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“BEWARE OF THE NOSE BITING MONSTER” : Page MAKING OF – Digital Painting Video Tutorial

Here´s a first glimpse out of a current project I´m now working on. It´s a childrens book written by author Jay Miletsky , called “BEWARE OF THE NOSE BITING MONSTER : A Cautionary Tale for Petrified Parents” and it´s a really great story; challenging to illustrate because most of the story is based on emotion and features only two characters but it´s been real fun to paint.
So for now, here´s a small making of video for one of the pages.

 

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If you liked this, you might want to check out these tutorial links below too:

Learn to draw landscapes / Perspective tutorial

0 INTRO ” A matter of perspective” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-how-to-draw-landscapes-or-background-scenery-intro/
Lesson 1 “Little House on the Grid” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-part-one-little-house-on-the-grid/
Lesson 2 “Going 3D” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-part-two-going-3d/
Lesson 3 “Scenery takes shape” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-three-scenery-takes-shape/
Lesson 4 “Planes & Viewpoints” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-four-planes-viewpoints/
Lesson 5 “Fluffy clouds in the sky” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-five-fluffy-clouds-in-the-sky/
Lesson 6 “Endless Worlds“:
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-six-endless-worlds/

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Drawing Tutorial / “FINDING NEMO”
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/11/drawing-tutorial-finding-nemo-making-of/

Drawing Tutorial / “TITANIC DRY DOC”
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/21/drawing-tutorial-titanic-dry-dock-making-of/

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Video Tutorial (PT Version)
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/12/14/the-monuments-of-mars-making-of-como-se-fez-pt-version/

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AVAILABLE FOR ILLUSTRATION WORK

If you are a potential illustration client, if you are looking for a children book artist , concept illustrator or need a freelance artist to work no a pod project even ( I do not descriminate print on demand for sure; I love it ); do not forget to take a look at my illustration portfolio (Fantasy or Childrens Book art ) and I´m always available to discuss future work.
If you have a dream, no matter what your budget is don´t hesitate to contact me and let´s see what we can do.

 

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luisperesillustrator@gmail.com

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CONTACT

 

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“THE NEVERENDING STORY : SKETCHBOOK”

Among my dream projects is to do a “comics” (European style “Banda-Desenhada/Bande-Desinée)  adaptation out of my all time favorite Fantasy novel ever; “THE NEVERENDING STORY / A HISTÓRIA INTERMINÁVEL” by Michael Ende.
The 1984 movie adaptation that covers roughly the first half of the novel is to blame for me wanting to become an illustrator. I had to find a way to also create incredible fantasy imaginary worlds like the one I saw that afternoon ( at 14 years old back in 1984 ) in a dark movie theater looking at the first image for the Ivory Tower landscape that appears on that Wolfgang Petersen movie.

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Since then I read the novel dozens of times and I was utter disapointed when the second movie came out because it was a terrible adaptation of the second half of the novel. In fact “THE NEVERENDING STORY” must be one of the most destroyed books by Hollywood ever ! Because there as a “third movie”… agh !
Because I love the book so much I´ve been trying to create a comics version out of it since I was 14 actually ( I´ll post that early attempt soon in my “museum” section here ) and so every now and then I start to sketch some versions of what I could use as a graphic style in my “comics” adaptation one of these days.
These are some of the last sketches I did a few years ago.

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Some of the characters here you didn´t saw them in the movies because they only exist in the book and my idea is to faithfully adapt the novel even if I get inspired by some design ideas from the original german movie.
I have some other images I´ll post later when I can find them.

 

 

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Here´s another step by step painting tutorial for those of you who enjoy looking at the creative process. This is one of many ways of creating this sort of science fiction alien planet landscapes and scenery.
I begun this one trying out some random sketches in small thumbnails. As you may recognise the first one with the spiked landscape I later used for my “Retro Rocket” illustration too.
Enjoy.

