New look for my children´s book illustration / Fantasy & Science Fiction art website. Or… how to try to organize 20 years of paintings and going crazy once again.

Well… short post this one. Just to mention that as you might have guessed this website has now a new look. I´ve been trying for ages to organize my illustration content and you´re looking at another miserable attempt at that. If you have an idea and you think you need a children´s book illustrator, or fantasy / scif concept artist then have fun exploring my page.

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So if you´re browsing the internet looking to find a children´s book illustrator, trying to understand how to hire a children´s book illustrator or you are wondering how much does it cost to hire a children´s book illustrator take a look at my work and send me an email with details for your project. 😉

Click here to see some of my children´s book illustrations.

Click here to see some of my concept art or fantasy / scifi illustrations

Click here to see an example of one of my recent books “The Masterpiece (One big canvas – Book 1)

Click here to download and read my free Martian Fantasy Comics adventure too.


http://www.icreateworlds.net

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If you are searching for how to hire a children´s book illustrator or concept artist take a look at my illustration portfolio (Fantasy or Childrens Book art ) no matter what your budget is don´t hesitate to contact me and let´s see what we can do togheter.

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“GAMBYS” – The Children Book : Work in Progress

“GAMBYS” – The Children Book : Work in Progress

For years I´ve thinking of creating a childrens book based on the original characters I did for the original “GAMBYS” game; which 25 years ago was the first professional produced video game for PCs ever conceived in Portugal.
Because it was a game oriented  for ecology it always had the potencial for its characters to be the protagonists of stories of their own and so a childrens book was always been in the back of my mind.
So what you see here are my initial tests for my personal children book project based on my Gambys characters. I´m not sure yet how this will develop so let´s see where this will take me.

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For now these are just a test to see if I can modernize my old style. I have this first book alreadt structured and so I will be working on this in between commissions for the next months to come I´m sure.

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AVAILABLE FOR ILLUSTRATION WORK

If you are a potential illustration client, if you are looking for an affordable children book artist , concept illustrator or need a freelance artist to work on a pod project ( I do not descriminate print on demand material 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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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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AVAILABLE FOR ILLUSTRATION WORK

If you are a potential illustration client, if you are looking for an affordable children book artist , concept illustrator or need a freelance artist to work on a pod project ( I do not descriminate print on demand material 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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Secondary concept art / sketchbook tests or illustrations I didn´t used.

Secondary concept art / sketchbook tests or illustrations I didn´t used.

When you work fulltime in illustration you end up doing a ton of stuff you never show anyone. Either test pics, speedpainting images, illustration experiments or just loose sketches created for fun, each illustrator has plenty of stuff like which mostly never gets to see the light of day.
In this batch now, there´s some test pics, illustration I didn´t liked, illustration I like but didn´t used because I want to create better versions, or early color tests, pics I did just to illustrate video tutorials, sketchbook color stuff, etc.

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Some people out there are of the opinion that an artist should never reveal his inferior artwork or –making of– test pieces because that can give a wrong impression of his work quality in general to potential clients out there. I do not agree.

I´ve always showcased my best and my worst stuff all over the places and I never got less clients or commissions because of that. In fact people like to see that illustrators are not those magic crafters that can come up with imaginary worlds out of thin air when they want and so I like to let people see that I have plenty of stuff done which is just as bad or regular as any other person out there.
I have a lot more regular pieces like this spread around my “failed pics” folders through out my hardrives and so now and then I´ll show you more, for now hope you have enjoyed  these.

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AVAILABLE FOR ILLUSTRATION WORK

If you are a potential illustration client, if you are looking for an affordable children book artist , concept illustrator or need a freelance artist to work on a pod project ( I do not descriminate print on demand material 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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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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firesky

shell_town

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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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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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“MONUMENTS OF MARS : TERRAFORMING DAYS” – Illustration / Concept Art

“MONUMENTS OF MARS : TERRAFORMING DAYS”

As I´ll be illustrating for a board game next before I started that project I wanted to warm up so I created another of my Martian illustrations which I plan to turn into a Mars book one day perhaps.
This one was inspired by the Terraforming concept for Mars and so it depicts the time when man is already changing the surface of the planet for sometime and things are starting to show some changes.

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When I get to do a book with all my Mars images you´ll be the first to know. For now I´m just having fun painting this stuff to relax from my earthly children book projects for clients. You can see a larger version for this image if you visit my main gallery right at my “HOME” page.

I´ll post the making of for this pic tomorrow with the usual step-by-step creation process as I usually do with some of my paintings posted here on this freelance illustration website.

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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 an affordable children book artist , board-game illustrator, card game 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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“CRUSADER” : MATTE PAINTING Test & Color / Tonal varations

“CRUSADER” : MATTE PAINTING Test & Color / Tonal varations

Although most of my work is done purely in “traditional” illustration despite me using digital painting techniques to draw and render my fantasy/science-fiction/Children´s-Book artwork, one area that fascinates me is that of matte-paiting when it conserns the extension of landscapes that can also be generated with photo collage , sometimes photo-bashing at their base.

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So this an experiment of mine in creating fantasy landscape using all sorts of image manipulation with a lot of “traditional painting” on top of everything to make all the elements come togheter in one single piece. Usually you see these types of images done for movies, either for concept art or for final renders you get to see on the screen.
Here´s some tonal and color variations that can be achieved digitaly after the original digital painting/illustration is rendered initialy.

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matte 01-crusader-food
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matte 01-disposable-olden
matte 01-lightleaken-boken
matte 01-lomo-blue-sepia
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matte 01-lomo-nashville
matte 01-lomo-sepia-glow
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matte 01-mono-noir
matte 01-retro-pale-ocre
matte 01-retro-purple
matte 01-retro-warm
matte 01-serenity-bloom
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I plan to create more images with this technique later when I get to find the time to do it in between my regular illustration commissions.

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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 an affordable 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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“HESTIA AND THE WAR” : Old Book Illustration Project

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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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Thubnail Sketches

One of the things I love to do are these thumbnail sketches. It´s my favorite part of each illustration process even if I end up not using most of what I do, it creates a nice archive of stuff to reference later.
So here´s a couple of simple examples of how I can start an illustration. In this stage this is where you can define not only the essential shapes of your pic but also very important the dark/light values you might want to establish from the start. After this is just a question of how much details you want to paint later.

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These thumbnails below were the base for the saturn space scene from my “FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL” pic you can find here: https://icreateworlds.net/2017/12/15/first-day-of-school/

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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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Just a couple of test pics.

These are a few test pics for something I will probably be illustrating in the near future.
I do a few of these everytime I get a new text to illustrate just to see if my illustration style can work. Sometimes a great text does not work visually and I like to make sure I can do justice to what the authors writte and so instead of rough sketches I tend to do these illustrations just to get confortable with a project before I begin officially on it.

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