Felipe Escobar

Felipe is an artist and a professional industrial designer who freelances for the games and entertainment industry. His imaginative artworks are built with inspiration from music and nature. I really enjoyed going through his portfolio, but found it hard limiting the number of images for this post. He has so many fantastic pieces. Below are my favourites and I think they really highlight his versatility and creativity. Felipe is such a gentleman, he also offered to provide a commentary for them. Enjoy his guided tour!

Mystery House by Felipe Escobar
Mystery House by Felipe Escobar
Now, this is an old one, but I still like it, not because of the quality of image but for the colour. I tried to go for something more dynamic with colour and shades. I kinda see Bob Ross videos now and I can remember I had the same feeling he said to have painting his stuff. Like…it didn’t matter what it was, just enjoy the painting. I got inspiration by the art of Thomas Scholes, an amazing artist and great influence.
Sea Monster by Felipe Escobar
Sea Monster by Felipe Escobar
This piece was part of a series of challenges in Facebook for a illustrators group. I’d like to think this was my first storytelling illustration. Because it was the first time I kinda succeeded in creating a good action scene that had some story to it. It was really fun to work on.
Royal Gryphon by Felipe Escobar
Royal Gryphon by Felipe Escobar
This was a test I did for myself. I wanted to expand and renew my catalog of creatures in my portfolio. I created each new creatures in two days. The first day was for sketching and planning and the second was for finishing. Some of them only took me a single day. Like the Battered Wife Spider. The gryphon came up as a design of a classical creature that we all know but in a different manner. It’s cool to create new creatures and stuff nobody as seen, but I guess what matters most in the industry is to make people immediately relate to a subject they know and give it a little twist so it has this fresh look.
Bottles by Felipe Escobar
Bottles by Felipe Escobar

I love doing props. I’m an industrial designer by education and I spent a little bit more than 5 years studying that career. Now it’s in my blood. I can’t avoid getting way too committed to create objects and new design ideas on weapons and armor. It’s funny because all I really wanted was to work as a concept artist for these link of little things, but I mainly get asked for illustration commissions. I’m happy with that though. I’ve learned to love both disciplines the same.

Weapon designs for Paizo by Felipe Escobar
Weapon designs for Paizo by Felipe Escobar
Snowmen by Felipe Escobar
Snowmen by Felipe Escobar
This is a speedpainting that I created during a 365 challenge on DeviantArt, the topic that day was snowmen…so they came up like that. I did that challenge some time ago when I was just out of Uni. It helped to get in shape in terms of a painting habit, because the challenge consisted on creating anything everyday for a year. I tried to do it again and I found out early that I already had that constant need of painting every day. By that time it was getting a little bit tiresome to work on a different piece everyday. What I actually needed was to spend more time in my images, not less. So I quit doing it and started spending more time in my stuff.
Old Sith by Felipe Escobar
Old Sith by Felipe Escobar
This is fanart of Star Wars. It didn’t start like that though. I just wanted to create a good portrait with wrinkles and lot of texture. I guess one thing led to another. What really inspired this was a dark feeling that I usually get out of the music genre of Black Metal.
A Lonesome Queen by Felipe Escobar
A Lonesome Queen by Felipe Escobar
This is one of my newest pieces. I started it right after I resigned my job with a company I was working for. I realized that I’m better at what I love. I think that inspiration and emotion with certain topics is what really move artists to create. To get that feeling of being in your element with a certain topic you like. For me it’s dark scenery and mystery. I like to keep things in under a veil and make the viewer go further with their own imagination. I got to say that this one piece is my starting point into my true career as an illustrator.

Thanks for the tour of your works, Felipe!

Get over to Felipe’s website and check out his portfolio. www.fesbra.carbonmade.com
You can also find him here at Artstation.
While you are at it like his facebook page too and keep up to date with his work.

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