Nacho Suarez: Illustrator, Speed Painter

There’s a computer illustrator called Nacho Suarez in Spain. He works with Adobe PhotoShop and a Wacom drawing tablet. In my daily blog travels I frequently come across blogs with links to his “video monitor captures” or “screencasts” on YouTube.  These are time lapse videos of him at work.  Well, you don’t see Nacho, but you do see a close up of his computer screen.

One of the more popular screencasts is his rendering of Heath Ledger as The Joker in The Dark Knight blockbuster. I don’t know how much time it actually took him to draw this picture, but you can see it in 4 minutes and 44 seconds.

The final product:

You can see more of his videos online at YouTube at and you can check out his blog, in Spanish, at

Here are some of the tools Nacho uses to create his works:

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  1. Kevin says:

    That was a pretty cool video. That took a lot of talent.
    good post

  2. Glad you liked it, Kevin. I find myself watching it again from time to time. ANd I just kept seeing it here and there on the web, so I figured I’d better say something about it. I wonder what screencast software he used to capture it.

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