sábado, 30 de diciembre de 2017

Arsies' Painting Toolbox awarded in the Turno Cu4tro best spanish products

A couple of days ago, Turno Cu4tro Podcast published the awards their listeners choose from the best Spanish products related to the hobby.

Arsies' Painting Toolbox was awarded in the "best publication" category. ¡Thanks to all who voted!

miércoles, 27 de diciembre de 2017

Nurgle Squad. happy new year.

Hi guys. This is my last work on this year. Not enough time to finish anything more.

It has been one of the hardest and longer jobs I did in my career. A bit more than 2 months to complete those 10 Single Golden Demon level miniatures. Each one of them is painted with the best care possible.

Hope you like them. Next year more.

Do you want to see all of them individually?

martes, 19 de diciembre de 2017

Arsies' Painting ToolBox: prepedido en E-minis

Desde hoy también tenéis disponible mi monográfico en prepedido en E-minis, así que si preferís decantaros por esa opción y aprovechar los gastos de envío para haceros con alguna cosilla más en su tienda, podéis hacerlo desde aquí:


lunes, 18 de diciembre de 2017

On Line Store

Hello people.

We've just activated the new online Store on this webpage, and also, on Facebook.

There you can find a preorder of my second edition of my book "Arsies' Painting ToolBox", so if you missed the 1st edition, you can now access this revised one.

As it's the first time we activate it, it could have some issues. We'll correct them as soon as we detect it if there is still someone.

PS. Before ending to write this post we can be sure the store works. Thank you Peter for being our first customer; We'll send you a gift to thank your ;)


Buenos días lectores.

Acabamos de habilitar la nueva tienda online en la web, así como también en facebook.

Ahí podréis encontraruna reserva de mi segunda edición del libro "Arsies' Painting ToolBox", así que si os perdisteis la primera edición, ahora podéis acceder a esta revisada.

Es la primera vez que activamos la web al público por lo que puede tener algún fallito. Lo solucionaremos tan pronto como los detectemos.

PD: antes de terminar esta entrada ya hemos comprobado que la tienda funciona. Gracias Peter por ser nuestro cliente número #1; te enviaremos un detallito en agradecimiento.

miércoles, 13 de diciembre de 2017

Arsies' Painting ToolBox Second edition

The second edition of Arsies' Painting ToolBox is almost ready. We'll send it to the printer in a few days and it will be available 1st quarter 2018.

This redesign of the first edition includes the same content as the first one but revised and "remastered" (as classic ps2 games that are being released now to ps4, same game, better graphics, for those who miss the first one or want to have it a bit better).

We reach an agreement with a distributor for Spanish edition so we expect a preorder soon. Available in shops in February.

We are still looking for a distributor for English edition, we'll announce as soon as we reach an agreement. In any case, it will be available on my webpage as soon as I can handle the shop programming.

¿Quieres verlo en Español?

martes, 21 de noviembre de 2017

Victorian Wolverine

Today I want to show you some pictures of a mini I painted several months ago.

It was part of a project ruled by MuMi & Terrible Kids Stuff to create a series of vignettes with other painters of unique pieces (not available to the market, sorry) representing some of the current super Characters of the comic books in an old age customes.

My part was to paint Victorian Wolverine, hope you like it.

A couple of pictures more inside:

viernes, 27 de octubre de 2017

Zbrush: painting and Rendering

Well, we have the character more or less complete. There are 2 steps more: painting and rendering and preparing for production (if the character is going to be produced).

I ended this one just with rendering.

but, let's see a bit more of these steps

viernes, 20 de octubre de 2017

ZBRUSH: Detailing the character

In the last post, I show you my character posed. I told you there are 2 ways to continue, posing and detailing or detailing and posing. I choose the first one so now I have to finish all small details in the hole model.

So, now that I know the final pose, I need to repair everything that becomes broken during the previous stage. Now it's easier because the new Zbrush version (4R8) includes a new gizmo that makes the moving and posing steps much easier than in previous versions.

martes, 17 de octubre de 2017

ZBRUSH: Posing of the character

There are two ways to continue the sculpture process once you have the blocking in Zbrush: you can pose the character now and sculpt detail later or you can detail it now and pose it later.

How are you going to proceed is always up to you. Usually, easy poses are finished in "T pose" and pose it later. If you want some more complexity then you should pose it now with not so much elements and finish it later.

