September 02, 2014

March 31, 2014

The Kid


I do a terrible job at posting stuff, but finally got some free time to do some fan art!
I find Bastion to be super inspiring, amazing colors and characters and the soundtrack is one of my favorites of all time! Play it!


November 30, 2013

July 29, 2013

Los Cabos















Last week Chris Harvey and I were invited by PlayStation to the Latin-american Developers Summit held in beautiful Los Cabos, Mexico. We showed Guacamelee! there and Chris gave a fantastic talk about the process of making it.
It was awesome to meet so many people I admire and also to see so much talent coming out of young Latin-american studios!
Thanks to everyone there! It was a blast and a huge inspiration!!

July 18, 2013

Calorrr


^Toronto's heatwave

Universe, I appreciate the effort of making me feel like I'm back in Mérida,
but next time a torta de cochinita would suffice.


July 13, 2013

Birthdaysaurus



Colombian-cinephile-astronomer joke-buyer last-temptation-goer Antartica-frequenter and soon-to-be Paris-dweller friend of mine: Pollosaurio, turns a year older today. So ¡Feliz cumple, cabrón!

July 11, 2013

Cabaña time


Last weekend I went to my amigo Ian's cottage. A beautiful place built by his grandparents with their bare hands while riding moose and high-fiving bears.

Nothing like starting the day with a canoe ride

July 09, 2013


^ Monday afternoon in TO


April 09, 2013

Guacamelee is out now!

For the last couple of years we at DrinkBox Studios have been working hard on a new title: Guacamelee!

This was something I pitched to the studio back in late 2010 when we were talking about what to do next. None of the core mechanics were present yet, but the idea to make a game set in a vibrant Mexico with luchadores, Day of the Dead skeletons and Alebrijes excited everyone.

The game is finally done and comes out today for PS3 and PS VITA, and it has been getting tons of love from reviewers and gamers. We couldn't be more excited! The team worked super hard on this and hopefully a lot of people will enjoy it. I certainly enjoyed making it.


Here's the trailer




We've come a long way, this is the target gameplay video we did 2 years ago. Once we started to have a notion of what we wanted the game to feel like we decided to do a small video to see those ideas in motion. I did the animation for it and it's surprising how much of that vibe is in the final product.



October 04, 2011

September 06, 2011

D VISION

I'm really excited to share this news, my very good friend and artist extraordinaire Miss Nora Sermez and I started this cool project.
We came up with the idea to tell a story through images and images only. A visual conversation.
Each week one of us posts an illustration and so the other one has to come up with the next illustration a week later (and repeat the cycle). The interesting part is that the only information we have about the story is what the illustrations tells us.
Me and Nora don't speak about it, nor have a guideline, nor have discussed any of it, so the story takes shape from the individuals perception.
The idea is that each member of the audience will have their own way to see the story and make it their own.

The project is called D VISION (http://d--vision.tumblr.com)
You can also follow us on twitter @D__VISION for updates!

Here's a little taste. It's the 3rd installment


August 26, 2011

BLOB!

Uuuuffff, it's been a loooong looong time blog, but here I am! I have been busy, which means there's tons of stuff to post!
The last couple of years I've been lucky enough to be working at one of the coolest studios ever: DrinkBox Studios. It has been a blast!
Our first game, completely developed in-house, is called "Tales from Space: About a Blob" and it came out back in February (2011) for the PlayStation Network. It's available for download on PSN and it's just a a ton of fun.


So here are a few storyboard drawings and designs I did
for the game's animated sequences, and here you can find some final art



And I have more awesome news, we have another Blob title coming up! "Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack!" and it will be coming out early 2012. Here's the teaser trailer I animated for it.


May 26, 2009

May 13, 2009

Here's a drawing that I colored in PS this week just to change it up a bit. I posted some more progress work for mine and Norm's short film "MonsterSoup". You can find it at the EX7 Website :)
Also, my good friend Jorge Molina
started his blog recently, so make sure to check that as well! I am a big fan of his work.

Acá esta un dibujo que coloreé en PS esta semana solo para cambiarle un poco. También subí unas imágenes del cortomatraje que estoy haciendo con Norm titulado "MonsterSoup". Pueden encontrar el progreso del corto en la página de EX7 :)
En otra nota, mi buen amigo Jorge Molina empezó su blog recientemente, asi que chequen eso igual! Soy un gran fan de su trabajo.

February 25, 2009

Here are some life drawings I did in the recent months. Hope you guys like them, cheers.
Acá estan algunos dibujos con modelo que hice en los meses recientes. Espero que les gusten.

January 25, 2009


Happy 2009 everyone! I have good feelings about this year and wish everyone the best! These I guess are 'photoshop imporptus'. I was back in Mexico for a couple of weeks which always inspires me and this time was no different. Flamingos are fantastic.

Feliz 2009 a todos! Tengo buenos presentimientos para este año y les deseo lo mejor! Estos supongo que son 'impormptus en photoshop'. Estuve de vuelta en México por 2 semanas, lo cual siempre me inspira y esta vez no fue diferente. Los flamencos son fantásticos.

December 22, 2008

I haven't posted anything from the sketchbook in a while, so here are some pages! Hope you guys like them. Some progress work for a personal project coming soon... Happy holidays!!!!!

Hace tiempo que no pongo nada del sketchbook así que acá estan algunas paginas. Espero que les gusten. Pronto subiré el trabajo en proceso de un proyecto personal... Felices fiestas!!!!!

December 06, 2008

I have some great news! I now have an online portfolio! I've uploaded a bunch of finished pieces make sure you check it out!!! And good news keep coming: Norman and I were approached by EX7 to make a stop motion short film. We're sooo thrilled about this, expect to see some progress work at EX7's website.

¡Tengo muy buenas noticias! ¡Ya tengo portafolio en línea! Subí un monton de piezas terminadas, chéquenlo!!! Y las buenas noticias siguen llegando: EX7 nos propuso producirnos un cortometraje de animación cuadro por cuadro a Norman y a mí. ¡Estamos super emocionados con este proyecto! Estaremos publicando el progreso en la página de EX7.

November 04, 2008


Dreamt of a lion
and in case you didn't know
this is a haiku :]

August 23, 2008


Wow, it has been a great summer; I was really lucky to be part of a truly amazing project this last 4 months. I'd like to thank everyone at C.O.R.E. for their support, hard work and motivation. The film is looking amazing so keep your eyes open for THE SPINE which will be completed by the end of this year! Can't wait
And now that I have a bit more time in my hands I will be posting more often :]

Oh, here's a random drawing

April 11, 2008


video


Daks and I entered the Radiohead music video competition hosted by AniBoom. This is a clip of the final scene, make sure to check out the full video!

March 05, 2008



I haven't been posting for a while so here's a bunch of drawings from my sketchbooks (my old ones), to make up for it. Hope you guys enjoy them, I promise to post something more recent soon.

January 07, 2008

Happy 2008 to everyone! I'm really excited about this year, just a few months for graduation and lots of art waiting to be made. In the meantime I leave you with some collages I did some time ago.

December 04, 2007

I like doing collages, they are kinda therapeutic and relaxing. I should probably do some work now. . . I miss the ocean.