SKETCH : “West of Oz – Midnight Harbour” – Pic 7 : Work in Progress – Phase I

Continuing to create these pics to relax between commissioned illustration work, here´s the first steps for yet another West of Oz pic of mine which I just started.
Work in progress. Stay tuned for more tomorrow.

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To be continued tomorrow.

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

I think that finally this is now starting to take shape and going into a direction I like. I was having problems in trying to keep the idea of a vast landscape because my main characters now dominated the pic too much and what I want to achieve with my illustrations is not to depict characters but mainly create environments. Characters in my art are always there more to give scale to my landscapes than anything else and so because now these two dominant ones, the creature and the girl started to become even more dominant I was looking for a way to also focus attention on the background.
Let´s see where this will take me then.
Here´s some pics more from this work in progress.

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Click to see Phase I and Phase II.

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SKETCH : “West of Oz” – Pic 6

I have no idea of what this is but I just started to doodle it and so let´s see where it goes. Here are the first stages of this new… something…

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SKETCH : “West of Oz – Pic 4”

I´m not exactly a sketchbook artist. Most of my sketches tend to lead nowhere and what usually happens is that 99% of all my illustration work that starts with some kind of sketch or pre-planning stage will inevitably end up looking like something totally different in the end.
Almost nothing of the illustration work you see on my site was planned. I like to take a blank canvas and simply paint, create from scratch not knowing what my next brush stroke will look like or what color will I use next.
So I have no idea why, but I just doodled this little thing here. I was searching for new ideas to do a bunch of pics more inspired by Oz and also by The Neverending Story ( as most of my fantasy pics are anyway ) and this came out.
So here it is. Now I´m going to take this and try to do something out of it and I can bet the end illustration will also have nothing to do with what is on this “initial” sketch.

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I know that people like to see sketch work and rough drawings so I´ll try to post some more in the future.

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Mix: Very Old Doodles, Sketches, Scribbles, Tests and stuff 1…

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Very Old Doodles and Sketches and stuff 1…
Sketches I did back on my army days or earlier back in the late 80s early 90s perhaps…

I found an old folder with some small scans of a few images of mine done more than 25 years ago most of them. I was trying to find the old pics to do a better scan but I don´t have time right now. Nevertheless I wanted to showcase here this stuff as it´s a good depiction of not only my love for fantasy landscapes and for creating fantasy worlds either related to children book material or simply as concept art doodles and color tests.
Some of these images go way back before 1992 of course at the time I was with the army and many of these “epic” landscapes were sketched in small sheets of paper I had around at my HQ back then, some on the back of anything I could find.
Here it goes, sorry about the image sizes but it´s what I could find.

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Of course a lot of these was way before digital; ( yes kids, no phones, apps, social media or wifi ); at the time the most advanced computer had been the Sinclair ZX SPECTRUM a few years back and so when I created most of these images I never even could dream that one day I would be sharing them with the world in a sci-fi thing called THE INTERNET.
So here they go. I have a lot more in my physical paper archives but I need to find and scan them. Maybe one of these days I´l start remaking some of these landscapes just for fun.

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“BEWARE OF THE NOSE BITING MONSTER” : Page MAKING OF – from Doodles and Sketches to the final illustration.

“BEWARE OF THE NOSE BITING MONSTER” : Page MAKING OF – from Doodles and Sketches to the final illustration.

Here´s some pages from a recent completed childrens book. Many of the sketches I show here belong to pages and color tests that ended up not appearing in the final book but as many of you like to see this making of stuff , this is just a little glimpse into the creative process that went behind the illustration of this book.

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This was my favorite children story to illustrate back in 2017 and one of the best I´ve read in a while but at the same time it was one of the most difficult ones to illustrate as it was as story that was purely based in two characters interacting very close and the whole concept is more based on an emotion that on something that happens to them.
Nevertheless this was great to do and so here are some images out of it; making of stuff.
To get the complete finished pics you should get the book soon to be published; written by Jay Milentsky and illustrated by Luis Peres. 😉
Meanwhile take a look at these doodles, sketches and paintings.

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All this was done using Mischief for sketches, ArtRage for some line work, and Photoshop for the final art and texture work.

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MAKING OF VIDEOS

 

If you´re into writting or creating children books theres a really cool facebook group that I totally recommend; “Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators: Publishing, Marketing and Selling” and which you should join right now. 🙂

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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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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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“THE NEVERENDING STORY : SKETCHBOOK” : ORIGINAL NOVEL COMICS ADAPTATION – Doodles & Initial Sketches

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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.