On a hot summer night

Although I thought I was never going to own a Windows device ever again as I trully love the way Mac fits all my illustration needs, recently I got a new SURFACE PRO 6 and so I installed my faithful Clip Studio Paint EX and started to test it out.
These were my first two sort of speed painting examples I created with the help also of that amazing digital pen that you can buy with the Surface hardware.

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Actually I found illustrating with the Surface Pro 6 a lot more difficult or less intuitive than if I´m working with IPad Pro for a simple reason. I totally forgot that despite looking like a tablet the Surface are not tablets, but mainly are PCs that look like tablets. This means that for example a software like Clip Studio Paint just works as it does on a regular desktop. If you have a keyboard attached you can use shortcuts while painting but it you want to try to emulate a painting tablet with it, it takes some time and a lot of frustration before you discover that the touch shortcuts like “undo” or “copy” , etc that are so easy and intuitive to work with your fingers on PROCREATE on an IPad , these don´t exist on a Surface Pro running any illustration software. This means that what we can only do is use our digital pencil as a mouse and work through each of the available pulldown menu options on each software to do everything we need to do. Exactly as if we were working on a pc without a keyboard.

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This does not mean the Surface is not a cool hardware. When we find the balance between not being able to use it as a painting touch tool and we adapt to that frustrating thing of having to use our pencil as a mouse to turn on each and every option of a painting software, if you want portability and also want a PC , the Surface is a good buy.
But if you´re an artist looking for portability and a more touch and go feel to the way you paint, then I would advise buying the IPad PRO instead.

Anyway, this was my first atempt at painting with Surface Pro and was inspired by a Jim Steinman /  Meat Loaf song ” On a Hot Summer Night” actually.

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“Strangers in the Night” – Frank Sinatra, Blade Runner and Film Noir

As I´ve been getting a lot of requests from people who want to buy my tutorials on how I create this sort of landscapes, this new image ended up being like a test of mine for several techniques used to give life to a digital painting.

STRANGERS IN THE NIGHT” – Inspired by Blade Runner, Frank Sinatra and Film Noir/Casablanca.

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And here in its Film Noir version to fit the atmosphere properly.

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Keep an eye on this blog for future updates on my upcoming tutorials. 😉

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“ATTACK ALL HUMANS” – Board game Illustration – Tonal variations for an unused painting.

Yet another painting I did many months ago for the “ATTACK ALL HUMANS” board game, now in its test phase. These are a few of the tonal variations I did to play with color for this scene back then.
Although I think you won´t be seeing this image in the game as the Hollywood sign has some huge copyright fees attached and so this image was scratched from the actual game because of that.

More info on the game soon. Or for now (29-09-2018)  you can follow the contents on this FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1771014106287415/about/

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“ATTACK ALL HUMANS” – Board game Illustration – Tonal variations

This is one of the digital paintings I did many months ago for the “ATTACK ALL HUMANS” board game, now in its test phase. These are a few of the tonal variations I played with to experiment with colors back then.

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More on this project soon. 😉

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“Untitled animation project” is all that I can say.

And about this one, “untitled animation project” is all that I am allowed to say due to a confidentiality agreement. 😉
This is a set of 6 color concept art small sketches/paintings done over a weekend.

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SKETCH : “West of Oz” – Pic 6 : Work in Progress Phase IV

Almost done. At this point I got inspired by the magic forest from the movie “LEGEND” and as usual by the Neverending Story book and movie.
Here´s the final steps for this pic which I now call “West of OZ : South of Fantasia”. 😉

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Click to see Phase I and Phase II and Phase III

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SKETCH : “West of Oz – Pic 4” : Phase III – Work in progress

And here´s the continuation of my work in progress for a brand new pic. Let´s see how this one will look in the end after I´m done with it.

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Check part 1 and part 2 of this ongoing making of.

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Space Opera Toon Style Poster

This one came out of the blue. I had this project to do with some subjective guidelines as the image had to have the company logo and be about space; and so things just started to happen. After a character came another and I decided to create some sort of animation movie poster for a movie that does not exist.

