I will braid my sadness: A Short Story of Paola Klug
I have been working in an Illustration of a short story of Paola Klug, a fantastic Mexican writer and poet. “Trenzaré mi Tristeza” (I will braid my sadness) is a story about women, tradition, family, customs and – over all – love. The kind of maternal love from a grandma, completely incondicional. As soon as I read the story I fell in love with every word and it inspired me right away.
I worked in a double page, having the story in the odd page, most of the main illustration in the even page, but passing into the odd page and framing the story.
The illustration is painted with watercolours in a neutral colour, adding a tiny touch of bright red in specific places to add temperature and bring it to life.
I believe that it complements the story nicely with an air of melancholy and sweetness. What do you think?
What I love about Paola is the simplicity and warmth of her words. If you read her – I promise – it will touch your soul. Gracias Paola for transporting me to my childhood and the stories of my own grandmother, and for filling me with inspiration.
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