Monthly Archives: December 2009

Artwork for Love Unique, at LosAtEMinor.com

Good news: my artwork for Sugar Mountain´s Love Unique album has been chosen as one of the News of the Day at www.lostateminor.com, one of the most relevant websites about inspiring art. See it here.

Good news! Let´s play some music to celebrate it!

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Love Unique from Sugar Mountain, out now

Today I´ve got at my apartment in NY a package from Spain that has just made my day: Love Unique, the new record from Sugar Mountain.

Sugar Mountain is a great american rock band from Galicia, Spain. They got in touch with me last May to make the artwork for their new record. The band takes care of every detail of their work, so they wanted to get a “handmade” look of the whole album according to their meticulous care of their music.

I was living in Holland by then, so they sent me a bunch of emails with pictures of their recording sessions: the idea was to get a comic style version of those sessions, using just black and white and their “corporative” red color.

This is the front and the back cover´s design.

And these are the printed versions:

I did the all the artwork with a Pentel Pen brush and added some details with a nib and Multiliners of different sizes. After that, I added the red parts digitally.

From the beginning we wanted the package to be a digipack, because it would work much better with the whole artwork giving it a look of paper comic book.

Their name is also their kind of logo, so I handmade it to be part of the whole design.

The booklet has twelve pages, with one or more illustrations each, using also black, white and red. Illustrations make reference to details of each song.

Here you have another couple of pages from the booklet.

You can get the record at the Ernie Producciones website´s store.

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Living with Miss Ulcer

Hi readers! After a couple of weeks when I couldn´t update the blog, here I am again with new illustrations to show you.

I´m making the illustrations for a children´s book I´ve written. It tells the story of four kids who live with their new adoptive mother Miss Ulcer, a lovely old woman with long ear lobes who lives in an ancient mansion in midtown Manhattan, with her blonde and chestnut bad tempered chihuahuas and a quite special sense of beauty…

Above you have one of the illustrations, whith the children, Miss Ulcer, the chihuahuas Fixed and Neutered, and the social worker who visits them to confirm that everything is OK with the kids.

This is one of the sketches I made for it. You can notice the evolution of Miss Ulcer´s character compared to the final illustration: now she has a smaller head, bigger nose and a stronger image. And also one more kid than the final version!

Here you have another illustration for the book, dinner time with Miss Ulcer. Menu for tonight: warm and bitter ponies´ eyes soup.

Stay tuned to see more illustrations and the final composition with the text of each page.

Thanks for reading!