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Monday, January 26, 2015

Stephen Silver's Two-Day Character Design Workshop



I had a lot of fun this weekend at Silver Drawing Academy during Stephen Silver's Two-Day Character Design Workshop. Met a bunch of talented artists and had a great time. A very inspiring and awesome learning experience.

Day one was a full day of learning and designing characters and day two was all about character gesture drawing. From the start, I was already rethinking my own character designs and how to improve them.  This was character design boot camp and a hell of a good time!

Stephen Silver is a freelance Character Designer and teacher/owner of Silver Drawing Academy. He designed cool cartoon characters such as Kim Possible, Danny Phantom and Kevin Smith's, Clerks the animated series. 

Here are some of my doodles from the workshop:










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Friday, January 9, 2015

Je suis Charlie



On January 7, five cartoonists (Charb, Cabu, Honoré, Tignous and Wolinski) and seven others were killed by gunmen at the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.

This is horrible and it doesn't make any sense to me.  I immediately wanted to say or draw something, but I couldn’t make sense of the incident.  I tried looking at it from several angles.  They were obviously great cartoonists.  As for the satire, the cultural or religious critique, I don’t know if it was good or bad, if it was funny or not.  At first glance, some of their cartoons do seem kind of racist and stereotypical, and I get the impression they were made to provoke and bully a specific community.  But none of that matters now, because the main point is this:

No drawing is worth killing someone over, even when it's offensive.

Expressing this message is what matters now.

So, I made this cartoon.

Take care,

-IAMO


El 7 de enero , cinco caricaturistas ( Charb , Cabu , Honoré , Tignous y Woliński ) y otras siete personas murieron a manos de hombres armados en las oficinas del periódico satírico Charlie Hebdo .

Esto es horrible y no tiene ningún sentido para mí. Inmediatamente quise decir o dibujar algo, pero no podía dar sentido al incidente. Intenté mirarlo desde varios ángulos. Ellos fueron, obviamente, excelentes dibujantes. En cuanto a la sátira, la crítica cultural o religiosa, no sé si era buena o mala, si era chistosa o no. A primera vista, algunas de sus caricaturas parecen algo racistas y estereotipadas , y tengo la impresión de que se hicieron para burlarse y provocar a una comunidad específica. Pero nada de eso importa ahora, porque el punto principal es éste:

Ningún dibujo es razón para matar a alguien, incluso cuando es ofensivo.

Expresar este mensaje es lo que importa ahora.

Así que hice este dibujo.

Saludos,

-IAMO


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Naughty and Nice

Naughty and Nice 2014 Holiday pin-up by IAMO


Here's my 2014 Holiday pin-up!

Have a Merry Christmas and a very happy, successful New Year! 

I wish you good times!

Sincerely,

-IAMO


¡Aquí está mi pin-up navideño de 2014!

¡Que pasen una Feliz Navidad y un exitoso Año Nuevo!

Mis mejore deseos,

-IAMO

Sunday, November 30, 2014

November 2014 Sketches

Here are some doodles from my sketchbook I made during this month:

Lady Catrina Sketch by IAMO

Lady Catrina
Día de Muertos



"I come from Earth, a planet of outlaws. My name is Peter Quill. There's one other name you may know me by. Star-Lord." - Peter Quill (Guardians of the Galaxy)

Sally Nightmare Before Christmas Sketch by IAMO

"And will we ever end up together? 
No, I think not, it's never to become
For I am not the one"

-Sally (The Nightmare Before Christmas)


Adelita and Nina, Las Adelitas Sánchez from 'The Book of Life' 

Star Wars The Force Awakens Stormtrooper Sketch by IAMO

"Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?"
Stormtrooper from 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' 




Hands and feet drawing exercises. 

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Friday, November 28, 2014

El Chapulín Colorado - R.I.P. Chespirito


Here's a tribute to the greatest Mexican superhero of all time, El Chapulín Colorado (before you say El Santo, he didn't have any super powers and El Chapulín did... well... sorta.  He self medicated on "chiquitolina" pills, which made him shrink to the size of a grasshopper and... I think that's about it). This character was part of a Mexican television comedy series that ran from 1972 to 1981. El Chapulín Colorado was the inspiration for Bumblebee Man on "The Simpsons" and I have to say, it was also a huge influence for creating the Chorizo Bandit character on my cómic "Nerdmigos." He was created by comedian Chespirito (Roberto Gómez Bolaños) who recently passed away, leaving an unforgetable body of work, funny characters and good times.  He will definitely be missed.

Free hi-res download at deviantART!

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014


Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

¡Feliz Día del Pavo!

Here's a pilgrim girl eating a turkey leg!

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Random Shape Doodle Exercise

Here's a fun drawing exercise.

Create a character or any drawing using these random shapes (or make your own).   I compare it to watching cloud formation shapes that look like people and things.

This is also very helpful for when you are stuck designing characters that all look the same.  It will help you get out of that framework and try out new shapes.

Here are a few doodles I made with these shapes:

Random Shape Doodle Basset Hound Nightmare Before Christmas Judge Dredd by IAMORandom Shape Doodle Mr. Burns The Simpsons Catholic Nun by IAMO

Random Shape Doodle Luigi Super Mario Bros. Joker Sumo Wrestler Zombie Cartoon by IAMO

Este es un ejercicio de dibujo muy divertido.


Crea un personaje o cualquier dibujo utilizando estas formas aleatorias (o haz tus propias formas). Yo lo comparo a ver nubes con formas que se parecen a personas y cosas.



Esto también es muy útil para cuando estas diseñando personajes que todos tienen el mismo aspecto. Te va ayudar a salir de ese marco y probar nuevas formas.



Give it a try and show me your doodles!

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