Unfinished stuff

General / 11 February 2018

Every year I start several personal pieces that for some reason or another end up being left unfinished. Most of the times I need to abandon them in order to focus on real work and once I can come back to them I have lost the interest, the motivation or I just want to start a totally new piece. In other cases, I come back to an image willing to finish it but as months have passed since the last time I worked on it I now see too many problems and prefer to start over instead of continuing with the same painting. And in the rarest of cases I go back to a painting and just finish it.

Here I have a little collection of unfinished images from 2017.

Dragon Ball

I started this piece as a homage to Akira Toriyama's Dragon Ball wich is the manga/tv show that got me into drawing in the first place. This one will be left unfinished, I don't think I will ever come back to it. I will probably work on some other Dragon Ball fan art in the future, but it will be a completely different image.


For this one I wanted to do something on the vibe of the cards for the game Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. I love the world of the Witcher games and I have played some Gwent too. The art on those cards is truly awesome and I even collect the images on a folder on my computer for inspiration.

From all the images that I am sharing in this article this is the one that has more probabilities to be finished in a near future, although with a few little changes.


Yes, another female orc. I paint a lot of them, I know. This one started as a warm up sketch but I decided to finish it. Most probably I won't come back to it.

Stranger Things

I watched the first season of Stranger Things just a few months before the second one aired. And I have to say that I liked it a lot. Because of that, when I was doing some portrait studies I had this idea of merging some studies in the same image and this is the result. It was quite the challenge to keep the colors balanced between the different portraits.


I will show only a couple of unfinished studies as I have too many of them. I do a lot of studies, from gesture drawings to value studies, composition studies and color studies. Most of them are quick exercises but every now and then I like to try painting some detailed ones. These two are examples of that.

And this is all for today. Thank you for reading and see you next week.