Hi from Montreal!
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I'm Gustavo (or Gus, if you prefer), originally from Venezuela but now an adopted Canadian living in the fair city of Montreal.
Though an engineer by training, I always loved drawing and making my own comics from an early age, until well into my university years. As my career took off, I illustrated less and less during my free time, till I decided to reclaim this joyous activity 5 years ago, and see how far I could take it.
So now, I work as a product specialist in a software development company by day, and in the evenings I trade my laptop for my drawing board in order to keep honing my skills, when I'm not spending time with my wife.
I joined SVS a couple of years ago because I wanted to formally learn the fundamentals of illustration with a strong leaning into storytelling, and have since then enjoyed learning from the insightful lessons contained in this site. My interest and goal is to eventually become a Fantasy and Sci-Fi illustrator, and maybe even produce my own graphic novel one day.
I'm excited and grateful to join this community and look forward to be of help, and possibly encouragement, to others!
Braden Hallett last edited by
@Gustavo-Ruiz Welcome to the forum fellow Canadian! I'm out on the opposite end of things
I love Montreal. (I’m from western NY.) There are some great graphic novel stores in Montreal. That’s where I bought many of my Asterix collection. Welcome to the forum!
@Gustavo-Ruiz Welcome to the forum Gus! What I coincidence, I'm from Montreal as well! although I moved out to Ottawa a couple years ago. You have very lovely work on your Instagram! I have no doubt you'll reach your goals
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@Gustavo-Ruiz Welcome! I am form Poland and Canada has been on my travel list for years... Definitely one day!
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@Braden-Hallett Thanks for your words and for the follow in Instagram. I really like your work! I've only heard good things of the West Coast, and hope to be able to visit it one day
@demotlj Thanks! I love Asterix, and yes, Montreal is full of amazing indy stores full of European graphic novels. A real treat!
@NessIllustration Thank you for your kind words! Your account is full of beautiful work!
@aska Thank you! I hope you make it one day, and get to travel around different parts the country...it's incredibly beautiful!
Adolfito Martinez last edited by
Hola! I am from Mexico, living in Norway.
Welcome and glad you feel comfortable to stop in and introduce yourself. I looked on your artstation site and I like the wildness of your Inktober day 23 ancient work and the intensity in your black panther commission (I still need to see that movie ).
Gustavo Ruiz last edited by
@Adolfito-Martinez Hola! Thanks for dropping by. Hope you're staying warm!
@Heather-Boyd Thank you, that's very kind I like the colour palette of your pieces on Instagram, especially those depicting nature. Lovely work!
@Gustavo-Ruiz oh thank you. Yes I love the colours I love lols. Colour is really important to me.