. Now I am a little freer and I take the opportunity to tell you a little about how things are going.

Llevo un tiempo queriendo actualizar el blog, pero el trabajo no me lo ha puesto muy fácil. Ahora ando un poco mas libre y aprovecho para contaros un poco de como van las cosas.

BtW la entrada sobre trabajo sigue en pie, solo que se está alargando bastante, resulta que si conozco un poco mas de lo que pensaba (?). Pero en cuanto la termine la subo, con suerte entre esta semana y la siguiente.

 

Starting with the updates, here are a new set for Legend of the Cryptids. Little to add, do not forget to expand the images and if you are interested in the lore of the cards,  you will be able to find it in the description of each one.

Empezando con las actualizaciones, aquí hay un set nuevo para Legend of the Cryptids. Poco que añadir, no olviden expandir las imágenes y si les interesa el lore de la carta, en la descripción de cada una le podrán echar un vistazo (en inglés).

Despite moments of liveliness, the prince was afflicted with an illness that would soon take his life. The only one who could spare him from an all-too-brief existence was his mother, Lignesia. She held a royal heirloom known only to those who wore the crown, the "Life Musket," that transferred the vital force of whomever pulled the trigger into the target. This would rid the prince of his disease, but result in Lignesia's death. Even so, it was a worthy sacrifice in her eyes...

The castle of the tenderhearted Queen Lignesia was ever the picture of love and comfort. She doted upon her son, spending every available moment with him. Her subjects thought it was simply her matronly nature, but the circumstances were more tragic than any could imagine. The two would soon part ways for eternity, and the only one who knew of this was her...


To continue with this kind of chronological order, last month I was in Seville at a Workshop by Marko Djurjevick at La Galería Roja. It was awesome, the guy is like a totem of knowledge, I'm really eager to apply all the new points of view in my work. Hopefully for the better.

Para seguir con esta especie de orden cronológico, el mes pasado estuve por Sevilla en un Workshop de Marko Djurjevic en la Galería Roja. Fue bestial, el tío es como un tótem de conocimiento, con muchas ganas de aplicar todos los nuevos puntos de vistas en mi trabajo. Con suerte irá a mejor la cosa.

 

The other news (I suppose it is not so much if you follow me on social networks, but oh well (?)) Is that at last I can say officially that I am working for Wizards of the Coast , I started more than a year ago, but my first cards have been published for the game only a couple of months.

La otra noticia (supongo que no lo es tanto si me sigues en redes sociales, pero bueno(?)) es que al fin puedo decir que estoy trabajando para Wizards of the  Coast oficialmente, digo "decir" y no que "empecé" porque eso fue hace ya mas de un año atrás, pero solo hace unos meses que se han publicado mis primeras cartas para el juego.

I leave you some behind the scene of both cards.

Os dejo algunos behind the scene de ambas cartas.

Sketches

At the end of July, at last I opened the store on the page, it is still a work in progress, but little by little I will be supplying it with more interesting items. For now, I have some prints and artist proofs of my cards published with Magic. Which by the way, I'm enjoying them like a kid. More on that later!

A finales de Julio,  al fin abrí la tienda en la pagina. Aún es un trabajo en proceso, pero poco a poco la iré abasteciendo de más ítems interesantes, por ahora, tengo algunos prints y las artist proofs de mis cartas publicadas con Magic. Que por cierto, estoy disfrutando como un enano dibujando en ellas. ¡Más de eso en la siguiente!

 

Lastly, on September 1st, 2nd and 3rd, I will be at the Grand Prix of Turin, Italy, as a guest artist, signing cards, selling prints and in particular, a live demo. If you are from the area come to say Hi!

Por ultimo mencionar que los días 1,2 y 3 de septiembre, estaré por el Grand Prix de Turin, Italia, como artista invitado, firmando cartas, vendiendo prints y en especial, pintando en directo los días que esté por allí. Si sois de la zona pasad a saludar!

That's all for now, see you around!

Eso es todo por ahora, ¡nos leemos!

Illustrations update- Process- Legend of the cryptids!

