Saturday, December 31, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Illustrations for the article El Pato Donald bebe gin tonic en temporada electoral. [Bombín Cuadrado # 8].
Monday, December 19, 2011
I had the chance to work in a great project with an amazing animation dream team. The project was finished in record time and directed by my good friend Juan Carlos Lopez (owner of the mexican studio frutabomba). More info: here!
Coca-Cola FM Versión Chavito Concierto from Cru de Ladies on Vimeo.
Sunday, December 18, 2011
Illustrations for the article Couch Surfing [magazine "Cartel Urbano" #39]
Monday, November 21, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Concept, illustration and design that I made for the Premio Lápiz de Acero 2012. This is the most important design award in Colombia. I used the award statuette in my illustration style.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
My shortfilm THE BET will be screened at Big Cartoon Festival (Moscow - oct 28th - nov 7th). Take a look: http://www.multfest.ru/rus/
This time I just want to share Emiliano González´s work. Great mexican animator and super cool dude! Take a look: http://lavacaquecae.blogspot.com/
Friday, October 7, 2011
Here, a rush black n' white illustration that I made for the editorial page of the newspaper La República (the article is about the Steve Jobs dead), the idea was provided by the newspaper.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Another Strange Kid zombie fanart! Check it out straight in the website: http://www.strangekidsclub.com/?page_id=7292
Friday, September 30, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Saturday, August 6, 2011
New T-shirt design for ASIFA Colombia (International Animated Film Society - Colombia). Available on ASIFA Colombia Store (http://www.asifacolombia.org/tienda/index.html).
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
"El rumor de tu presencia" (The rumour of your presence). Article by Luis Miguel Rivas. "Daniel Álvarez has a neighbor who snores...".
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Today, from "La Casa del Ritmo" (The house of Rhythm) Bogotá, I'll be performing an illustration live act. Check it out via internet live stream @ [ www.lacasa81.com ]. 6pm (Bogotá local time).
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
I had a lot of fun doing this fella. This artwork was for the Strange Kids Club. Over here!
I'm also working in a little project for the club. I'm really exciting to do it! Keep an eye on this kid!
Friday, May 27, 2011
And my little fella Fanny Mickey (the logo that I made for the XII Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro de Bogotá) got the Lápiz de Acero (Category: Visual Identity), a price to the excellence in design. All my love to Fanny Mickey († 2008).
Monday, May 23, 2011
Illustrations for the article "Cartas cruzadas" (Crossing letters) of the magazine El Malpensante edition 119. The article by Santiago Gallego Franco, tells the story of the strange correspondence between the writer John Kennedy Toole and his editor Robert Gottlieb.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Around 7 years ago, I made my very first animation short: Sincera, a music video for the song with the same name by the colombian hip-hop group 90Grados. The quality is pretty naive and the animation is not even close to be decent, but still, I spend 6 months and over 2.000 drawings doing it. It was kept in the bottom of an old cd tower.
Curiously, it got the chance to be showed again and Sincera will be screening this Thursday 12 (4pm) taking part in the Colombian Animated Music Videos Showcase. So, if you have the time to take a look of Sincera, it's going to be screening at the "Jorge Tadeo Lozano" University (7th building, 7th floor, video room) Bogotá, Colombia. Also, the Wednesday 18 (6pm) at the "Javeriana" University (Luis Carlos Galán Auditorium) Bogotá, Colombia.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Going around and around with the O-ink project, I decided get it deeper and draw straight to real human skin.
Soon, the documentary video (by my friend Nazly López) and full illustrations.
Above, just a little sketch that I did in my own arm just to feel the tools.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
I got two nominations to the Lápiz de Acero Awards, probably the most importants colombian design awards. The "XII Festival Iberoaméricano de Teatro de Bogotá" logo (Visual Identity Category) and "The Bet" (Digital Concept: Animation) are running for a place in the top of the design projects of 2010. More info here!
Monday, April 4, 2011
I just wanted to share this cool site from my good friend Carlos Riaño, a terrific colombian illustrator that I found again in my path a couple of weeks ago. Carlos was my first illustration teacher at the university and now we are working together in some cool projects (http://portfolio.miguelotalora.com/#1258982/The-creativity-boomer).
His site here: http://www.carlosrilustra.com/
Monday, March 21, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
From my good friend Andrés Barrientos (A.K.A. Barri): En Agosto
Friday, March 11, 2011
The next week (march 16th to 20th), I'll be taking part in the event ILUZTRA 2011 at the beautiful city of San Juan de Pasto (Nariño - Colombia). I'll be there with my conference: Animation and Illustration: Some stories about.
If you are in Colombia and have the opportunity to check my conference, take a tour over San Juan de Pasto.
More info about the event here!
Love (in its romance and twee sense) is one of the silliest things I've ever known. I think this is just a corny version of recreational couple life.
I hope my cousin never reads my blog, because I fucking hate his laptop cover. It is a "I ♥ you" handcraft that his girlfriend made for him. It is made of little color papers. As handcraft it is not even a good one, but this is not the point. It is supposed to be a personal and unique connection between them. So, the public exposition of the message is quite silly. If the idea just works for them in a kind of private way, why they don't use a hidden code of a secret game of images? Maybe because the details are the important matter here, so, the love in this point of view is just a collection of little stuffs to represent in a physical way something that probably doesn't exist and details convert themselves into needed shapes to make sure there is still something over there. Cousin, if you read this, please don't hate me (I know you love your girlfriend).
On the same path, I really hate the scenes when in stories, a couple is looking each other, with shining eyes, and they force the tension to the limit until they got a kiss. Cute. Also quite simple way to show people in love. Cute and dumb. Dudes on weed also have cool shining eyes and too many of them got a lot of kisses from random people (maybe they have to much love to give or they understand it too much to know how to fake it or I don't know). I would prefer the scene when the love counts by itself and there is no need to show something to make it evident. For example: a guy that doesn't empty the trash folder of his laptop, cause he knows that in somewhere over there, there is still a picture of her before she cheated on him. Or a girl cleaning her boyfriend face just a moment after she pulled the trigger on his head. For me, they are really falling in love.
By the way, I'm not a dark dude. Not at all. I just talk too many bullshit. Of course, I've been a cheesy guy in too many ways, but it is because the love sounds tentative. Also I found the "I ♥ you" in my wallet got erased and now I just have a piece of paper that I used to write the phone of my Internet company. I noticed it while I was making a complaint about my ADSL speed.
But, in the other hand I have to say I understand the twee love idea just for old people (because I really do). They have lived all the shitty things in the world, so they have enough training to make it good and in the proper way. For me, that it is the only way the romantic love works. Also because they could forget they are into love and color papers on the laptop can help quite a lot. Old people, please use "I ♥ you" and all those kind of things as much as you want, also try to get shining eyes.
All this introduction just to share a video that I found seeking for something in Youtube (first time that I share something from another person and write something this long). From my really talented friend and ex-classmate, the cool Vinay Giridhar: Love's age.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Artwork for the cover of the magazine El Malpensante (ed. 116), one of the most popular literary magazine in Colombia.