Google+ Isma's Meditation Chamber - Doodles by IAMO: 2014

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

December 2014 Sketches

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

Girl sketch.

Happy Birthday, Otis Frampton!

BB-8 on the move!

Droid from the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ teaser trailer.

People Sketching in San Francisco.


Finn from the ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ teaser trailer.

My beautiful wife, Patricia.

Naughty & Nice Holiday Pin-Up Sketch.

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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!



¡Aquí está mi pin-up navideño de 2014!

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

Mis mejore deseos,


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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Friday, October 31, 2014

October 2014 Sketches

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

IAMO Rocket Racoon Guardians of the Galaxy Sketch

"We're the fricking Guardians of the Galaxy!" -Rocket Raccoon

Oogie Boogie The Nightmare Before Christmas IAMO Sketch

"Are you a gambling man, Santa?" - Oogie Boogie (The Nightmare Before Christmas)

Pancho Pantera IAMO Sketch

Pancho Pantera

Sugar Skull Dia de Muertos IAMO Sketch

Sugar Skull (Día de Muertos)

René Córdova portrait IAMO Sketch

¡Feliz cumpleaños, René Córdova!

Baymax Big Hero 6 IAMO Sketch

Baymax from 'Big Hero 6' 

Peanuts I Gotta Rock! Great Pumpkin Halloween IAMO Sketch

I GOTTA ROCK! Happy Halloween! 

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Zorras Del Mal 5

Zorras del Mal Halloween Pinup by IAMO

Lucybella is in trouble and hiding from some creepy zombie chicks in this new "Zorras Del Mal" Halloween pin-up!  

This is an homage to this classic  "Twisted Tales" No. 1 comic cover by illustrator Richard Corben:


Check out last year's "Zorras Del Mal" pinup HERE!

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Monday, October 20, 2014

Doodles From René Córdova's Character Design Workshop

Last weekend I attended +Rene Cordova's character design workshop in Tijuana hosted by Think Comic.  René is a professional illustrator from Guadalajara with experience in comics and animation.  He is currently working as art director in the Metacube produced animated feature Día de Muertos.   

In addition to sharing his experience and knowledge, René's workshop itself was a great learning experience to all attendees, providing great character design tips and advice.  Special guest and Tijuana local Victor Olazaba (inker on Marvel's "Amazing Spider-Man") even stopped by to say hi and offer his insights.  Both of them are very cool cats and I thank them for their generosity.  It was great to meet them and learn from them.

Check out some of my character design exercises from the workshop below.

El pasado fin de semana asistí al taller de diseño de personajes de René Córdova en Tijuana, organizado por Think Comic. René es un ilustrador profesional de Guadalajara con experiencia en cómics y animación. Actualmente trabaja como director de arte en ‘Día de Muertos’ producida por Metacube. 

Además de compartir su experiencia y conocimientos, el taller de René en si fue una gran experiencia de aprendizaje para todos los asistentes que recibieron excelentes consejos de diseño de personaje. Incluso, el invitado especial y tijuanense Victor Olazaba (entintador en "Amazing Spider-Man" de Marvel) pasó a saludar y ofrecer sus puntos de vista. Ambos son muy buena onda y les agradezco su generosidad. Fue genial conocerlos aprender de ellos. 

Aquí les comparto algunos de mis ejercicios de diseño de personajes del taller.

Sketch of some clerical dude.
Sketch of a kid from the future.

Character design rotation exercise.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September 2014 Sketches

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

R.I.P Gustavo Cerati sketch by IAMO

"Recuerdo el mar soñe estar aquí y no recuerdo despertar" 
R.I.P. Gustavo Cerati 

"Nerdmigos: Welcome To Nerdonia" portrait sketch

Nerdmigos Star Wars v Star Trek panel sketch by IAMO

"Nerdmigos: Star Wars v Star Trek" panel sketch

Nerdmigos Star Wars v Star Trek panel sketch by IAMO

"Nerdmigos: Star Wars v Star Trek" panel sketch

Groot Guardians of the Galaxy pencil sketch by IAMO

"I am Groot" -Groot

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Meet Me At AlmibArte 2014!

