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04 dic 2012

Moyo issue 2

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The new issue of Moyo is out! It’s even better than the first one. So have a look and enjoy it! There is a great interview of Khritian A. Howell !

Remember that Khristian A Howell had nicely accepted to answer some of my questions for this blog last year?

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14 nov 2012

Surface pattern design

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This year has been for me, the year of patterns, I decided that I will learn more about it and overcome  my fear to make patterns – making patternS has always been a  real nightmare for me, never been able to make them right-. But after visiting Alhambra and Sevilla, how was I supposed to ignore patterns?  So I took different little courses to learn how to make patterns. But, it wasn’t enough I needed to learn more, I tend to be a little obsess when I love something brand new…

So, I enrolled in the course of Art & business of surface pattern design with Raechel Taylor.  It’s been a week and an a half and so far, I’m quite happy .  At first,as the course cost £239, I was a bit afraid to pay that much money and be disappointed, but the truth is, that ABSPD is by far, the best course I took online.

It’s a great value, to be able to learn how to  observe the insight of a peculiar industry from a great designer. And it can be handy to have a grasp on the way  others artists are working, as you can try  and see if it works for you, and if it does, adapt it and integrate it to your daily working routine.

For instance, on the first day, we’ve been ask to take a big sheet, sticking it in a wall next our desk, and doodle on it whenever we could over the next five weeks. Well, I did it a little differently, I taped a big sheet next my desk -is almost as empty as the beginning- but I also put  a smaller one in the kitchen, I already filled up 4 of them. Why? I’m freelancing from home, so eventually, during the day I ended up in the kitchen   hunting for candies and food or making my  zillion cup of coffee, as I have to cook for the kids when hubby isn’t here – yes, I have a wonderful Hubby that not only enjoys cooking, but he’s also a great cook-, so I take advantage, use this time to doodle while cooking. And it’s quite effective and the best I get to doodle other things.

More about the course:

From monday to saturday, around 9:30/10 am (Spanish time), you can read a new lesson in the classroom, full of info,guidance and pics, you usually have one or two exercises. All the homeworks are posted in a private group in  Flickr, where you can comment and talk with other fellow artists.

pros:

On my everyday life, I mainly draw women, objects and other things are usually secondary, well for the last ten days, I’ve been drawing everything around me like a crazy coo coo, I’ve produced  a lots of sketches that are ready to be turned into patterns.  I’m paying more attention to things that I usually don’t.

cons: The course is overwhelming, and you can easily have the impression to drawn under infos and not being able to do everything but you have to keep in mind you can do it at on your own pace. (ok, that’s not even a real cons…).

conclusion: well for the moment, it’s five out five stars e-course !

You can check out what I’ve done over here

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11 oct 2012

Big draw 2012

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If you are in Barcelona the 21st of october, you may want to check out the Big Draw, it’s from 11:00am to 7:00pm, there will be a lot of workshop and it’s free ^3^

For more information,it’s over here.

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02 nov 2011

Schoolbook: some news

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End of september, the school book, that I draw, came out . A lot of people, ask me about it as the Publishing House doesn’t not have yet a website, although they do have a facebook page . So, I set up a little site where you can have most of the information, and you can even have a look inside!  So if you wish to check up some info about the “manuel de maternelle” , just click over here, or the little green pic in the sidebar!

If you want to order the school book, please send your order via email to : eds_coelacanthe@yahoo.fr

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21 ene 2011

Herrero Bank ad campaign

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The ecoshopper that I illustrated for the 2011 Banco Herrero ad’s campaign “Juntos por Gijón”, just came out this week, I’m thrilled as I wasn’t expecting it, I found out when I went to pick my sons from school. It’s a bit weird, to walk through town and see the ads.

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04 nov 2010

Relation: Client- illustrator

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I read that quote from The Association of Illustrators “Please do not offer the illustrator less than your budget allows. The very real deterioration in fees is making illustration an increasingly difficult profession to sustain. (An indication of how far fees have fallen can be seen in the editorial market. When you consider that £200 was a common fee for a quarter page magazine illustration in the late ‘80’s, and taking into account the rate of inflation, the same illustration today should be priced at £420 – all too often this is far from the case).” which lead me to read their guide to commissioning an illustrator. It is said that one of the best way to improve the condition of  the illustrator is to “educate” the client. I think that this guide can also be helpful for the illustrators who start in the industry, to know where they’re should stand as it could serve as a little memo.


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08 sep 2010

What’s cooking, good looking?

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I am sorry, in next following weeks days, this blog and my website are going to experiment some changes and transformation, as you may have notice I’ve already changed the theme of the blog, but I still have to customize it a bit, and as I have quite fews things to manage for the moment – beginning of September is usually a very busy month for the mommies and sometimes 24 hours in a day are just not enough. As I’m going to customize the blog with my “two left hands”, you might see some weird stuff going around…

*** My two cents tips to update your WordPress to the latest version ***

Before updating wordpress:

-Back up ! Back up ! Back up! your blog/site

- deactivate your plugins if not you won’t be able to updated automatically.

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12 jul 2010

Self promotion card

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Today, I received my postcard from Moo, it was faster that I thought. I did pay for dhl express to make sure that I get them before I’m going on holiday but I wasn’t expect them that early, that was nice. I like the way, it came out, I’m surely going to order some more, when I come back. Now, let’s market ourselves!  And that’s another story…

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12 jul 2010

Colour Lovers

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I’ve know the website Colour Lovers for while now, but I only signed up few month ago, and create some palette today. The truth is that I’ve never really thought of doing it but I take a lot of picture, so I may do it regularly from now, and I’ll put the result here. So, I’ll post some photos that I take with the palette colors, please note that I’m not a professional photograph so please indulge me ^3^.  Check out site Colour Lovers, it’s a great place to be inspired, color wise.

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04 abr 2010

Charuca fan art contest

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Charuca is holding her first contest until the 10th of April. You’re supposed to do a Charuca fan art, pictures,drawing, craft etc…it doesn’t matter as long as it’s a fan art. You can check out her interview here.

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