miércoles, 28 de diciembre de 2011

Storyboard and Finished Product

This was for Italy:Final Product:

Storyboards Part Deux

And now some recent black and white storyboard...

Plus a Character Sheet in color I did for some animatics...

miércoles, 14 de diciembre de 2011

Hero Academy Comic Free to Download!

Long time, no see, my dear blog!

Time for some free comic updates!!!

So, as we dwelve into a new story arc on http://www.heroacademycomic.com , I thought it would be more practical for you to read a previous arc in a convenient .CBR file format ;)

It´s a tale of adventure, quests, pirates, swords, magic and a brotherhood in the making!

Click HERE to get 44 pages of full story for free!

miércoles, 28 de septiembre de 2011

More Hero Academy - Saqqar

Saqqar is the current storyline we´re doing on Hero Academy and it´s having some interesting visuals we´ve had to portray. Being a continent based on Africa, we´ve had our fun with some new scenery and history, not to mention character designs.
There was also some neat experimentation when it came to expressing tense moods and suspense since our new addition to the cast has some heavy backstory that the others don´t approve of.
We´re trying to improve at storytelling, so feel free to let us know your thoughts on the comments section of the comic!

To know how this ends, read Hero Academy HERE!

sábado, 10 de septiembre de 2011


The book is finally here and I love it.

A digital muse, inspiring hundreds of artists and letting a concept come to life.

I didn´t know what to expect and I was pleasantly surprised!

It was great to be part of the experiment.

Long live Staceytron!

domingo, 4 de septiembre de 2011

Super Campeones de la Copa América

Back by fan demand!
Just in case anyone missed it, this was the American Soccer Cup tribute video we did with Laia.
Again, done in a rush as fans, this time the music remix was done by Laia and we got to honor more of our favorite team members.

martes, 30 de agosto de 2011

Transformers Mosaic

Our small contribution to the Transformers mythos, a short story featuring the Latin American exclusive transformers Robot Man-X [link] , Robot Man-Z [link] and Radio AM Robot [link] !

Trivia: Robot Man-X and Z are re-colored versions of Salt Man-X and Z, previously Autobots, while the Robot Man versions were G2 Decepticons. They´re re-molds of the Transformers Jumpstartes Twin Twist and Top Spin. Radio AM Robot however, is an original design/mold only produced in South America :O

I´m very pleased to see people dig these characterizations and welcoming non US Transformers thanks to this small spotlight, even if it was just a small glmipse :)

The art and writing here was done by me, while the colors belong to the very talented :iconasuka-rosenrot:

To see other great TF Mosaic pieces, visit :icontransformers-mosaic:

martes, 2 de agosto de 2011

The Cutting Room

Here´s something you might not know: I´ve been guest artist at The Cutting Room Webcomic!

And with Narnia and Green Lantern no less!

Gotta thank E n C for letting me in!

domingo, 17 de julio de 2011

Native Drums

Ever read "Native Drums" by Vincent Riley? It´s a kick ass comic book.
And I did my small part to get that first issue printed!
Did this pin up to help out when Vince asked out, and got to show up on the first issue.

Want to read it? You can order the book here: LINK

jueves, 14 de julio de 2011


So, speaking of Art Books, this one was done for World Event Prductions and 5finity´s Voltron: United and Drawn Coffee Table Artbook.

I just loved how this series in particular had some spiritual otherworldy things that I didn´t see much in Super Robot series, hence the glowing Alura.

Here´s a work in progress shot:

It was great to draw Voltron, I studied the different Lions to make sure I had all the pieces right. If you`re interested in the book, you can order it here: LINK

lunes, 11 de julio de 2011

The Megaman Tribute Book!!!

The Megaman Tribute Artbook by Udon Studios is finally coming out!
If you were curious, this was the entry I did that made it into the book!
It´s a homage to Megaman, Protoman and 1930´s cartoons, big fan of them all.



-the book is premiering at the San Diego Comic-con at the UDON booth (#5037), July 20-24

-for fans not attending the show, you can preorder the book at UDONstore.com (http://www.udonstore.com/Mega-Man-Tribute-HC-Udon-Store-Exclusive-p/mega-man-tribute-exclusive-hc.htm )


- The standard softcover edition is also available for preorder on amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/dp/1926778308?tag=udoent-20&camp=14573&creative=327641&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=1926778308&adid=0DS0GBZB0YWZK4H62YZM& )

jueves, 7 de julio de 2011

Zombies VS Cheerleaders

Here´s a Pin-up I did as a small homage to the great Pat Carlucci, it was published in Zombies VS Cheerleaders #3.

You can get the comic book here: LINK

lunes, 4 de julio de 2011

The Darkstalkers Tribute Book

Udon Studios sent out a call for three tribute books based on Capcom videogames.

I missed the call for the first one based on Street Fighter, but stayed alert for when the Darkstalkers call came out.

I did this piece featuring Hsien Ko and Talbain called "The Hopping Corpse that Cried Wolf" and was lucky enough to be featured in the book which you can order here.The next book that is coming out in the Tribute Series features Megaman/Rockman, and I was lucky again to be featured...I`ll let you know when it comes out!

domingo, 26 de junio de 2011

Animation Reel 2011 - Pablo Praino

My latest Animation Reel with footage from my short films, animations, TV Ads, commissioned work and animation catharsis...ENJOY!!!

lunes, 20 de junio de 2011

Mini Comic: Unicorn Surprise!!!

Little known fact: My job kicks ass.