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Much of this started to pick up references from known stuff from modern popular culture, such as Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek, Star Wars and all that, but actually the real base foundation for this idea came from the old Buster Crabe , Flash Gordon serials from the 1930s and also from the old E.E.Doc Smith 1940s Space Opera pulp fiction novels, like “Space Hunters” or “Lord Tedric” which defined and invented back then what nowadays we see in modern encarnations of the genre like Star Wars for example.

Much of my scifi work is heavily inspired by the old scifi pulp novel classics from the early XXth century, like John Carter, or from the early scifi movies like Things to Come, Forbidden Planet and such.

This one just happens to be in a toon style similar to the one I also used several years ago on my fantasy/scifi comics, “Once Upon a Time on Mars“.

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Goodbye Photoshop, Hello Clip Studio Paint : “West of Oz” – First Clip Studio painting.

And after more than 15 years using Photoshop for most of my original illustration/concept-art work stuff, I´m replacing it with Clip Studio Paint ( also known as Manga Studio in Japan ).
It can do most of the things I did with Photoshop when it comes to creating a painting, the layers work the same way, etc, but it comes with some really cool pre-made brushes that I love to use. Also it has some great comic creation features which are outstanding.

I´ll probably post a review about it sometime in the near future but for now here´s the first illustration I created with Clip Studio Paint.
Inspired a bit by the OZ world and so I´ve called it “West of Oz” just because.

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All Clip Studio Paint.
Don´t let the name of the software fool you, it is not a clipart creation tool but a fully developed software for painting and illustration. Thing of a cross between the classic Painter with plenty of the Photoshop advantages mixed in and you get Clip Studio Paint.
It is known as Manga Studio in Japan but the name is also not very good there too because people may think this is just something to create Manga, which again, it is not.
I have no idea why somebody didn´t give this amazing full illustration creative painting tool a really good name that reflects the true nature of what it can do but for now we´re stuck with “Clip Studio Paint” which must be the most awful and misleading name someone ever gave to an amazing painting sofware.

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There´s two versions available, the regular version which costs less than $50 and it´s a bargain and there´s the pro version called “EX” which has aditional settings and tools for professional printing setup, animation tools and some extra bits more oriented to professional production. If you just want to paint and create illustrations or do some comics for pure pleasure or for learning get the regular version and you won´t be disapointed for sure.

More on this sometime in the future when I get to write a review about it.
For now I know that it is good enough for me to cancel my Photoshop subscription. I bought the Clip Studio Paint EX version and so I guess Adobe just lost a client to Manga Studio.

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POETRY BOOK ILLUSTRATION – MIX MEDIA – Traditional / Digital

POETRY BOOK ILLUSTRATION – MIX MEDIA – Traditional / Digital… and more….

These are a few images I created several years ago for a poetry book which is something that does not come my way often. Poetry is the most difficult thing in the world to illustrate because the original source material is always so personal that when it comes to translate the poet emotions into something visual the end result ends up becoming very subjective.
Because of that, I knew I simply could not just do a regular drawing as that would be the easy way out and what most everyone does in this cases. Also because I knew that if I did it fully digital that would turn everything a bit artificial which contrasted too much with the poetry so the solution was to go with a crazy mix between : traditional pencil drawing / digital painting / digital texture work / photoshop “shapes” / photoshop “watercolor” brushes / clipart items ( like some silhouetes for example ) and then scan and mix everything in Photoshop, painting on top of that to give the final touch.

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05 FT-sera que compreendi_750xFB

06 FT-ha sempre uma lagrima_750xFB

02 FT-Caminhar sem destino_750xFB

04 FT-Efemera e a vida_750xFB

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09 FT-parte do mundo_750xFB

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Book available here at the publisher : https://www.arandiseditora.pt/products/cenas-maradas/

Poetry by Fátima Peres ( non related Radio Host personality at Rádio Foia / Algarve-Portugal ) 🙂
Art and graphic design by Luis Peres, regular dude and starving artist.

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