10 jul. 2015

Memento Mori

Promotional poster for "Memento Mori" a short film directed by Ivan Mourin. Fore more information about this short film, visit: www.ivanmourin.com

2 jun. 2015


As some of you already know, I have a Society6 shop where I sell prints, iPhone & iPad cases, T-shirts, TOTE bags, mugs and another kind of stuff. 
Well, from time to time Society6 shop launches artists promos with discounts, free shipping, etc. Now is a free worldwide shipping one, so if you want to purchase something by me, click to the link below and get the promo: 

And, if you want to know when are being activated those promos, please, don't forget to "like" my Facebook page and follow all the hot news ;).

15 may. 2015

Mad Max: Fury Road - Inspired Artists


Today 5/15 is the worldwide release of "Mad Max: Fury Road", one of the most long-awaited movies of the year, and, to celebrate the return of Max Rockatansky after 30 years, Vertigo Comics published a hardcover deluxe edition artbook called "Mad Max: Fury Road - Inspired Artists". 
This book was released the past 6/15 and contains 65 double spread illustrations by the most amazing illustrators and comic artists (including me, yeah! xD) from around the world. Some names: Dave McKean, Dan Dos Santos, Jim Lee, Bill Sienkiewicz, Lee Bermejo, Simon Bisley, George Pratt... 

So, finally, here is mine.

And the sketches...

5 nov. 2014

La Profecía - step by step


In this entry I want to talk about one of the last book covers I've done and explain a bit its process and, with it, to show you how I usually work. This cover is for the second edition of "La Profecía" (The Prophecy), a Fantasy book written by Laura Morales

Laura contacted to me because she was thinking about to relaunch another edition of her first book, and wanted me to do a complete facelift.
The cover of the first edition was done by the amazing artist, Bea Gonzalez, in 2011. 

So, after a long message exchange and talk about her idea, I proceeded to elaborate a sketch. Really roughly, I know xD. As I work with photomanipulation and I depend a bit on the stock found (or I make by myself) I do this kind of sketches just to show the composition to the client, leaving the idea a bit opened to improvisation, something really needed sometimes.
In this sketch you can see the main character, Gabrielle, wearing a cloak and a sword, looking to the left. The background idea was a forest. Also I worked on the position of the titles and typefaces.

Laura liked it, so I stepped forward. For the face of Gabrielle I chose a photo of NikxStock. I've used this photo previously in another cover, but I though it could fit perfectly also in this one giving some touches to adapt to Gabrielle's face.

For the hair... well, from here and there... 

And don't forget the necklace, what is an important point on Gabrielle's design.

Once the character was partially builded I sent the preview to the author to get her agreement or to know if something should be changed. 

She agreed (and fell in love with xD), so I kept working on to integrate the different elements, giving life to that hair with the curls from the blonde girl's photography, and painting a little with a dotted brush. And, of course, adding an arm and a sword. 

With the character completely finished and, once again, with Laura's agreement, was the turn for the background. For this, I remembered the photos I took some months ago in La Fageda d'en Jordà, a wonderful beech forest we have near Olot, in Catalonia. The photo wasn't so good, but I thought that with some adjustments for sure would fit.

And yes, it did! Some falling leaves were added, and I also painted some lights to give the particular atmosphere that characterizes my work. And the illustration is finished!

  A detail of Gabrielle's face. She has the eyes in emerald color.

At this point, the only thing that left to do was to work on the final mockup, adding the textes on the backcover, on the spine and a little phrase on the cover... And voilà, this is the final result! :D

I enjoyed a lot working on this cover in particular, and I hope to have been able to convey that feeling to you :).

I'm alive, promise!

Hi y'all!

It's been a long time since I updated the blog with some work or news, and it's because I've been really busy these months. 
In April I started to work as a book cover artist for a Canadian e-book publisher called MuseItUp Publishing. Also have been working for some publishers here in Spain and a lot of particular self-published authors from both sides of the Atlantic. I mean, in 7 months I've done around 30 book covers, and I still have a few more in queue... xD.
On the other side, as a comic colorist I'm working on a new (and small) one, but I can't talk about it yet.
As you can read, I never stop xD.

And, to illustrate this, I leave some of the covers I've done until today. As always, you can see all of them at my Facebook page.   

6 oct. 2014

¡Ilusionaria te necesita!

10 sept. 2014

Entrevista por Javier Pellicer

Ya podéis leer la entrevista que me hizo el escritor Javier Pellicer en su blog sobre mí y mi profesión como portadista de libros.

Desde aquí, darle las gracias a Javier por su gran trabajo como difusor de todo lo relacionado con la publicación de libros, desde ofrecer herramientas y consejos muy útiles hasta dar a conocer a los profesionales que nos dedicamos a esta industria, y por supuesto, muchas gracias por dedicarme un espacio ;).  

7 jul. 2014

A Journey to Lapland

Something romantic for my portfolio. Just for fun :D.

Model: http://simoona.deviantart.com/art/Winter-portrait-stock-430567604

Crimson Lights

Something for my portfolio. Just for fun :D.

29 jun. 2014

"Un-American Chronicles" is out!

"Un-American Chronicles" is a comic with 24 pages divided in 4 short stories full of horror, hope, friendship and sex.

Written by Arcadio Bolaños, drawn by the amazing Juan Alarcón and colored by me. You can acquire now at Comixology for just 0,89 €