Monday, August 16, 2010

Harry Potter Concept Art: The Tale of the Deathly Hallows: Three Brothers Cover Art

Greeting again peoples,
So here's another piece of work that I've done regarding the HARRY POTTER books. I've taken the story of the the THREE BROTHERS from book 7 "The Deathly Hallows" and worked to make them into a children's book. This is the cover for said book in early drawing form.

We see the three brothers each with their gift from Death himself. The eldest gets the Elder Wand, which is undefeatable. The middle brother gets the resurrection stone, which allows him to raise a specter-like ghost. The youngest brother has a cloak of invisibility that even Death himself cannot see through. In the distance, on the bridge that the brothers created with their magic, we see Death hungrily awaiting his chance. You'll have to read the whole story to understand it, but I really do love this tale.

And yes, the image is shoty again... I'll get my scanner to work! I promise! Really!


Face Sketches

This is one of the many works I did during my hated free time. While I'm still working on other works particularly some comic related stuff, there are times where I need to do something less... specific. So, here are some random face sketches. Again, I have no proper scanner at the moment and my camera isn't getting the best shots. But this works until then, right? Pwease...?



Harry Potter Concept Art: The Tale of the Deathly Hallows: Ignotus Peveral

Hey folks. So sorry for taking so long on updating. Things have been nothing short of insane with one thing or another. The job search continues. I've got some new images to post however! yay!

No these images are the best scans, because my scanner konked out. Instead I have to take pictures with my camera and they just aren't that good. :*( I'll repost these when the scanner is working.

This is some early concept art of Ignotus from the Three Brothers story from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. (FYI: I can't wait for the movie!!!) I opted to avoid the stereotypical robes of the HP books, and instead gave him a bit of a Dark Age's page-boy outfit. He's also sporting the famous invisibility cloak that eventually ends up in the hands of the series' title character.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Moving Time

No new art work at this time unfortunately. After the busyness of graduation, a post-graduation vacation, and job searching, I'm also currently in the middle of a move to a new apartment. Alas, this makes it hard to draw when all my supplies are packed for the move.

But once I'm settled in to the new place, expect some new and revised work!


Wednesday, May 19, 2010

And now for something completely different...

So, as I get closer to the big day of Graduation, I decided it was time to go through all of my old art work, and see what to keep and what to get rid of (I've got a small apartment. There is no way I can keep everything). As I went through things, I found some old works that I kinda felt happy with, and though, I dunno, what the heck? Post some of 'em.

So, here you go. A couple of my old art pieces from AAU.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Spring Show/Marvel Comics (The Art)

Okay gang, as promised I'm posting my pages for the Spring-Show and Marvel Comics. I hope you like. I did some minor edits before the official submission though, because I'm a perfectionist of sorts and thus re-posted the final work. :)

These are from the script for (New) Runaways #2.


Friday, May 14, 2010

Spring Show/Marvel Comics

Okay, so sometime back C.B. Cebulski, a writer/editor/talent-scout from Marvel Comics came to my school (Academy of Art University) to do portfolio reviews. I was amongst a handful of lucky-enough students who got to meet with him. He then gave me a card, and told me to get in contact with Marvel. I did, and they sent me some sample scripts to do 'audition' pages for them. My choices were "The Marvelous Land of Oz" or "(New) Runnaways #2"

I opted to do Runaways, cause it has a dinosaur in it! :D

Well, I finished those pages, but before I could submit them, I opted to show to them to my professors at the school. My professor, to my surprise, requested that I submit four of the pages to the school's annual Spring Show, along with some pages from "The Cry for Coyote" comic I did.

Both projects are to be shown in the Spring Show on May 27 through sometime in June.

I have to admit, I'm pretty excited. :) I'll be sure to post copies of my work soon.


Monday, May 3, 2010

Da Bears...

To make sure that I keep this website going, I should probably post something huh? Well, since I'm not ready to post the new stuff I'm working on, I thought I'd put up another page from "The Cry of Coyote". Behold! Spooky Bear!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

First print of "The Cry for Coyote"

Okay, I know the image is a bit blurry, but I still had to post a photo of the first printing of "The Cry for Coyote", because I'm a very proud papa right now. I finished my thesis, and it's ever so pretty (at least to me), and I just had to share it with the world. Yay!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Coyote Cover Art

Here's the cover for my Graphic Novel "Cry of the Coyote" as you can see, this thing has something for everyone, whether they like it or not. :)


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Let's Go Clubing!

Okay, so to keep the ball rolling, we've couple of panels from my Graphic Novel, involving a bit of fun and frivolity at a hot-spot night club. I've included the pencils, inks and colored pages, to show the progression.

What can I say? I'm trying to keep busy. :)




Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Cry of Coyote: Stealing of Fire Dream Page

Another page from the Cry of Coyote story that I'm working on. You'll notice the obvious artistic style change between this and what was previously posted. Well, there is a method to the madness. The art in the story will change from normal during dream and storytelling sequences. This page for example is the re-telling of the Native American legend "How Coyote Stole Fire".

I've included the pencil, and completed pages.




Cry of Coyote: Preview Pencils

Well, in order to keep this blog going, I thought I'd post some of the initial pencil works for the first few pages of my graphic novel "Cry of Coyote". This is the first sequence of the story.

I won't be posting the entire story for obvious reasons, but I'll be sure to post frames and work progression.


Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Monday, April 12, 2010

Welcome to Alain M. Diaz Art

Greeting and salutations to the brand-spanking-new Alain M. Diaz Art blog!

If you've just arrived at this blog, that either means you are interested in taking a look-see at the art work of one Alain M. Diaz. Or... you got lost on the internet and are now wondering how you ended up here.

Either way, Welcome!

I guess I'll start things out with a taste of my current pet-project, entitled "Cry of Coyote".

"Alain please stop smiling... you know it worries mommy when you smile..."
- my mom