BATH TIME

After Mirror, it comes Bath Time.
From the Series Mother & Daughter,
to celebrate the relationship
between parents and children,
the unconditional love
and the feeling of pride for each other.

FOOD ALLERGIES

Illustration commissioned by Mighty Kind Magazine, for their third issue Breaking Bread.
The illustration aims to bring awareness on food allergies that others may have.
Food allergies was done digitally
and the typography was designed together with the illustration.

Published Artwork

Ocean

We all have heard about messages in a bottle thrown to the sea.  
Well, this time it is the sea in a bottle.  
Or maybe a little day dreamer girl, who enjoys being close to nature.
What else could we find inside a bottle?

From the series “Life in a Bottle”
Painted in watercolours

The Book Thief

Illustrations inspired by the heartwarming novel “The Book Thief”.
Full colour front and back-cover illustration made with acrylics
and two monocromatic interiors made digitally,
representing some of the most iconic moments.

Line Artwork
Finished artwork

Illustrating a Short Story

 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.

2018-10-22 AF Trenzaré mi Tristeza 72 - Maquetada

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.

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I believe that it complements the story nicely with an air of melancholy and sweetness.  What do you think?

2018 Trenzaré mi tristeza en escritorio

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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If you feel like reading more stories of Paola or purchasing her latest book, see below her social media links:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PincheCanela
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/paolaklug/
Blog: https://paolak.wordpress.com/

LEGENDS MAP

Illustration commissioned by Mighty Kind Magazine, for their fourth issue Storytelling.
The illustration shows a World Map
with legends that have originated in certain places,
however me may know a similar story in our own place.
It shows how stories full of culture and history end up belonging to all of us.

Patterns and Cards

A series of Patterns and Floral cards
designed for Cards Publishing.