Monthly Archives: April 2010

Lola

Second illustration dedicated to a song by The Kinks: this one is for Lola.

“Well I’m not dumb but I can’t understand
Why she walked like a woman and talked like a man”

I had to play with the idea of a woman with masculine gestures, little details that made her femenine look appear a little masculine.

These are two ideas I first had: a beautiful woman from the front but a masculine gesture from the back.


The secret was doing the woman very sexy to get more contrast, and I could get it drawing her doing something very femenine like using a lipstick.

But I didn´t need to show that much: just showing her big masculine hands using a sexy lipstick was enough, so I “reduced” the idea to get the final sketch:

Just adding a bracelet to make her look more femenine and have a consistent end for her arm and making the way of holding the mirror more “delicate”,  and that was it.

This is the line drawing:

There is one more illustration for the series that I will post here soon.

Thanks for reading!

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Apeman

First illustration of a series dedicated to songs by The Kinks. This one is for Apeman:

“I don’t feel safe in this world no more

I don’t want to die in a nuclear war

I want to sail away to a distant shore and make like an ape man”

I first worked on other sketches that were rejected, and I think it was a good thing because it made me get to a better result:

I was focused on mixing the “elegancy” of the human being with an “ape” touch, but I noticed that instead of the “human with a monkey touch” idea, it was much stronger the idea of an “ape with a human touch”.

After studying the song, I saw that creating the nuclear bomb is by far what makes the human race feel close to an ape… (maybe lower than an ape!)

This is the black and white drawing:

The rest of the series soon!!

Thanks for reading!