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Thursday, December 31, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR AND A PROSPEROUS DECADE!!!!





















To all people and friends who may stumble here.

Have a Happy New Year!!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

IT WAS A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT

The first image of a new project.



Trying to do things differently while working out an old cliche.

Let's see how this turns out.

Monday, December 7, 2009

2. ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE


Adaptación al cambio climático // Adaptation to climate change from Simonwilchesc on Vimeo.

The second of two animations I did on the subject of climate change.
Here's the other one: "What is climate change"

Enjoy.

1. WHAT IS CLIMATE CHANGE ?


¿Qué es el Cambio Climático? // What is Climate Change? from Simonwilchesc on Vimeo.

The first of two videos I did for Unicef on the subject of Climate change
Here's the other one: "Adaptation to climate change"

Monday, October 26, 2009

GOOD NEWS ALL AROUND!!!

So, I think me and my friends may be doing something right.

First of all, my friend Santiago Rocha won the first place for best short film on http://www.animacam.tv with his movie EL MONSTRUO


el monstruo from santiago rocha on Vimeo.


Then, today, our internet show "El pequeño tirano" got mentioned on one of Colombia´s main newspapers.



Posted on their webpage http://www.elespectador.com/noticias/judicial/video-agro-ingreso-seguro being the most voted and commented video on their list.

and talked about it on a radio show of the first radio station of Colombia.

http://www.caracol.com.co/llevar.aspx?id=900378

It turned out to be a great monday.

Let´s hope we can keep it up.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

We're kinda back!!!!

So, I´m back from my month long trip to Spain where I was Invited to be jury for the International festival of animation, Animadrid.

I came back to find that my two best friends and colleagues had put in motion the development of a new episode of our online series: EL PEQUEÑO TIRANO (the little tyrant). As we´ve been developing some episodes for a long time but haven´t been able to release them for many reasons this was a great welcoming gift.

I had a very tangential participation on this episode. I drew and animated the header of the show and the title image.



This image is a parody on the cover of Dostoevsky´s book, Notes from Underground (Memorias del subsuelo).



I hope this will get us back on track and producing episodes.

Also to celebrate, I release this Wallpaper



Enjoy.

Monday, September 14, 2009

The Night I was chased by a crazy nun!

Soho Magazine asked me to illustrate an article by peruvian author, Jaime Bayly.

As the title literally tells us, this piece talks about a crazy nun that chases the author in a concert hoping that she can "make him straight" again.


She keeps refering to him as "A Little Ant" that got out of line.


THE STRINGS

As I finished reading the image of the famous poster of Hitchcock´s North by Northwest came to my mind. With the the flying nun instead of the villainous plane.


Cary Grant, run!


Sally Field, Fly.

A flying nun. What a great concept.

PS: On the lower right corner I made a little nod to Salvador Dali.

Enjoy ;)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

HARD BOILED: Who Killed Huevoduro.



This is Huevoduro, literally translated as: Hardboiledegg He´s a friend of Condorito

And now he is dead!

This was made for my friend´s blog: http://Condoricosas.wordpress.com

There were two other proposals:



They weren´t good enough as you couldn´t get a good look at the yolk!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

HIV, The invisible Enemy

Today I received a printed copy of the "Bakanika" Magazine which featured two of my illustrations.

For the main illustration I was asked for a full page abstraction of "HIV".

As I´m not familiar with any cases of HIV, I decided not to approach the subject on any personal or visceral level, so not to appeal to the sensationalistic aspect of the subject, but on a social and media level and ask myself what´s the common perception of the virus by people who´s not thoroughly informed, as I was at the moment of beginning the illustration.


Printed version with text.

As I talked to many people, I found out that the first death that an H.I.V patient experiments it´s a social death. Maybe it´s religion, maybe it´s because of people myths and media misconceptions, but the feeling of rejection is sometime worse than the ailment itself. That nowadays can be treated to some great results.

For the abstraction I used the image of Kali, the hindi goddess that often conveys death and destruction. She wears a necklace of skulls and a skirt of hands. Elements I found very useful to speak of death and social isolation.



The other illustration was a much more simple one. It was a vignette on how anyone can have H.I.V and don´t even know it.

VIH: El enemigo Invisible (Viñeta)
Click to see full size

So, I tried to do this very honestly and careful, so I hope no one gets offended.

This is the version of the main illustration without text

VIH: El enemigo Invisible

Click to see full size.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

THE MUMMY LIVES AGAIN!

Well, not quite.

This was part of a proposal for one of many posters on quality and security of public health services.



I liked how it turned out, So I´m giving it a second life here.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

THEY DISCOVERED AMERICA!

