Welcome to this
new site of mine. It took a while before I finally
got my own self sustaining website.
I'll be making regular updates on the site and I intend to maintain
if not surpass the quality of the new images that are here now.
Who am I?
Sorry to disappoint, but I am not that German Actress/ Babe who has
an unusually high search result when you type in 'ferres'.
I guess my work has been around on the web long enough for people to
start asking who the hell is this Ferres dude. So, what about me?
Let's see, I was born back in 1968. I live in an island you hear about
only when there is a disaster, both natural and man made, and of course
the occasional silliness.
I am Catholic (surprise, surprise). I have been drawing and making
doodles for as long as I can remember. I think I'm the only BDSM-art
freak in my little corner of the globe.
My interest with erotic imagery has been with me since I realized I
was a guy. I did try to be more sedate but the powers that be guided
me to this direction and they were not exactly subtle about it.
I got into airbrushing at college. The course was not exactly related
to my interest but the discipline provided some necessary experience
with this air powered weapon. I never finished . I had several years
of experience with the airbrush, doing illustrations for ads as well
as architectural concepts.
So it wasn't like I took up a computer and started making these illustrations.
I started with traditional media and migrated to digital when opportunity
Hmm. I distinctly remember 3 movies that have profoundly affected my
youth and probably set the fires in my psyche. There was the very adult
'Caligula', 'Ilsa, She wolf of the SS' and 'Heavy Metal'. (Do I hear
the pitter-patter of psycho analysts?)
At first, my early works focused more on Sci-fi and
Fantasy art. I
created large illustration of mostly Fantasy settings. Chris Achilleos
and Boris Vallejo were my favorite artists at the time and of course
there was the occasional Corben and his well endowed females. I failed
to develop a real interest in superhero type comix, I was more into
the HM mag scene. Corben's work on the Den series was an eye opening
experience for me and his influence can still be discerned in my work
I can't say I'm a God fearing individual, but I do believe in God.
I just think of myself as a none practicing Catholic. I don't understand
this need to fear someone who suppose to love you. He gives you total
love but if you do something wrong he sends you to hell... 'forever'.
If this were a marital relationship, somebody definitely needs
The Naked Earth...
Perhaps some of you have heard about 'Naked Earth'. Well, that was
my first true foray into real adult comix. It would not be fair to talk
about myself without bring up the 'Naked Earth' project, since without
it I would not be doing the kind of work I liked doing and actually
get paid for it.
When I first started Naked Earth back in 1997, it was in black and
white. I had very little knowledge of computer coloring by then. There
was a Mac but it was being hogged by someone else who will remain nameless.
I did a few early pages using water color and pencil techniques to
create halftones. I really had no idea it was going to go anywhere,
I just wanted to draw this comic. I did not care if it was going to
make money, I just found it liberating to take a pencil to paper and
mold a fantasy world where the only limits were my imagination (cliché
Well, later on Mr. nameless decided to buy himself a new
Mac and I finally got a Mac to work with. First thing I did was get
more ram. This was back in 97 mind you. Ram back then cost about an
arm and a leg. I think it set me back $500+ for just a measly 64 megs
of ram. So I was chugging away with 128 megs of ram on a 90 mhz computer
with 1.5 gig total of disk space. Scary, huh? It still gives me nightmares.
1998 came along. Now with my own computer to work on and armed with
a little knowledge of PhotoShop, I tried coloring a more recent version
of the Naked Earth pages. Eventually getting access on the net with
the help of a friend and with my own website, Naked Earth was sent off
to the world. About a year afterwards the Mac promptly died (Oh, the
Earth became a medium to develop and fine tune my skills with
the digital canvas as well as the monetary gains to upgrade my computer.
With the death of the Mac, I had to move to a cheaper PC. It took a
while to relearn the keyboard commands of the PC, specially the change
in the ctrl and alt keys with command keys.
When things finally settled a bit in late 1999. I focused exclusively
on 'Naked Earth'. By this time 'Naked Earth' was being promoted by ols2000.
The partnership lasted until late 2001, then things went south when
a lot of wrong people got into the mix.
books of Naked Earth were complete by late 2001 and a third one, 'Naked
Earth: Shadowside', was starting up. After a couple of months with little
word and no income, I opted to move on.
'Shadowside' had a different look to it compared to the first 2 books.
It also had a stronger BDSM feel to it. I took sometime to experiment
with new techniques, this eventually evolved into the present visual
style I use today. Even though 'Shadowside' never got completed, it
is perhaps the single project that put me into a transitional path to
my present incarnation.
Now I'm working almost exclusively on
BDSM art for dofantasy.com
with 'A Passage East', the 'Disenchantment' and the just released 'Steel
Trap Maiden'. With the launch of 'www.FERRESart.com', there will be opportunities
to go beyond BDSM art and perhaps even bring back 'Naked Earth'.
How do I make this fanciful images? Well, it sure ain't easy, duh.
It takes close to four days to do one page or one large illustration.
Just to remind everybody, the computer is just a tool. It is not the
magic bullet to turn you into a success. This is the same with the airbrush,
you can't just wave it around and make astonishing art. It is only the
tool of the craft. And like every other craft, it take a lot of time
The style and look of my work has gotten distinct and recognizable
over the years. This was not exactly my intent. My purpose initially
was to be able to render a graphic novel in full color at an acceptable
clip. But as the years passed and I refined my skills, a certain kind
of look evolved. In fact if you look at my works from 3 years, you can
easily spot the differences.
I don't use inks at any level of the work. I sketch things out in pencil
then scan it to the computer. The scanned image is then retraced via
path strokes until I have a clean line art on a separate layer. That
usually take about a day or so.
I then start coloring on several other layers, first doing flat colors.
Then preserving the 'transparency' of the layers, I start to tone the
flats. Using the airbrush tools with a Wacom tablet, I bring out the
I don't picture the finished look in my mind. I just apply the colors
and techniques and let the final look be determined on it's own. When
the image looks finished then I stop and move to the next one. Visualizing
a finished look is just a quick path to disappointment. Usually, after
a few days I look at the finished image again. By this time, my eyes
have readjusted, I can see the flaws and start weeding those out. Of
course, nothing is without flaw and nothing is ever or will ever be
In closing, I'd like to thank Nuria for this opportunity to launch
this new website of mine, promoting both myself and my works, as well
as to all you guys who have enjoyed my work and supported me on whatever
direction my art went.