25 octubre 2012

Workshop

You've got to end up somewhere, so just go - said the Cheshire cat. This is the result of illustrating this concept in the 3 hour workshop with Alessandro Gottardo I've attended this afternoon in Barcelona.

11 octubre 2012

Pío pío

This is quite an experiment with some birds I did some time ago, and forgot about them.

05 octubre 2012

The Guardian Newspaper

My friend Sally has sent me last Saturday's the Guardian with my illustration :)

Dealing with information

I've made this illo for the next issue of IESE Alumni Magazine. Sign of the times, dealing with too much information. Tell me about it :)

18 septiembre 2012

I've been drawing this for a couple of days. Finally it has rained in Barcelona.

30 agosto 2012

18 julio 2012

This is not what I normally do, but I like it. FOr the next issue of IESE Insight Magazine.

15 junio 2012

Premis Junceda 2012

Yesterday I won the Best 2011 Foreign Book Junceda prize, awarded by the Catalonian Association of Illustrators, APIC. I'm really happy :) The award is an sculpture by the Catalonian illustrator Meritxell Duran.

10 mayo 2012

To Lhasa

I got caught in the storm
and carried away 
I got turned, turned around I was rising up 
hitting the ground 
and breaking, and breaking I've been re-working on this old painting. Acrylic on cardboard. 49 x 30 cm.

23 abril 2012

100 BOOK COVERS TO FIGHT ILLITERACY

This is my illustration for the doedemee project against Illiteracy. Also a tribute to one of my favorite authors, and to a beautiful book. I chose this book because it's one of my favorite youth authors. I've re-read this book again and I've liked it even more than I remembered. It's very clever and philosophic. I've used a different technique to what I normally use. I thought this had to capture the melancholy and poetry of the book. I drew a Czech stamp that I made up, but with a real former ruler the book talks about on the first chapter. He's wearing the hat the book talks about, as a metaphor of forgetting. The character is Pamina, a Czech immigrant that gives her body to a man she doesn't love as she thinks he might help her recover the love letters from her husband, who is already dead. I find this as a metaphor of War. She is besieged in a way, surrounded by small soldiers. I wrote the title in French, although it was written in Czech as it's the first book his author, Milan Kundera wrote in exile, in France, where he still lives. Feliç Sant Jordi :)

11 abril 2012

Doisneau

I've just received some postcards with my Doisneau illo edited by Toasted in the UK.

It can be bought at Tate, Design Museum, V&A, Magma, Maythers, Scribbler, and the London Graphics Centre.

23 marzo 2012

I've been keeping on with the old project of the Bonsai pruner. This is Yoshi and it could as well be the cover.

12 marzo 2012

Yoshi (again)

After many changes, I'm starting an old project. This illustration is almost finished.

29 febrero 2012

17 febrero 2012

16 febrero 2012

14 febrero 2012

Valentine

Happy Valentine to all :) I rescued this illo from the C&IT 2012 calendar. Obviously this was the month of February.