THEY DISCOVERED AMERICA!!! // ELLOS DESCUBRIERON AMÉRICA !!!

This is the cover for the first issue of the online Sci-Fi Magazine "Cosmocápsula". I´m going to turn it into a poster.



The Strings.



Enjoy

PROUD FATHER!!!!

And they´ve arrived!!!



The printed versions of the brochure and poster I did for Telemundo´s new soap.

Thanks to Camila and Jesus for everything.

;)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

LEGAL AND ILLEGAL GAMBLING

Long time ago, I decided to start this blog with some designs for two slot machines that would star on two ads to promote legal gambling.


Good Machine


Bad Machine

Belly of the beast

Now the ads are broadcasting so I should be able to post the finished product online

LEGAL GAMBLING


ETESA: APUESTAS LEGALES // LEGAL GAMBLING from Simonwilchesc on Vimeo.


ILLEGAL GAMBLING


ETESA: APUESTAS ILEGALES // ILLEGAL GAMBLING from Simonwilchesc on Vimeo.

What´s an IDEA?

Motivational Ad for the faculty of Engineering of the Javeriana University in Colombia.


¿QUÉ ES UNA IDEA? // WHAT IS AN IDEA? from Simonwilchesc on Vimeo.


Design and animation by me. Simón Wilches Castro.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

MÁS SABE EL DIABLO // FALLING ANGEL

This was a great commission made for Telemundo International to promote a new soap opera called "Más sabe el diablo" (the devil knows). The obvious reference was the "Where´s waldo" Images.

MÁS SABE EL DIABLO

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Things to find

- Miguel Varoni (the villain)
- Gabi Espino (the girl)
- Jen Carlos Canela (the main character)
- Michael Jackson (this was done way before his death)
- Waldo Look-alike being Mugged
- Japanese tourists
- A well dressed Luchador
- Dracula
- Starveucks Logo
- Walter Kovacs a.k.a Rorschach
- Greedo Look-alike
- Tweedle Dee & Tweedle Dum just killed a mime
- Pippy Longstockings chased by a dog
- Teleman, a kind of superman but with telemundo´s cape
- Bee-Man, a kind of superman
- Mephistopheles with a suit.
- Modern day Atlas.
- Headless Barney
- A Yuppie just realized his stock went down
- Unemployed old man
- A Hot Dog Cart, with real dogs.
- A trashcan scratched with my signature (In case they didn´t put name, which they did)
- a Hare Krsna
- Swedish Tourist being run over
- Scout Leader without a troop
- a hooker
- 4 logos of the soap opera
- And me, reading action comics number 1.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

ADVENTURE COMICS 299

This is the first version of a cover I made




Based on this original cover by Curt Swan.




For the great online project The Covered Blog

D.D.T or Not To Bee

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

It happened on Twitter



This is the background I did for my twitter to celebrate my 500th follower.

It´s all happening so fast! :P

Friday, June 19, 2009

THREE SAD VEGETABLES



Not a fable, but could be. Maybe.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

4 ALL SEASONS



Mankind has used culture to adapt to the hardships of the territory it dwells in.
People who live on countries with seasons know this better than anyone.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

TROPICAL JUNGLE



Thanks to my father (co-author of this project) I've been able to come in contact with many environments like this one. This is one of the first pictures I've done based on memory of my 5 senses (Specially Touch and Smell).

Personally I think this one has a different feel to the other ones. It was drawn only with the lasso. A technique I call Lassography.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

INSPIRATION: THE MAN CALLED FLINTSTONE (1966)

I just finished watching The Man called Flintstone, a movie I used to love when I was a kid, and hadn't watched since the late eigthies. The movie is what it is, a long Flintstone episode that parodies the Spy Genre. But I think what made this movie stick in my mind throughout the years was the colorful opening sequence when Fred is made a spy. One thing I didn't remember was the ending credits being so good, maybe because as a kid those Hanna Barbera movies ended when they all merrily laughed to a very lame joke or a simplistic and basic moral. Credits didn't mean a thing.

But...















Something like Lascaux meets Indie Comics.

Everyday I amaze myself of how some people can make great figures using only basic shapes. That´s shows some great understanding of design, nature and people´s minds.

Great Great source of inspiration.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

SPACE, THE FINAL FRONTIER



Background one for the second short.

and I just watched Star Trek.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

From Story to Shot

Another example!!!



Enjoy ;)

Sunday, April 12, 2009

STORY2SHOT - Living Room

Another Story to Final Shot Comparison

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Some Props!

Here are some background elements for decoration, or props, as they are called, used on some of the previous backgrounds.






Hope you like them.

Thanks