Tuesday, 29 November 2011

And now, for something completely different...

... A tech review. Of my brand new Lenovo Z470.


...Yes, I understand this is an art blog, and that you want to see art in here. But aren't words an art on their own? Specially ASCII art, some of that is crazy. I remember I knew a guy that had a bunch of ASCII porn in a  floppy disk and flipped out when I saved something on top of that (It was the 90's, you should have been there).

Ah, er, where was I? Oh, yes, the tech review!

Well, today my faithful Compaq laptop died after a long 4 years battle against destiny (I suppose). So after a minute of silence, I got a new computer: A Lenovo Z470. And it makes a world of difference.

You know, computers are insane. They age really, really fast, like that guy in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. You just take them out of the box, and BAM, they devaluate ASAP. New models keep coming out at blinding speed, and that smart shopping decision that you once were proud of becomes an almost inmediatelly regretful stupid moment.

Above: Computers, apparently.

So with that in mind this time I tried to buy something that wouldn't break on it's own, that had reasonable specs and that would give the less amount of regrets possible. A daunting task, mainly because I had to buy it on a physical store and my city is pretty small.
And alas, the Lenovo Z470 does it fairly well. Intel Core i5! Nvidia Geforce! Windows 7! A sturdy case! Runs Graphic Design Software at a very good pace! This thing only needs to dispense ice cream to become my favourite electronic device.

What? Oh, wow, cry me a bloody river. At least I can play Skyward Sword on you.

It's leaps and bounds ahead of my old Compaq. Tech changes a lot in just 4 years! Besides, huh, I was a little careless with my old laptop. It almost got run over by a car once (true story). But hey, this Lenovo thing is awesome. It's not the best laptop in the world by far, but it's not bad at all either, and it suits my needs. Now I'm in that beautiful stage were I'm installing stuff like a madman, including my scanner and tablet drivers...! I'm gonna art the hell out of this thing. You heard it here first, folks!

So that's it for today's post. Sorry about the lack of proper drawings (I still doodled quite a bit on my notebook), but I'll make up for it! Does anybody have a specific request to make? Drop it, I'll see what I can do...

See ya around!

Monday, 28 November 2011

Pokemon Placeholder

So I wanted to do the next page of my Missingno. Pokemon comic, but I ran out of time. Enjoy a quick Manly Ash Ketchum doodle.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Paper Mario and me

Ok, so, if you were the person that came out with the idea of a virtual console for the Wii, I HATE YOU SO MUCH RIGHT NOW.
I couldn't stop playing. I felt powerless. Stupid epic Nintendo 64 games...

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Pokemon- Page 13


Missingno.'s totally groovy comic-palozaa* is back!

*working title

Anyway, sort as it is, hope you enjoy it. Feels a bit weird to draw stuff like this again, hehehe. It was really fun, though! And hopefully we see more of the regular characters soon... expect a big battle in the not-distant-at-all future!

Still thinking about what can I draw after this is done...

Friday, 25 November 2011



A-hem. Excuse the all-caps exabrupt. But I'm insanely happy. I can FINALLY get back to work uploading daily junk for your viewing pleasure!
Here's a lil' doodle celebrating the event. Tomorrow... wow! I'll just say that it begins with P and ends with okémon page...

Also, yes, this means I'm probably starting to comment BACK on your blog! Yeehaw! I love the internet.
Oh, and I'm thinking about getting a .com domain. Any good name ideas? Throw them in my direction! Skecthes and Other Stuff is too long...

Friday, 18 November 2011


SANYO is a Japanese electronics brand. My girlfriend had to do a presentation about it for her marketing class. She asked me for help, since she needed some sort of TV ad mock-up.

Ta-da! This is why I didn't upload anything yesterday--this thing took forever!
It has 4 seconds of pure hand drawn animation, wich in this case meant roughly 97 drawings. Simple as they are, 97 drawings is a pain to do. I respect animators so much after this... and thankfully I know how to work in Flash, if I hadn't it would have taken so much longer!

To any animators that stumble in this post by mistake chance, is there any particular software you reccomend? I should start working on drawing basics first... I also have no idea how to keep lines even when tracing my drawings from frame to frame. They go all jiggly, like in Home Movies, so I went along with it this time, but there has to be another way, right?

