Tuesday, May 9, 2017


The great Tom Bancroft started the #MerMay series. I've been a bit busy to actually follow it up, but yesterday I took the night to actually finish an entire piece with inks. Here is the result. Please watch it while listening to this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zx3RGuyN2S0
¡Pura Vida!

Monday, May 1, 2017

La Yumba


I've been a fan of Tango for a long time. I did this piece with 2 influences. First one listening to some interviews of one of my favourites artists of all times, the amazing Carlos Nine and the second the great song 'La Yumba' from Osvaldo Pugliese.
I used Gouache and colour pencils for this piece.
Hope you like it!
¡Pura Vida!

Also I've been doing some girls sketches with crayons and markers on my Instagram and there are also available on my store here https://www.luisgadea.com/shop/ so keep an eye if you want some originals. Here 2 samples:

Sunday, March 5, 2017

People in Vancouver

I spend all day long at work drawing with a Cintiq so I usually go home and draw with traditional media. I normally use and mixed whatever I can to make it work.
This weekend I went back to an exercise that I really enjoy and got inspired a while ago by Marcelo Vignali and my good friend Brett Bean. I spot interesting people on the street and try to analyze them: I look for body shapes, cloth patterns and colors, props or whatever I can describe that person with and the most important I try to observe their mood or at least create a story behind them.
I then go back home and see what are the most iconic elements that are still on my mind and play with them.

For these I used Prismacolor and Copic markers, ink for the blacks parts and colour pencil to give accent to specific places. It is a really fun exercise plus I love getting out of the computer world.

Hope you like it!
¡Pura Vida!

If you want to see more please visit my website here: https://www.luisgadea.com/

Noise Cloth

Hi people! It has been a while. I've been busy with a new project and trying to get home and keep practicing. Here a fun exercise I did with really quick drawings and using as little as I could, so I basically used the Noise filter from Photoshop to create the cloth textures. I modified a little using the tools PS provided us. 

¡Pura Vida!

If you want to see more please go to my website here: https://www.luisgadea.com/

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Angry Birds Movie production drawings

Today I am posting a few pages of designs I did on 'The Angry Birds Movie'.  If you want to see more of the art I did for this movie you can visit my website here.