Posts published on 2012

Last drawing of this year

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And here, my last drawing of the year. I’m quite happy for all that happened on this 2012, all the work, drawings and good time with friends and family, and I’m eagerly looking forward to start the new one, because I feel this is going to be a new opportunity to do more of the stuff that I enjoy. I wish you all a great 2013, full of amazing things and also, a nice end of the year’s party.

Character design: Archaeologists

Character Design

cartoon-character-designs-archaeologists-and-explorers-by-Rick_Ruiz-DanaPlaying a little with some ideas similar to the cartoon explorers of this recent post, I decided to try my hand on drawing some archaeologists. There is always the experimented one, who knows how to proceed on the ruins, while the expert on ancient languages talks to the intrepid one, who likes to get into the most unexplored places.

Happy holidays!

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season-card-cartoon-santa-santaclaus-elf-girl-snow-christmas-x-mas-happy-holidays-2012-by-Rick_Ruiz-DanaI have been working a lot lately, between personal projects and work, and I can tell that the 2013 looks brighter, so I’m eager to start it! Anyway, I wanted to send to all of you my best wishes to have an excellent holidays with your family and friends. Hope that all this happiness can extend to the rest of the year and on the new one, too.

About the x-mas card on this post, I wanted to draw something in the “santa claus” mythology, as I did in the last year’s card, but this time with a more “comic strip” feeling into it. I designed two new characters: Christmas elf warrior girl and a weird looking snow creature. You can see the card on a better resolution if you want to.

Cartoon character concepts: Adventure Explorers

Character Design, Concept Art

I have been working on some character designs for a company who wants to have an explorer for mascot. You’ll see that design later when we finish the project, but what I can say is that these human characters has nothing to do with the final art. They are just warmup designs that I did to loosen up a bit and to get into the Indiana Jones mood. here you can find the rookie, the seasoned one and the expert who knows how to hunt.

Character design: Mexican Dia de Muertos Calaveras

Character Design

cartoon_character_Design_of_some_Mexican_Candy_Skulls_Skeleton_Calaveras_by_Rick_Ruiz-DanaI been working on this “cartoonist” simple style and I’m really happy with the results. Right now, because of the November’s Day of the dead (dia de muertos) festivities, I decided to draw some “calaveritas de dulce” (candy skulls), that are part of this mexican tradition. I wanted to portray some modern mexican people and a happy skull dog as funny skeletons.
If you want to see more, here is my cartoon calavera character from 2011.

Character Design: El Conde spanish vampire

Character Design

cartoon_halloween_vampire_character_design_conde_count_dracula_by_Rick_Ruiz-DanaThis cartoon vampire count is a monster who likes the good “wine” and eat chistorra when on his castle outsides a small town from Spain called Santamaria de los milagros (clearly a fictitious place, hehe). He loves gypsy’s blood because he finds it more tasty and flavored.

… This character is based on this cartoon spanish vampire count that I did back in 2006 as part as a series of characters for halloween and día de muertos. I know how the old style looks so “Hanna-Barbera”, so I had to experiment with his face a lot.

Comicbook art: La Pangolina #8

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Those comic book pages belong to a short story that I did for the volume 8 of La Pangolina in 2010. The idea behind all the stories on the book was soccer. Mine is about two teams fighting on the field during a regular game that got an unusual ending. As you can tell, I drew a robot in it. Anyway, those were really fun pages to do and I was quite happy with the results.

Character design: Medieval RPG part 2

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Here are a few more character designs as a development for my future RPG comicbook. As you can see, the proportions keep changing so they look more “chibi” or “superdeformed” now. I like how they look because I believe that the chibi style is a great one, with huge potential  if you know how to use it. Anyway, the first two characters are some old ones from time ago. I used to draw the fist guy a lot when in highschool.  The second one is from a story that was published on La Gulpolina #1. I’ll show you that later.