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December 23, 2009

Innocent Accident

Surreal Digital Painting.

Hi all! Long time no see…

I’ve been really busy acting in the opera “La Tosca” (G. Puccini).  A production of the Scottish Opera under an original direction of Anthony Besh (read more info here – in spanish) (oh well, in case you’re asking yourself, yes, sometimes I’m an actor… I need to experiment everything! :)). It’s been 2 weeks of full pleasure, I’ve worked with awesome people. I’m very happy about it 🙂

Meanwhile I’ve been working in several new illustrations, but none of them seem to satisfy my needs.
I have also updated the portfolio and my resumé with a brand new flash version, very comfy (check it out!) :). I bought a second hand Canon 70-300 mm lens for my Canon EOS 400D, so I am expecting some fun very soon with new photo sessions. I am investigating macro photography as well, and I think it’s very exciting. I want to work more in that field, I’ve got a lot to learn about it and, who knows? Maybe some knowledge in macro photography could add some depth to my illustrations… you never know!

Well, talking about accidents, I show you here my new painting, “Innocent Accident”, which I really started at the end of 2007 if I remember well. It was one of those random sketches you draw in your notebook. Days later you discover you like it so much and then you start to create a full new illustration to celebrate that. Well… in fact, that’s what I did, but 2 years have passed in between. I think it was needing a specific moment to be finished 🙂

I’ve had a hard battle about the title. I find this image very enigmatical and strange and I am still not sure what it wants to tell me, so after struggling for hours against my brain, I just took the 2 most meaningful words I could think about related to what I see in this image.

Well, I think it’s enough. Take a look at the original sketch from 2007 and to the finished painting below 🙂

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P.S. Probably the next news you’ll get from me will be about a little re-make of my short-film “The Migration”- I’m composing the new soundtrack 🙂

P.S.2. Have a nice vacation! 🙂

About Mario Sánchez Nevado

Mario is the CEO of Aégis Illustration. He's a freelance Illustrator and Art Director based in Madrid (Spain), and works creating covers for music bands and publishing houses all over the world. He also develops the role of Art Director and Manager of the international artistic collective Hysterical Minds. Also, he writes Photoshop Tutorials from time to time and teaches digital imaging and self-management for creatives.
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