What do you think? The cheesy phrase and the dreadful audio are ours, the rest is copyright of SANYO electronics.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Not dead! Also, Skyward Sword joke

Nope, not dead! Internet was, so I didn't even bother updating yesterday.
It's pretty annoying. Even now, as I write this post, I feel like a castaway writing a letter, putting it in a bottle and throwing it off to the sea hoping someone reads it. Everytime I click on "publish" or "post" I cross my fingers, fearing the"website is not available" page. Some crazy stuff.

Oh, hey, a new Zelda came out! And if you're a Zelda fan, or visit any Zelda fansite, you know what that means!

Lame joke, but we all know that's happening already. I've also been tempted to download the game* (it costs a considerable amount of cash were I live) but I'll much rather wait for Christmas and treat myself. Besides, how can I mantain a blog and finish a new Zelda at the same time?


I haven't forgotten about my Pokémon comic but that takes longer to finish! These little interludes allow me to practice on photoshop and give me time to sort out my ideas (scripts are for little girls, manly artists use a plot summary on their heads and work from it!)

*"You wouldn't download a car" TO HELL WITH IT I WOULD IF I COULD

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

A Final Fantasy IV drawing

My internet is still flickering and it's kinda annoying. Each time I open a new tab or click on a link I have to cross my fingers to get it to open... most of the time it doesn't, and I've got to F5 a few times before the page shows up. Which is incredibly annoying, and sometimes it flat out doesn't work. So I've also neglected my twitter and tumblr and deviantart and... you get the idea.
Now, without a constant influx of internet, I remembered that I used to play games on the computer. Crazy, I know! I did a quick search on my CDs and usb drives, and found a bunch of old Super Nintendo roms. One of them caught my eye.
Now all you young whippersnappers have your fancy Final Fantasy XVIIII for the X-Playstation 64 or whatever, but back then, the first one I played, and so far the only one I've completed with no guides whatsoever but with a lot of quicksaving was this baby: Final Fantasy IV (also known as "II" in America and Europe).

Long story short, your best friend (Kain, the guy in green armor) likes your girlfriend a lot but doesn't act on it because he's kinda shy and a true bro. He tries to kill you later in the game but he's brainwashed so it doesn't count!

Sorry for the bad drawing, kinda tried to do something a bit more "freely" than the usual way I work but the result came all funky...

(Also congrats to England for beating Spain! We've been avenged!)

Monday, 14 November 2011

Gold's Pokemon Team

Pokemon Trainer Gold was recently introduced in my comic. Since I don't have the time to do a new page today (college, why), here's a few sketches of his team. Forgive the crudeness of the artwork, this was originally meant as a refernce guide for myself...!
This is actually based on my own team in Pokémon Gold! Even the Smeargle as an HM slave! Man, I felt smart for coming out with that one. I was 10, remember...

I also used to have a Sansdshrew as well (fave poké alongside Quilava) but it wouldn't make sense in the context of the comic. Gold should take powerful pokémon into Mt. Silver, an unevolved Sansdshrew could be in danger if a wild Pokémon ganged up on him. So now his party consists of only 5 Pokémon, and it's fine--he's trying to find Red, not battling him...


(Wow, I'm actually trying to make sense of Pokémon of all things.)

Sunday, 13 November 2011

I just saw Inception for the first time!

Yes! A big case of the slowpokes here: Inception was all the rage in 2010, and I just saw it today for the first time. And it was incredible! I loved all the visual eyecandy, all the layers of the film, I loved the acting and the script, the concept and the execution.
See? This is why I can't be a good movie critic--I can't find anything wrong on movies that I like, so I end up gushing about them.
Here's a little quick comic honoring the film. I'm pretty sure this has happened to other people besides me! Why do we feel like falling?

Stay tuned for more daily art! And I'm sorry for my lack of activity--internet is acting all wonky on my city lately, I'll explain it in more detail on a future post. See ya!

Saturday, 12 November 2011

Pokemon- Page 12


I'm really sorry for the lack of updates yesterday! My internet went down... I feel terrible about it. Taking requests as a form of showing my regret!

