Monday, December 24, 2007

Style exploration

Well, it's been a while since my last update... As I was trying to continue to develop the Paleolithic Characters I designed a while ago, I came across a couple of books about African masks. My mom used to have a lot of these books and I remember that as a child I always thought: "Hmmm...why can't she have 'real' Art books..."
It's funny how things change. Browsing through these books today, I find the different designs and textures those artists used fascinating. The simple geometric structure of those masks is so different from anything else and I find it a great source of inspiration.
Anyway, here are a couple of designs I did, inspired by these masks. I tried a more graphic approach on this one, with a heavy use of textures, which I find interesting...

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Friday, November 23, 2007

messing around with Mother Nature

Hi everybody! Here are some more hybrid designs, this time a turtle and a hippo. I am trying to work on my digital painting skills, and find a technique and style that I like, I'm trying to work on using values rather than "filling the lines"... still a long way to go. Anyway, while coloring, these two hippo-turtles moved somehow from my cartoony kingdom to the darker side of concept design, looking a bit to monstrous to me, but... oh well, it's all part of the process.

Saturday, November 17, 2007


just a couple of caricatures I did recently.... I really appreciate people who can capture the character of someone in a good caricature, and it is something I am trying to get better at... so these are a couple of attempts, messing around with different styles...

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Hi everybody! I can probably continue doing this for hours... Designing weird and stylized animals is definitely one of my favorite things. So here they are, the kids of papa Rabbit and mama Giraffe... hope you don't find this too disturbing ;)

Friday, November 2, 2007


Our last assignment in 3D design class was to design a toy. My partner and I came up with "STAMP'ede". It's an activity game where the kid can play with different farm animals that have interchangeable parts (heads, feet...). On the bottom of the feet there are rubber stamps that print the shape of each animal's foot. Educational and fun!.
Here is the the package design I did for the game, as well as the actual figures.

Monday, October 29, 2007

go figure...

Here are some gesture drawings and a couple of longer poses from the last couple of weeks... more to come!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Paleolithic Design

Lately I've been doing a series of character designs inspired by cave paintings and sculptures from the paleolithic era. I find it fascinating how men have depicted those characters in such simplicity and innocence, thinking only about the most basic shapes needed to convey their ideas. Anyway, here are some of my interpretations to these sculptures... I will probably continue messing around with this theme for a while...

Monday, October 22, 2007


occasionally I will leave the first page of my sketchbook blank... just in case. unfortunately I can't do this here, so here it is, my first post. those two are drawings from my sketchbook...
more to come soon!


well, I am wondering what have taken me so long, but this is it! my new blog is up and running!
I am now halfway through my first semester here at Ringling College of Art and Design, and man! it has been very exciting so far. So many talanted and inspiring people... it is truly great.
On this blog I am going to post basically everything I am doing... sketches, illustrations and as soon as I start my animation classes, well...Animation. can't wait!
I will do my best to update this page as often as I can :)
So thanks for stopping bye, and Enjoy!