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Hi there guys!

Ive been nominated to BEST FANTASY ARTIST by IMAGINE FX MAGAZINE AWARDS 2013. Its a BIG honor to me be there, nominated along awesome artist like Frank Frazetta, Yoshitaka Amano, Katsuhiro Otomo, HR Giger, Joe Madureira, Dave Gibbons, Moebius, Simon Bisley, Dave McKean, Ozamu Tezuka, Mignola and many more. Again is a BIG honor to me!

Also you can vote for the cover Ive done (Genzo's number 71 Cover :D )

Cat girl - ImagineFX 71 by GENZOMAN

If you are fan of my work, please vote for me as best Fantasy Artist and also vote for Best cover (71) just right here:

vote.imaginefx.com/

Thank you so much!!
Genzo

email: genzomancontact@gmail.com

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: http://youtu.be/UPW8y6woTBI
  • Reading: Mistiq
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Playing: Castlevania Portrait of Ruin
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: 7up

Devious Journal Entry

Fri Mar 29, 2013, 5:25 AM
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Hey guys!

As some may know, this weekend I will be a guest on Polymanga, the biggest event in pop culture, videogames and manga in Montreux, Switzerland, from March 29 to April first!

I'll have some signing / drawing sessions and Master Class, sell some prints, and if you want to chat some time, see you there!
Polymanga guide: www.polymanga.com/Prog-2013.pd…

More information at:
www.polymanga.com/
www.facebook.com / Polymanga



Polymanga by GENZOMAN

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: http://youtu.be/zxT8DxeGwXM
  • Reading: En Famille by Hector Malot
  • Watching: The Twilight Zone
  • Playing: Castlevania Portrait of Ruin
  • Eating: Pizza
  • Drinking: Coffee

Double Dragon NEON

Sat Sep 22, 2012, 12:47 PM
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Hi there guys! As maybe you know Double Dragon NEON was released the last week! and whoa! It was an incredible project! I´ve got several notes and emails asking if I was involved in the game: "billy and Jimmy looks like your charas", "the girls!", etc... so, yes!  :) I worked in chara design and concept art. Was really an honor not only to be part of a franchise that I love like Double Dragon (as a kid, I spent hours playing the original game on arcades and then withe the NES version) but also to work with one of the game developers I deeply admire like Wayforward in this love letter to the 80´s. You can play it right now in your Xbox 360 and PS3!!! I hope you like it! I love brawlers!  hope to upload some of the images soon too :D

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Also this is the last week for pre-release of CLOUD RIDERS, the new Kerion album! you can pre-order it and get some goodies like a big poster of the cover I´ve done and also some nice cards of the characters I designed for the booklet!

Kerion - Cloud Riders by GENZOMAN

Kerion website
www.kerion.net/discography.htm
Kerion in FB
www.facebook.com/groups/271694…
cloudriders


Want to contact me? Send me a note or a email to
genzomancontact@gmail.com

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MUCHAS GRACIAS AL STAFF Y A TODOS LOS ASISTENTES A COMAGON 2012!! por su hospitalidad y amistad en durante el evento! guardo los mejores recuerdos de esos dias en Guadalajara y Tlaquepaque, Mexico :)

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Smashing - Pale Horse http://youtu.be/EJ7JCcp4YF4
  • Reading: Two Hearts
  • Watching: Breaking Bad
  • Playing: Double Dragon NEON - Sleeping Dogs
  • Eating: Sushi
  • Drinking: Coffee

GENZOMAN en Mexico, Comagon 2012

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 9:29 PM
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A todos los amigos de Mexico, estare este 1 y 2 de Septiembre en el Evento Comagon en el Centro Cultural ''El Refugio'' Tlaquepaque, Jalisco.