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If you liked this, you might want to check out these tutorial links below too:

Learn to draw landscapes / Perspective tutorial

0 INTRO ” A matter of perspective” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-how-to-draw-landscapes-or-background-scenery-intro/
Lesson 1 “Little House on the Grid” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-part-one-little-house-on-the-grid/
Lesson 2 “Going 3D” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-part-two-going-3d/
Lesson 3 “Scenery takes shape” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-three-scenery-takes-shape/
Lesson 4 “Planes & Viewpoints” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-four-planes-viewpoints/
Lesson 5 “Fluffy clouds in the sky” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-five-fluffy-clouds-in-the-sky/
Lesson 6 “Endless Worlds“:
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-six-endless-worlds/

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Drawing Tutorial / “FINDING NEMO”
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/11/drawing-tutorial-finding-nemo-making-of/

Drawing Tutorial / “TITANIC DRY DOC”
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/21/drawing-tutorial-titanic-dry-dock-making-of/

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Video Tutorial (PT Version)
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/12/14/the-monuments-of-mars-making-of-como-se-fez-pt-version/

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AVAILABLE FOR ILLUSTRATION WORK

If you are a potential illustration client, if you are looking for a children book artist , concept illustrator or need a freelance artist to work no a pod project even ( I do not descriminate print on demand for sure; I love it ); do not forget to take a look at my illustration portfolio (Fantasy or Childrens Book art ) and I´m always available to discuss future work.
If you have a dream, no matter what your budget is don´t hesitate to contact me and let´s see what we can do.

 

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luisperesillustrator@gmail.com

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CONTACT

 

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I was only able to watch Ridley Scott´s “ALIEN” more than ten years after it premiered in theaters. I was too young to be allowed inside the Cinema when the movie was released and so I missed it. Because we´re taking about an Era where even VHS had not appeared yet , either we saw a movie like this when it was being screened or we would never have any other chance. So I missed it.
But I knew of its existence and I remember that this was one of those movies that I really wanted to see when I was a kid but I never got the chance. Even if the poster looked a bit scary.
Before the Internet, “my internet” was called books ! And one day around 1983 I got my hands on the movie novelization written by Alan Dean Foster (who else) and by reading that book, that was the first time I got to learn anything about the movie plot.
Because the book had about six or eight photographs from the movie I decided to make my own comics adaptation of the book.
This is why you look at my comics pages below and you see some things resembling the original sets and scenery and others which I depicted in a complete different way, like “my Nostromo”. The funny thing is that I seemed to have managed to illustrate the computer “mother” room with almost the same exact look it has in the movie and that came out just of my imagination.
So anyway here it is. I never got to finish this, because at 13 I was always looking to create new scifi projects of my own and so these are the only pages I created.

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I wonder how I would have depicted the Alien itself ?… We´ll never know now…

 

 

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These are from an old project which I never got to complete because I did another book instead for the same client. I created these images just to find the right mood for the project and this is the first one.

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And although I like how these next pics look like, I noticed the whole thing was going into some sort of Disney style which was not my intention in the first place. I like the colors though…

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Early test with a different style which I found too cartoonish for the actual story and so I immediately abandon it although I don´t entirely dislike the end result here.

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More artwork from an old commissioned project I did years ago. This is from the period I was learning how to illustrate in digital so it has some mixed results in it. I guess…
This was done entirely finger painted using the ARTRAGE app for IPad on an IPad 2.

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I don´t do much black and white art nowadays but the lack of color is something that I really like and so it was fun to try to illustrate like this, even if then later I also did a color version for the special edition of the book. The dragon above was one of my first tests for this job and the initial image was just an idea for a cover or a poster.
The remaining illustrations below are from the inside of the book.

