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Character Design: El Conde spanish vampire

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.

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Comicbook art: La Pangolina #8

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.

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Character design: Medieval RPG part 2

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.

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Character design: Medieval RPG

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.

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Concept art: Medieval Fantasy RPG town

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!

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Concept art: Space Dog

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.

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Promo Illustration: Kids playing music for guitar lessons

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:

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Children illustration: Space Dog

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.