Firmare autografos, dibujitos varios, dare charlas, llevare prints  para vender y sera un oportunida para conversar y conocernos mejor, por cierto si quieren algun print en especial que les gustaria que lleve, me avisan ;)

Gracias al Grupo Drakkar por la invitacion y nos vemos alla!! :)

Mas informacion en:
comagon.grupodrakkar.org/
www.facebook.com/comagon#!/com…

  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Madness - Muse http://youtu.be/Mq9zhpBweDk
  • Reading: Old Man Logan
  • Watching: Breaking Bad
  • Playing: The Amazing Spiderman - Sleeping Dogs
  • Eating: Lasagna
  • Drinking: Orange Juice

Livestream session is over

Fri May 4, 2012, 1:57 PM
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Thanks for joining me tonight
You can se the recorded livestream session here :)
GO GO GO!!!
www.livestream.com/genzoman


  • Listening to: Lana del Rey http://youtu.be/8t-I-Lqy06g
  • Reading: The Tempest - Shakespeare
  • Watching: the ants on the garden
  • Playing: TMNT: project Manhattam
  • Eating: tripasta especial
  • Drinking: Tea

A little opinion...

Fri Jan 27, 2012, 8:39 AM
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About the frontage thing... I think more than change the "popular" system, a new options set for the frontage are needed. This is not because I could be somewhat affected by the change, my pics keep appearing in FrontPage and the watchers are still following my work (and I thank you so much for that :)) but because I saw a lot of people misplacing art and taking advantage of the new system, helping even more to create the odd idea of a popularity "goal/prize". I like the idea of the popular frontage because it works pretty much like a musical ranking and it was a tool to know public´s preferences: wich kind of concepts/ideas/colors/styles works better and like a test to know the effect of a specific work. Somewhat of democratic voice, that helps to know to the public a bit more.

Before you ask, NO, I don't think that the goal of an artist is to be popular and I don't think that "popular=better" I saw both as different parameters that sometimes goes hand by hand and sometimes runs each one alone, but both haves a merit, a different kind of merit but each one are still valid (one for capture popular culture and the other for artistic achievement)

What about a third, a fourth or even a fifth option for the frontage along with the classical Popular and Newest?

-Fair exposure: the new system, maybe even more focused on spotlight general non discovered artist and artworks

-Random: there is a lot of great images that will never be on surface if not appear in a random roll. I love this system in other gallery sites because even with the best "fair exposure" there is images that will remain occult. This could be a great FrontPage by default.

-Showcase new artist: for new deviants with less than 1 or 2 years in the community. That will help them to gain a place, have a specific spotlight and be able to be known and recognized. Because is not the same a dude with 5 years or more in DA that keeps lot of watchers than a people who start from the scratch.

I love DA and I know the staff is doing a great effort to do a better place, I feel part of the community, that's why I also feel to need to give my humble opinion abut it :)

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BTW, you can check my friend fcagno´s comic book project: The Lost Kids on his group :iconthelostkids:
:)

  • Listening to: Lana del Rey http://youtu.be/8t-I-Lqy06g
  • Reading: The Tempest - Shakespeare
  • Watching: the ants on the garden
  • Playing: TMNT: project Manhattam
  • Eating: tripasta especial
  • Drinking: Tea
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Legendary character designer and illustrator Akira Yasuda, AKIMAN  (Capcom & Street Fighter) holding my art book, "Legendary visions" in his studio in Japan. His work as been a big influence since I was a kid back in 80´s  and 90´s  and until today, that´s why this image means a lot to me :D
Thanks a lot sensei!

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Remember, you can get Legendary visions via Amazon or on a store near to you :)

Amazon USA: www.amazon.com/gp/product/1926… // Amazon Canada: www.amazon.ca/Legendary-Vision… // Amazon UK: www.amazon.co.uk/Legendary-Vis… //Amazon France: www.amazon.fr/Legendary-Vision… //Amazon Germany: www.amazon.de/Legendary-Vision… //Amazon Japan: www.amazon.co.jp/Legendary-Vis…

:D:D:D:D IS HERE!!! YAY!!!! ::D:D:D:D
Legendary Visions - Artbook by GENZOMAN

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This last months you can find my work also in:

