A few months ago I started working with an artist named Gutti Barrios who draws absolutely everything (murals, storyboards, illustrations for ads) but didn’t have a lot of experience working in comics. What I see is that the hardest part for an illustrator or artist who has experience drawing or coloring other things but isn’t used to comics, is interpreting the work and focusing on telling a story visually. It’s not a storyboard where people don’t need to be too detailed or show emotion, it’s not a poster where they don’t have to be showing sequential action. It’s a story through pictures- and that’s what I think takes more time to master. All of these were done with deadlines in mind, which is a limiting factor when you can’t try different things because you need to move on.
I just wanted to show how he has progressed these last few months throughout different projects. Any comments or feedback is most welcome and appreciated!
Cover and 2nd page for a short episode of the Chaco War in Epopeya Binacional, Historias de la Guerra del Chaco, an anthology with Bolivian and Paraguayan artists and writers. This one was colored by Edgar Arce. (https://www.behance.net/edgararce)
“Penciling” for a contest
A short story for a horror themed contest:
Pencil/inking for another war themed anthology, Epopeya. This time it’s about the Triple Alliance War that Paraguay fought against Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.
He still hasn’t updated his work on comics on any of his pages, but this is his facebook page:Gutti
He’s improving so much by doing different styles and trying to find his own.
PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE.
It does pay off!