Illustration Painting

Goblinette by the pond

This one was a bit of an experiment on doing a more finished pencil drawing and laying color on top with Ecoline. I finished things with some crayons and white gouache.

All in all, I’m happy with the result, but I was hoping for a more streamlined/quicker way to work… it was not too successful in that regard, although maybe once I have more familiarity with these paints and how they behave, it could be faster.

And it’s never a bad thing in my book to have more excuses to draw goblins!

Painting in watercolor of a goblin on a pier with a rat by her side.

The pencils:

Pencil drawing of a goblin on a pier with a rat by her side.

And a detail!

Close-up of a painting of a goblin on a pier with a rat by her side.
Creatures Illustration Painting

The Opossum’s Song

An illustration from 2021. Gouache and watercolor on paper.

Prints available here!

Plus some close-ups and the rough sketch.

Creatures Illustration

Krampus Card

Season’s greetings card from last year.


On to adventure

A small illustration I did as inking practice today.

Doodles Illustration

Inky bits

I’ve been severely limiting the time I spend on social media lately, and it’s been great for my noggin. I still share things here and there, but I miss having a place to put things that’s not subject to the whims of algorithms and corporate-driven decisions, so I’m making my 38092843894293849284398th attempt to post here more often.

I plan on continuing the Hématite posts soon-ish, but in the mean time, I’ll probably just make some image posts to put here some of the stuff I’ve shared on social media. I’m thinking of maybe making some inspirations posts too, to share the work of artists I love.

So, here are some little ink drawings that I’ve made in the past year or so. More soon!

Illustration Process

Ernestine’s big pic dump!

If you’re following our Facebook page, you may already know that Federico and I are working on a children’s book pitch for a story we’ve written together and plan to illustrate in collaboration as well. Here are some of the sketches and tests we’ve been doing for it + a Halloween illo in pastels featuring Ernestine, our main character, squirrel and book lover. We hope you enjoy them!

Si están siguiendo nuestra página de Facebook, quizás sepan ya que Fede y yo estamos trabajando juntos en un proyecto personal de álbum ilustrado para una historia que también escribimos entre los dos. Acá les van algunos de los bocetos y la pruebas que venimos haciendo para el mismo + una ilus de Halloween/Otoño con Ernestine, nuestra protagonista, ardilla y amante de los libros. Esperamos que les gusten!



A little portrait of one of my favourite writers, Ursula K. Le Guin, because she’s pretty damn awesome and you should go read her books if you haven’t already. Ink and brush on paper.

Un retratito rápido de una de mis escritoras favoritas, Ursula K. Le Guin; recomiendo a todos que vayan ya mismo a leer sus libros si nunca lo han hecho porque son altamente geniales. Tinta y pincel sobre papel.


Alter Ego & Urban Sanctuary

Hi there! Here’s a couple of images I created for the collaborative blog The Clockwork Ballroom. They are topic #1: Alter Ego and topic #5: Urban Sanctuary. I’m on a personal quest to gain enough confidence in traditional media to produce most of my work this way; I don’t mind coloring and retouching digitally for the most part, but I still want to do as much as I can directly on paper cause I enjoy it a lot more, so I’m using these to further my adventures in that direction 🙂 First one (the comic addicted pig girl) is acrylic gouache on paper and the second one (balcony full of plants) is ink and watercolour on paper. Hope you like ’em!

Hola a todos! He aquí un par de ilustraciones que hice para el blog colectivo The Clockwork Ballroom para los temas #1: Alter Ego y #2: Urban Sanctuary. Estoy en una especie de quest personal cuyo objetivo es ganar la suficiente confianza con medios tradicionales como para hacer la mayor parte de mi proceso de este modo; generalmente no me molesta usar la compu para colorear y retocar pero quiero tratar de hacer todo lo que pueda directamente sobre papel porque la paso mucho mejor, así que estas cositas son mis intentos de seguir mis aventuras en esa dirección 🙂 La primera imagen (la chica-cerdo adicta a los comics) es gouache acrílico sobre papel, y la segunda (el balcón lleno de plantas) es tinta y acuarela sobre papel. Espero que les gusten!


Lord Buggington

Hey all! We’ve recently acquired a bunch of tubes of Turner acrylic gouache and we’ve been trying them out, so here’s a new pic we did together as a collab using them. We’ve been doing a lot of insect-inspired stuff lately so this one is a mix of that and one of our favourite films, Barry Lyndon. Hope you like!

Holas gentes! Recientemente con Fede adquirimos un montón de tubos de gouache acrílico de Turner y los estuvimos probando, así que acá les va una ilus nueva que hicimos colaborativamente. Como veníamos embalados con temáticas insectiles últimamente mezclamos eso con Barry Lyndon, una de nuestras películas favoritas. Esperamos que les guste!