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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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