I was born in Leon (1980) and moved to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria when I was but months old. My father, who had been a painter in his youth, passed on his enthusiasm for art to me. My brother and me shared our hobby and spent hours painting influenced by fantastic art and American comics.
After collaborating in an animated short film in 2003, I started publishing illustrations for role-playing games. From then on, I combine my career in architecture with the work as a freelance illustrator.
In 2006, I moved to Madrid where I work as a creative architect in the well-known Spanish studio A-cero while I continue with my career as an illustrator. In the summer 2010, I decide to concentrate on illustration, starting new projects and accepting more orders.
During these last years I have published hundreds of illustrations in different media, such as novel covers, mobile games, role-playing games and miniatures, sets of cards, magazines, etc. Lately, I am also in charge of drawing and colouring the comic of the popular game Blood and Glory: Legend, embarking, thus, upon graphic narrative, too. Many have entrusted him with the images of their products, his clients include Fantasy Flight Games, Dream Pod 9, Glu Mobile Inc., Cryptozoic, Mongoose Publishing, Hero Games, Team Jabberwocky, Crafty Games, Moon Design Publications, Holocubierta, Mundos Épicos and Editorial Sombra among others. In 2011, the prestigious Ballistic Publishing selects two of my works among those of world-class illustrators for EXOTIQUE 7 and two of my pictures became part of the 2012 S-Artbook (Spanish Art Compilation), which compiles the best national illustrations.
My association with the writer Jesús B. Vilches in 2010 was a turning point in my career as it led from work made to order to creative initiative. Our first common venture was “Älwen Soul&Sword”, an illustrated story based on the characters of the saga Flor de Jade, written by Jesús B. Vilches. This project will go on sale in Spanish and English in the main digital platforms. It strays from the usual layout of this kind of books, proposing a different narrative rhythm and a vast range of extra contents among which you can find sketches and illustration processes. Following this project Vilches&Charro consolidated our alliance and took their partnership beyond the illustrated book. We have now published three of the five novels of the saga La Flor de Jade and a new series of novels Irene available in Amazon. We have also started an illustrated adventure narrative online, where readers determine the course of events called La Flor de Jade: Choose your destiny. After“Ällwen Soul&Sword”, our couple of independent authors, Vilches &Charro, promises (or threatens –you choose-) to provide their readers and audience a catalogue full of products which will surelyredefine the traditional link between illustrators and writers.