VAMPIRE ART NOW: An artbook containing a couple of my vampire illustrations :)
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GAIA VIM NATURE: A beneit artbook, you can find there my Gaia image.
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  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Charlie Brown-Coldplay http://youtu.be/odIbaQ7ZHn8
  • Reading: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
  • Watching: The Tudors
  • Playing: Phoenix Right - Dark Souls
  • Eating: Lasagna
  • Drinking: Inca Kola
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Hi there guys! As you know the guys of :iconudoncrew: and I edited a compilation book of the images on my gallery related to my work in mythology images. Legendary visions is a book of 200 pages with a lot of illustrations and descriptions about gods, heroes and monsters of all cultures around the world and more! :) covering 10 years of work. So if you like the gallery, this is a chance to have it in your hands :)

LEGENDARY VISIONS IS AVAILABLE NOW in a store near to you and amazon! the book started the distribution and i know its now on the hands of some people that preorder it, Thanks for your support!  I have the honor that Legendary Visions is the 100th book edited by udon studios  (www.udonentertainment.com/blog… so thanks to the guys in Udon too!:)

BTW, I got a cut for each sold book (so please buy it XD) Thanks a lot!

Amazon USA: www.amazon.com/gp/product/1926… // Amazon Canada: www.amazon.ca/Legendary-Vision… // Amazon UK: www.amazon.co.uk/Legendary-Vis… //Amazon France: www.amazon.fr/Legendary-Vision… //Amazon Germany: www.amazon.de/Legendary-Vision… //Amazon Japan: www.amazon.co.jp/Legendary-Vis…

:D:D:D:D IS HERE!!! YAY!!!! ::D:D:D:D
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Legendary Visions - Artbook by GENZOMAN

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The last months I worked in 3 books/magazines, with interviews, tutorials and more :)

IMAGINE FX MAGAZINE ISSUE 71: I have the honor to do the Cover for Issue 71 (manga special) an interview and a tutorial for them with near 3 hours of video :) Thanks to the guys of IFX! was a wonderful experience!
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D´ARTISTRE:Characther Design: Again, was a honor to be part of this book for Ballistic, focused on the character design, along two others artist I admire a lot like :iconzombiesandwich: and Kekai Kotaki. A long interview here and the process tutorial for 2 images, also I select images of diferent ilustrators for the book.
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TOUCH MAGAZINE ISSUE 5 (JAPAN): The guys from touch magazine from Japan invited me to be part of their issue 5 with a tutorial for the image Carmilla genzoman.deviantart.com/art/Ca…... hehe was a honor (again) to be part of the international section of the magazine :), thanks to the guys of touch magazine for this :)
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  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Danger Mouse http://youtu.be/p3bbp4bRYeM
  • Reading: Two Hearts by Peter S. Beagle
  • Watching: My Daddy long legs, Anohana, Hanasaku Iroha
  • Playing: Just Cause 2, Children of Eden
  • Eating: Lentejas
  • Drinking: Tea

LET´S F.A.Q.

Thu Aug 11, 2011, 3:13 PM
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GENZOMAN's F.A.Q.

First, thanks to all people that read this, to be interested in my work and I hope my english isn't too bad :)

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DIGITAL ART // SPECS
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-Software:  Photoshop CS 3.

-Hardware: MacBook Pro 2.53 GHz, Core 2 Duo, 4 GB 106 Mhz DDR3

-Graphic Tablet: Wacom Bamboo 4X5 and sometimes Intuos.

-How long does it take you to complete a piece? : from 6 to 8 hours.

-Do you rough sketch a piece first then complete it on your computer? no, I do all digital, from skecth, lineart and finally color.

-Technique: grisaille/brunaille... you start from dark to light, using a greyscale or sepia.

-Brushes: standart brush with shape dynamics and other dynamics activated. Pen pressure enabled.

-Why digital? 'cos is faster (you don't have to wait until paint dries) and cheaper than traditional :)

-Resolution size: 300dpi, letter size or bigger.

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COMMISSION WORK & MISC QUESTIONS
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Q: Do you do requests or trades?:

-Sadly I not take request or trades, 'cos a matter of time :(

Q: Do you take Commissions?:

-yes I do, please send me a note to send you my full price list. and we will agree the next step :D

Q: Paypal?:

- Not at this moment. Sadly paypal is very dificult to change here on Chile, so maybe we can use Western union or Moneygram :) Is easy, you can do it online or in the agency.

