Friday, July 17, 2015

ICON, El Pais. Delicatessen still life.

Last month one of my illustrations was published in ICON. It was an another still life illustration but now I introduced two people. I was asked to draw a Deli shop with plenty of different product as french cheese, japanese rice, mexican liquor, german sausage, and many more. They ask me to place all of it inside the shop but I propose a different concept: draw them individually and then place them above de Deli shop. 

This is the final art with the layout mixing text and illustration and some lettering of all the product shown in itself.

Here there are some details from the final illustration, it was really interesting to mix different techniques as pencil, ink, watercolor, color pencil and calligraphic dip pen. Everything mixed using a raster graphic editor.

Here there are my originals. I worked as I'm doing lately with an sketchbook, one from Sea White. Paper is not a great deal it doesn't stand too much washes but texture is fine and sometimes it creates unique blossoms. I do not need great papers I'm really flexible. 

Detail from my original rough idea.

 Lettering and original illustration.

More details and previous version for the Deli shop. 

 Yummy detail, probably the product less delicatessen from the still life.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Missing pieces from our history

Two weeks ago I went with some sketchers, Montse Fortino, Maria Per, Mercè Algueró and Montse Fando, thanks to Clara Baylina, sketcher too, to her brother's Bakery. Lately in Barcelona plenty of old establishments are closing forever. All of them rooted to neighborhoods, districts or the whole city, like VINÇON. Baylina's Bakery is less noticeable, not as famous as VINÇON, but as important as it.

First logo design

 Behind the counter we found a butter smell workshop

Is time to retire to Oriol, Clara's brother, who has ran family business since he was young and now no one will follow in charge of it, one of the oldest cake makers in Barcelona, since 1899. The same year which football club Barcelona was founded. L'Oriol is happy, not sad, because he will spend more time with hir wife and practicing his favourite hobby, photography.

L'Oriol has plenty of stories about his business, now is time to sell all the machines and memories from his whole life.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Grey, enjoying it!

I love get into a artshop and find new materials, new stuff for my sketching gear. These new tip pens were a great suggestion made by Tessa a really nice attendee from my last workshop ran in Coventry. I noticed them and she told me that I might find them in a shop called Hobbycraft.

This nice set offers three thicknesses 0.1, 0.3 and 0.5, a quite wide range, from my point of view. 

And its grey is really lovely, not too dark, not too light. I've been looking for something like this long time ago and now I think I have found something quite right.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Dibuixant al Picnic Jazz al 34 Festival Jazz Terrassa

Avui ha estat un dia per dibuixar després que ahir tot el dia estigués plovent hem anat a Terrassa. La família creix i el grup d'USk Terrassa amb la Marta Palmero al front ha començat a rutllar, més grups s'estan movent i sorgeixen amb la voluntat de dibuixar.

Today has been a great day for drawing after having yesterday a rainy day we have come to Terrassa. Family is growing and the USk Terrassa Group with Marta Palmero heading it has started going ahead, more groups are coming with the same aim, drawing. 

Un gran dia ha estat la millor manera de començar, amb molt de sol i el Parc de Vallparadís obert a tothom. L'any passat vaig estar també dibuixant i aquest només he pogut copsar a la parella de la dreta. M'ha encantat dibuixar-los, espero tornar-los a veure el proper any.

A great day was the best way to start, with plenty of sunshine and Park Vallparadís open to everyone. Last year I was also drawing and that I could only grasp the couple on the right. I enjoyed drawing them, I hope to see them again next year.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Again on the train. From Barberà to Sant Joan Despí (round trip ticket).

El tren és el millor lloc per dibuixar gent. Sempre gaudeixo dels retrats de Lynne Chapman "al tren" i de molts més que fan el mateix. Els viatgers són models paciènts que de vegades són amables i posen davant teu durant 20 minuts o, a vegades, menys, i aquesta incertesa força la teva velocitat dibuixant. Els dorments de dia són els models més agradables, després dels addictes als telèfons intel·ligents. Mentre dibuixo en el tren no puc evitar que la meva ment començi a inventar històries sobre la vida de la gent, amb molt drama o felicitat, cosa que depèn de l'aparença cares.

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