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It's several days I'm studying anatomy drawing from Vilppu's books and some videos I downloaded here and there on the internet. Interesting and so different approach to the subject compared to what I studied in Fine Arts 20 years ago. It makes much more sense the way he explains it! I think I will learn a lot!
Another Holy Week splash page by Almayer
Another Holy Week splash page
This was published last year. In the drawing goes represented the "Cristo del Gran Poder" (Christ of the great power), which is probably the most important wooden sculpture of the Christ in Seville's Holy Week.

The only remarkable thing about this image is the fact that the place in which it appears in the drawing is the place I remember my father took me several years to see it in the dawn of holy fridays when I was a child, next to his  workplace. I miss him so much.

Hope you like it.

© Copyright: Estudio Buenavista, 2014.
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A plate from Seville's Holy Week comic book vol.3 by Almayer
A plate from Seville's Holy Week comic book vol.3
This page was part of "Viñetas Cofrades 3", published in March, 2013.

Saint Martha's brotherhood single canopy from Seville's Holy Week. It hits the streets on holy monday.

I was asked to draw it as it was the old group of figures that this canopy held around 60 years ago so I needed several old photographs to match the old composition. This scene recreates the episode in which Jesus has just been moved down from the cross and Virgin Mary (standing at the left side) and other saints like Saint Martha (the woman at the right) sorround him before taking his body to grave. We can see Saint John and Nicodemus too. At ground height, some people, and nazarenes that guard the canopy all the way back their church from Seville's Cathedral. You can also see stick out the famous "Giralda" tower (up left).

I remember I spent a week drawing this image. It was the most complex that year!

Hope you like it.

© Copyright: Estudio Buenavista, 2013.
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Comic page - My process by Almayer
Comic page - My process
Here you have page 1 of "El Silencio y los 400 años del voto concepcionista", a 10 pages story I did in January 2015 for volume 5 of "Viñetas Cofrades". It tells the story of the oldest brotherhood of Seville's Holy Week and the 400th anniversary of his concepcionist vote, which his brothers swore to defend the immaculate conception of the Virgin Mary until the last drop of their blood, being the first colective in the world to proclaim this precept, even before Catholic Church in Rome.

The process (fully digital) is as follows. I do each one of these steps in a different layer:

1- Pencil (this time I did it directly into the computer rather than with traditional pencil and scanning it later). Gain time, but then you do not have original pencil).
2- Ink.
3- Flats.
4- Volumes and shadows (final color).

The backgrounds correspond to the entrance and inside of the church where this brotherhood takes his Catholic faith. All the stories in the "Viñetas Cofrades" collection of comic books include lots of landmarks of the city of Seville, both current and former, hindering rather the realization of these pages (my publishers want them to have always perfectly recognizable places) . So I have to use many photographs as reference for those environments.

Hope you like it!

© Copyright: Estudio Buenavista, 2015.
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Holy Week poster 2015 by Almayer
Holy Week poster 2015
Due to the success of last year's poster, El Foro Cofrade returned to trust in Buenavista for their Holy Week poster in 2015. This time I had to make for them a picture of the Cristo del Silencio (Christ of Silence), a figure that out in procession the morning of Good Friday, so that night of the year there is always a full moon. Figure advances between leaves of the most typical tree in the town, the orange tree.

Again I had to digitally drawing the figure with its very detailed robes filled with gold thread embroidery, and its cross of tortoiseshell and silver. The measures are the same as last year's one: 30x42 cm.

This is not the typical figure of Seville's Holy Week Christs. It embraces the cross instead of carrying it. This could mean that the author probably wanted to reflect the moment in which the cross was given to Jesus before the crucifixion. The sculpture belongs to the oldest fraternity (founded in 1356) of Seville's Semana Santa. The figure was made in the first decade of XVIIth century (around 1610), and it's an anonymous work.

This poster have had a major impact on the city, and now you can see it in many shop windows in central Seville.

© Copyright: Estudio Buenavista & El Foro Cofrade. 2015.
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David Cabeza
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I'm drawing since childhood, so after I finished high school I studied Fine Arts in Seville, my hometown. I majored in painting, and I'm working as a graphic and web designer, illustrator and cartoonist for a small local company. Very fond of manga, I love the electric guitar, the gym and jogging. And Star Wars!

Here you'll find mainly old works from my time at university, and new paintings and drawings made on traditional or digital media.

Tsu: www.tsu.co/Almayer
Tumblr: www.tumblr.com/blog/almayerdc

Please visit my Wordpress page (spanish only, in english soon...):
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It's several days I'm studying anatomy drawing from Vilppu's books and some videos I downloaded here and there on the internet. Interesting and so different approach to the subject compared to what I studied in Fine Arts 20 years ago. It makes much more sense the way he explains it! I think I will learn a lot!

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Kymbo71 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Love Love Love !!! Your page, awesome inspiration, i have just started with Manga Studio with the Inking,
and i think iam getting the hang of it, would you, or do you, colour with Mana Studio or with Photoshop ??
Iam thinking of trying to go with MS to keep it all simple etc 
Enjoyed finding your page ! Cheers ! Kymbo
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Almayer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
I use Corel Painter or Photoshop for colour. I have not tried MS for coloring. It would keep it simple, but I think PS or Corel Painter are still better than MS for the coloring process (think that PS is the standard in comic book coloring). But with inks… it's really fantastic!

Thank you for visiting my page and for the faves too!
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Kymbo71 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I will have a look at Corel Painter, thank you for the reply ! Cheers
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LegsEmporium Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
THANK YOU for the Watch!  I hope not to disappoint!!
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Almayer Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
:) Spectacular Legs, specially Elena! Thanks for watching me too!
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LegsEmporium Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I know right.  Elena is a freak of nature in all the good ways. :-)
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shikamaru4857 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no more hana girls? its been forever! T_T :[ lol
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Almayer Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Not for now... I have too much to do in my work and not much free time. I hope I can find the time.

Greetings! :)

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shikamaru4857 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
understandable :]
they are just so awesome O_O
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Almayer Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
You're their biggest fan. Thanks for your comments and interest!
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