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Can you teach someone to find their (artistic) style?

One of the most asked questions in the illustration and visual arts world is “how to find your style”. When you’re starting out, that becomes huge once you realize that copying photos is not what being an artist is about. I’ve written about originality so much and it’s constantly in the back of my head. It’s a bit pathological in fact, so much, that when …

Leggings Giveaway Winner!

Giveaway Winner

Thank you so much for helping me out with my survey. As the answers are anonymous I can’t publish full info about the winner, just her first name: Kat! I will be contacting Kat via email to offer her the choice of my existing designs. This has been a wonderful exercise in getting to know how people wear leggings and which are the preferred designs. The …

Collage Making

First Collage

I used to do a lot of collage when I thought I couldn’t draw. In college, seduced a guy by sending him secret- admirer funky letters which I mailed via the post office even though he lived a few streets away from my house. Years later, I used to make small brochures with faces of crying people and comic bubbles with messages of unrequited love. …

Febuary: Release

Release

We are a week into February and things continue to go at a frantic pace, both in the world and in the every day. I declared I would letter my word of the year every month. I decided to take (as usual) the more complicated route and instead of doing analogue lettering I decided I would do vector lettering. The intention behind this is to teach myself to …

Word of the Year

My father talks a lot about our Circle of Influence. He reminds me about it every time I get overwhelmed with the state of the world.  I have been sucked into a state of worry and anxiety over what is going to happen now, to the world, to Mexico, to immigrants, to refugees, to minorities, to the environment. Oh la la… how to do anything? …

Creating at a time like this

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I’m constantly oscillating between creating fun and appealing graphics and burying myself in my sketchbook to draw melancholic girls. Since the US election and with the looming change that is happening in the world (the rise of the alt-right and such)  I find it hard to focus on ‘business as usual’. It’s difficult to do the hustle pretending that this Holiday season is like any …

What does Fashion mean to you?

  I don’t shop. Or at least I don’t until I absolutely have to when my clothes look so tattered they’re embarrassing. I haven’t worked in an office in more than 10 years and when I did, back in Mexico, they preferred uniforms: polyester pants and faux-silk blouses. Fashion to me was something utterly superficial  I judged the people who took it seriously. But the truth is I had …