Ahem, here's page 12 of the yet unnamed Missingno. saga! In which we introduce both a new character, the current situation, and an artstyle.

From the beggining, this comic was meant to prove myself that I could draw faster if I did it the traditional way, pen on paper. It wasn't easy, and in the end I decided to try doing it straight in the computer this time around. It doesn't "look" as neatly as I would want, though... perhaps I should draw traditionally and ink digitally? That seems the way to go, and I'll try it next time.
But this time around it wasn't that important to keep a consistant style, since it's just two simple panels. Hum...

Also, I wanted to do a comic about today's Chile-Uruguay match, but my keyboard is still soaked with tears. Sorry!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Alexis Sánchez cartoon

If you have both an interest in south american football and an internet connection (and judging by my blog's statistics, you're likely to have both), You probably found out already about 5 players from the chilean national team that showed up drunk to the training center and were layed off from the games against Uruguay and Paraguay.
This made me really sad, and worried as well. Beausejour is a beast, Vidal is a world-class midfielder, Valdivia is arguably one of the greatest natural talents of south america--and now they're off. They can't play and they risk a 50 match suspension! Crazy stuff. They were asking for it, and the worst part is that it's the football fans that lose on the whole.
So in protest against this situation (and due to my internet working whenever it feels like) here's a small cartoon about one of the most well-know chilean players currently in europe: Alexis Sánchez.

I feel really happy about him. He went through poverty and a harsh life, but thanks to his dedication, hard work and love for his family he managed to leave all that behind and reach Barcelona, the current best team in the world.
Yesterday night, instead of showing up late and drunk to the team's headquarters, Alexis showed up two hours early. That's the mark of a true professional and a great footballer. He'll do great things in Europe, and hopefully he can help us a lot against Uruguay!

Sorry for the rant and the quick drawing--tomorrow, a comic, at last! Pinky swear.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Interlude- The Zelda "Iron boots" problem

I ended up chickening out. I couldn't finish a pokemon page today... but hey, on the bright side, my final thesis is coming out great! Hopefully it ends up that way, haha.

So, Zelda! I recently started playing the one for SNES. Why did Link have pink hair? Seriously.

I also love the flippers to death! They should return in a 3D title, it would be awesome to swim instead of clumsily walking underwater under heavy weight.

Hope you like it! Let's see what the future holds for my artwork...

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Pokemon- Page 11


Well, page 11 arrives! You know, just now I realized that Red's party has 6 pokémon already, so Missingno. couldn't be a part of the team. So let's assume he's just tagging along, haha.

I doubt Red cares about rules when one of his friends is in trouble, though. Swell kid.

Also, next week Chile faces Uruguay and Paraguay in the Qualifiers for the 2014 FIFA World Cup! So excited. Expect more football art coming your way, hahaha.
But also, Pokécomics!

Monday, 7 November 2011

My favourite players

Sports related rant ahead! You have been warned!

I like sports. I'm not very good at any of them, sadly (passable at football, at best!) but that doesn't stop me from enjoying them! I love watching sportsmen giving their best, no matter the discipline.
Here are two of my favourite players from two sports: Football and Basketball. From football we have Andrés Iniesta, a midfielder playing for the very well known Barcelona, and from basketball we have LeBron James, perhaps the best active player in the NBA (still has lots to do to be compared to MJ, but hey, the guy's trying).

Iniesta is really quiet, humble, and plays beautiful football: always effective, he keeps the ball flowing around, assisting his companions as needed and scoring critical goals. If it weren't for Xavi, I would say that he's the best midfielder in the world with no doubt (although I have a soft spot for Riquelme, Lampard and Jorge Valdivia--well, you can't really have one favourite, right?)

LeBron is kind of a jerk. But he's entertaining and extremely talented. He's guaranteed to put up a great show, and it's something I appreciate. He left his old team, and I can't truly blame him (millionare key transfers are really common in other sports) but I have to agree on the fact that he should have been a lot more nice about it!

Thanks for all the visits and comments! Tomorrow: Pokécomics!