Why do one or another? sculpting in "T-pose" is easier as you can work with symmetry so, in fact, you are only sculpting the half model. but later you are going to have a very dense model to pose it and it's going to be hard for your computer and maybe hard for you to see if anatomy is working as it's supposed to do.

This time I chose to pose it now. I was traditional sculptor before digital, so I'm used to fixing everything in its final pose. Also, it's normal that something becomes broken in this step, so if your details are low poly or easy, it's easier to repair them at this point.

jueves, 12 de octubre de 2017

Zbrush first blocking of a complete character.

When speaking of Zbrush, a "blocking" is like a first volume preview. i.e. you do a set up of the elements in basic forms without detail to know if they work with each other over a mannequin.

Nothing is really finished, just an approximation to their volumes. You can even do it just with spheres and boxes. In my case, I went a bit far away and did the basic forms of a uniform over my female mannequin.

This was one of my Zbrush studies practices. This character was going to be at the end my final practice's character, that should be completely modeled, posed, painted and rendered.

Hope you like this starting point.

lunes, 9 de octubre de 2017

Zbrush Female anatomical base

As I told you, I finished my Zbrush Master Studies a couple of weeks ago. I did a lot of practices and many different works, but even If I posted some of them, I did not post the best ones yet.

Past week I started with a male anatomical base, this week is the Female mannequin I did to use as a start point to sculpt complete characters. It's also painted with Zbrush polypaint as a requirement from our teacher.

I'm also with this one proud of the realism I achieved with this model.

martes, 26 de septiembre de 2017

Zbrush Male anatomical base

I just finished my Zbrush Master Studies past week. I did a lot of practices and many different works, but even If I posted some of them, I did not post the best ones yet.

Let me start with this anatomical base, a male mannequin to use as a start point to sculpt complete characters. It's also painted with Zbrush polypaint as a requirement from our teacher.

I'm also proud of the realism I achieved with this model, even more being my first human body done ever.

miércoles, 20 de septiembre de 2017

Haqquislam Ayyar & Al' Hawwa Hacker.

Time to show a couple of Haqquislam minis more.

This time just 2 as I'm starting a very big project right now with Mumi.
Do you want to see them?

martes, 25 de julio de 2017


Hi guys.

Lately I was working a lot in small scale minis (30mm), but today I want to show you a 70mm one, DeadPool, (comic version) from Knight Models.

Do you want to see more?

lunes, 17 de julio de 2017

A bit more haqquislam

Yeah, another 5 minis done. Hope you like them. Customer was so happy so he decided to add another bench of troopers to the commission, so I'll have to paint some more :D

They are 5 this time Do you want to see all of them?

viernes, 23 de junio de 2017


Recently the web page reached 1.000.000 visitors! I couldn't offer anything to celebrate it until now as I was so busy, but with 19.000 visitors delay, I thought this Guilliman's SBS could be a great addition and close the drought of new tutorials the web had.

Do you want to read it?

jueves, 22 de junio de 2017


I always loved to paint space marines. I also painted an entire Ultramarines army some time ago and my SBS tutorial to paint them was followed by hundred of painters around the world.

Now, I finished the father of all Ultramarines, their primarch GUILLIMAN as commission work!

Do you want to know a bit more and see more pictures?

miércoles, 7 de junio de 2017

Anatomy Zbrush Practice: Sculpting muscles over an Skeleton.

This was my 3rd Serious practice during the Zbrush Master I'm studying. A complex practice where we sculpted the principal body muscles on an empty skeleton.

It's a hard work also done to get speed sculpting also to know how our body works under the skin.

miércoles, 10 de mayo de 2017

Cloud Strife Superdeformed (Zbrush)

This was my second practice on Zbrush's CICE Master I'm currently Studying. It's a simple model done to practice workflow with multiple pieces and clothes.

Also, we practice how to compose renders and integrate them with photoshop.

lunes, 8 de mayo de 2017

viernes, 28 de abril de 2017

ZBRUSH Practices.

Past January I started a Zbrush Master. It's keeping me busy so many time and even if I'm working extra hours (sometimes more than 12 each day, including weekends), I'm delivering much slower than I want to.

