26 ago. 2017

Cerbero






He tenido el placer de poder poner cara y ojos a la nueva tríada de novelettes escritas por mujeres, dos de terror y una de ciencia ficción, de la Editorial Cerbero, y que verán la luz este próximo septiembre.
El diseño final de cubierta corre a cargo de Monovampiro.

Espero que os gusten :D

28 oct. 2016

Cuentos desde el Otro Lado



Some months ago, I had the pleasure to make the cover of a "new weird" short stories anthology published by the hand of Ediciones Nevsky

I've just received my copy of this beauty today, so, I use the occasion to show it to you and to announce that we will be presenting the anthology the next weekend (11/5 at 19:00) during the Barcelona's EuroCon 2016 at Librería Gigamesh.



I hope you like it and see you there!

2 feb. 2016

Romántica y erótica

Aprovecho que en unos días será el VII evento RA de Madrid, y que saldrá a la venta, de la mano de Kelonia Editorial, el primero de los tres de "Cicatrices" de Susana Bielsa, para dedicar un post a las portadas para novelas románticas y eróticas que he hecho. Y es que este género cayó en mis manos el año pasado, planteándome un reto enorme ya que jamás antes lo había tocado y no quería caer en las típicas portadas que abundan las librerías (ya sabéis: objetos, flores y parejas de gimnasio montándoselo), y ha venido para quedarse. Yo, que estoy acostumbrada a trabajar el terror y la fantasía, resulta que también me siento a gusto con la erótica y romántica. Ver para creer xD.

Os dejo las que he hecho hasta el momento, que por supuesto, no van a ser las últimas.

Éstas han sido las últimas, "Deseo Eres Tú", una antología erótica de microcuentos, publicada también por Kelonia, cuyos beneficios van destinados íntegramente a la Fundación Ana Bella, Red de mujeres supervivientes. Y la anteriormente citada, "Cicatrices I, Baila conmigo".  




Aquí tenemos las dos de Nía Van der Veer, la culpable de que yo esté metida en esto, quién apostó por mí a pesar de que en aquel momento yo no tenía ni pajolera idea del género. "¿Confías en mí?" y "Todos los Nombres de Irlanda"




Otra de las culpables, Laura Morales, con quién ya había trabajado en la portada para la segunda edición de "La Profecía".
"Una Canción Bajo Las Estrellas" salió hace poquito en eBook de la mano de Planeta, bajo su sello Click Ediciones. "Emergencia de Amor", por su parte, lo hizo con Alfil.




Aquí tenemos a "Mysterium II. La conspiración de los ángeles", de Cristina Hermosa Navarro. Este libro es un poco diferente de los demás ya que se trata de romántica paranormal (es decir, romance entre humanos y otros seres, digamos, fantásticos; en este caso, ángeles) y además también podría catalogarse como urban fantasy. Pero como el romance es lo que tiene más peso, pues aquí está con las demás ;).



"¿Y si no es casualidad?" de Sara Ventas, salió a la venta en papel justo ayer de la mano de Editorial Diëresis.




"Suspiros en Tiempos de Antaño", escrita por Delyi Gianni, es una novela romántica homosexual ambientada en la Extremadura y en la Barcelona de los años 40.




Y por último, una de las primeras, una historia corta en inglés para la e-editorial canadiense Muse It Up Publishing.



Espero que os gusten, y por supuesto, si quisierais que hiciera la portada de vuestra novela, sólo tenéis que escribirme a carol.bensler@gmail.com y lo hablamos ;).

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

FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING!




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


WHAT A LOVELY DAY!!

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

Hi!

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 ;).