Wednesday, October 26, 2005


Two friends have recently started their own blogs.

Luis, whose drawing style I really like, can be checked out here. He´s got some really great stuff. Like these: O O O O O O

Pekka has also started a blog. Check it out and get ready for some impressive stuff. Goooood .

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Brush pen, T-shirt ideas, masks & monkeys

I finally bought ink today. I´d forgotten how much fun drawing with a brushpen is.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

One more time

So here I am enjoying my second "inspiration" night. I have to finish some drawings for a present. I think I´ll leave it until tomorrow, and then I´ll have a fresh look at what I´ve done tonight.

I tried a new style ( cheers, antti). I wanted to use black ink, but I didn´t have any. But in the end, the grey one was better: I could lay down more values.

This is the kind of thing I´m doing. Hope you like it. I think I more or less do. There are some things bothering me, but I think I will go for this style for the present.

I think it was Alberto´s last posts that made me try using really saturated colors. I just thought about it.

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Monday, October 17, 2005

Night time inspiration

So here I am at 4:47 in the morning typing this.

This all started when I was rereading a Hellboy comic. I though: "Hey I should copy some Mignola-faces see if something stays". So I took my sketchbook and started referencing the drawings to draw faces. Everythig was crap. Then I took some magazines and started drawing faces.

After a few minutes of warming up I actually did some drawings that I like!

Here they are. Of course not all where done on the same page, I only pasted the good ones.

Hope you like them!

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don´t you love gorillas. they have such a powerful design!
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Saturday, October 15, 2005

Blog discoveries!

It happens from time to time, you find some blogs/pages that completely blow you away. To me it has happened several times, always the same way. Good blogs link to good blogs, so once you find one , it´s easy to be overwhelmed with what you find. It happened to me when I found Hans Bacher´s, Harald Siepermann´s and John Nevarez´s blogs. Then it happended again: Limbolo, Alberto Mielgo.

Now it happened one more time. Make sure you check out this blogs/sites, the work is amazing.

Antoine Birot. Beautiful artwork. But the thing I liked most was the animations he had online. Check out the one called "Hector". Amazing, sweet design, nice colour palette, fluid animation. Really enjoyable.

Evka´s drawings. Really liked the drawing style. Go & see.

Xav Animation Illustration. Envolved in the production of "Le Building", need to know more?


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Monday, October 10, 2005

This was it?

I just remembered I had e-mailed a w.i.p. low-res version of my showreel to a friend (hi, Teemu!). After losing the info in the DVD on which I had the showreel, I thought it was going to be almost impossible to get anything back. And I remember this e-mail. I just had log into my account and download it!

I though the reel was good. Now I look at it and, well, I don´t feel that proud at all. Guess that´s something good...

These are the parts of the reel that I like the most. Sorry for the big files and the really bad quality...

This was a short little test I did playing arround with Flash and AE. I used a simple cycle for the character and spent most of the time on the transition and on the shadow of the car. I was going for a very atmospheric style. If you pay attention, you can see a sun reflection on the window right before the car exits the garage. I though it looked great, but its on screen for so little time that no one notices!

I quickly added some sounds now.

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This one is the very first time I tryed cut out paper animation out. I loved it! So direct. The character was a 2cm drawing I had in my sketchbook. I liked his pose and looks, so I scanned and retouched it in photoshop added the joints and started animating.

I was going to add a background, but in the end it ended up looking better as it is, with no background! It actually transmits some sort of atelier feeling. In one of the tests you could see my feet popping in and out under the glass table! After I shot it, I added a hand-drawn mustache in Flash. The clip here is part of a small film that I did, all improvised.

No sound here, which is a pitty , because I think the sound really made it better.

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And these are the jazz players. I wanted to keep on experimenting with cutout animation. This time I did it in flash. It took me a looong time to retouch the painting so that the arms could move without leaving a blank space behind them. The same with the instrument and the head. If you pay attention , you can also see that in some parts, the linework "floats" over the watercolour. Unluckily, this video is very low quality... This time I also drew on top with flash.

I tryed to sync with the music. I was on a rush, so the finger animation is horrible. But I still want to do a jazz players animation, with lots of reference this time!

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I would realy appreciate any comments.

thanks in advance!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Sketch Dump

All these drawings are part of a sketchbook that I intended to self-publish last year. Things dind´t work out as expected and it never happened. I liked the idea of sharing my drawings with others, although I didn´t know if someone that wasn´t my friend would buy such a thing.

Anyway, at least I can share them here. These are some of my favourites. All drawings are from life except for the ones of the old men which are from tv. I drew them in front of a TV that had a remote control with a "freeze" button. Great thing if you see an interesting face!

Last summer I took my sketchbook with me all the time. Somehow I didn´t have the energy this summer.

I hope you enjoy them.

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Monday, October 03, 2005

Warming up

Haven´t drawn much lately... that´s bad. Tomorrow I´ll buy a brush and some pens and I´ll go sketching.

This is a picture I did straight in PS. The street is in a tiny amazingly beautiful village in Spain called "Albarracín". I had been there as a kid many years ago, but I didn´t remember anything. The street was beautiful and I had forgotten my sketchbook home that day.Its one of those places where you go "Dam it, I wish I had brought my sketchbook!".

Check some pictures of the village here: O O O O

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