El nuevo set de Legend, es uno de mis preferidos hasta la fecha, no el que más, porque ese por alguna razón aun sigue sin publicarse y es de mediados del año pasado, pero bueno. A seguir esperando.

The new set for Legend, is one of my favorites to the date, not The most, because that one for some reason still remains unpublished and it is from last year, but oh well.

 

La parte mas difícil, siempre es la de las primeras ideas, aunque con la descripción de las ilustraciones, esta vez, no tenia mucho que decidir. De hecho, solo hice estos dos garabatos en mi libreta de apuntes. Luego fue cuestión de limpiarlos un poco para que el Art director los entendiera.

The most difficult part, is always the first ideas, but with the description of the illustrations, this time, didn't have much to decide. In fact, I ony did these scribbles in my notebook. Then was just a matter of cleaning the drawing, just enough for the art director.

 

Al tener tan claras las ideas para estas piezas, las referencias no fueron muy excesivas y la mayoría eran mas bien para recordarme del mood general o la paleta de colores, que no para hacer referencia directa. Las imágenes en este caso, fueron piezas de otros artistas que me encantan porque son muy atmosféricas, que era la intención que perseguía con en estas pinturas. 

Having so clear ideas for these pieces the references for them were not very excessive and most were rather to remind me of the general mood or the color palette, than to make direct reference. The images in this case were pieces of other artists that I love because they are very atmospheric, which was the intention I was pursuing with in these paintings.

The Mood board I used for these pieces, The artworks are from: Stanton Feng, Serge Marshennikov, Riccardo FeddericiCarlyn Limxiaodi jin and Chase Stone

Y las ilustraciones finales! Debajo de cada una está el Lore del personaje, así que no olvides clickar para leerlo. (ingles solo)

When Leirada's light of life faded, her soul was chosen by Urd to become her apprentice. She accepted the tasks presented to her with reluctance, afraid of what insubordination would bring. "What does she want of me?" That single question occupied her mind during every waking moment.

And the final artwork! Below each one is the Lore of the character, so do not forget to click to read

The warriors' souls assembled by Urd were vanquished by Leirada's scythe. Her actions were clearly mutinous, but they were motivated by determination rather than vexation. She was told her life's light could never be rekindled, but she wished to know for certain.

 

Oh, and also, there are these beuties from the game!

¡Oh, y también están estas bellezas del juego!

¡Y eso es todo por esta entrada, dudas y preguntas en los comentarios!

¡Nos leemos!

And that's all fir this entry, thoughts and questions below in the comments!

See you around!

 

New set released. The alchemist.

Otra entrada rápida para una actualización de ilustraciones.

Este set se llama Faust el Alquimista, para Legend of the Cryptids.

Traté de explorar diferentes paletas de colores para estas piezas. Y aunque con la versión Regular no me salí mucho de lo que suelo hacer, creo, que con el Advance logré obtener una armonía de color interesante con colores completamente aliens (para mí) Fue un experimento divertido y definitivamente voy a intentar más cosas fuera de mi zona de confort. Déjame saber lo que piensas de las piezas en los comentarios. ¡Nos leemos!

Another quick entry for an art update. 

This set is call Faust the Alchemist, for Legend of the Cryptids.

I tried to explore different color palettes for these pieces. Thoug the regular is in line with what I usually do I think, that with the Advance I did manage to get a cool color armony with these complete alien colors (for me at least) It was a fun experiment and I'm definitely will try more stuffs out of my comfort zone. Let me know what you think of the pieces in the comments. See you around!

 

She must have taken notice of my remaining hesitance and told me there was a single exit clause in the agreement. Were I to discover her true identity, I would reclaim my soul. The chance of escape, no matter how slim, was enough for me to come to a decision. And even should I fail, I had always regarded my soul as less important to my mind anyhow.

"We have a deal, devil!" Faust, comprehending the meaning behind Mephisto's dark smile, signed away his soul. What happened to it after his death was inconsequential. If he could learn the secrets of the universe, no deed was too blasphemous.