segunda-feira, 30 de maio de 2011

Myth - The 7th Labor

Last week's theme over at the Hungry for Lines website was "Myth". When I started thinking about the theme “Myth”, I immediately thought of greek mythology, and how it’s so richly populated by epic stories and characters we all, in some way or another, are familiar with. So I decided to dive into the rich well of greek mythology and draw something from it. After thinking about it, I decided to draw one of the labors of Heracles, and I ended up choosing the 7th labor, in which King Eurystheus ordered Heracles to capture the Cretan Bull. I hope you enjoy this light-hearted aproach to the 7th Labor of Heracles!

I drew this with a mechanical pencil, inked it with a mix of 0.1, 0.3 and 0.5 pens, as well as a brush pen. The color was done digitally, and I added a texture from this website.

sexta-feira, 27 de maio de 2011

Link - Dominion Rod

An artist friend from Deviantart, Felo, invited me to be a part of a mega Zelda collab he was putting together. The idea was to pick one of the several items from the Zelda games and draw Link with it. I ended up getting the Dominion Rod, so here it is! It's a simple drawing, but I hoe you enjoy it.

quarta-feira, 25 de maio de 2011

Fnac + drawing process video

Last weekend I had the chance to join a few of my artist friends for a small FNAC pannel dedicated to the most recent Zona publications. I talked a little bit about my work process, and in the end I played a small time lapse video, in which I drew, pencils-to-inks, a simple illustration of Alfaiate Martins, the villain from the comic I just finished posting here ("Empregado precisa-se"). I'll leave you with a couple of photos and then the video. I hope you dig it!

segunda-feira, 23 de maio de 2011

"Empregado precisa-se" - page 3

This is it, the last and final page of the short comic I created with J. B. Martins: "Empregado precisa-se". I think this is my favorite page of this particular comic, although the story doesn't end well for our young job seeker... maybe his tale of misfortune will be useful to warn others. Enjoy!

This comic was published on Zona Negra 2. You can buy it here.

quarta-feira, 18 de maio de 2011

"Empregado precisa-se" - page 2

As promised, here is the 2nd page of mine and J.B. Martins' comic "Empregado Precisa-se" (could be loosely translated into "Help Wanted"). In this page, our young job seeker faces what no one ever wants to face when looking for a job: a mad hunchback lab-assistent with a blood stained apron. What will happen next? Stay tuned to find out!

This comic was published in the comic anthology Zona Negra 2, and you can order it here.

quarta-feira, 11 de maio de 2011

"Empregado precisa-se" - page 1

Well, Zona Negra II has been out for a few months (I posted a teaser back in November here) and I think it's safe to say it's okay to show the short comic I worked on for it, together with my friend J. B. Martins, who wrote it. I haven't been able to show the newest things I've been working on, but I was pretty happy with how this particular comic came out, so I proudly present the first page from "Empregado Precisa-se". The story starts when a young man arrives at the Tailor Martins' shop, after reading about a job offer. I apologize for the lack of translation, but I think the rest is pretty self explanatory. Don't forget to full view, and enjoy!

I'll be posting the other pages during the next few days.

quinta-feira, 5 de maio de 2011


Finally, some new drawings, right? And it's a new drawing, and also some cool news: I am the newest member of the Hungry for Lines collective, an art collective that, every two weeks, creates work related to a specific theme. I'm really happy to be a part of it, because it will not only give me a chance to practice and improve, but also because some of my current favorite portuguese artists are members of Hungry for Lines, so I can't help but be proud to be a part of it too. This week's theme is Ride, so here's what I drew for it:

I invite all of you guys to check out the website: and have fun browsing through the artwork. I promise it's all awesome!