Ilustrador de la semana/Illustrator of the week - Manon Gauthier

Hoy he elegido como ilustradora de la semana a Manon Gauthier, una ilustradora canadiense que me gusta desde hace mucho tiempo. Sus dibujos alegres, de trazo aparentemente rápido y sus collages me vuelven loca!!

Today I've chosen Manon Gauthier as my illustrator for this week. I adore this canadian illustrator work, it's full of energy and so original!! 

More info about her:

Ilustrador de la semana - Floyd Grey


El ilustrador de esta semana es Floyd Grey, un chico muy joven, de 25 años, de Malasia. Se graduó en Dasein Academy of Art de Kuala Lumpur y actualmente trabaja como Digital Imaging Artist para el estudio Yipieyaya Studio de Petaling Jaya, Selangor. La verdad es que no sé muy bien qué significa ser Digital Imaging Artist y me gustaría saberlo. 

Os dejo algunos de sus maravillosos dibujos.

Buen trabajo, Floyd!



The illustrator of this week is Floyd Grey, a really young man, 25 years old (I'm really jealous of people under 30, sorry) from Malaysia. He is graduated from Dasein Academy of Art, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and he is currently working as Digital Imaging Artist in Yipieyaya Studio, Petaling Jaya, Selangor. I don't know exactly what does it mean and I would like to know.

Here I show you some of his amazing illustrations! 

Great job, Floyd!!

Modern play magazine interview and more

Hi everyone,

The week has started with good news. Part of my family is here and they are sharing with us all our daily moments. All together we have taken Mateo to the kinderkrippe. It was nice to show the little house to granny and cousin but staying there while all have fun at home was a bit hard so Mateo has cried a bit this morning.


Then I have browsed a bit on internet to read the interview Modern Play magazine made some weeks ago. It's really nice to read about your life and your work in an interesting magazine, it makes me feel happy to share my feelings and interests with such an interesting people as Dunia Barrera. Here you have a nice reading for a grey Monday!


Enjoy your day and have a creative Monday!!!

Custom portraits

Hi everyone,

Today I want to open a bit my studio and show you the process of creating one of the things that I love the most, family portraits. It's not an easy process because I use few strokes to get the face and expression and it takes me a lot of time and work, sometimes more than two weeks, and a lot sketches. My customer sends me the photographs, usually with the people in different places, so I firstly create the mean features and the composition. I draw it by hand with pencil and ink. Once it is ready I scann it and color it digitally. I send it to the customer and if  he/she likes it, I draw all the details and adjust the colors. Then I send again the sketch and the customer adds all the changes they want. I don't have any changes limit because I really want the customer to receive a portrait they are fully satisfied with but I usually have the portrait ready on the third sketch.

I really love creating them because there is a lot of interaction with the customer and you feel they are really happy when you get their idea and you send them the illustration they were dreaming with. Moreover customer's ideas are amazing and they ask me to create really original things. I learn a lot each time I create a new one. I have created them for presents, wedding invitations, business cards, avatar, web pages, events, and more. Here I show you one of the last portraits I created but you can see more on my web page on the portraits section. Hope you like them!

Remember, if you want a family portrait the process is easy.

1.- Send me at least a couple of images of yourself and the people and/or pets you want to be in the portrait to my email or by facebook message.

2.- Tell me about your prefered outfit 

3.- Do you want to add a quote or date?

4.- Send me some photographs of the pets you want to include.

I’ll send you a test file where you will be able to make changes before printing.

You will receive a high quality printed illustration. The portrait is handmade and digitally colored.

El procedimiento para tener tu propio retrato es el siguiente: 

1. - Envíame dos imágenes de ti mismo y de la gente y/o mascotas que quieras que salgan a mi email

2.- Dime qué te gustaría llevar puesto en el retrato

3.- Quieres añadir alguna una nota o una fecha?

4.- Mándame varias fotos de las mascotas que quieras incluir.

Te enviaré una prueba de la ilustración sobre la que puedes hacer los cambios que quieras antes de imprimirla.

Recibirás una ilustración única impresa en papel de 220g de excelente calidad firmada por mi.