24/4/14

Pop Up TIKI Illustrations

For a Tiki Cocktail book. In the next post  I will show you the dummy that Julia Fröhlich has done so carefully and beautiful.

It was a nice project but the organization and deadlines nearly brought me crazy!

The first sketch


22/4/14

Greeting Cards

Catilustre for SENDMOMENTS.
I started working with this Agency which make customizable cards for greeting, birthdays, weddings, etc.
And I am really looking forward to have the first paper samples on my hands! These are some of the illustrations and lettering I did for them. I hope you like them! So if you want to personalize your Event, go there and have a look at all their beautiful options!

2/4/14

Easter Rabbits & Easter Eggs Cards


Happy Easter to you all!! ( a bit too early)
Do you want a personalized Easter Greeting Card made by me?
Do you like one of these ones, or a bunch of them?

- 1 Card for   ------- 3.50 € - 5.00 $    (A6 size)
- 5 Cards for  ------ 15.00 € - 20.50 $          
- 10 Cards for -----  22.00 € - 30.00 $
If you have any question do not hesitate and write me to: email@catilustre.com. I will be glad to hear from you! :)

And if you want to see all the available Illustrations, Paintings and Prints of me, please visit my Etsy Shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/CATILUSTRE

26/2/14

Bonbons Box

for Kruegerol.
They make design competitions regulary for their packaging.
Those were my doodles and proposals.
 It never, or seldom, comes to me a lonely clear idea...normally they arrive in hordes like a storm and when I start to develop them, even new ways appear. I am not good in choosing so I try to develop them all, or a couple of them. Then I can clearly see what better is.

21/2/14

Baroque I


I am working in an new Series.
The aim is a line drawing, a mixture of organic and geometry shapes which are involved with the evolution of architecture and its ornamentation.  Later on I am adding a couple of flat colors with photoshop, and at the end, my idea is to create a kind of pattern..
I will let you know how it develops :)

10/2/14

Book Cover Illustration for Ventura Alvarado

The other "cheese maker" as I in a funny way call them.
Ventura Alvarado, by butter processing.
Final illustration.

Ventura Alvarado.
Previous Illustrations and sketches. I had to learn about the dairy tools.
It was not that easy to reach the final and optimal illustrations, because we had two factors:
They should look like the real personage, and there are not many pictures of them. So I had to figure out, for this pose how could they look like. The other thing, was the total ignorance that I had of the tools and instrumental to work with milk. And for that I counted with the help of the author, who send me as many pictures of these work tools as I need.



Book Cover Illustration for Juan Alvarado

At last they are ready!
The illustrations for these interesting biographies of the two brothers, Juan and Ventura Alvarado.
They joined the Free Learning Institution (Institución de Enseñanza libre) which arrived to Spain under the doctrine of Krausism.
But their biggest achievements were in the dairy process in Villablino, a village between León and Asturias. Here started a big development in milk products and machinery which improved the cheese and butter industry across Spain.

The author, Víctor del Reguero, didn´t want they to stay in the obscurity. He and the "Club Xeitu" launched this initiative to publish the book for both biographies.
He entrusted me to do the cover's Illustrations so I learnt more about them and the milk manufacture.

Juan Alvarado by cream processing.
Final Illustration

Juan Alvarado
Progress Illustrations and previous sketches
They didn't work because he seems not to be working, but waiting for a photo :D


And The LOVE CARDS

With love wishes.
Because Love Day doesn't have to be just in Valentine's, it can be every time, any day.
Do you want one? they cost 3 euro each. Size is  6 x 8 1/4" (14.8 x 21 cm) A5. It is like a folded A4.





from Friday on I will take a bit of pause, in this affaire of drawing hearts! ;)

7/2/14

Hearts are raining

from my hand...
Yes, I am like mad drawing thousand of hearts for Valentine's Day..
Who knows, may be it will rain something amazing for me too! ;)
Do you have a quote? do you need a lovely picture? write me an email. Here are just some samples.

25/1/14

Shy Guy II

And this is also the hand colored (watercolor) version of this Illustration that I hang time ago, but you might also remember...
Which one you like the most?

23/1/14

Night Whispers #2

This is the version I have colored with pencils, color pencils and markers.
The first one you might still remember,  was colored digitally, with photoshop,
which one you like the most?


19/1/14

2/1/14

21/11/13

Collaging doodles N°5

"Let's sit in the sun"
Over crowded terraces in the city, when the Sun shines...like it was looong time ago...


13/11/13

Bag silkscreen


I am working again for SeaSkin, bio cosmetics based on mediterranean ingredients, and I am happy about it!
And at last I had to transform the bits design into vectors, so the result changed a bit: