Monday, 21 February 2011

Inspiration ideas that keep me awake at 5 am!!

Why this always happen at this hours of the night? I have an urge feeling to go back and live in Cusco only problem husband doesn't speak proper spanish yet and what kind of job he could do there? I want to go back, I want to go back!!!

"Dicen que la tierra llama" translation your land calls you and in this case it's true. I feel I need to go back there and I feel happy that I know now what I want to do and what I need. So I better start saving then as I want to walk, run, breath that lovely fresh air that can only be smell in the highlands. Eat fresh bread, lovely organic farm products and seasonal fruits.

Here are some photos of my lovely Cuzco in my last visit 2 years ago.

Cusco is lovely marvelous, magical, friendly, etc, etc, etc...

London Fashion Week A/W 2011 Maria Grachvogel for Amelia's Magazine

Here is another set of illustratrions for Amelia's Magazine. This time is fashion designer Maria Grachvogel  A/W 2011 collection showed last Friday LFW at the Savoy hotel. The article is written by the lovely and fashionable Jemma Crow! Also in Maria Grachvogel website you can find a section to find your perfect fit  Virtual Styling.

Chad Valley For Amelia's Magazine

I love to illustrate people, I'm thinking seriously to start going to life drawing classes again, Did anyone knows some good classes in Liverpool?

Here is Chad Valley illustration and click here to read the article written by the lovely Sally Mumby Croft.


And a video for your ears! love the music!

LFW AW 2011 Ada Zanditon for Amelia's Magazine part two!

I promise to myself to illustrate and blog As soon as but I failed! Sorry, but it's never too late.!

Here is another illustration for Amelia's Magazine featuring Ada Zanditon again. Love the clothes if I can only have the money....

I love the yellow background on this piece!!! What about the shoes!!

Thursday, 17 February 2011

LFW AW 2011 Ada Zanditon for Amelia's Magazine.!

LFW is back and Amelia Gregory asked me to illustrate one of Ada Zanditon design from a previous collection for her interview with the ethical fashion designer. The article feature my illustration and the illustrations of the lovelies and talented Yelena Bryksenkova, Dee Andrews, Donya Tood, Andrea Peterson and Danielle Shepperd.

Here is my image all created in Adobe illustrator. Also I tried something new in the background to make it feel more painterly.

Ada Zanditon interview by Amelia Gregory for Amelia's Magazine

Valentine's Illustration for Illustration Rally!

Here is an Illustration I submitted for the collective blog Illustration Rally.

In my culture Valentines is the day when we celebrate love and friendship. Yes I agree with many that It shouldn't be only one day but that depends on us and why not take the advantage and thanks our love ones for their care and love.

I did this illustration for me because I remember my mother all the time. Here is me thinking off her, She left 5 years ago and I still miss her.

Love you Mom!

Ps: Most of my work is create in Adobe Illustrator but from time to time I like to play with photoshop brushes to give it some kind of hand paint feeling.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Illustration and Design Blogs I follow for inspiration!

Like many of you illustrators and designers out there, I love to wake up in the morning and check my favourite design inspirational blogs. Of course I don't have the time to do it everyday but I would love to share with you all the lovely ones I have discovered .

We have Creative boom blog  part of Creative Boom  The site is run solely by Katy Cowan from Cheshire along with husband Tom and brother Alex, Interesting site updated everyday with the latest in design, Illustration, Advertising, photography and much more.  You can follow them in Twitter @Creative_Boom

Tigerprint  was formed in 1996 to supply exclusive cards and wrapping to M&S. In their blog they usually run competitions, the winner will get £200 and the possibility of a placement at Tigerprint studio. I would love to work for them.

Print and Pattern is a blog that focus on printed surface pattern. textiles, cards, gift wrap, stationery, wallpaper, tableware, books, illustration, etc.

Pikaland The "IT" blog for illustration, lovely cute and easy to read, features many many wonderful illustrators.

Book by its cover by Julia Rothman, she created the blog to share with us all her beautiful discoveries, lovely books and illustrations to be found, and a plus she is also an illustrator and pattern designer.

Creatures comfort is a beautiful blog where Ez collect all her inspirations and share them it with the outside world, There is also a section of projects and freebies, come on what are you waiting for?

Made by Girl by Jen Ramos. Is a blog featuring art, interior design, food, fashion, etc.  this blog is so inspirational, you can find anything from art prints to how to DIY your own furniture or spaces at home.

They draw and cook I discover this blog last year as part of my research for a university project, absolutely fantastic idea by Couple Nate and Salli. You can submit your illustrated recipes or look around for some yummy ones. i was meant to submit mine but never did.. Oh well I think I still have time.

Drawn Daily blog featuring  illustration, animation, comics.

Illustration Mundo run by amazing and talented illustrator, screen printer and hand letter Nate Williams.

Escape From Illustration Island  Here you can find Weekly audio podcast interviews with professionals, Portfolio workshops, tutorials, Interesting articles, a resource library with over 200 links. Run by Thomas James

Illustration Rally A blog featuring  international collaboration which takes a theme and runs with it. Illustration rally is run by the amazing Natsuki Otani.

Illustration Friday It is a weekly illustration challenge. A topic is posted every Friday and then participants have all week to come up with their own interpretation.

Hope you enjoy them as much as I do, next week blogs I love.

Saturday, 5 February 2011

A big thank you to Liv Ethical Company!

Last December I created an Illustration for Amelia's Magazine featuring designs from Liv Ethical clothes company. Imagine my surprise when lovely Heather from Liv and Dr Hauschka contacted me as she loved my illustration and wanted to thanks me. Here are some photos of the lovely present I got from them. I absolutely love the Pershore top. I'm going to be wearing it all the time. Thanks again Heather and all the team from Liv and Dr Hauschka.

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