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04 April 2008, 07:00 PM
David Cabrera is entered in the "Uplift Universe Challenge" update: View Challenge Page (

Latest Update: Work In Progress: Alien face (

04 April 2008, 07:09 PM (


I want to draw two families from very different origin, but with some same customs :P

Luck to all! I will really enjoy this challenge...this time i've full time to spent on it!

Again...sorry my english!

04 April 2008, 07:18 PM (

I found a problem with the human girl, she was looking like the daughter of the man and not her pregnant wife.

I add a child near and i think that with these changes the image works slightly better.

For the color I will try some kind of rockwellian style...i hope :)

04 April 2008, 09:56 PM
This looks like a really nice peice, love the idea and the artwork.
Really nice layout for the peice, looking forward to seeing it progress.

04 April 2008, 10:12 PM
Exceptional draftsmanship and great concept!

04 April 2008, 12:22 AM (

A bit of color before go to sleep.
Very monochromatic at the moment, i will put some saturated color to the alien.

In personal works I'm not use to do studies or previews of color...i like to try over the painting.

Thanks for the comments! Good luck to all!

Edit: ArtRage for pencils (first time i used it, an amazing free software!) and photoshop 6 whitout special brushes for color...old school digital paint?

04 April 2008, 03:22 AM
very nice artline and the coloring is goin in a good way too congrats!
keep goin!!

04 April 2008, 08:39 AM
Ei David, good work.
I love the composition and the style too.
Hope to see updates soon, awesome piece of art.

04 April 2008, 08:44 AM
Buen comienzo.
Tiene muy buena pinta.

I wish you luck on the challenge.

04 April 2008, 09:37 AM

04 April 2008, 03:02 PM
Wow that is some beautiful work, keep it up

04 April 2008, 03:17 PM
awesome sketches! looks like this one's gonna be great!

04 April 2008, 03:22 PM
i like your style!

04 April 2008, 03:51 PM
Has a 50's-Illustration touch. Really nice! :buttrock:

04 April 2008, 12:11 PM
Great style and concept, looking forward to your progress

04 April 2008, 01:57 PM
It looks really very good. I like it a lot.

04 April 2008, 06:35 PM
I really love your idea!!
HAHAHA, very funny and charming, but cool.
I will try to be checking your entry as much as posible.
Best wishes,

04 April 2008, 02:56 AM (

A few strokes more, and color testing. How about classic green alien skin...maybe i'll try a big SSS...

04 April 2008, 03:07 AM
Love it. You spaniards have the coolest concepts!

04 April 2008, 09:35 AM
Looks like a finalist already.

04 April 2008, 09:52 AM
Excellent,style,pose an theme of the scene!:buttrock:

04 April 2008, 04:30 PM
I like your idea very much! Realy an highly original approach.And your painting style looks great.
All the best!

04 April 2008, 07:30 AM (

Just a little update.

Sorry for my poor participation on english is too basic for write my opinions as i want...working working...

I follow all works with a lot of interest.
Thanks for the comments and good luck to all.

04 April 2008, 07:53 AM
Hey David, fantastic idea. I've been looking at your other work and it's awesome man. Muy bueno, sí señor!, estoy deseando verlo acabado. I keep my eyes nailed to your thread.

The Flork
04 April 2008, 10:33 AM
Oh man! That’s such a fantastic concept, that it has literally retarded my imagination lol now all I can come up with is humans pinching alien’s chicks at different heights and stages of pregnancy hahaha

well played good sir!

04 April 2008, 12:57 PM
This is so cool, the idea is great and you've managed to capture the rockwell humour as well as rendering style. Very much looking forward to the complete picture.

04 April 2008, 03:53 PM
I think this is my new favourite! Brilliant work.

04 April 2008, 04:11 PM
fantastic idea and execution!!

04 April 2008, 04:58 PM
Looks great already! I love your style. One can see at once - it's work of a professional!



04 April 2008, 06:59 PM
Lovely style - looking forward to more. Good luck.

04 April 2008, 08:27 PM
Ya that´s cool!!
Nice coloring and also the interaction with humans is fantastic... ;)

Keep the good work up! :thumbsup:

04 April 2008, 09:44 PM
Your not a beginner ! :eek: I like your style. Human man looks like 50's advertising, as Gil Elvgreen drawing, or Joyce Ballantyne,...