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Pokemon- Page 10


Page ten already of my Pokémon Red / Missingno. nostalgiafest, wow. Never thought I'll make it this far whitout getting bored!


Hope you like it! That Missingno./Pidgey in flight is perhaps the hardest thing I've drawn in the whole series--I just couldn't make him "look right" so I ... kinda winged it and hoped the coloring would make him recognizable.

Thanks for all the nice comments! You guys are pretty cool!

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Real madrid doodles

An intermission from my comic series!

I really like Real Madrid. In terms of individual talent, they're probably the best football club in the world. Barcelona shines when it comes to teamwork, though... anyway, when both teams clash it's always memorable! Chilean striker Iván Zamorano scored 4 goals against Barca in a single game in the early nineties, what a legend!

Now, a really good thing about football is that 90% of the players are just plain fun to draw. That includes managers and refs too! Besides most of these guys are really lean and athletic, ideal for anatomy drawing practice. In this case, I made a few doodles---I decided to save them all in just one big picture. I drew Özil bigger than anyone else because his VERY EYES PIERCE INTO YOUR SOUL so I thought it made a strong artistic statement...
Would you like me to draw other sport/teams? Say so on the comments!

Friday, 4 November 2011

Pokemon- Page 09


So, it's not really a comic page in istelf, but I wanted to clarify some stuff and get some background on Red's actual situation from an outsoder's point of view. Pokémon comics are serious business!

Enter: Newspapers! I don't think I ever saw one in the games, but hey, it works!

I like how it turned out! First page made completely in Photoshop! I tried to do it manually but here was just so much text... I think I did the right choice.

Thursday, 3 November 2011

I finished Zelda

Not an actual Zelda comic, of course not. Neither a regular videogame.

I just finished the FIRST Zelda, for NES. It was very good, and sometimes really hard. I got lost a lot, and how on earth were we supposed to know exactly where to use Candles to burn down specific bushes! That was he only way to find a dungeon.

Crazy or not, it was a brilliant game, so it warrants a mini tribute!

I can't draw octorocks (a type of zelda enemies). Picture those are octorocks. And that Link can talk. Huh.

I'm currently replaying A Link to the past! Another insanely fun game to play. I wish, again, that I had more hands to draw more comics.

See ya tomorrow for more Pokémon comics!

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Pokemon- Page 08


Another day, another Pokemon fancomic page!

I was a bit at odds with this page, I wasn't sure how to tackle the idea I had in mind... I think this'll sufice, after all this was meant as an "in-between" in the story, a little bit of calm before the storm, if you will.

And an excuse to draw Blastoise.

I think this look fits Missingno. a lot better, but I would like to hear your thoughts. And wow, did that last text block went on forever or what.

Also, remember I lent my tablet to my gf yesterday? Here's what she did. She paints a lot better than me...

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Link's Awakening Ending comic

I lent my tablet to my girlfriend today, so I can't finish today's comic in a realistic timeframe. I'm so sorry! I'll ask her for permission to post some of her drawings later so you can see how she paints.

I could have uploaded the sketches and preliminar inks but hey, I think that at this point it's more important to pay attention to quality over quantity... besides, we're getting closer to the fun parts!

But hey, here is some art I've done in the past! In this case, a comic about Link's Awakening, a Zelda title for Gameboy. And yes, this is actually the ending of the game.


You know, I used to be very active at Deviantart. It's a fun community, and I still post there, but blogging feels so much more... free, or something. I don't know how to explain it, but it just feels nice, much more personal and welcoming.

Also some of my old art was horrible. This took me 55 minutes, for crying out loud!

I also want to do a small Zelda comic after I'm done with the Pokemon saga. But first, some football comics... Argh, wish I had more hands!

Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy Birthday, Leo!

Leo is an old highschool friend and a true bro. Everyone has someone like that! He was born in Haloween, which is quite cool, I guess. Here's a small comic I did for him. It's pretty in-joke-y, and the subject harkens back to those HS days, but it's still a drawing, so I'll post it anyway, hah.

Pokemon comics return tomorrow! Any bets on were that story is going?

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Pokemon- Page 07


Drawing that mountain was really fun. No reference! Good art exercise.

