October 20, 2012


A Global Warming Illustration

Betrayal by Mario Sánchez Nevado


Hysterical Minds recently release last week their 11th art pack entitled “Empathy” (you can view it here). The main premise this time was the usage of complimentary color combos to buil high-contrast color palettes. The idea to create a versus-like, opposite concepts challenge in the conceptual side was optional, but most artworks end up developing this thematic side as well, and the result’s been a wide range of artworks about empathy in many different conceptual fields.

I developed two artworks for this release, “Betrayal” and “Nirvana”. The first one was a try out on the global warming illustration – climatic change subject. The illustration is based on a set of very old sketches I drew 4 years ago about domestic violence. Some tweaks here and there on the composition and here we are.

Following, you can find some screenshots of the image process (which took approximately one month, on and off), and some mock-ups / product shots, since the image was developed with printing usage in mind – In fact it’s available for licensing as CD/Book cover (get in touch if interested!).

Betrayal: A Global Warming Illustration - Process

Betrayal – Process

Betrayal:  Illustration - Process 2

Betrayal – Process 2

Betrayal: Illustration - Process 3

Betrayal – Process 3

Betrayal: A Global Warming Illustration - Process 4

Betrayal – Process 4

Betrayal: A Global Warming Illustration - Process 5

Betrayal – Process 5

Betrayal: A Global Warming Illustration - Process 6

Betrayal – Process 6

Betrayal: A Global Warming Illustration - Process 7

Betrayal – Process 7

Betrayal: A Global Warming Illustration - Process 8

Betrayal – Process 8

Betrayal: A Global Warming Illustration - Zoomed details

Betrayal – Zoomed details

Betrayal: A Global Warming Illustration - Square print poster

Betrayal – Square print poster

Betrayal: A Global Warming Illustration - Print close up

Betrayal – Print close up

Betrayal: A Global Warming Illustration - Print close up 2

Betrayal – Print close up 2

Betrayal: A Global Warming Illustration - CD cover artwork

Betrayal – CD cover artwork for sale

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.


  1. Antoine Scotto

    Amazing work! Very inspiring

  2. Claudia

    Very beautifully done, its emotion appealing, perfect.

  3. MedeaSafir

    very interesting to see your work growing 😀
    allready faved it on dA <3

  4. Cristina Buentello

    Your work reaches down deep to the core, love it! Thank you so much for putting that out into the universe.

  5. ChristianCondon

    Incredible. Any retailer for prints in Canada, my dollar isn’t worth much these days 🙁 ..

  6. behnazmalamiry

    This is beautiful. Are poster copies of it available for purchase? I’d love one.

  7. behnazmalamiry Yes, here! 🙂

  8. msu4now

    What are your rules for reproducing Betrayal for persoal use?

  9. msu4now There’re no restrictions for personal use. Enjoy 🙂

  10. msu4now

    Thank you Mario. I would like to add this print to my postcards that I send to Washington to protest Trump’s agenda. It says so much more than I can with words. Any issues or concerns with using your work for this purpose?

  11. msu4now As long as you give them away and don’t sell them, by all means you are free to proceed. 
    Oh, and if you can take photos of that, it would be awesome to see. 

  12. Hazel

    I really like your BETRAYAL artwork. It reveals the human person in a face of technology. I would like to have a copy of this for my class discussion.

  13. Patrice

    I am using this photo for my formal description in my Art class. As soon as I saw this, I immediately knew that I would use this piece for my assignments. Awesome work!

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