04 April 2008, 11:29 PM
I like your style. Painting is beautiful. Do you think create an environment for background?

Excellent work! :wip:

04 April 2008, 12:21 AM
That's so awesome. The Poses, the Painting, etc. ... ;)

04 April 2008, 03:17 AM
Man i really like the feelof the wholeimage ... likeyour approach ....


04 April 2008, 03:02 PM
Beautyfull work! A lot of history behind it. Awesome skills! Congrats :thumbsup:

04 April 2008, 01:24 PM
I like this one. I have a question, is this traditional pencile/watercolor work, or digital(and if it's digital, is it painter or ps)?Those brushe strokes are nice
I realy like your facial expresions, and emotion you are looking for.
Keep up good work



04 April 2008, 02:13 PM
i can't believe i've only just found your thread! this is great.

fantastic sketches too.


04 April 2008, 03:46 PM
This is great! Man, I can't stop looking! ...really looking forward to seeing each shot as it progresses! Very nice work.

04 April 2008, 04:06 PM

that s a cool concept and your style is really good, no crits actually, just wanted to say that it's really cool, I'll watch for the next post!!

Keep it up!


04 April 2008, 05:03 PM
I have a question, is this traditional pencile/watercolor work, or digital(and if it's digital, is it painter or ps)

Hi, i use, ArtRage for the pencils, and photoshop 6 (yep 6...don't ask :) ) withuot special brushes. I'm trying to be carefull with the detail level without lose a bit painting's gonna be hard...

Thanks to all for comment.

Next will be a mayor update. Because in this stage all is just fill zones and paint and paint.

04 April 2008, 05:14 PM
Wonderful work! I wanted to reply to your thread long time ago.
I truely admire how you handle skin tones on the characters, your color palette reminds me of Normand Rockwell, one of my favorite painters.
Also, I loved your piece MUmorning, I wish I could have that cute coffee machine too!
Good luck for this challenge, I am looking forward to the progress!

04 April 2008, 05:17 PM
this is absolutely awesome!
fantastic work! :)
can't wait to see it done!! =)

04 April 2008, 03:48 PM
hiHi, i use, ArtRage for the pencils, and photoshop 6 (yep 6...don't ask :) ) withuot special brushes. I'm trying to be carefull with the detail level without lose a bit painting's gonna be hard...

I can upload you a excellent pencile brush, for photoshop, if you want. I use it and its better that real one :)



04 April 2008, 03:51 PM
lovely idea, one of the best I've seen in this challenge so far, awesome skills too, al the best.

04 April 2008, 06:43 PM
Very good job ! I like your idea and the painting ;)

04 April 2008, 08:44 PM
Great painting! Compliments! :buttrock:

04 April 2008, 01:45 AM
Hey David, really nice concept! :D Cool design on the alien characters and the palette on your image looks awesome!! really great!! And for sure looking forward for more updates! Cheers mate :beer:

04 April 2008, 05:49 AM
Really nice work so far. Great rendering and expressions. Good luck with the rest...!

John Keates
04 April 2008, 09:21 PM
This has to be one of my favorites. Wanderful old-school quality to it. Can't wait to see the finished thing.

04 April 2008, 11:36 PM
This is so Norman Rockwell, but sci-fi. Really love this!

04 April 2008, 03:12 AM
Ha ha.. a shame I haven't seen this wonderful thread before. Looking great so far mate.. certainly one of my favourites. I'll back here to see your progress.

04 April 2008, 03:44 AM
I have no clue why, but this painting feels... like Norman Rockwell.

04 April 2008, 05:59 AM
Good God your an amazing illustrator! Can't wait to see more. Brad

04 April 2008, 07:08 AM
Wonderful concept and sketches David as your portfolio is wonderful can't wait to see more.

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