Posts published on 2012

Character design: Medieval RPG

Character Design

I’been working on some concepts for a fantasy comic book. So, I did many characters and scenarios to find the ideas for the concept. here are few of them. As you can see, the proportions keep changing and also the small details on the “style”. Either way, I like to draw for a few days until I find the ones I like.

Concept art: Medieval Fantasy RPG town

Concept Art

I been working on many drawings inspired on a RPG fantasy style setting. I have a few characters that I’ll post later and also a few setting elements like these buildings here. The idea is to do rough sketches to play with the different architectural elements and to find the definitive look. I’m still on that. I can see this buildings in a real RPG iPad videogame!

Concept art: Space Dog

Concept Art

Here are a some concepts that I did as a development for my Space Dog cartoon character. The idea is to do a short story to show those cute characters interacting. I already did the first page and soon I’ll post the rest, when is finished. Here you can see the main characters (so far); Space Dog, the commander and a cosmonaut cat. Also you can see that I changed the dog original design a little. I got rid of the googles and played with the costumes. Also he doesn’t look exactly like those ilustrations for children’s books that I did. Oh well, I like to experiment with the style sometimes.

Promo Illustration: Kids playing music for guitar lessons

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Kids_playing_Acoustic_Guitar_cartoon_ilustration_for_Guitar_Lessons_Ad_07-31-2012_by_Rick_Ruiz-DanaThis illustration was made as a gift for my mom’s birthday, because she is an acoustic guitar teacher. With a nice typography we can transform this poster into a full promotional that can be hanged on different places. It was a fun piece to do, but somehow difficult. The guitars and the kids’ poses where done a few times until I got them right. Either way, at the end I painted some color effects and a few musical notes to enhance the drawing. here is the full illustration and a few sketches:

Children illustration: Space Dog

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Space_Dog_Perro_Espacial__ilustracion_infantil_Children_16-07-2012_by_Rick_Ruiz-DanaI was working on a couple of children illustrations for my portfolio using the first character that I did for my 365 characters project. The idea behind was to show how science concepts can be presented to kids in a colorful and fun way using sci-fi and cartoon elements. Also I’m working in a few pages comic samples using the same concept and a few new characers part of this “space dog” universe. For now, hope you like the illustrations.

Ancient Egypt: Editorial children illustration

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Ancient_Egypt_egyptians_working_cartoon_editorial_children_ilustration__07-10-2012_by_Rick_Ruiz-DanaThis is a piece I did for my current editorial portfolio. Wanted to work with a historical setting so I choose the Ancient Egypt theme, with many workers close to the Nile, during the wheat harvest. It took me a while to finish it because of all those details, but it was worth it. I used most of my research that you saw on this post, when I designed many egyptian characters. Also it took a while to find the proper look of this egyptian fishing boat. Here are also the color key and composition rough and some warm up character sketches.


Lucha Libre Ilustration: Blue Demon Tribute

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lucha_libre_Blue_Demon_tribute_cartoon_illustration_06-13-2012_by_Rick_Ruiz-DanaHere it is a cool retro style illustration that I did for a tribute gallery for the Lucha Libre legend Blue Demon on 11th anniversary of his death. The event was held on December 16 of 2011 in Mexico City. There was art of many other cool artists and Blue Demon Jr was there to talk about his dad. It was a really fun piece to do because I was able to watch some movies and posters about the legend as a research. I included many of his most famous enemies, like the werewolf, the intergalactic babe invaders, some zombies  and the brains from hell.

Artwork made on the ConComics convention 2012

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Here is some artwork that I did on the two days of the ConComics event. People went by my table and saw me drawing those . Also, I got to chat with many people interested on drawing and comicbooks who asked me a few questions. By the end, it was a fine convention and I made new friends on the way. The first artworks are about Yomba, a character of mine who was created for a mexican comicbook that I made with some friends. I want to work on this story  in a near future so I practice a little bit with the character. The other art is a fanart of Ryu from Capcom’s Street Fighter. I used him to show some of the drawing (structure,etc) and coloring process that I use.