I need to get a better wacom tablet... and a new computer. I need a lot of new things!

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Pokemon- Page 06


Has it been 6 pages already? Wow. At around 2 hours per page, i've been working at these 12 hours, half a day! And you read them in less that two minutes, you lazy jerk! (just kidding! no I'm not, makes me sad)

Also, this is the first time in these comics that I actually redrew something on the computer-- Red, on that last panel. I couldn't do it right on the inking stage, so I went over it on Photoshop... I feel like I cheated or something. At least it doesn't look tacked on!

I should probably start uploading some original pages so people could tell how I work and laugh at my scribbly sketches. Heh.

Friday, 28 October 2011

Link and his gear redux

Let's take a small break from our beloved missingno. comics, and focus on Zelda for a little while!

I can hear you groan from here. It's basically the same concept as this post from a time ago... but hey, I still have that same question! Also, I felt like drawing Link and I'm sleepy.

Tune in tomorrow for more Poké-comics! Also, do you like it better when I do comics, or just illustrations?

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Pokemon- Page 05


In which we Occupy Pallet Town!

Man, drawing these is so much fun! I wonder how long will it take to finish? Hm....
Oh, and also, yeah, Red's mom is inspired by that whiny guy's mom.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Pokemon- Page 04


Will I ever decide on a standard design for missigno.? Hahaha!

In case you didn't know, back then the reason why we always tried to fight/catch him was because everytime you fought him you got 128 of the item you had in the sixth slot. Pretty cool to multiply nuggets and master balls!

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Pokemon interlude - running shoes

Once you get your Running Shoes you never stop running, huh?

Doing comics takes me so long...! I had to do some extra work today (both college and a commissioned artwork) that I doubt there's a way I can finish the current page before I fall asleep on top of it... hope this drawing somehow makes up for it...!

Also, yeah! On my personal comic canon, Red picked Charmander as the starter!

Monday, 24 October 2011

Mario Balotelli: "Why always me?"

Nevermind most of my readers coming from the USA, let's draw jokes only Premier League followers understand. Ahem.

Mario Balotelli is a young player for Manchester City. He's a man of many talents. He is also completely nuts. And he's also very good at football.
Today he scored twice against Manchester United on his team 6-1 victory. At one point he lifted his jersey and he had a t-shirt with the message "Why always me?". Genius. And bear in mind that yesterday night he almost burned down his house by lighting firecrackers on the bathroom for kicks.

BAM! Horizontal! For your reading discomfort!


Also, I wanted to say THANKS to everyone who has enjoyed my pokemon comics as of late! I'll keep drawing them (a new one tomorrow!), but also wanted to take a small break and draw something simpler, I also have a commission to finish (if you're interested in one of those, click here).

See ya around!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Pokemon- Page 03


In which we get a glimpse of things to come. Dun Dun Dun!

More Pokemon comics, yay! Funnily enough, this isn't called "Pokemon, sketches and other stuff".
I haven't fished in a looong time, so I kinda forgot how to draw a fishing pole!

Drawing these pages has been really fun. I tried to change my workflow a litle bit--I inked on white cardboard using pen nibs. I kinda liked the result, but it took much longer than merely inking on slightly heavier paper with a disposable ink pen... decisions, decisions!

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Pokemon- Page 02


In which Red catches a new Pokemon.

Thanks to all the Pokemon fans that have enjoyed it so far! Check for another one tomorrow... And thanks to all the non-pokemon fans that still go into my blog, haha. I'll upload something different soon!

Also, it really makes me feel old when people who are into videogames ask me "who is missingno.?"
For those who don't know, missingno. was a glitch-pokemon, you found him in the original gameboy games by using Surf in a particular spot. Here's a video walkthrough.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Pokemon- Page 01


I need to decide a title for this...
So, Pokemon! This is the first page of a series of Pokemon comics I wanna do. Hopefully it won't be too long.

Still not completely sold on my Missingno. look but heh, I had to finish this today!

Also, Internet is crazy slow today here in my city. We're in the middle of a very windy season (wind over 100 kn/h) and it messed up sattelite reception, or something. So this probably will upload (veeeeery slowly) but twitter and tumblr just doesn't open, for instance... I'm counting on you to carry the word ;)

Thursday, 20 October 2011

PES or FIFA? You decide!

