Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Happy birthday Petit Prince and...

Today is the 60th birthday of "Le Petit Prince "
written and illustrated by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.
I love this book.
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"LePetitPrince"Antoine De Saint-Exupéry

"What is essential is invisible to the eye"

And Des got my B-presents :)
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Very busy day...

Four

I built them a world... (in time for the deadline)
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To be published in Notícias Magazine-Terra do Nunca

THREE

Three ...( one illustrator's day is the same as two;) )

I gave them The MOON (and also to Dora)

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TWO

I found her a friend...
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And improved her makeup.
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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

ONE!

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one working monday....

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Tabaco

Programa de salud escolar, Ayuntamento deValladolid.
Que no te enreden!
NO FUMES.
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Tuesday, May 23, 2006

for Zookman

This one is for zook who loves soccer (and I ...don't) ;-)
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salud dental

Another poster for the School Health Program( Programa de Salud Escolar)
promoted by the Ayuntamento de Valladolid (City Hall).
There will be 8.
This is one is for dental health.
What I liked about this commission was the chance of doing round illustrations.
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Monday, May 22, 2006

bday

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happy carla
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really happy carla
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Carla opens present and finds...
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the AMAZING HAT!

Sunday, May 21, 2006

the year of magic presents

It has been the year of magic presents...I got really amazing ones.
Besides two of his wonderful books yesterday, I got from my friend Alain,
some weeks ago, the original from one of his illos I had been completely in love with for
last couple of months.

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Alain Corbel (c)
http://www.alaincorbel.in-netz.com/

It has been done for Mozart's opera The Magic Flute, a project for cd cover’s some of us did for a newspaper.

Alain is also one of my favourite illustrators, he’s amazingly versatile and a great writer as well.

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This was my project, here not finished, it will come out with the 1st part of Cosi Fan Tute.

But I think it would be better for a Requiem :), I don’t appreciate Mozart and think this one came out really quite weird, hehehe....

Rather do a cd cover for Tchaikovsky’s Op.35 ,concerto in D Major for Violin.

That would be a lovely illustration...

Saturday, May 20, 2006

OUR BIRTHDAY

Today is my birthday, 33 years on the line between Taurus and Gemini.
It is also the birthday of my friend DES,a great illustrator, I really love her work...

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illustration of D.C.Grunewald(c)

This one is for you Des...
Have a wonderful day!;)
A roller skate's girl...
for-des

Friday, May 19, 2006

DOODLES

doodles,doodles,doodles...

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family's constellations

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parents

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Monday, May 15, 2006

Illustration Friday-Angels and Devils

We are all part angel part devil:)

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My new book was published...

My new book was published last week and it’s now available at Portuguese bookshops.

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Unfortunately I don’t agree with the design which looks like this:
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A good example of how to make a picture book look really ugly.
That’s my own opinion of course…

I wonder if they could have balanced the text, at least to look a bit more like this…

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Or at least I would have liked to have the cover with the title as I suggested.

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That’s what I hate in pre-formatted collections…

Well… just another day at the illustrator’s factory.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Sunday with fingerpuppets

I finished these just now.

It is a project for finger-puppets. Mother and Son.

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Spanish publishing house Imaginarium decided to make a new edition of a book I’ve illustrated “Mamá de qué color son los besos?”, in a Spanish-English version.

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They will be mini-books with finger-puppets, so as the story can be told and played.

I find the idea really sweet....
Was a bit bounded because I could only use 3 colours for the felt and 3 colours for the sewed details and stitches.
But had lots of fun, definitely an interesting experience and I am curious to see how they will be when ready:).

Friday, May 12, 2006

My Bible

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la autoestima(poster for the Ayunt.de Valladolid)


For Dora B.

"We are all filled with a longing for the wild.

There are few culturally sanctioned antidotes for this yearning.
We were taught to feel shame for such a desire.
WE GREW OUR HAIR LONG AND USED IT TO HIDE OUR FEELINGS.
But the shadow of Wild Woman still lurks behind us during our days and in our nights.

No matter where we are,the shadow that trots behind us is definetely four-footed."

in Women Rho Run with the Wolves written by Clarissa Pinkola Estés

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Self-portrait 2004


Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Fear of giving birth

Comissioned by another magazine,article with same theme...
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