But it's starting to show results. Now I'm finishing my second practice, much simpler than the first one, but destinated to learn how to work with multiples pieces.

I think it's time to start to show you what I'm working on and studying for.

This is my First practice (I'll show you the second one as soon as I've it completely finished):


Recently I painted some Reaper old minis at an intermediate level. These minis are a bit old and have the vintage looking for those of you who entered into miniature hobby some years ago.

There are 5 in total. Do you want to see them?

jueves, 30 de marzo de 2017

Nienna, Elf Ranger

A new mini finished this year.

While I'm recovering from my wrist injury I'm painting at a middle level some 30mm minis. This is one of them. A Reaper Elven female. Hope you like it.

lunes, 20 de marzo de 2017

Infinity's Haqqislam army: 3 new minis.

Slowly I'm developing a Haqqislam combat force for infinity the Game.

I had to stop some this while recovering from my wrist injury, but in the past 2 weeks I could start to paint again slowly and could finish 3 new models:

Haqqislam Barid Hacker

Haqqislam Remotes.

lunes, 13 de marzo de 2017

Arsies' Painting ToolBox Stock released.

Some people missed the Kickstarter campaign of my monograph Arsies' Painting Toolbox past winter and wrote me to ask if they can still purchase a book.

Well, you're lucky, or at least, those of you who are faster than others. I have a very small excedent from Kickstarter destined to cover shipping incidences. Now shippings are almost done I can start to release some of those books.

Are you interested? - EDITED: OUT STOCK.

viernes, 3 de marzo de 2017

Hispania Wargames

English Users, please allow me to post this time in Spanish, as this post is destined mostly to Spanish users, you can read it in English too clicking HERE :)

Buenos días!

Este fín de semana se celebran las Hispania Wargames  en el Polideportivo Municipal “El Limón” , situado en la Avda. El Limón, s/n de Alhaurín de la Torre (Málaga).

Cómo muchos sabréis, las Hispania Wargames son unas jornadas de Ocio Alternativo (vamos de Frikismo a tope), centradas en los juegos de mesa y los wargames. Es un evento que no te puedes perder si eres jugón de toda la vida (y si eres nuevo, tampoco).

Este año, Arsies Studio (o sea yo mismo, que esto es, como dicen los Ingleses a "One man Army") estará presente como parte del Jurado del concurso de pintura junto con Ángel Giraldez y Pepe Gallardo (dos buenos amigos y excelentes maestros). También daré una clase maestra mañana sábado a las 10,30.

Además ponen a nuestra disposición un Stand de jueces donde mostrar nuestros trabajos y ofrecer material al público, por lo que me llevaré el poco Stock que tengo liberado de Arsies' Painting ToolBox! en Español.

Recordad que la presente edición (la de Kickstarter) es LIMITADA. Cuando se acabe no habrá más.

¿Te interesa? sigue leyendo.

viernes, 10 de febrero de 2017

lunes, 6 de febrero de 2017

Sephare Dark Elf Witch

This is one of those projects I painted those months and I didn't upload to the blog.

Sephare is a 30 mm cowork with Nocturna Models to promote their KS campaign "The Quest" that becomes successfully :)
I painted her with Nyr, the dwarf that you already could saw in this blog.

martes, 31 de enero de 2017

Kingdom Death knight

I must admit that I have this blog a bit abandoned. Those last months I focused on the Kickstarter's work and let the blog aside.

It's time to recover some works I did during this time. I already posted some of them on my facebook page, usually some wip pics.

Today I want to show you a Kingdom Death mini I finished early December. A female Knight.

martes, 24 de enero de 2017

Hispania Wargames 2017

Most non-Spanish readers probably don't know what is "Hispania Wargames". Hispania is a board games convention done in Alhaurín de la Torre (Málaga), south Spain.

There we can find tournaments, masterclass, workshops, news... so many activities for those who love the board games, of course, including wargames or miniature games.

This year I'm going to be special guest and part of the painting contest's jury. Also, the judges were committed to testing our abilities between us in a fast painting challenge.

martes, 17 de enero de 2017

WINTERCHILD: Terrible Kids Stuff BoxArt

Yesterday Terrible Kids Stuff released their amazing "WinterChild" miniature, based on the Paolo Parente's Dust World, illustrated by Karl Kopinski and Sculpted by Joaquín Palacios.