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: