I have always been fascinated by the realism and the volumetric in paintings. Since I started drawing, the focus in my studies has understood the behavior of light and of the different materials. In the beginning, my work was made only in graphite and I limited it as a try to reproduce the volumes of grayscale photography. I spent about four years working that way, until I found that my perception was good enough to start working with the colors. At that time I did my first experiments with pastels, color pencils and watercolors. Still in the very beginning of my studies with those techniques, I discovered Photoshop. I ended up devoting exclusively to it because in addition of conventional materials being expensive, with Photoshop I could use the drawing and shading that had developed with graphite and just work up the colors. Gradually I was simplifying the pencil base and increasingly working in Photoshop, until I did my first work entirely in Photoshop. The moment I bought my first tablet was when I completely ended up my migration to Photoshop and still keep doing the work entirely on the computer, from the roughs to completion.
It is hard to specify how long it takes to complete a job. That depends largely on the complexity of the illustration and the finishing degree. As an average time, I ask for two to three weeks to illustrations as the “Big Bad Wolf”,”Teenboy” or “Lunch Time“.