So yeah, I went there. Where no man should ever go, unless they want to lose their minds and souls: Into the debate of PES vs FIFA.

In case you don't know, they're both insanely popular soccer (football, football!) videogames. PES is made by Konami, and FIFA by EA. They're also pretty different on both intent and gameplay, which is something I tried to point out in the comic--it's useless to discuss "wich one is better". Would you compare NBA Jam and NBA 2Ksomething?

This comic was inked traditionally, but my pens started to run out of ink in the panel borders, haha. You can see the imperfections!

Versión en Español:

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Castlevania: A respectful debate

Hopefully this joke doesn't go over your head--you've played this game before, right? Right?

In case you haven't, we can't be friends here's a link to the scene itself.

Hope you enjoy!

Buffy The Vampire Slayer- Episode Writing Guide

So, remember that maaaany posts ago I said I was doing a Buffy comic but that it hadn't made it past the sketch stage?

Well, here it is!

It may come out as me mocking the series, but it's all in good humor--I'm a big fan.
Hope the texture looks right...!

Monday, 17 October 2011

Golden Age Superman

In the Golden Age of Comics, Superman made his first appearance in Action Comics #1.

Back then Superman was AWESOME. I mean, I love Superman now, but the Supes of the day... oh wow. He punched crooks, crashed cars, fought the Great Depression, punched some other people and stoped WWII by himself. And he couldn't even fly at this point, just "leap a building in a single bound"

You crazy badass!!

He also beat up a guy that was abusing his wife. His badassery knew no end.
Superman is the greatest hero ever. Mainly because he's all that we want to be when we're children: he's honest, brave, and quick to jump into action. And children know best.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Adam Strange, Hero of Rann

Adam Strange is a comic book superhero, and one of the best concepts for a hero ever. Sadly, he's not very well known.

Seriously, who's this guy?

He's basically an archeologist that gets sucked into a teleporting beam to a far away planet (Rann) and helps the locals fight alien invasions and other dangers dressing up in a cool space suit and going in adventures.

So basically Indiana Jones + Flash Gordon.

It's pretty cool because, for instance, Superman is an alien protecting our planet; Adam Strange is an earthling protecting an alien planet. With the power of space rockets!

(Also---here's the pencil sketch. I usually work like this, sketch shapes in blue, trace with regular lead, and then remove the blue in the computer! Thought it would be interesting to show)

Yes, I ran out of space for the legs, sue me!

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Steve the Robot goes in a blind date

I don't even know.

Fun fact: Steve runs in Arch Linux.

Yet another experiment in style. I want to find out how I can draw comics faster! Anyone has any tips?
I'll upload something funny one of these days, hopefully!

Friday, 14 October 2011

Fernando Torres? More like, Fernandon't Scorres!

I like footbal, wich comes as no surprise to anyone who follows my blog. It's one of my few "normal" interests, as I doubt most males of my age are interested in french comic books from the 80's or documentaries (their loss!)

Like most people interested in football, I catch the Premier League from time to time. It's the league of England, the one with Manchester United, Arsenal, Birmingham (well, not anymore, but I'm confident they'll return) and of course, Chelsea.

Chelsea bought Fernando Torres, Spanish striker, for £50 million. He's literally the fourth most expensive football player ever.

That happenend in January. So far he's only scored, what, 3 goals?

Look at Villas Boas, so happy!

I think he's a pretty good player, just going through a bad spell. But I had a little fun with him on this comic-- sorry, Chelsea fans! The idea came to me when I played as Chelsea on PES and scored a hattrick with him.
(Scanned pencil + greys on photoshop)

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Link and his gear

Come on, I can't be the only one that wonders how can he carry all that stuff around during each game.

I'm pretty sure he didn't have a ladder in any Zelda title that I've played, but at this point I think it would be pretty useful!

Also, thanks to all the visits and comments on yesterday's post! It's the most popular post in the blog, I'm truly honored.

Wish me luck on my particular comic project, I'll post it ASAP (it's exclusive to the contest, but once it ends I'll show you what I did!)

