Conceptual, graphic, playful
I always knew I wanted to do something related with art but it was not until I studied Fine Arts when I discovered illustration and loved it, so little by little I started to focus my work towards that direction.
I always need to start writing words, reading deeply the article or briefing if it is a commission, or thinking and investigating about the concept I want to illustrate. When I get familiarized with it, I do little and fast sketches until I start to build the concept. Once I have 3 or 4 good different ideas, or ways to approach the concept, I send them to the client together with an explanation for each one. When we have the winner one, I start with colours.
Reading a lot, watching films, music, walking, a good conversation…
It is difficult to choose one, but I love to illustrate editorial articles with social or thoughtful content, the ones that make me think or learn new things about the world and also allow me to express my opinion about a topic.
Probably the book I illustrated last summer, The feminist Film Guide. I had to illustrate a list of 100 films in a short time. It was challenging but I got it and really learn a lot from all those films, it was super interesting, one of these works you can’t stop thinking about.
I always use the computer because of its good and fast results for commissions, but always I have time between works I try to do some silk screen printing. I love this technique, the process is kind of magic and the results always surprise me. I also try to give this feeling of silk screen to some of my digital illustrations.
Right now, my workspace says that I have become a mother, as I share my table with my 5 month baby diapers and tools :) But normally I work in a table in a really nice coworking space I share with other artists (mainly ceramists). I love the light of this place, the partners and all the space I have for myself. I hope to come back in some months.
My pencils case, a small notebook, my laptop and my headphones for some music.
I love cooking, dive into cookbooks and invent new recipes. I also make ceramics when I find some time to.
Joan Brossa. He was one of the first artists that made me love visual poetry and understand what I wanted to do. I love his playful and sharp mind.