ESFS Nominations 2018 – I´m on it !

ESFS NOMINATIONS 2018
Hall of Fame Awards – Best Artist Nomination

Wow, I just got informed that I was nominated by the ” European Science Fiction Society” for the 2018 Award , related to Artist of the Year !

“The ESFS are happy to release the current nominees for the ESFS Achievement Awards and the ESFS Hall of Fame Awards. The winner of these awards will be selected at the next general meeting of the ESFS, which will take place at the 40th Eurocon which takes place in Amiens on the 19th to the 22nd of July.”

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This came totally out of the blue. I had no idea they were even aware of my existence despite this society being on the field since 1972 promoting artists and works within fantasy themes, so it was with surprise that I just got the information that I was nominated to represent Portugal for this 2018 illustration award.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/akacl0h9tpa9myb/ESFS_HallofFame%202018-ver1.pdf

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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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“MONUMENTS OF MARS : TERRAFORMING TECH – GAIA 2” – Illustration / Concept Artwork.

“MONUMENTS OF MARS : TERRAFORMING TECH – GAIA 2” – Illustration / Concept Artwork.

When I did my recent Mars pic, I mirrored one side of the image and suddenly come up with a big column at the center which first I thought I was going to transform into some sort of a temple, but then I got the idea of changing it into some sort of high tech terraforming hardware. So this is more or less a sequel for the last Martian illustration I did. I had to do this because this image refused to leave my mind until I did it.
Now I have a board game to illustrate so let´s see if I can stop creating this Mars pics for a while. 🙂

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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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luisperesillustrator@gmail.com

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CONTACT

 

“MONUMENTS OF MARS : FUTURE PAST” – Illustration / Concept Artwork

“MONUMENTS OF MARS : FUTURE PAST” – Illustration / Concept Artwork

I have this illustration book project for years “MONUMENTS OF MARS“, based on my own interest on the classic fringe topic and so now and then in between my regular children book commissions when I get a visual idea on my mind I do another illustration piece based on it.
So this is another one; this time with a few “easter eggs” for those who are into this subject to find.

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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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luisperesillustrator@gmail.com

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CONTACT

 

“FIRST MEN IN THE MOON” : Concept Art / Illustration

“FIRST MEN IN THE MOON” : Concept Art / Illustration

Here´s another pic I just did for fun. Many times I spend so many months just illustrating “regular” children books within that traditional cartoon style that I end up missing working more on the concept art side of things and so I tend to get this urges to create some portfolio pieces for myself. This is another one of those.
I had this image sketched for years on my -“to do”- folder and many times I tried to come up with a visual solution for the original sketch that I liked but never got to find the right way to do a final illustration from that initial doodle. This Egypt statue came to my mind when I was watchin “Ancient Aliens” last night and I thought, why not ?…
Despite the initial concept here being based on one of my favorite H.G.Wells books and movie from the 60s of the same name FIRST MEN IN THE MOON I knew I just didn´t wanted to do a straighforward illustration out of that as it´s been done before by many illustrators and concept artists. I wanted to show something odd along with it and so I think now this “final” version turned out fine, even if I end up creating a revision for it sometime in the future.
So here´s my “FIRST MEN IN THE MOON” portfolio piece.

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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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luisperesillustrator@gmail.com

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CONTACT

 

“CRADLE” : Old comics project

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CRADLE
This is another old one from about 15 years ago still created in real watercolors, color pencils and ink long before I started to paint in digital.
Inspired by one of my all time favorite sci-fi novels “PROJECT POPE” by Clifford D.Simack, this particular image is part of a larger set of pages I started to create for a comics story at the time but which I didn´t got to finish because in those days I was mostly working in software design and so illustration was like a second thing for me most of the time.

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Nevertheless this is still a concept that I plan to do something with one of these days and perhaps remake this one or so. I´ll post the rest of the comics pages I have somewhere around here when I can find them and get time to scan the things.

 

“ANCIENT ALIENS ON THE MOON” : Making Of – Step by Step

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ANCIENT ALIENS ON THE MOON
Here goes another step-by-step making of for everyone that enjoys to learn how these illustrations are made. There is a ton of different illustration techniques to achieve the same result but this is how I did this pic. I´m not entirely happy with the image and I plan to maybe work more on it or do another version in the future to give it more depth but nevertheless this is a good example of how anyone can draw a pic like this from scratch so I hope my creative process here can inspire you to also create your own images.

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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