Art on a Christmas card!

December 12, 2017

Hi there!
Yep, It's time to send the Christmas card and I'm already done it.
I started to work on it a few months ago but I didn't realise that.
I attended an online course about patterns in Domestika and I made few experiments, one of this was a heart surrounded by colours' dots.

So, I decided to use that as a base for the abstract's acrylic work.
After more than three layers on top of this and now I had the final background.

I cut in 5,5" to 5,5" the envelope size, expired ones from last year.

 Finally, the Christmas' tree on each card or making a mess in my kitchen.

  And these are the finals. The yellow is my personal's card gift.
To end, the signature.

 And the Christmas cards are ready to launch.

Merry Christmas everyone and Happy new year!

See you soon!
Be happy and creative!


More colour, please!

December 01, 2017


I love libraries and bookshops since I live in Uk I've got 4 different libraries' card, three from London and one in Manchester. Someone can think that I'll never use them, but it's not true.
Last Wednesday I went to return "The upset" Young contemporary art, very interesting one book of art, and in my way back home I stopped to take a hot chocolate in "Costa Caffee".
Costa is a big coffee shop company and there are shops around the world. The shops have a nice atmosphere and a lot of kinds of different coffees and hot chocolate, but the light in there is not really good to draw.

When I took out my sketchbook and tried to draw something I realised that the colour and the light around me was foul and my sheet needed some colour.
The most important colour was brown, boring brown everywhere.
I tried to take a picture next to the window but was a cloudy day and it wasn't better.

Eventually, I realised that I need colour in my drawings, in my house and in my life.

What do you think about your life? Does your life need more colour?
Or maybe it's because is almost winter?

The challenger for this weekend is put colour in my house!!!!

  Take care and see you soon!


Art in walls

November 24, 2017

Hello everyone!
I don't how your house is, but I know mine and my walls need a pretty change and colour.
After Inktober I continue drawing on ink and this is too much black colour around. Because of that, I made a mess in my kitchen and I took my acrylic paints on to create something new.
I'm not confident with acrylic paint, I used it once before, but I love and I need colour in my life. Don't you?
Bedside, I'm confident with ink and I decided to enjoy them.

On this occasion, I used the primary colours to give more shine to the piece and a marker Micron 005 on paper. Very basic once!

I'm happy, I like much the final issue!

 And this week I have a new piece of art in my tiny living room!
I would like to remove the paper wall, but it's a flat rented and I can't!
Be happy and see you soon!
Be creative and be loved!


Drawing in ...

November 20, 2017

Hi there!
Today I'd like to tell you something more about me.
I love coffee and since I live in Manchester I love infusions and teas as well, besides, I studied interior design many years ago and here there are a lot of nice places to enjoy.
If I joy these passion I get a breakfast drawing in a nice place, what more can I ask to the life?

One of these places is "Proper Tea", they take care of all of the details, the atmosphere is quiet at the first time in the morning but on Sunday when the mess is finished at the Manchester Cathedral the parishioners are coming and the ambient is much more lively. In the afternoon is full of people having "The Afternoon Tea".
They give you an hourglass to prepare your tea as strong as you prefer, this is a great detail for me and you have a large variety of bakery to satisfy your starvation.

Proper Tea was my destination las Sunday, I took my breakfast and prepare the sketches for my Christmas card of this year.

This is the result of the morning.

And now it is ready to apply the products of my shop.

Just I want to wish you have a nice week.
See you soon and in the midtime, please be creative and happy.

Some data

What's illustration?

November 13, 2017

Don't listen, don't talk, don't watch.

I don't want to bore you with technical information and long text. You can find all this information on the internet, everything is in the red.

If you check a vocabulary or dictionary, you can read:
    A picture illustrating a book, newspaper, etc.    
           ‘an illustration of a yacht’
  • 2mass noun The action or fact of illustrating something.
       ‘by way of illustration, I refer to the following case’
  1. 2.1 An illustrative example.
       ‘this accident is a graphic illustration of the disaster that's waiting to happen’

  One word, one illustration: Love.

And at this point, we can find illustrations everywhere, illustration is around us, on television, on newspapers, on books, on adverts and they are using different techniques, collage, digital, watercolours, ink.....

I would like to make a list of the most important illustration's sort. 
  • Archaeological.
  • Botanical.
  • Concept art.
  • Editorial and books.
  • Fashion.
  • Information graphics.
  • Technical.
  • Medical.
  • Narrative.
  • Scientific.
For the moment, I just show you some examples of Archaeological illustration, next week another kind of illustration examples.

For the next time more examples of Botanical Illustration.
In the midtime, I'll try something new inspired on the Archaeological Illustration.

Be creative and see you soon.

Free illustration

Free illustration.

November 09, 2017

Hello everyone!
Today I want to share with you this illustration about the autumn I've already printed and put in a frame on my desk.

You know that I love my new tool, Procreate App, and the video process, so, here there is the video of this drawing.

If you are interested in this illustration, you can get it for free at the link below.

or from the picture:

See you soon and be creative!


From sketch to digital

November 06, 2017

Today I want to show you how I do to finish some of my works.

As usual, I start with a sketch in a sketchbook or on a piece of paper, and if I am happy with that I like past it to a digital. Few month ago I used Photoshop, but recently I gave to me a big present for a good and hard work in my day job.
An Ipad-pro and Apple pencil, the best buy ever.
For this illustration, I used that and Procreate app, the cheaper and amazing one. I love it and I spend a lot of time drawing with it.
Ok, this is the original from my journal.

One of the best points for Procreate app is the possibility to make a video at the same time that you are drawing. It's amazing.

I hope that you had enjoyed this, I did drawing it.
Thank you for watching, see you soon.