Concept Art for Animation Serie

escena.skatersWPI always loved the classic Chevy Nova and I always loved scale cars.
These are some sketches and concepts for an old animation serie project starred by an RC Chevy Nova model controled by the ghost of an 18 years old kid who manages to infiltrate a computer software. A pretty original idea fifteen years ago, before “Trascendence” and other pictures like that.

Siempre me gustó el Chevy Nova clásico y siempre me gustaron los autos a escala.
Estos son algunos bocetos y concepts para un antiguo proyecto de serie de animación protagonizada por un Chevy Nova a control remoto controlado por el fantasma de un chico de 18 años que logra infiltrarse en un software de computador. Una idea original hace quince años, antes de “Trascendence” y otras películas por el estilo.
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Gatorade ad concept

gatoradeI like this old concept. It was made probably in a pair of hours for a graphic campaign proposed by BBDO Chile for Gatorade, some years ago.
It’s a very fast and simple kind of drawing and photoshop painting, but I think that is one of the most expresive concepts that I’ve made for an adverttising campaign and now, when I’m finally getting into graphic novel and film concept art, is good to remain and thank all my long advertising career, and all art directors and creative directors I worked with.

Leftraro Film Project is becoming news

muertevaldiviaoklowLeftraro: artistic sketches that give life to the Hollywood film about Lautaro.

The story created by the Chilean Eduardo Novión, hit theaters in 2017 by Radar Pictures, the same film production company behind The Last Samurai.

Imagine living in the year 1533. Imagine that you are an indigenous child of seven years. Imagine that you live in the end of the world. Imagine you’ve never seen a horse and have never seen an armor. What would you see?”. This is how Leftraro’s story starts. The project by the Chilean Eduardo Novión is making strides to reach theaters worldwide in 2017.

The film is based on the encounter between Pedro de Valdivia (the spaniard conqueror of Chile and Leftraro, a little Mapuche kid during the Conquest. With over 14 years of work, as “La Tercera” newspaper revealed, Novión project will be undertaken by the millionaire producer Ted Field‘s company Radar Pictures  (The Last Samurai, Jumanji and The Chronicles of Riddick), and the screenplay by Michael B. Gordon (300, GI Joe).

The film, whose sketches are shown through its website, tells the story of Leftraro, a Mapuche child being kidnapped by spaniard conquerors who  were monsters from another dimension to his eyes. The child defeat his fears gradually as he discovers that there are were human beings behind these creatures, especially when he meets Pedro de Valdivia, who becomes his his mentor, his teacher and his father. However, despite the love and admiration he feels for his captor, the Mapuche blood within him, begins to devide his heart and force him to face his own demons.

Part of Radar Pictures‘s team will arrive in Chile next week to enter areas where dwelt Leftraro.

The script should be ready in 2015, while the director and cast to take this story to the big screen is searched.

Below, we present the artistic sketches which this film is prepared with made by the concept artist Cristian Montes Lynch.
Stracted and translated from “La Tercera” chilean newspaper.


Labanda style v/s Levacov/Montes

It’s not an easy challenge to give up on trying to develope your own style for evoking and imitating one of the greatest and most chic fashion illustrators of the last decades, specially when your client ask: Try to look lyke, but don’t be exactly Jordi Labanda.
The following images are the result of this challenge comissioned by the chilean cheese brand “Quillayes” for their new line of cheeseboards packaging based on that catalan illustrator.
Check one of the sketches. Sometimes I like more their dirty strokes and dirty colors than the finished art.
Anyway, it was a good achievement.
Illustration: Alejandro Levacov and Cristián Montes
Art Direction: Cristian Montes.


Chilean Building Chamber graphic campaign illustration


This is probably one of the most complex illustrations that we made this year.
In this little town aerial vew, some of the elements, like houses, buildings and vehycles, were modelled on 3D and painted on Photoshop later, for integrating them into the scene.

3D Modelling: Claudio López
Illustration: Cristián Montes Lynch
Client: Camara de La Construcción:
Agency: Arnstron & Asociados.

Mythology, epic fantasy, historic fiction… Ænigma book-trailer

Three weeks ago and after years of making TV commercial animatics for marketing research, Cirugía Animation Studio faced a wonderfull oportunity going into book-trailers world with this prmotional video for the epic fantasy novel Aenigma by Erus Ludus.
This is the result of a big effort made by an online working team between Miami, Sidney, Buenos Aires, Chillán (southern Chilie) and Santiago of Chile.

Ilustraction: Luis Inzunza, Marcelo Raggui y Cristián Montes Lynch.
Animaction: Igor Ledermann, Claudio López y Marc Calichs
Soundtrack: Igor y Randall Ledermann
Direction: Cristián Montes Lynch