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Adventure Time with Finn and Calvin

I've been reading Calvin and Hobbes recently. I got a compilation in a local library. It's amazing! Not only I love the jokes, but the artwork is brilliant.
Calvin is a pretty fun kid and he's got a thirst for adventure. So this crossover was only natural.

You're right, Finn. You're right indeed.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Pokemon Trainer Red -- Sketch

Another self explanatory title, heh!

This was an interesting experiment, I actually drew this on pencil, scanned it, and ended up coloring it on the computer out of the blue. Hopefully it sort of looks like traditional watercolors, right? I messed around with textures and the like.

A simple sketch! Red's smile looks a little creepy, but I didn't want to edit the drawing itself. It doesn't always have to be 100%  finished-- the name of the blog is sketches and other stuff, after all!

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Batman buys groceries

The title says it all, yes.

I'm working in TOP SECRET COMICS for a contest, so I can't start on my Pokemon webcomic yet. Doing this drawing was pretty fun, though!

The background dots kinda make me dizzy. Do they make you dizzy too?

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Pokemon Comic Sketches

I mentioned, not so long ago, that I wanted to do a Pokemon comic. I started by doing some sketches first, of course. It was pretty fun!

I sort of want to do a small story about why Pokemon Trainer Red vanished to Mt. Silver, and his showdown with Gold. I loved this final battle in the game, I had no idea I was going to fight him! Pleasant surprise.

And I also want to enter a contest soon... wish me luck there!

(Wow, this post was boring!)

Friday, 7 October 2011

Chile vs Argentina 2011

Hey, remember the last time Chile faced Argentina? When we had a world class manager, and a great colective football style, and everything?

Well, disregard that, because today we sucked hard.

I just... needed to vent for a while. Damn. We used to be a good team, we beat Uruguay right after they won 4th place in the World Cup, for crying out loud. Why Borghi? Why couldn't we get a World Class manager?

Sorry for the rant, specially if you're from the US* and don't care about football.

Also, today's drawing is a feeble attempt at trying to emulate Johnny Wander, one of my favourite webcomics. Check 'em out!


Spanish version for those who speak the most wonderful language in the universe. En unos años más los gringos van a terminar hablando español de todos modos, ja.

*You probably are, if I am to believe my blog statistics

My Pokemon Memories

When I was 11, my Christmas present was a Gameboy Color with Pokémon Gold.
It was in english, so I had to learn a whole language from scratch in order to understand it! But it was completely worth it. It was an incredible game. I've played the DS remakes, and while good, they just dont have the same magic to me.

This is actually my most vivid memory of the game. The first time an egg hatched. Togepi was insanely weak, but the feeling of mistery and excitement is something I'll probably never forget.

Do you have any Poké-memories? Or videogame memories in general? I would love to hear them!

I was thinking of doing a small pokemon comic--would anyone be interested on that?

Thursday, 6 October 2011

The Late Steve Jobs

I don't think it's necessary to link you to a news site, because everybody with a passing interest in technology and a working internet connection already knows: Steve Jobs died today.

It's just so strange to me. I can't quite wrap the concept-- one of the most influential men in the history of computers just passed away.

I don't really like Apple products, despite being a graphic designer by trade. They work very well, but the pricing is way too excessive for me. But at least it all has a solid foundation, a unified vision: Make something that's easy to use, does what it's supposed to do and it's intuitive for those who never used something like it before.

He was an innovator, a person that constantly tried to make a lot of disciplines interwine on the computer business (like visual design, marketing...) and most importantly, he let the experts on those disciplines do what they tought was better. Remember that he was one of the earliest inversionists of Pixar, one of the few that actually believed that a bunch of ex-Disney employees could do a completely original CGI film and make it a success. And he basically handed the money and said "go ahead, do your thing". We need more people like him on the entertainment industry! Or hell, ANY industry. People who trust on others and strive to make good products.

This is nothing but a small tribute to such a great man. Rest in Peace, Steve, you earned it. My condolences to his family and friends.

Hope they have 3G on Heaven! Otherwise I'm pretty sure he's alradey setting up a router...