domingo, 17 de junio de 2018

DC Characters Commissions







 
           New drawings/commissions made directly for Corner4Art, the gallery owner who currently handles most of sales of my original artwork & commissions, internationally.

       These DC Comics characters drawings in different sizes (A-4 & A-3) are inspired by the actors who have recently played them in movies: Aquaman-Jason Momoa from Justice League, Wonder Woman-Gal Gadot from Justice League and Harley Quinn-Margot Robbie from Suicide Squad.

      Here you have all the stages of realization of these drawings, with pencil technique as final art.

      Corner4Art manages the sale and auction of my work on internet. For more information visit my page on Corner4Art website:
     https://corner4art.com/mike-ratera/




















jueves, 14 de junio de 2018

CORNER4ART - Spider-Man Commissions (2)









       New drawings/commissions made directly for Corner4Art, the gallery owner who currently handles most of sales of my original artwork & commissions, internationally.

     Here you can see several Spider-Man drawings, in different sizes (A-4 & A-3). 

      This is my page inside the Corner4Art official website both to buy my original artwork and to make commissions through them:
        https://corner4art.com/mike-ratera/

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      Nuevos dibujos/commissions hechos directamente para Corner4Art, el galerista que actualmente se ocupa de la mayor parte de encargos y ventas de obra original mía, a nivel internacional.

     Aquí tenéis varios dibujos Spider-Man, en formatos A-4 y A-3.

     Esta es mi página dentro de la web oficial Corner4Art para compra de obra original mía:
       https://corner4art.com/mike-ratera/



















domingo, 3 de junio de 2018

ELS SEGADORS - REAPER WOMAN







 
     We continue with the previews Els Segadors, my participation in the graphic novel IT WAS METAL, the comics adaptation of the last album of the American metal band A Sound of Thunder.

     I present here the main character, around which we have created the pages Els Segadors. We have called her Reaper Woman. And this is the origin of the character, created between Marc Gras (script), Diego L. Parada (color) and me:

    In Els Segadors there was no place for too many main characters, due to the short story format. But I came up with the idea of ​​focusing the attention on a character, who could lead the reader from one image to another. And since this character was going to be a reaper, I thought it would work very well if I were a woman. A revolutionary woman, a bit like the woman with the naked breast of Delacroix's famous painting "Liberty Leading the People" of 1830. And whose clothes were also in red, and covered with blood and with one or two sickles in her hands. That would highlight a lot, and I also thought it was important that the character was a woman ... maybe because Nina Osegueda is the vocalist of A Sound of Thunder! And here is where I present another of my usual collaborators: the Belgian model Seffy Moon, with whom I have done many illustrations and covers. When I proposed to use her as the basis for our Reaper Woman, she was delighted to participate!


   Here you can see Seffy Moon ...


   



...and the concepts search for our Reaper Woman. 


















More about It Was Metal/Els Segadors:


You can order It Was Metal graphic novel on Amazon:

And you can also order It Was Metal directly from A Sound of Thunder website store:





martes, 22 de mayo de 2018

IT WAS METAL - ELS SEGADORS









         
        At last I can announce this to you. It's a job done a few months ago, a collaboration with the American metal band A Sound of Thunder, from Washington DC. 

       His new album It Was Metal has been funded in a kickstarter campaign that included a graphic novel where a lot of artists have made the comic version of each of the songs. My contribution has been the drawing of the song THE REAPERS / ELS SEGADORS, with a script adapted from the lyrics of the song by my friend Marc Gras. And with the spectacular color by Diego L. Parada.

     Soon I will present to you here the images of this first collaboration with A Sound of Thunder
    For now, you can see this extensive interview that I have done the A Sound of Thunder and that you will find on its website, in English, Catalan and Spanish, and where I explain my participation in It Was Metal

     https://www.asoundofthunderband.com/home/blog/it-was-metal-artist-spotlight-mike-ratera


     And to start the previews, I leave you with this concept colored by Diego, which represents the Reaper Woman, something like the main character of our story Els Segadors set in 1640, in Catalonia. 
   For the Reaper Woman I was inspired by the Belgian model Seffy Moon, who has been my muse in many covers & illustrations. She has also participated in this work!



      

    You can order It Was Metal graphic novel on Amazon:
     https://www.amazon.com/Sound-Thunder-Was-Metal/dp/0692111859/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526283860&sr=8-1&keywords=Marc+Gras
 

      And you can also order It Was Metal directly from A Sound of Thunder website store:
     https://www.asoundofthunderband.com/comics




domingo, 25 de marzo de 2018

ARTBOOK: Batman Pin Up








        I'm starting to organize a new Artbook with my current French editor Idées Plus. It will be a very careful edition, I will inform you about this in the coming months. But I can already anticipate that the central theme of this Artbook will be comics & movies heroes.

     For this edition I'm going to gather a lot of material from what I've done in recent years. And I'm also preparing many new drawings that are going to be inside the book.    

    Here you have this Batman as the first preview. The color is by Diego L. Parada and here you can see the step by step. Enjoy !

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     Estoy empezando a organizar un nuevo Artbook con mi actual editor francés Idées Plus. Va a ser una edición muy cuidada, os iré informando acerca de esto en los próximos meses. Pero ya puedo adelantar que el tema central de éste Artbook van a ser héroes de comic y cine. 

    Para ésta edición voy a reunir mucho material de lo que he hecho estos últimos años. Y también estoy preparando muchos nuevos dibujos que van a estar dentro del libro. 

   Aquí tenéis éste Batman como primer preview. El color es de Diego L. Parada y aquí podéis ver el making off completo.
















miércoles, 28 de febrero de 2018

CORNER4ART - Batman Commissions









      New drawings/commissions made directly for Corner4Art the gallery owner who currently handles most of sales of my original artwork & commissions, internationally.

       Here you can see several Batman drawings, in different sizes (A-4 & A-3). 

       This is my page inside the Corner4Art official website both to buy my original artwork and to make commissions through them:
   http://corner4art.com/mike-ratera/

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        Nuevos dibujos/commissions hechos directamente para Corner4Art el galerista que actualmente se ocupa de la mayor parte de encargos y ventas de obra original mía, a nivel internacional.

     Aquí tenéis varios dibujos Batman, en formatos A-4 y A-3.

       Esta es mi página dentro de la web oficial Corner4Art tanto para compra de obra original mía como para hacerme encargos a través de ellos:
   http://corner4art.com/mike-ratera/