Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Keep on Sketching...

I want to start something new with all the different sources of online media, something that allows me to sketch out things that I haven't or would never have thought of sketching, and also allows you, friends or new comers to gain totally free art work from me. I will post on Twitter when I am sketching away and I will be taking free request, now keep in mind sometimes I will be working away on different projects or commissions, but know that your drawing will be on it's way. But by all means, feel free to contact me on any of these different sources of digital online media, Facebook or Instagram, or even leave a comment as well here on my blog for any art request, and I will be more than welcome to sketch for you.

So what I did work with my first take on this kind of project was two different pieces on Monday night, I did a viking and one of the legendary stunt man, Evel Kinevel. Two subjects that are very foreign to me, but I think that's what got me interested in doing said sketches.

The first one here is the viking...


So with this piece I wanted to make him look as freaky as possible, a little scary as well.  A huge upper body and a tiny torso, the Superman body, if you will. I didn't want to go super detailed with the armor, being a sketch and all. A lot of sharp lines on this one, a trademark move that I really want to master. At first I wanted to give him long hair and a long sturdy beard, but I decided to go with a crazier kind of look, something that made him look more like a mountain nomad if you will. The darker armor and the spikes are just the additional touches to finish him up.

If you check out my Twitter page, you can see progress shots on the sketch and how it came to be. Another thing I wanted to give my viewers, the ability to see the magic be made. 

Now for my second piece...

This one is a caricature of Evel Kinevel. So some of the things here, tried to get the nose and the hair to stand out as much as possible. I hope that I got the look down as well as keeping the cartoon aspect of the piece altogether. This is another technique that I want to master as well, to draw cartoon version of people and have them know who it is. Let me know if you think I pulled it off or not.

So there you have it folks, remember to contact me through the various means of media and I will be sure to post them up. And also check out the Spent Pencils page for various new updates from all of us at SP, a lot of great work to be found there. Also be sure to keep note of our event page, Spring is starting up soon and we will be very busy, so check it out.

Saturday, 16 March 2013


I am just giving a little update here on my blog and the first thing I am doing is giving this blog a new name, Storm Watch! If you don't know by now, I do go by the alias ChileanStorm, a crazy wild and unpredictable Chilean. I thought it was a pretty catchy name, so I am going to be using that pretty much everywhere, so that when you see the name, you know who it is. The one and only. Although it would be neat if there were other storms out there, like an ArgentinianStorm or a BrazilianStorm, a little idea out there for other aspiring Latino artists like me out there. Anyways, now you know, so let people know the new name of the blog, same old me but a brand new name.

So with that out of the way onto more important news and events that went down these past weeks.

I first want to let everyone here know about the brand new Spent Pencils website that is up and running, so go check it out right now at and it is a beauty! A big shout out to Daniel Wong and Kevin Briones on the fantastic job on this site, it looks incredible! I'll be posting a lot of my work on there, so you can find all my work when you go to my page which is right here ChileanStorm Art. I will have links to both these pages on the main page on here as well, once I figure out how to make this place look more me then plain. Also while we are on the subject of Spent Pencils, a big welcome to our two new members, the lovely and super talented ladies, Joanne Seto and Tiffany Medeiros. Welcome to the Spent family! And check out and like our Facebook page as well, tell everyone who loves art and comics.

In other news, I had my first Hobbystar convention last weekend and it was quite the experience, I still can't believe how such a large room can seem so small when it's crammed with tons and tons of people. A great turn out, it's always awesome to see such a large crowd for the nerd community. A lot of great costumes, a lot of brownie points for those comic book costumes, keep up the great work. And of course seeing various different friends in the Toronto art scene, which again is another amazing community! It's great to see everyone working hard on different projects and how we can all help one and other out. It was a learning experience for me for sure, I felt a little unprepared by comparison  to some of my other fellow artist. But you live and learn, and I plan to be more prepared for the next show. I am still learning slowly the Photoshop art side of things, but keep posted, a lot of prints will be coming soon. And also I will posting more here to let everyone know in advanced when and where I will be drawing, so you can find me and say hi, getting a sketch card or pick up a print. So keep posted here.

Then I had to work all week. During March break. If there's something that can crush someones soul it's working at a tourist hot spot during the March break. But I survived. And as a great man once said, big girls don't cry.

So that's me, keep tuned here and be sure to spread the word, the Storm Watch is here.