It´s been a while since I last updated my portfolio, but here I am again, with my entry to “Valerian and the city of the thousand planets” costume design competition. The movie has a scene with a political cocktail in Alpha, a city where lots of alien races live together. Since one of the demands asked the creation of alien designs, I went a little crazy and designed a costume that floats thanks to its embroidered antigravitational jewellery. I think it would look great in 3D, but could also be made with hidden strings or even shot upside down. We´ll see how it goes.

You can see my entry here and even like it if you want.
https://www.talenthouse.com/iker-paz/items
Thanks a lot.

So, Sumer short movie has finally been released. Here is some of the work I did on the project, such as colour keys for the storyboard, the Sumer cop design as well as costume designs for the citizens of Sumer, props, matte paintings, etc…

You can watch the short movie here: https://vimeo.com/141518601

Any question, you know where to find me. Cheers!

First in a new series of sketches loosely based on ancient myths and cultures. Lying prince looking forward to starting the weekend LOL

It´s been two months since I launched my Redbubble online store and it´s about time I shared it with you.
Two main lines at the moment. A more serious one, with patterns and illustrations focused mainly on home decor, being pineapples and tropical motifs the last additions before we start the summer, and a second main series called Cat-a-clysm, which is a long-term project where I´ll try to illustrate the main kitten breeds. Hopefully I´ll soon get a nice collection of kitten, but you can already check the ones I´ve already finished following the link: http://www.redbubble.com/people/ikerpazstudio?ref=account-nav-dropdown

Every pattern/illustration is available on different products, so you only have to click on the pattern you like then scroll down to see the products where it is applied. Products range from art prints to scarfs, mugs and different kinds of bags and pouches, and new products are added on a regular basis.

If you want to keep up to date, you can also follow my Iker Paz Dtudio FB page here: https://www.facebook.com/ikerpazstudio

You can also find Iker Paz Studio on tumblr: http://ikerpazstudio.tumblr.com/
with a special tumbr dedicated to the Cat-a-Clysm collection: http://cataclysm-ikerpaz.tumblr.com/

Soon coming to Instagram and Pinterest ( if I don´t die before).

Thank you for your time and I hope to see you around. I´ll also come back to start posting concept art as soon as possible.

My final entry on Helpful Bear´s Production Creature Design Contest. Hope you like it.
https://www.facebook.com/events/452193294886894/?fref=ts

Her majesty Queen Coma Berenices.

Great plateau elk (male).

Sharing the same habitat as the velvet antelope, these two species are usually found together, forming big herds on the massive plateaux of Kepler-22-b exoplanet. While the velvet antelopes are higher in number, they seek the protection of the gigantic great elk, one of the biggest animals on the planet.

The herds of antelopes, in return, give protection to the elk´s calfs until they reach the adult size.

Both these creatures lack a normal mouth and feed on the nutritious plancton that gets trapped on the plateau ponds and lakes after the frequent sea storms.

Iridescent velvet antelope.

Native to Kepler-22-b, the velvet antelope is highly adapted to the rocky surface of the exoplanet. Lacking a proper mouth, it feeds on the zooplancton found on the numerous ponds that form on the plateau, filtering water through a porous membrane located on its face.

During the mating season, the male uses its crest as a courtship display, the tips of its feathered hairs becoming iridescent.

Theseus, king-founder of Athens.

Theseus volunteered to take the place of one of the youths and set off with a black sail, promising to his father, Aegeus, that if successful he would return with a white sail. Like the others, Theseus was stripped of his weapons when they sailed. On his arrival in Crete, Ariadne, King Minos’ daughter, fell in love with Theseus and, on the advice of Daedalus, gave him a ball of thread or clue, so he could find his way out of the Labyrinth.

Ariadne, in Greek mythology, was the daughter of Minos, King of Crete. Minos attacked Athens after his son was killed there. The Athenians asked for terms, and were required to sacrifice seven young men and seven maidens every seven or nine years to the Minotaur. One year, the sacrificial party included Theseus, who volunteered to come and kill the Minotaur. Ariadne fell in love at first sight, and helped him by giving him a ball of thread, so that he could find his way out of the labyrinth.
The character is based on usual depictions of Minoan women.

The entrance to the complex stood a few metres above them.

Slave princess in golden dress.

The date, the source.

Two of the last character designs I've been working on lately, an egg bearer and a hermit priestess.

Hope you like it.

Hermit warrior priestess who lives deep in the forest of Neg’Zu.

A couple of characters for a project I´m actually working on.

The Oracle.

"His long trousers and shoes were of soft buffalo leather. His body was bare from the waist up, but a long purple-red cloak, evidently woven from buffalo hair, hung from his shoulders. His long blue-black hair was gathered together and held back by leather thongs. A few simple white designs were painted on the olive-green skin of his cheeks and forehead. His dark eyes flashed angrily at the intruder; otherwise his features betrayed no emotion of any kind."

The Neverending Story, Michael Ende.

Then the curtain was drawn aside and a boy of about ten stepped in. His long trousers and shoes were of soft buffalo leather. His body was bare from the waist up, but a long purple-red cloak, evidently woven from buffalo hair, hung from his shoulders. His long blue-black hair was gathered together and held back by leather thongs. A few simple white designs were painted on the olive-green skin of his cheeks and forehead. His dark eyes flashed angrily at the intruder; otherwise his features betrayed no emotion of any kind.

The Neverending Story, Michael Ende.

Everytime I listen to the song "Adiemus" by Karl Jenkins, I imagine a royal wedding taking place on the edge of a waterfall in the middle of the jungle. Always thought it would make a great setting for a pre-Columbian themed Disney movie.

Bigger here: https://scontent-a-cdg.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t31.0-8/10295470_1638752783017619_1324622654510664359_o.jpg