I´m currently working on an animated feature film called Anina by Palermo Studio.

Great cool and kind people work there, and we used to make a desert for all the stuff every thursday.

On new year, we did a small party where one would have to give all 22 staff members a present.

Mine was this mini comic you see here by pressing the download button here. (it´s a .RAR file)

It´s in spanish and a homage to my personally made desert, "unicorn surprise" whose name comes from the kick ass comic "Legends from Darkwood: The Unicorn Hunters" which you can get here: [link]

domingo, 12 de junio de 2011


Before I got back to drawing Hero Academy (I had 2 runs so far) I did this comic as a present for two friends.

Based on an old story one of them wrote, I developed the looks and the layouts for all of the three pages, ending up in what would end up being the style I´d use for my second run on HA.

Story and Script is by Cynthia Contrera.

lunes, 6 de junio de 2011

The Hero Academy Webcomic

One of my weekly assignments is the tuesday page of Hero Academy, a webcomic scripted by Ben Carver and drawn by Aisaku and yours truly.

I´ve been at this for more than two years by now, starting as a fill in artist when original artist Ivan had some urgent matters to attend.

My first pages were all done in pencil, in a small A6 sheet of paper (1/4 of an A4) and added tones and lettering with the PC.

A scanner malfunction forced my hand into the digital realms, so I have to thank this comic for helping blossom my tablet skills.

Getting used to deadlines, updates, scripts, layouts and character and background designs was a HUGE boost in experience as well, and I can´t thank Ben enough for that.

Read Hero Academy for free here: LINK


domingo, 5 de junio de 2011

Manga Mandy Sketch Cards!

YES! My last sketch card series so far. It´s for 5finity and since it was our first time working together, I only did 6 cards which are marked as RARE given that I did that few.
It´s Manga Mandy, based on Dean Yeagle´s Mandy Character.

This time I went with new materials like finer pens and flesh toned markers, but I still applied all I´d learnt from my previous sketchcards.
I even did some test cards in cardboard to see how the materials responded, will post some of them later.
This one pretty sums up my official sketch card run for the time being, I hope you´ve enjoyed these as much as I enjoyed making them!

sábado, 4 de junio de 2011

Iron Man 2 Sketch Cards - Part 2 (Final)

Here´s the last of the Iron Man 2 Sketch cards, featuring my first "double" card: one drawing split in two cards.I tried to make each half of the card an independent drawing that connects, I´m not fond of people making puzzles with tiny pieces that don´t stand on their own when it comes to cards.

I tried to be as moody as I could when it came to the gray tones. I applied a lot of what I learned from working on Hero Academy.
I´m happy I got to draw classic Iron Man a lot, he reminds me of classic Japanese Super Robots. Plus, since he´s wide, he gets to look good in full shots.
Very proud of that chest blast there...Also: Two versions of Whiplash!
And thus, with the Mandarin, we reach the end of my Iron Man 2 Sketch card series for Upper Deck.

Next time: Manga Mandy!

Enter the Iron Man 2 Sketch Cards!

After the Marvel Masterpiece series, I got the call again! The mail actually...
This time for Upper Deck´s Iron Man 2 Movie sketch cards.

There were some different guidelines this time and I didn´t get the part that we could draw ANY Ironman related character (like Spidey!) so I went with as many armors, poses and IM villains as I could.
I tried to be more elaborate than with last time, inking all of my cards.
I slipped in a couple of my own designs for the Ironman Armors, I like to call them the "Praino Booster Armors" just for ego`s sake.
I tried to work with colors the way I knew worked from last time, I wasn´t too aware of the materials available to work on the cards, so I kept my same markers set from the Marvel Masterpiece cards. I´d eventually get better markers thanks to good recomendations by kick ass woman Anna Screamhorror.
The Black, white and grey cards are among my favorites, with the Black widow ones taking the prize for the extra red.

viernes, 3 de junio de 2011

Marvel Masterpieces III Sketch Cards Part 3 (Final)

Alright! This is my last upload on the MMIII sketch cards, and includes my Artist Proof cards (which are the ones the artists get to keep and can sell or give away).
I got to see people selling the Deadpool card, I´m amazed to see how far up those would go, especially not being as elaborate as some of my other cards.
These last 9 are my Artist Proof cards, they have a different design on the back identifying them as such.
Most of these were given away to friends who helped me out on this new adventure that were the sketch cards. I´d go back to it with the Iron Man 2 sketch cards.
It was nice to have them call me again for the IM2 cards, I guess that said that I did at least something right! That last Spidey card is the only one I kept.

Next: Iron Man 2 Sketch cards (yeah, I know you saw that one coming from a mile away...)

jueves, 2 de junio de 2011

Marvel Masterpieces III Sketch Cards Part 2

Watch out! Here comes the second batch~
...of Marvel Masterpiece Sketch Cards!

Now this was when I was getting more into gear, more favorites like Spider-Girl made my pencils flow smoother, even some background experiments!

Some of these cards are among my favorites, I really hope whoever got them appreciates them as much as I did.
I started getting a hold of my color experiments and expecting a response from the materials, these gave what for me would be some great results.
That Iron-man VS The Thing card Is one of my favorites because as a kid, that was the concept behind a fan-made sketch card I did with MS PAINT! I thought it would be nice to make it official somehow.
I´m VERY happy with the Bettie Brant card, simple, but VERY effective. It was also neat to give a nod to the Marvel Megamorphs, those giant transforming mecha that some heroes had for a miniseries.

Still one more Marvel Masterpieces upload to go!