Friday, 28 September 2012

Monday, 17 September 2012

Art series - Wit Industries bike rims.

I was asked to make illustrations on the rims of these bikes for Wit Industries. They are in the process of making an art series with the work of 4 other illustrators.

My work was based on portraits of Rotterdammers, specifically the ones watching the carnival a couple of months ago, so that's why the expressions are varied.

The rims were white so I decided to make the most of the white "canvas" and keep colors to a minimum. So a black marker was my only tool (that and a rag and ammoniac, to make sure the surfaces were clean, dry and oil free).

The marker I used was uniPAINT oil-base. Super resilient!

Some of the sketches I did before the real deal on the rims. 

Finished rims!

Better photos are on their way.

Friday, 14 September 2012

Sneak peek.

For the last couple of months I've been working on a series of illustrations. I'm still working on them, but soon they will be out there for sale on my Etsy store! 

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Difumina illustration workshop to end the holidays.

In the first post on my work blog I will tell you about my invigorating experience in the Catalan Pyrenees. I thought it would be a good way to get back to work with full blast energy. I attended an illustration workshop organized by Difumina. My group was tutored by Sonia Pulido, an illustrator I have great respect and admiration for. Sonia proposed to do a series of illustrations themed "journey to the inside".

The results were very different and in the end my journey was more like a study of the small details I spotted in nature. I find it interesting to collect many of the same object and then spot the differences, which is always quite more drastic than what I imagine when I think of, say, two sticks, or two stones or leaves. Each single one of them will be completely different and to think of the vast amount of elements around us, each with their own differences is mind-blowing to me. This is what captivated me and I'm hoping to be doing something with all the sketches I did and turn it into a finished project.

Here are some of my sketches:


Dry flower buds.


A feather.

Pine nut details.

This was what my working space looked like: 

This is me presenting my work: 

These are the lovely people from my workshop group with Sonia.