01 telling tales by the fireplace

02 dewi and witch

03 owain relaxing

04 owain falls

05 owain and dewi outside with griffin

06 owain and dewi

07 - Owain arrives

08 - Kids in bed

09 - Owain dreams of dad

09b - Dewi in the night

10 - Dewi in pantry

12b - Dewi awakes owain

11 - The Cave

12 - Owain and Bronwyn

13 - Maddox bank manager

14 - Owain touches Maddox

15 - gold

30 - Woodsman

31 - Weeds

17 - Jacob the Jew

18 - Dewi appears

22 - Owains mother

24 - Meeting the prince

25 - Prince reads list

27 - The reception

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35c - Griffin

36 - Queen comes to dinner

37 - Queen kid

38 - Queen leaving

39c - Over castle

40 - Rainy on dragon

42 - Dewi turns figure on the wall_dreamy_framed

42 - Dewi with sword

43 - Icosagone table

44 - Jacob and the bad guys

49 - Oath

50 - Owain takes the oath

51 - Owain as part of the group

54 - Attack

55 - Jacob and tom

58 - Final Pic - Dinning Hall

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This is more of fan-art thing than anything else. I created this for a friend of mine, Brasilian writter J. R. Pereira who came out with a really amazing children book style novel back in 2011. “Mil Nomes, O Guardião do Infinito” was a fantasy story / short novel with a fabulous Anime/Manga feel despite being written in prose and illustrated by another Brasilian artist at the time. It´s hard to describe the originality of this concept because the novel never got the chance to be translated into English as J.R.Pereira was dead just a few months after I sent him my own rendition of his main character as a gift for a poster. Little did I know he was battling cancer when we started to chat about this work some years ago.
I loved his book so much that one day I just did my version of his character just for fun to send him.

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His novel is still in print, and if you can read Portuguese and you can find it somewhere at an affordable price I totally recommend this book if you want to read about a universe that goes way beyond its initial manga/anime look.
Right now as far as I know this book has become a collectors item and its on sale in several websites at really expensive prices; here in Portugal for example it costs almost 100€ at the FNAC website.
Nevertheless if you find this book somewhere and you like fantasy this is a book to pick up.
If you can read Portuguese ( use google translator ) , check my original review for this novel I did some years ago by clicking HERE.

 

 

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LITTLE WITCH

Here´s a few of the original sketches I did for a children book poetry project some years ago about a little witch which was going to learn to fly on her broom.

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Below an unused version of the instructor.

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Some aditional Witch characters.

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CHILDREN BOOK ILLUSTRATION
This was one of my recent books for the Portuguese publishing market. It´s called “Amadis de Gaula : A Knight in Love” and it was written by Portuguese teatcher and history investigator Helena Lourenço based mostly on a forgotten historical text from the Middle Ages written somwhere in the Iberian Peninsula which now is divided into Portugal and Spain. The original was an adult text which Helena adapted into a children book format.

Here´s some images from my making of process. Not all but enough to give you an idea of how everything was illustrated.

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If you liked this, you might want to check out these tutorial links below too:

Learn to draw landscapes / Perspective tutorial

0 INTRO ” A matter of perspective” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-how-to-draw-landscapes-or-background-scenery-intro/
Lesson 1 “Little House on the Grid” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-part-one-little-house-on-the-grid/
Lesson 2 “Going 3D” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-part-two-going-3d/
Lesson 3 “Scenery takes shape” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-three-scenery-takes-shape/
Lesson 4 “Planes & Viewpoints” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-four-planes-viewpoints/
Lesson 5 “Fluffy clouds in the sky” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-five-fluffy-clouds-in-the-sky/
Lesson 6 “Endless Worlds“:
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-six-endless-worlds/

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Drawing Tutorial / “FINDING NEMO”
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/11/drawing-tutorial-finding-nemo-making-of/

Drawing Tutorial / “TITANIC DRY DOC”
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/21/drawing-tutorial-titanic-dry-dock-making-of/

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AVAILABLE FOR ILLUSTRATION WORK

If you are a potential illustration client, if you are looking for a children book artist , concept illustrator or need a freelance artist to work no a pod project even ( I do not descriminate print on demand for sure; I love it ); do not forget to take a look at my illustration portfolio (Fantasy or Childrens Book art ) and I´m always available to discuss future work.
If you have a dream, no matter what your budget is don´t hesitate to contact me and let´s see what we can do.

 

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luisperesillustrator@gmail.com

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CONTACT

 

 

These are the original sketches and some color/tonal variations for one of the illustrations I had most fun in creating this year. I´m a big John Carter fan ( both of the books and the “John Carter” of Mars movie and so this image was inspired by that.
It was also inspired by the work of Michael Wheelan which back in the 70s created some iconic covers for the Edgar Rice Burroughs original John Carter novels.

