Monday, 19 November 2012

Portfolio pages - X-Force

Also, just came back from a really cool weekend at the Thought Bubble convention in Leeds, in which I -among other things- managed to score a portfolio review with Marvel Comics editor Stephen Wacker, so I spent the previous week preparing smthing to show. Doesnt matter how much stuff Ive got going on, doing superhero pages is always fun and a VERY welcome break from day-to-day projects.


Heres the results: a 4-pages short of a completely made-up roster of one of my fav X-books "X-Force". Since these were just to showcase my art and didnt need to be in continuity, I decided to have fun redesigning some of my fav mutants to make my own all-star team ;)

Wolverine is a staple, OF COURSE, and Ive always been fascinated by the cool Errol Flynn-like version of Nightcrawler in the Warren Ellis/Carlos Pacheco BEAUTIFUL Excalibur run. And Domino is just TOO cool.

So, here they are.

Thats it. At least 3 different pencils on Bristol boards.


"Finally: American Vampire! Now with more blood!"

After a STUPIDLY long absence from this blog, due to working on several little things at the same time, I can finally breathe a bit and catch up with posting up here.

So, I can finally show some test pages that I did for the REALLY cool Vertigo editor Mark Doyle after meeting him at DICE con in Dublin. Mark sent me the script of an early issue of one of my fav books, go figure -American Vampire- and asked me to do a couple of pages from there. Again, just the fact that he found some time in his (I can only imagine) uber-busy schedule to write an AMAZINGLY detailed feedback email was astonishing, and of course hugely helpful for me to understand how some things I had never considered before can be added (or removed) to make for a better page.

Well, so here are the pages, in pencils...

...and inks (again, W&N 7 no.2 brush and a couple of small nibs):

Obviously, had a GREAT time with these. Hope to do some more soon, its great for the ego ;)


Friday, 9 November 2012

WIP #1

Panel from ONE of the things Im doing at the moment. Basically halfway between thumbnails and (VERY) loose pencils, coz adding redundant, time-consuming, absolutely USELESS steps to the creative process is what drawing professionally is all about, no?

For a 2000AD competition thats gonna be held at the Thought Bubble convention in Leeds next week basically. Very fun script.


Monday, 5 November 2012


To appease the masses (???), here's an half-assedly-colored Nightcrawler morning quickie. If they ever make a cocktail with that name, I said it first here, uh?

And yes, theres half a Wolverine on there too, and smthing else I had to remove.

Now, to the inkcave!

Pencils, brushpen and 5 mins of photoshop.

Good morning, btw.