Q: I want you to draw my character/s as a commission, what do  you need to start?

-Send me a very direct description of the character and image divided in this way:
Character: Gender, Age, hair and eye color, physical complexion, kind of personality and description for cloth too or references.
Background: Short Description of the place, Weather/ambient and references if is needed.

Q: What do you draw and what you don´t?

-Depends of what you have in mind, but I avoid yaoi or hardcore stuff

Q: What I will get for the Commission?

-A full image in high res, 300 dpi. You can print it on the size you want (even bigger as 2 to 3 mts/10 feet) plus you will have the previous steps as sketches or lineart if you ask for it and the rights to use the image of course. :)

Q: I have some doubts about the final image, can you do some corrections/edits?

-yes, I offer you 3 edits over the final image. so try to have a clear image before start the color. After the 3 edits I will ask for an extra payment. :(

Q: Can you teach me how to draw? my apologies, it's too long to explain but you can check a couple of tutorials I have in my gallery and check my livestream or ask me specific questions :)

-Tip to draw: first learn how to draw and paint by hand (olis, inks etc) and the pass to digital, is always easier to dominate the system and then change format. Another tip: skecthes everyday, its like kung fu, more your train, your body learns how to move and the information remains in your head. see how your favorite artists create solutions for graphic problems and learn from it, draw people of the street, etc, until your hand gets used to draw and then pass to lineart, color. (many many sketches do develop a own style too).

Q: Do you do payed classes?:

- no I don't, but you can see the process when I so streams, and it's for free :)
Livestream: www.livestream.com/genzoman sometimes late at night, I advice to my watchers at my journal.

Q: Can I use your artwork for my commercial project?

-all the images I upload in my gallery are for commissions and company works, so I can't allow the use 'cos a copyright thing.

Q: Can I use an image for my signature, tattoo, blog, avatar, training/sketch, custom cards, etc?

-Sure, you can use it! :) for non commercial use is Ok. just drop me a link and put the credits :)

Q: Can you send me a high res of your images?

-I can't  due the copyright issue. :(

Q: What should I study to work on this?

Most of the people I know are self taught, maybe you want study something related as designer or arts, but in my experience nobody ask you what did you studied in this media, your portfolio is the important thing, in the same way of the play is an athlete, to offer many options for clients, and to like what you do makes you try to improve on it.

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ABOUT MYSELF
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Full name: Gonzalo Ordoñez Arias

-Country: Chile

-Website:  this one :)

-Studied: design and art teacher.

-Environment: lives in Arica, a small port city in the desert, with my wife, little kid , two cats and a quite old dog.

-inspiration: videogames, music, comics&manga, movies.

Last goal: my artbook LEGENDARY VISIONS! yay! www.amazon.com/gp/product/1926…

future plans: to publish my comic "The Wanderer".

Works I´ve done:  freelacer illustrator for different companies & particular people too.
I've worked in several product and companies such as: World of Warcraft CCG, Universal Fighting System, Udon Entertaiment Illustrator for different products. Castle Age, CCG The Spoils, FNX, Promotional comic Clash of the Titans for Udon/Warner Brothers & Legendary Pictures. Promotional image for the new Godzilla, Udon/Legendary Pictures. Infinity/Corvus belli, WayForward Technologies, Alpha squad, for XBox Live, Musical bands covers: Fairyland, Pathosray, Battlerage, Kerion, Pat lee Productions, Hasbro, Ballistic, IMAGINE FX Magazine, Knigthgail, Touch Magazine, MMORPG Magazine, Legend of the Five Rings, Myth Pantheons CCG, TCG "Mitos y Leyendas" illustrator for 7 years and  Editor/art direction by 5 years and more.

