Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday card sketch

Hey guys, Hugo here again. So sorry about not posting in a while! December gets pretty crazy at work with trying to squeeze in a monthly class between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Anyway,  I thought I'd post the sketches I used for my Holiday card this year. Once it's done, I'll post the link here to the final version in my personal blog so you guys can also see it. I was inspired this year by one of my favorites, illustrator Jim Flora. He was a very minimalist and graphic illustrator from the 50's and 60's who illustrated many jazz record covers around those times. I sketched it in parts so that I could assemble the composition later.

Happy Holidays, Merry X-mas, and hope you guys have a Happy New Year!


PS. here is the final card:

Monday, November 21, 2011

Skateboard Progress

I know it's been a while since I've posted. I've been crazy busy with production work on ESPN Winter X games. This skateboard is the update to my fist post. I still need to add the crazy chickens behind him and a little flare. About 75% done i think. Enjoy Guys!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Bettie pin-up

Hey guys, it's Hugo again. Here's another sketch of my favorite subjects, a Bettie Page pin-up done in my Moleskine sketchbook (awesome paper!) with a Blackwing 602. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Soccer boy

Hey guys, Hugo here again. George will be posting soon, he's been pretty busy art directing this year's ESPN Winter X-Games at Full Sail and his day gig there.

This week I'm posting a drawing and final illustration of my 1st nephew Levi for his 3rd birthday card (home made), finished last week. This is all digital done in Photoshop with an older Wacom Cintiq 21UX. I'll post the final card with text later this week on my blog. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Mai Justice

Hey guys, Hugo here:

Here's the final quick digital concept sketch for a character in Wolfgang Wozniak's "Mai Justice" game. Wolfgang is a Full Sail University alumni who posted one of his characters at our DADA Full Sail art club Facebook page and I decided to do a short critique demo there where I redrew the character. You can check out more about the game and characters by clicking in the name of the game above, he's still looking for artists if you're interested.

Character is © 2010-2011 Wolfgame and Wolfgang Wozniak

Monday, October 17, 2011

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


The finished painting I sold at the FullSail against animal cruelty show.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Joan Holloway

Hugo here!

I finished "Mad Men" season 4 on Netflix recently and thought it'd be appropriate to sketch the Marilyn Monroe-esque Joan Holloway, played by Christina Hendricks. She's definitely a character that seemed shallow in the beginning but the writers were able to induce her with some depth. It's also great to see that TV is putting women with real curves on the screen.

I'm definitely a fan of her and the show (Don Draper sketch coming soon) but so much smoking and drinking on it though! Also check out Hendricks as a bad ass in the Joss Whedon series "Firelfly", where I saw her the 1st time. 

Click on it for a bigger version:

Monday, September 26, 2011


This is something I've been playing with in my spare time. Playing around with textures & form and came up with this guy. A work in progress.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Young Meat Loaf

Hugo here!

This week I'm sharing a work-in-progress young Meat Loaf commission for my work buddy Jacob. Drawn with black Conté on 8"x10" Canson BFK Rives cream paper.

My past memory of Meat Loaf comes from his cheesy "I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)" 90's video and as Eddie from "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" but thought he was weirdly entertaining as Bob Paulson in "Fight Club". Perfect casting as Jack Black's dad in "Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny"! The more I looked at Meat's old videos, the more you could see the resemblance in both looks and dramatics; like as if JB modeled himself after Meat!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Welcome to Dos Illustros!

Hugo Giraud here, I want to formally welcome you to the Dos Illustros blog where George Frei and myself will try to post a sketch a week. The idea of the blog came when George and I attended this year’s San Diego Comic-con International and were trying to find a way to stay motivated after the excitement of the convention. Over lunch we decided to start posting our work regularly and publicly to keep doing something new. We both love to see artist sketchbooks and process so we thought this would also be a good way to show ours. Please feel free to make comments or ask questions!

A little bit of background: both George and I are currently educators at Full Sail University in Winter Park, FL where we teach traditional and digital art to future print & motion designers. I’ve worked in the animation industry since 1997 and have also done illustration, design, and fine art. George has been an illustrator, designer, concept artist, and art director for more than 10 years.

George's 1st sketch is of a Warner Bros. Marvin the Martian skateboard on the previous page (click "Older Posts" on the bottom of this page). My sketch this week is a study for a Betty Page painting that wasn’t realized: