Thursday, December 31, 2009

Adios decadita

Xmas birdie - and the inks of that. I actually like the inked version better.

Last post of the decade!!! My God, you never realize really how old you are until you start talking in those terms. XD

This has been a good year - and the next one promises to beat him badly :). I should start working on the animation for my thesis project, of which I've already worked out most of the pre-production - I actually intend to blog about the process so I don't forget anything whenever I write it down (in spanish though - I need to think in those terms since I'd be describing the process as it will be on the thesis). Once I'm done with that, I might actually go to Ireland - since my parents mean to pay it for me as a graduation gift. :D

My best wishes: Hope you all have a GREAT DECADE. :3

Love, Erika*

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Psyque en líneas

So, back on working on my thesis. For those of you who don't know, I'm working on a project trying to link Design with Animation - the connection is there, I know. I'm just pointing it out - and the project's culmination is producing a nano-budget, hand-drawn animated shortcut. I'm almost through with the theory, which means I must start now with the shortcut so I can finish it (hopefully) at around December.

For this piece? Ink and markers. I work really fast with this medium - so I may post everything with this for the next few months, if I even manage to do some personal work. I should.

Friday, August 7, 2009


This is oddly fitting, since for many reasons I had been delaying posting this piece since I made it on April - and remembering today is the anniversary of the bombing in Hiroshima, I decided to stop doing so.

This is my portfolio's "main piece", for lack of a better term. It is my interpretation of Miyoko Matsubara's testimony of what happened that morning. I came across it while doing a research on the bombing, and shocked me so I decided to try and illustrate it.

I used two medium to try and capture the feeling of what happened, and create a more intense 'before' and 'after' with the color palette. They're meant to be viewed in sequence, so perhaps we could try and define them as a Colored Storyboard.

A video of Miyoko Mitsubara's testimony can be found here.

Monday, July 20, 2009

De volada

This is a very quick piece I did for my portfolio - I'll be showing it around at Comic-Con and see what happens. I really like the way it came out, with the two atmospheres in the same space. I'll probably see everything that is wrong with it tomorrow... but for now, I'm okay.

It is based on Les Miserables, on the part where Cosette's looking at the doll she wants while she's still at the Thenardiér's. Photoshop. With love. :)

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

A las carreras

My boyfriend borrowed my lap-top, and hence I stayed away from the internetz quite a while. And now I'm trying to put together some stuff to show around at the Comic-Con, and (hopefully) try and get a job. :)

Of course, it would have been easier if I had just drawn during all the time I was without computer instead of playing with my window's blinds.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


There are times at school where you're waiting for the next class to start... and you tend to get bored.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Sirenas attack!

Told you. Even though Le Boyfriend's attempting to remove me from my comfort zone, mermaids continue to lurk in my subconscious...

...that, and this is a comission. XD

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


I had been wanting to draw a Fantasia-like centaurette for a while. Granted, she's not a Freddie Moore girl. But Centaurettes are clearly Fantasia. :)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Gracias a la clase de cine! :D

At the beginning of Cinema Class this semester, the professor assigned us to define who we'd like to be as a character in a movie. I chose to be a kind of Glen Close in 'Dangerous Liaisons' sort of evil character - someone who could manipulate you and be mortal with a killer poodle and yet seem civilized and refined - like the killer poodle.

He never saw this drawings. He only asked for an essay - but it was fun to do. I like her dress.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Lo que hacía mientras se hacían los dormidos

...have I already posted this? :D

I always thought of finishing this and coloring it, but for some reason I've finally ended loving it as it is: with the upper branches as just lines and the sketchiness of the grays in it...

...would you look at my technical artist vocabulary? "Sketchiness"... XD

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A lo mejor me hace falta ir a nadar...

Yes, I've been on a mermaid rush lately but this one's actually a year, or a year and a half old. I just painted her sister for a commission where I was asked to do "a very similar piece" - so I'll try and post it later.

I don't know if it's just me, but there's something very interesting in the shapes mermaids can take and how they work with the whole composition/line-action business. Hence, I seem to be in love with drawing mermaids.

I'll also try to get a better picture of this piece. Yep yep.

Friday, February 20, 2009


I've been meaning to finish this drawing for quite a while now - but I'm very happy with the way it turned up!

Funny - Ariel's never been my favorite Disney character, but she's certainly one of my favorites to draw.

I'm currently enrolled in my thesis - I can't believe I'm graduating on December... a part of me wants to stay in the safety of school forever - the other half wants to finish and see what happens next. Of course, I know what I'd love to happen... ;)

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Ana en acrílico

Natalie Dormer/Anne Boleyn as a Christmas gift for my brother. I can't believe how much he fancies that girl!!! wait, I can.

This actually became my passport to my first on-line comission, so now I have to paint another Anne Boleyn. Not that I mind, though.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Sip, David se lo llevó...

A teacher made us paint rocks once, just to make us work on our creativity. I found one that looked like a crocodile, and I took it literal.

I gave it away as a gift to a very good friend of mine, but I kept a few pics!

Strongest woman in the world

I've neglected blogger! D: Won't do it again. I promise.

I used to play Street Fighter 2 when I was little - and Chun Li was always my character choice. Mostly because I learned how to defeat people with her, and she was fast to get away - I was seven, so mostly all I wanted was to survive at least a round.