Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Remus Lupin

Haha! Yes, another Harry Potter fanart. This time is Lupin, that teacher from the 3rd book/film that was a werewolf*.
It's more like I pictured the character from the novels. I think the actor did a great job, and he looked the part, but this is the version that I sort-of saw in my head while reading.

A very good thing that came out of this blog, and the challenge of a daily update, is that now I have an excuse to try new things on my drawings. This is basically just a sketch that I tried to paint a little better, but still failed miserably since I'm terrible at picking colors. Oh well. I still have a lot of blog entries to become better at this! Also, I used a parchment texture. I think it looks nice.

Thanks for all the visits! If you have suggestions about what you would like to see me draw, feel free to tell me on the comments.

*spoiler alert! Then again, spoilers from an almost ten year old movie/book, if you didn't know already you probably just don't care anyway.

Tuesday, 30 August 2011


Hey, look! It's Manchester United's superstar striker, Wayne Rooney!

I like watching Premier League football. I feel a little bit weird rooting for United, since they're obviously the best team at the minute and I don't want to come across as a gloryhunter, but in my defense I've been a fan ever since that Champions League final back in '99 (First CL final I ever saw in my life, they blew my mind). And Rooney always goes beast mode when I'm using him on PES 2011.

I also like adding textures to drawings! It would look a lot more like an old comic if I had added those little dots to the image, but I couldn't because the filter wasn't working for this drawing. Oh well.

Also, I've noticed most of my visitors come from the US at the minute, so I'm sorry for the offensive use of "football" when I'm talking about a sport that YOU PLAY WITH YOUR FOOT DAMNIT.

Monday, 29 August 2011

Harry Potter

So, Harry Potter. I really like this series, I just reread the books in order a few weeks ago. It's really interesting to see how J.K. Rowling's writing style develops over the years!
Uh... I don't know what's in the background. I just tossed some colors around. It looks better than just plain white!
Harry belongs to JKR and WB, but this fanart is mine so I wrote my blog adress at the top.

"Accio Copyright!"

I've also just entered a comic book competition! The results are out in 15 days. Wish me luck!
If it doesn't get picked up, well, I'll post the pages here.

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Inked cartoons

I love to ink with traditional media. Here are some cartoons of teachers at my old highschool, done with india ink and a brush. This was the first commissioned artwork I've ever made, and they payed me $40 for like 14 drawings. I'm pretty sure that's really cheap for the US, but heh....
Do you think I could sell stuff like this? How much would you be willing to pay? Relax, I'm not asking for your money--but it's nice to have an idea of the price of my artwork.
In case you DO want a cartoon portrait, or know someone who would want one-- tell me on the comment section!

Saturday, 27 August 2011

New Template, New Drawing

Yay, I got a new template. It looks a lot more like an art blog now! The credits are in the bottom in case you need one as well.
Here's another drawing. Well, it's a digital pencil sketch of Batman, and I kinda tried to draw clouds behind him, but they look like melted marshmellows. Now you get why I made this blog! Practice, practice, practice...

I like to draw in many different styles. I think it's important to practice the fundamentals, because if you can draw for real then you can pull any style with a little bit of practice.
And now that I see it again, wow, the face is warped.

Friday, 26 August 2011

My first post!

Hi there! Welcome. This is a very personal project, and I hope you stay for the ride.
My name is Cristian. I'm 21, and I've always wanted to become an artist. But I'm still not very good. Because I suck at deadlines!
So this is my new idea. Every day, I'll upload a piece here. A sketch, a little drawing,a mini comic, something. I want to make an habit out of this. And I want to start ASAP.
Even on days when I can't upload art, I'll still try to write about art related topics, like artists that inspire me and such!

So here's my first drawing for the blog!

Lazy cartoon self-portrait, I guess...

If you want to comment, feel free to do so! I like critics as well, just be honest.
And if you want me to draw something for you, I'm open to suggestions as well!

See you around!

By the way: English isn't my first language, so another goal of this blog is to be able to write it better. Hablo español!