Artist that inspired me:
There's a wide range of artists whose work has inspired me like Kazushi Hagiwara, Senri Kita ,Glenn Rane, Kinu Nishimura, eiji shiroi, Horacio Altuna, Vicente Segrelles, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, Enrique Alcatena, Frank Frazetta,  Nona, Erimo, Yi Lee, Backfire, Benkyo Tamaoki, Alvin lee, Omar Dogan, Pat Lee, Gabriel Rodriguez, Lim Haksu (Maxxsoul), Nona, Akiman, Bengus, Falcoon, Masamune Shirow and classical artists like Gericault and Delacroix


If you think any question was left out, please let me know ;)

  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Danger Mouse http://youtu.be/p3bbp4bRYeM
  • Reading: Sans Famillie
  • Watching: My Daddy long legs, Anohana, Hanasaku Iroha
  • Playing: Just Cause 2, Children of Eden
  • Eating: Pantrucas
  • Drinking: Tea

Artbook Announced: Legendary Visions

Mon Jan 31, 2011, 2:33 PM
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Hi Guys! The wait is over and I can happy announce "Legendary Visions" ,my artbook , published by the guys of :iconudoncrew:


You can pre-order on amazon at best price, only $28.93!. btw, for international request, amazon ships worldwide! You can preorder it here, for anyone in other countries, most of these sites do ship worldwide:

Amazon USA: www.amazon.com/gp/product/1926…

Amazon Canada: www.amazon.ca/Legendary-Vision…

Amazon UK: www.amazon.co.uk/Legendary-Vis…

Amazon France: www.amazon.fr/Legendary-Vision…

Amazon Germany: www.amazon.de/Legendary-Vision…

Amazon Japan: www.amazon.co.jp/Legendary-Vis…

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Legendary Visions - Artbook by GENZOMAN


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The heroes, villains, monsters, and gods of legend have captivated the imaginations of artists and audiences alike for millennia. Now, Chile’s premiere fantasy painter captures these larger than life figures in LEGENDARY VISIONS: THE ART OF GENZOMAN, a new art book from UDON Entertainment.

LEGENDARY VISIONS collects the breathtaking works of artist Gonzalo Ordóñez Arias, also known as Genzoman! Inside you’ll find spectacular renderings of the gods and heroes of ancient Greece, Egypt, South America, Scandinavia, Asia and more. Also included are fantastic interpretations of real life historical figures so amazing that they have become legendary themselves, such as Caribbean pirates, Japanese warriors, Middle Eastern royalty, and Egyptian pharaohs.

This 208-page full-color volume will make an excellent addition to any mythology or art book aficionado’s collection! LEGENDARY VISIONS: THE ART OF GENZOMAN arrives in stores everywhere May 2011.
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more at Udon´s blog
www.udonentertainment.com/blog…


Oh, BTW, one f the pics I done for World of Warcraft, Erindae Firestrider is the cover of GamePro #270 Mar 2011 issue :)
Yay!
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TO ALL MY WATCHERS: If you dont get my updates is maybe beacuse this issue affected your watchlist. Please add me again!! Thanks! :)
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NOTICE TO ALL COMMISSIONERS (if I owe you an image)
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Sadly I lost my e-mail account (stoled also, avoid it :P) and my notes, if I had business with you (commissions, projects or any other work in progress)
Please take contact with me, send me a note or write me to this new mail: genzomancontact@gmail.com

  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wq9wxCgNjL8
  • Reading: Sans Famillie
  • Watching: Pawn Stars
  • Playing: Dragon age
  • Eating: Spagetti
  • Drinking: Coke

Back to life

Wed Jan 5, 2011, 6:43 PM
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Edit: to all my watchers, please add me again!! this issue affected your watchlist.

Thanks to all for your support :)
Thanks to DA for the help:)
Thanks for have this place to keep in touch :)
Thanks to you for been here again:)


Nobody knows why people do odd things like what happen today here, but I hope this don't affect to anybody else :)

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NOTICE TO ALL COMMISSIONERS (if I owe you an image)
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Sadly I lost my e-mail account (stoled also, avoid it :P) and my notes, if I had business with you (commissions, projects or any other work in progress)
Please take contact with me, send me a note or write me to this new mail: genzomancontact@gmail.com

  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk-tdsonJlk
  • Reading: Sans Famillie
  • Watching: Pawn Stars
  • Playing: RDR Undead nightmare
  • Eating: burger
  • Drinking: Orange crush