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July 30, 2020

Remastered Back Catalog Artworks 2006-2016

And new built-in web store!

Hello, everyone!

It’s been a while since the last time I posted something here. We all have been going through very weird times because of the current worldwide pandemic Covid-19 situation. I started my 2020 with the premise of taking less commissioned work to focus myself on finishing “Psycho Climatic Conditions”, a series of experimental mixed media portraits I’ve been working on since 2018, where I co-relate weather phenomena with psychological diagnoses. When we started the lockdown in Spain, where I live, back in March, I had a change of heart and decided to put the project on hold (yet again) to focus on the management of my stores all over the world. There, I realized that I had a lot of old artworks that needed a touch-up, and I decided to give them a hand of new post-production in Camera raw after making a selection of around 150 illustrations from 2006 up until 2016 or so. My first idea was to spend 2 weeks at most doing basic light and color retouches, but then I realized that a lot of these pieces had serious issues (namely over and sub expositions, mostly), so although most of the images were just slightly retouched, some were revamped almost from scratch being repainted in their original master files. The full process took me 3 months in the end, working 12 hours on a daily average. Some artworks that were discontinued in my merch stores and licensing pages were made available again, but I made sure to do not touch some of my all-time classics such as “Deliberation” and “Betrayal”, just in case.

You can now find all these remastered pieces on the Available Artwork area of this website. Below you will find a selection of before/after screenshots so you can get the idea behind this project. In my mind, these images always looked like they do now when I remembered them, but taking a not-so-closer look… well, they didn’t, actually. So now they look as I intended them to be back in the day, but with the tools and knowledge I have now after working for 15 years in the creative industry. They are all available for licensing for your project, wether for CD packaging, book covers or any other editorial usage. Just get in touch and let me know about your project so I can get back to you with rates fort each one.

They’re also available as fine art prints, canvases and other merch. And talking about that, I worked on a new store implementation on this very website, so now you can get any of my images without leaving my portfolio. Just head to the Store section and take a look. Considering the sales drop and the lack of commissioned work due to the global pandemic, every little thing helps! So if you have some coin to spare, I thank you for your support. We ship worldwide!

Oh! And use the code ZMSCRB at checkout to get a 20% off any purchase. Only for the first 50 customers!

Without further addition, I hope you enjoy this little glow-up, that sets in stone and era of my life to which I won’t be going back ever again. It’s done and I’m done. I’m closing a door and opening a new one that I don’t know where it will lead to, all things considered. It’s time to start a brand new era!

A moment of doubt (2006 – 2020).
A natural disaster (2007 – 2020).
A quick fix for melancholy (2008 – 2020).
Eléanor (2006 – 2020).
Electricity (2008 – 2020, previously discontinued).
Interlude (2009 – 2020).
Scarecrow (2008 – 2020).

Remember to watch all remasters in my Artwork Gallery!

I hope you’re all safe!

Mario.

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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