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If you liked this, you might want to check out these tutorial links below too:

Learn to draw landscapes / Perspective tutorial

0 INTRO ” A matter of perspective” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-how-to-draw-landscapes-or-background-scenery-intro/
Lesson 1 “Little House on the Grid” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-part-one-little-house-on-the-grid/
Lesson 2 “Going 3D” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/07/drawing-tutorial-part-two-going-3d/
Lesson 3 “Scenery takes shape” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-three-scenery-takes-shape/
Lesson 4 “Planes & Viewpoints” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-four-planes-viewpoints/
Lesson 5 “Fluffy clouds in the sky” :
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-five-fluffy-clouds-in-the-sky/
Lesson 6 “Endless Worlds“:
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/08/drawing-tutorial-part-six-endless-worlds/

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Drawing Tutorial / “FINDING NEMO”
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/11/drawing-tutorial-finding-nemo-making-of/

Drawing Tutorial / “TITANIC DRY DOC”
https://icreateworlds.net/2017/09/21/drawing-tutorial-titanic-dry-dock-making-of/

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AVAILABLE FOR ILLUSTRATION WORK

If you are a potential illustration client, if you are looking for a children book artist , concept illustrator or need a freelance artist to work no a pod project even ( I do not descriminate print on demand for sure; I love it ); do not forget to take a look at my illustration portfolio (Fantasy or Childrens Book art ) and I´m always available to discuss future work.
If you have a dream, no matter what your budget is don´t hesitate to contact me and let´s see what we can do.

 

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luisperesillustrator@gmail.com

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CONTACT

 

2017 has been the year of “impossible” projects for me.
After a book about a comet that had to look mostly the same from page to page and do nothing but fly, next came this one about “daffodils” based on a great poem that is the perfect example how poetry can be a nightmare to illustrate particularly when the text has nothing to draw from except repetition and emotion based content from the same mind-image over and over again.
Here´s some pics and variations for that project.
It was nevertheless fun but extremely challenging to do.

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POEM 04- A_For_Oft_When_on_my_Couch - Example

POEM 03-B_I_Gaze_and_gazed - Example

POEM 04-B_And_then_my_heart - Example

I would like to be able to update this site more often but because most of my work needs to stay confidential for contract reasons sometimes it´s hard to come by with new illustrations to show. This has been a really busy year for me but most of the pics I did in 2017 I still cannot display them here. Nevertheless here´s some images for a short story I did a few months ago which will now be a part of a book to be published here in Portugal next year.
These images illustrate a legend about the origin of the coast town of “Carvoeiro” (“Coal Miner”) here in the south of Portugal located in the western side of the Algarve region. As our past is extremely connected to the Arab presence several centuries ago, this story is no exception.

PIC 00 - CAPA DA FRENTE

PIC 01 - PIRA

PIC 02 - GRUTA

PIC 03 - MONGE

PIC 04 - NA PRAIA

PIC 05 - LUTA COM PIRATAS

PIC 06 - REMA NAS GALES

PIC 07 - CHEGA A CONSTANTINOPLA

PIC 08 PATIO

PIC 09 - PRINCESAS OBSERVAM

PIC 10 - DESENHOS NA CELA

PIC 11 - VENCEDOR

PIC 12 - PRICIPE E LUIS DESENHOS

PIC 13 - FRENTE AO SULTAO

PIC 14 - ESPETO

PIC 15 - ANJO

PIC 16 - COMBATE COM O NUMIDIA

PIC 17 - SALTA PARA O MAR

PIC 18 - NA SANTA INQUISICAO

PIC 19 - NAU CASTELO FERRAGUDO

PIC 20 - NAS FONTES ESTOMBAR

PIC 21 - VE LUZIA NA FALESIA

PIC 22 - OUVE CONVERSA

PIC 23 - CASEBRE ILUMINADO

PIC 24 - DESENCONTRO

PIC 25 - CAPTURADO

PIC 26 - CAVALEIROS COM ESPADAS

PIC 27 - SALVO - CHOVE

PIC 28 - ADAMASTOR

PIC 29 - ENGOLIDA ADAMASTOR

PIC 30 - SALTO DA FALESIA

PIC 31 - NA IMENSIDAO DO MAR

PIC 32 - CASAMENTO

PIC 33 - REFERENCIA - CAPELA

PIC 34 - REFERENCIA - FAROL - The End

PIC 35 - CAPA DE TRAS

This loose sketch rough style is something that I do not create often so this was actualy fun to do and I decided to leave all the imperfections on it also so the images could feel as spontaneous as they were created.
All illustrations were sketched on the Ipad using the Procreate app and then colored on my IMac using Photoshop.

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