Concept Sketches: Alien Monsters

September 15, 2013  |  Concept Art, sketch  |  1 Comment

Here are a few sketches just for fun, trying to practice some different alien monster creatures. I made some bulky and menacing while others more cute.

Sketch concept of big bulky and menacing alien monster on blue pencil

Concept sketch of stylized skinny slim and cool alien monster on blue pencil

Sketch concept of cute larva worm alien mosnter with big eyes and tongue on blue pencil

Sketch concept design of skinny snake like alien monster with big eyes on blue pencil

Sketch concept of huge big muscled alien monster on blue pencil

Concept sketch on blue pencil of cute and fluffy hair with big eyes alien monster

Character design: Sci-fi Armored Hero

Character design: Sci-fi Armored Hero

May 21, 2013  |  Character Design  |  3 Comments

This character was born as a quick sketch but then it came to me as a sequence of him fighting in a massive futuristic battle so I decided to gave the design a second chance. I started him as a cyborg, with no visual clues of that on the first sketch. Later on, I made him to wear the armor instead of being made of it, making a mix between Ironman and Megaman, two of my favorite metallic heroes. Either way, I need to think if I’m going to do something with it, as the sequence of the futuristic fight is still fresh on my mind.Character design of a Sci-fi hero with robot armor concept art in cartoon comic style by Rick Ruiz-Dana 1Character design of a Sci-fi hero with robot armor concept art in cartoon comic style by Rick Ruiz-Dana 2Character design of a Sci-fi hero with robot armor concept art in cartoon comic style by Rick Ruiz-Dana 3Character design of a Sci-fi hero with robot armor concept art in cartoon comic style by Rick Ruiz-Dana 4Character design of a Sci-fi hero with robot armor concept art in cartoon comic style by Rick Ruiz-Dana 5

Artwork: Colored sci-fi characters

Artwork: Colored sci-fi characters

April 29, 2013  |  Character Design  |  No Comments

Here are a few character designs made just as practice to get better with my style. They’re all sci-fi guys, some more spacial and the others more cyberpunk. Either way, here is a glimpse to my art process: The penciled characters and the digital colored final version. Something that I enjoy to do is to change the color line of the artwork and to add a few simple textures to the characters. Somehow I like the rough and crude look they all have.cartoon comic colored characters artwork process science fiction style 1 by Rick Ruiz-Danacartoon comic colored characters artwork process science fiction style 2 by Rick Ruiz-Dana

cartoon comic colored characters artwork process science fiction style 3 by Rick Ruiz-Dana

cartoon comic colored characters artwork process science fiction style 4 by Rick Ruiz-Dana
Concept art: Sci-fi spaceships

Concept art: Sci-fi spaceships

March 22, 2013  |  Concept Art  |  2 Comments

To change the subject a little and not show only sci-fi soldiers designs, here are a few science fiction spacecrafts. I wanted to design the spaceship as a military vessel who has a battalion inside so I tried many shapes. Some look more organic, as a fish or insect, others are based on some marine’s ships. Also, to get the ideas flowing, I did all in a light pencil line, just making doodles on the go.sci-fi sketch concept art videogame spaceship shapes 1 by Rick Ruiz-Dana

sci-fi sketch concept art videogame spaceship shapes 2 by Rick Ruiz-Dana

sci-fi sketch concept art videogame spaceship shapes 3 by Rick Ruiz-Dana

sci-fi sketch concept art videogame spaceship shapes 4 by Rick Ruiz-Dana

Concept art: Sci-fi soldiers 3

Concept art: Sci-fi soldiers 3

February 28, 2013  |  Concept Art  |  2 Comments

Here are some of the sci-fi soldiers in full body, similar as the previous concept art that I posted before. Those ideas are still in development, but I think I’m getting close to the look that I’m aiming for. The first guy has a weapon that resembles a mace, as playing with the idea of different kind of weapons that are not guns. You’ll see what I mean in a future post, because I’m already doing more of this kind of stuff.sci fi concept art soldiers for future comic book

Concept art: Sci-fi soldier skeches 2

Concept art: Sci-fi soldier skeches 2

February 8, 2013  |  Concept Art  |  1 Comment

Similar to the last post with some  sci-fi soldiers concept art sketches, today I manage to finish a couple more. Here you can see that I redo some of the helmets and gas masks, and decided to do new designs similar to that. Next time I would try to draw more definitive concepts of this soldiers, as I already know what kind of setting they are going to be on.cartoon comicbook Second bunch of concept art sketches of some postapocalyptic sci-fi soldiers

More of some character designs as concept art for future sci-fi futuristic comic book project.

Concept art: Sci-fi soldier skeches

Concept art: Sci-fi soldier skeches

January 31, 2013  |  Concept Art  |  4 Comments

Similar to the last post sci-fi character designs that I did, here you can spot some sketchy postapocalyptic soldiers for a project I’m working on. The idea is to find the shapes and better designs so I can work them up a little for futher characters. The story setting is on a city surrounded by a desert, so is going to be fun to draw all that stuff. All this is for a comic book that I’m working with a friend of mine, I’ll show you later more stuff from this, like character designs and layouts of the actual pages. As you can see, I did many designs with gas masks and patches for the eyes, because they are cool. cartoon comicbook concept art sketches of some postapocalyptic sci-fi soldiersCharacter designs as concept art for future sci-fi futuristic comic book project.cartoon comicbook concept art sketches of some postapocalyptic sci-fi soldiers

Sci-Fi cartoon character designs

Sci-Fi cartoon character designs

January 26, 2013  |  Character Design  |  No Comments

Here are some cartoon sci fi style character designs as part of some concepts that I’m doing for fun. They may end up in some of my short stories or not, but I’m glad that they are flowing. I liked a lot the coloring style on these, with a little texture and not that much detail. Also, I love how the original pencil sketch can be seen on the final piece. Anyway, I would show you more designs like this on the future.