domingo, 16 de marzo de 2014

RED SONJA Drawings




       Here are several recent drawings of Red Sonja, one of my favorite Comics characters. 
       These original drawings have been sold in the Dutch festival Gorinchem, where I have been recently. 
       This next summer I want to create a special Blog for sale original drawings & commissions.
        More information to this summer!
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       Je vous montre par ici quelques dessins faits récemment avec Red Sonja, l´un de mes personnages Comics favoris. Je viens de vendre ces dessins originaux au festival hollandais Gorinchem ce dernier WE.
       Ce prochain été je veux créer un Blog spécial que pour les ventes originaux & commissions.
       Plus d´info ce prochain été !
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        Aquí tenéis varios dibujos de Red Sonja, uno de mis personajes favoritos de los cómics americanos.
       Estos originales los he vendido en el festival holandés de Gorinchem, donde he estado recientemente.
       Este verano próximo quiero crear un Blog especial para ventas de originales & commissions.
         Más información en verano !







lunes, 3 de marzo de 2014

GAME OF THRONES Cover: Color Step by Step !





         I present here the color final version of my cover GAME OF THRONES with Jaime Lannister & the Lions !

         The color has been done by Nuria Sayago

   And this cover is part of the GAME OF THRONES Hardcover Collection of my Dutch publishers DARK DRAGON BOOKS.

        I show you the color Step by Step:







                    ... And the final Color:


   

martes, 25 de febrero de 2014

GAME OF THRONES Cover: B&W Pencil !



  This is the final pencil version, before color. 
  I show here the two stages of construction and completion of the cover.

  As you can see, compared to the preliminary sketches, I have greatly improved the position and gesture of Jaime Lannister

  As I explained in the previous post, the color will my colorist Nuria Sayago, also is a big fan of "Game of Thrones".

  This cover is part of GAME OF THRONES Hardcover Collection of my Dutch publishers Dark Dragon Books.

   You're going to see the color very soon!





 

miércoles, 19 de febrero de 2014

GAME OF THRONES Cover : Roughs !





          Here I present the Step by Step of the preliminary drawings for the cover I'm doing for GAME OF THRONES Hardcover Collection of my Dutch publishers Dark Dragon Books

          I have chosen Jaime Lannister as the protagonist of my cover, because it's one of my favorite characters from GoT.

          Here you can follow step by step of the pencil drawing sketches in this set where I play with the symmetry of the Lannister lions on either side of the central image (Jaime).



           STEP 1: We will put everything in place and draw the lion's head in the center of the stone wall.




                                  STEP 2: I work on Jaime Lannister with a hard lead pencil.




                                                  STEP 3: ... and the two lions !




                                            STEP 4: Pencil sketch finished... mmmhhh....




            STEP 5: I add these touches in red, so that the colorist can understand that the image is going to be bloody (as it should!).




    STEP 6: Finally. I think I'll change the figure of Jaime Lannister by this one that I think will give the character a more arrogant air.



    I'll integrate this second drawing in the final composition for the cover, which you will see in an upcoming post.
                       
                                 Nuria Sayago will take care of the color.
 

   DARK DRAGON BOOKS A GAME OF THRONES HARDCOVER COLLECTION --->           http://www.darkdragonbooks.com/c-1996394/game-of-thrones/


domingo, 2 de febrero de 2014

BEST OF MIKE RATERA








                              THE BEST OF MIKE RATERA


           Art: MIKE RATERA
           Color: CRIS ORTEGA (cover) - NURIA SAYAGO - MAXYURI SHEPHERD
           Model: SEFFANA
           Publisher: DARK DRAGON BOOKS

           My first Artbook, where a large part of my work as an illustrator meets in recent years, especially the drawings and illustrations made ​​with my Muse the model Seffana, Fantasy & Erotic Art, and a lot of unpublished material.
           64 pages. Hardcover.
           The book is in English and will be distributed in Netherlands, Belgium, Germany & USA.

            Appearance: March 2014

             More about this book:
 http://www.darkdragonbooks.com/a-35800439/artbooks/best-of-mike-ratera-verwacht-maart-2014/

             Here are some previews of the pages of this book.











KABUR THE RED STAR





         KABUR THE RED STAR/ KABUR DE RODE STER            

              Script:  JEAN-MARC LOFFICIER
              Art:  MIKE RATERA
              Color:  PERU BROS (2003) & NURIA SAYAGO (2014)
              Publisher:  DARK DRAGON BOOKS

              Dutch edition of my first French album "King Kabur" (2003).
              64 pages Extended Version (instead of the original 46 pages).
              10 pages extra + Sketchbook.

              Appearance: March 2014

               More about this book:
       http://www.darkdragonbooks.com/a-35800424/kabur/kabur-de-rode-ster-verwacht-maart-2014/

              Here some previews for this 2014 edition: some of the extra pages and a part of the Sketchbook included at the end of the book.









sábado, 18 de enero de 2014

KABUR Color Page-Step by Step


         
                 Here's the process work on one of the extra pages for the album KABUR THE RED STAR, to be published this March, with my Dutch publishers Dark Dragon Books.

                Here you can see the black & white page with my stroke "pencil-ink" (pencil final art) and some of the stages of color, made ​​by Nuria Sayago ((who has painted all the extras of the album).

               More about this book in this link of Dark Dragon Books website:
                  http://www.darkdragonbooks.com/c-2304628/kabur/

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          Trabajo por etapas en una de las páginas extra de la edición holandesa de mi album KABUR THE RED STAR, que saldrá el próximo mes de marzo con Dark Dragon Books. El color de todo el material extra del álbum (10 nuevas páginas, color nuevo para la portada y guardas interiores) ha sido realizado por Nuria Sayago.








viernes, 20 de diciembre de 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!







                                        BON NADAL !!

                      MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!

                          JOYEUX NOËL !!!

                          FELIZ NAVIDAD !!!






miércoles, 4 de diciembre de 2013

KABUR & ARTBOOK



         My two new books, both scheduled for publication in March 2014 with my Dutch publishers DARK DRAGON BOOKS.
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         Mis dos nuevos libros, ambos para ser publicados al mismo tiempo en Marzo 2014 con mis editores holandeses DARK DRAGON BOOKS.



                     KABUR THE RED STAR
                   KABUR DE RODE STER



               The extended version of my first french album "KING KABUR" (éditions Semic-2003): 56 pages instead the 46 pages of the first edition, new cover & other extra bonus !

               More information about this book in the Dark Dragon Books website:
                          http://www.darkdragonbooks.com/c-2304628/kabur/
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                          THE BEST OF MIKE RATERA




                   My "Best of" within the ARTBOOKS Collection with Dark Dragon Books.

                     More information about this book in the Dark Dragon Books website:
    http://www.darkdragonbooks.com/a-35800439/artbooks/best-of-mike-ratera-verwacht-maart-2014/




sábado, 3 de agosto de 2013