Almibarte 2014 Art and Goodies for Snobs and Foodies

It is my pleasure to announce that I will be at AlmibArte 2014 as a guest artist on October 4 in Tijuana, Baja California.

AlmibArte  is a small art show created as an alternative to the current trend of big mainstream art shows in Tijuana and will take place at Almibar Postres Etc.

I will be sharing the exhibit area with:
Among other cool creative cats.

If you're in the Tijuana area on October 4, be sure to stop by and say hi and enjoy some cool artwork along with Almibar's signature desserts.

RSVP on the Facebook event page!



Es un placer anunciar que voy a estar en AlmibArte 2014 como artista invitado, el 4 de octubre en Tijuana, Baja California.

AlmibArte es una pequeña expo de arte creada como alternativa a la tendencia actual de los grandes eventos culturales en Tijuana y se llevará a cabo en Almibar Postres Etc.

Estaré compartiendo el área de exposición con:
Entre otros creativos.

Si estás en el área de Tijuana el 4 de octubre, pasa a AlmibArte a saludar y disfrutar de obras artísticas muy suaves, junto con los distintivos postres de Almibar.



Saturday, September 20, 2014

The X-Files: Mulder and Scully

The X-Files Mulder and Scully by IAMO

Here's a tribute to one of my favorite TV shows from the 90's: "The X-Files", featuring FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

Get a free download of this fan art at deviantART!

Whenever I think about "The X-Files", I can't help but remember the 1997 "The Simpsons" episode, "The Springfield Files" because agents Mulder & Scully showed up as guest stars, but also because 'Star Wars' (my favorite movie of all time) and Pearl Jam (my favorite band of all time) are referenced.  

That was three of my favorite things referenced in one single "The Simpsons" episode!!! Isn't that awesome?

Well, I thought is was awesome.

(You're no fun).

Oh, here's another "X-Files" reference I remember from an episode of "Eek! The Cat" where Mulder & Scully:

Does anyone remember that? :)


What's your favorite "The X-Files" episode?

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Top 10 Most Popular Nerdmigos Comics of All Time

My webcomic "Nerdmigos" turns 5 years old today!!! It's always a lot of fun to make and it feels good to know that it is still getting new readers after all this time.

If you are new to the world of Nerdonia or have been following the comic for some time and are wondering what are the greatest hits, I put together this list with the 10 most popular "Nerdmigos" comic strips in the last 5 years (based on pageviews).

This list should give you a pretty good idea of what "Nerdmigos" is all about.

Here's the countdown! Enjoy and thanks for reading!!!

10. "Drinking Game" (October 1, 2010)

Lerms and Señor Maquino engage on a drinking game while watching Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight'.

9. "Unplugged" (June 27, 2014)

Get ready to rock! Luisma shows Soria how to play a new music game on his computer.

8. "Hater Slap" (September 21, 2012) 

Find out what happens when you take a real hater comment and a real fan compliment and put them together in a comic!

7. "Rock Star" (October 28, 2011)

Gelipe dresses up as a rock star for Halloween and hilarity ensues when he decides to go solo (with his solo band, maybe).

6. "The Line Ends Here" (July 20, 2012)

Roy and Erick find out that one does not simply walk into Comic-Con International.

5. "Nerdsgivin' Memories" (November 23, 2012)

Good times! It's Nerdsgiving in Nerdonia. Here are some snapshots from this official Nerdonian holiday.

4. "Reverence" (July 2, 2010) 

That time Señor Maquino met illustrator J. Scott Campbell at Comic-Con.

3. "Anatomy" (September 3, 2010)

Studying anatomy to draw the female body takes a new meaning when Ben pulls a “Dumb & Dumber” at the Foxy Lady massage parlor in Nerdonia.

2. "The Dragging Dead" (October 26, 2012)

Soria and Luisma show us how to survive the zombie apocalypse in Nerdonia! Story by Insaneo.

1. "What a Lovely Tea Party" (May 25, 2012)

Gelipe, Ben, Lerms, and Señor Maquino die a horrible bloody death during their gossip party and it's up to Isma and Insaneo to honor the fallen Nerdmigos. Story by Edgar Allen Joe.

What is your favorite "Nerdmigos" comic?

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